Wear It Now and Later

Ok, I'll admit - I actually like doing environmental still-life. Yup. To explore a bit more, I've started shooting for A. Cheng's social media. Here's the latest featuring a cute button-up to wear now and into fall. Pssst...shot with iPhone 5. 

Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / James Jeans Shorty Shorts / La Botte Gardiane Bali sandals / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / James Jeans Shorty Shorts / La Botte Gardiane Bali sandals / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Pomandere double breasted jacket / Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / Levis Made & Crafted jeans / Dieppa Restrepo Lady Boots / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Pomandere double breasted jacket / Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / Levis Made & Crafted jeans / Dieppa Restrepo Lady Boots / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Midtown Atlanta Residence for Rina Norwood Design

Every once in a while, it's good to get out of your comfort zone. For me that "safety" area is environmental portraiture. Even more specifically, artisans, designers, food purveyors. Recently I was commissioned by Rina Norwood Design, a Charlotte, NC and Nashville, TN based interior design group for a residence in Atlanta, GA.

Midtown Atlanta residence by Rina Norwood Design

Check out the foyer at this Midtown Atlanta home! Recently purchased, Rina Norwood Design is setting its aesthetic tone. It's a 1920s house, but the interior is a mix of tradition and modern. 

Front porch of Midtown Atlanta residence decorated by Rina Norwood Design
Dining room and view into formal living room of a Midtown Atlanta residence decorated by Rina Norwood Design

The house is still being decorated so we were able to shoot a few areas. That just means I can shoot more another time! Amazing residence and neighborhood. Almost makes me want to move there...almost. 

Ghosts of Tamil Tiger Leader Prabhakaran for Roads & Kingdoms

Well hello again! I've got more work out on Roads & Kingdoms. Actually it was published last week, but I didn't want to bombard you with, How cool? Published again! Similar to the Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran story, these images focus on Sri Lankan Tamils looking for justice from their government and even an independent state. 

The Tamil Tiger flag during a protest at the UN. Sri Lankan Tamils want their government held accountable for war crimes.

The Tamil Tiger flag during a protest at the UN. Sri Lankan Tamils want their government held accountable for war crimes.

Sri Lankan Tamils protest at the UN to have the Sri Lankan government held accountable for war crimes.

Sri Lankan Tamils protest at the UN to have the Sri Lankan government held accountable for war crimes.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Prime Minister Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran in his Manhattan office.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Prime Minister Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran in his Manhattan office.

Three members of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam - Media Coordinator Roy Wignarajah, Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ram Sivalingam and Secretary of Information Sam Sangarisivam - in their Toronto office.

Three members of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam - Media Coordinator Roy Wignarajah, Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ram Sivalingam and Secretary of Information Sam Sangarisivam - in their Toronto office.

The Tamil Tiger flag during a protest at the UN. Sri Lankan Tamils want their government held accountable for war crimes.

The Tamil Tiger flag during a protest at the UN. Sri Lankan Tamils want their government held accountable for war crimes.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Secretary of Information Sam Sangarisivam discusses the fight for an indepedent state.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Secretary of Information Sam Sangarisivam discusses the fight for an indepedent state.

Sri Lankan Tamils protest at the UN to have the Sri Lankan government held accountable for war crimes.

Sri Lankan Tamils protest at the UN to have the Sri Lankan government held accountable for war crimes.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Prime Minister Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran makes the case for genocide prosecution during a UN protest. Sri Lankan Tamils want their government held accountable for war crimes.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Prime Minister Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran makes the case for genocide prosecution during a UN protest. Sri Lankan Tamils want their government held accountable for war crimes.

Read the story on Roads & Kingsdoms - The Ghost of Prabhakaran | By Adam Matthews 

Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran for Ozy

Wahoo - more new work out! Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran is the Prime minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), the government-in-exile fighting for an independent state on Sri Lanka. 

Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran, Prime minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam
Visvanathan “Rudra” Rudrakumaran, Prime minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

After the Sri Lankan government defeated the Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - LTTE) in 2009 ending the civil war, the TGTE evolved from the LTTE civilian wing. Yep, that's the same Tamil Tigers that M.I.A.'s father was a part of. And the same group that's on the US terrorist list.

The history of Sri Lanka and it's people is way more complex and nuanced though. Begin an understanding by reading Adam Matthews's article - Rudra's Dream: An Independent Tamil State | Ozy