Model: Ajal Williams
I did a shoot that was close to my heart. I wanted to display the struggle of man. In particularly the struggle of the people of color. These images represent the oppression of our ancestors. The chains we carried and how we were unable to speak. We had no voice. If we did we quickly lost it. How this same set of ideals is still prevalent in our society today. We are bound by the standards set by society but also by the chains we have made for ourselves. We place ourselves into slavery. We are so used to being oppressed we do not know how to be free. We take what we are given and behave like we are supposed to. We use drugs, broken family structure, hip hop and the ghetto lifestyle to trivialize and bond us. Until we are ready to be ready we remain the man looking in the mirror: both slave and master.
Ladies and Gentlemen I introduce to you a piece that has been a while in the making: Modern Man.
The Story: We are a society that is obsessed with technology. We are constantly connected via our cell phones, televisions, computers, and more. Technology is becoming a part of us. We will soon have set driving cars, implants, and more. Could you survive without technology? Could you be able too live off of the land and your own hands? With the basic survival knowledge that you possess? As each generation passes the answer is no. We are becoming more and more dependent on these devices and as we do we lose more and more of our humanity.
I want to thank Jason Daughtry for bringing this dream to reality. He took apart the television and was the model for this piece. I want to thank Betsy Sabrina Holton of donating this tv for the purpose of art and helping make my idea a reality.
I think I will begin a technology series off of this piece here. This piece will forever be remembered as a Justin O'Keith original. We are man. We are technology. We are modern man.
The things you are not supposed to see. The moments you are not allowed to share. The images that raise your heart rate and make you slightly uncomfortable yet curious. This is the forbidden fruit. Do you dare to touch or do you run in fear? The choice is yours. Passwords may be purchased
Shots of my exploration of our great city: Dallas, Texas
My beautiful Creatures. My creations. I paint. I Create. I photograph. We live.
The heart of champion comes in many shapes and forms. We are beaten, broken and challenged. Fighting for your hopes and dreams is not easy. Victory is even harder. Its long hours of training, working, and then showing the world what you have. You will be beaten, bruised and hurt but in the end you can stand above all and claim victory.
Shade. The thing that people throw and use as a weapon to destroy. it brings us down and make us feel less than what we are. I wanted to personify shade and let everyone know that it is real. i asked my friends on Facebook to give me every word that has made them feel less than a person and hurt their feelings. I then created these two shades and have everyday people model them. People from different paths and walks of life. Shade does not discriminate. It hurts and damages all.
We all have a story to tell. What we have weathered in this journey called life. The things that make us who we are and what we stand for. This series explores the deeper side of those who can be the forgotten. Those who are looked over. The Men of Color.
The best of us. The innocent. Our legacies. Our children.
My family. My heart. My friends. I had the opportunity to shoot my sister's maternity shoot for her second baby, my new little niece. I wanted to do something artistic and fun yet still represented who they are as a family. I think we were able to pull it off. Love you all!
My heart. My soul. My children. My sweet little french bulldogs Gia & Jackson. They have never met a stranger. Their love is unconditional. Their personalities are bright. They are true frenchies: stubburn to the end.
From Las Vegas, NV to Dallas, Texas
Max Mucus music is a filthy concoction of grimey bass lines, blaring synths and bizarre sounds culminating in a cacophonous symphony of stranger vibes. Inspired by all spectrums of the electronic world, the Max Mucus sound is a gateway to another dimension ruled by head-banging slime where dubstep never dies.
Winner of the 2014 IMEA "Pop Male Artist Of The Year" ! "Call Me TonyG" now available on I-Tunes, CDbaby, Google Play, Spotify, Shazam and more! For Itunes click here--->
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TonyG aka Anthony Garcia was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He began his Music Career in 1996 performing for school talent shows and small family functions with his sister Sarah Garcia. They later became "Anthony & Sarah Garcia Mariachi Duet". They began their career in the Latin Industry singing Mariachi and Cumbia Music for 13 years. They started performing at the State Fair of Texas, and were discovered by Cindy Benavides & Rafael Luna, who continue to help run the Mundo Latino stage at the State Fair of Texas. Anthony & Sarah performed all over the U.S. and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Music. To name a few, Grammy Winner Olga Tanon, Pablo Montero, Los Kumbia Kings, The Legendary Mariachi Vargas and also appeared on numerous TV shows such as Good Day FOX 4 (4 times) and newspapers.
He attended St. Philip The Apostle Catholic School in Dallas, TX from Pre-K - 8th Grade. In school, Mariachi Music wasn't exactly the "Cool Thing" to do at the time, but he stood strong and performed his heart out in every performance. Anthony knew his passion for music was strong, and dreamed of singing his own songs in English & Spanish, but didn't know where to start. He began to play the Alto Saxophone in Middle School and later picked up the Piano.
Anthony attended a small private school named Metropolitan Christian School for one year before he became accepted to the famous Booker T. Washington HS for the Performing & Visual Arts aka "Grammy High" in Dallas, TX. He learned Music Theory, Music Synthesis, joined the choir and was a singer in the Latin Music Ensemble. "Booker T. changed my life! It really opened my eyes and strengthened me musically"
The transition from Mariachi Music was something that was always dreamed about for Anthony. "Before shows I remember I used to get hyped to Akon and other English Main Stream artists, then I went on stage to perform Mariachi Music. I loved the genre but I felt I could do so much more. I remember thinking to myself...How am I going to do this?"
After graduation he continued to perform at the State of Texas and Six Flags Over Texas and other local events for Radio & TV. In 2005, he auditioned for the singing show "La Academia USA" where he went round after round and made it in the TOP 50 in the Finals. He did not get onto the show, because at the time he was not fully fluent in Spanish and the show was 100% in Spanish. This made him stronger.
Anthony & Sarah later changed their name to "Anthony & Sarah Garcia/ASG" where they experimented onstage with different musical styles.
In 2008, Anthony made his first purchase of a piano and recording software. Not experienced enough to know what he was doing, he taught himself chords and played around with beats. He didn't have a teacher to show him how to create songs or make that next big Hit. So he studied and listened a little more closely to hit records. How they were done, what made them sound the way they do, and what instruments were being used. After years of practice, he was able to mimic other sounds which helped him create his own. Anthony started identifying himself as TonyG on some covers and demos he was creating for YouTube.
In 2010, they signed with hit producer I-ROC with Happy Madison Productions and recorded their Pop Debut Album. They worked with many great producers, to name a few, IROC (Coolio & Happy Madison Productions) Bluu Suede (Singer/Songwriter & Ex American Idol Contestant), J Sabin (Singer/Songwriter), Music Producer Slikk (Ariana Grande) & Music Producer RADIO (JLO). Anthony & Sarah became known as ASG. They made their transition to hit Main Stream Pop/Dance.
They headlined the Bi-Centennial Show at the Dallas Convention Center, appeared on Kalle TV with the famous Radio Personality Danny Luna and Adriana Lopez (Telemundo). Telemundo even spent a day with them to air their own story.
Today, TonyG has written over 100 songs for himself and other artists. He is currently completing his Debut Solo Album, which is expected to release later this year. He also is working on a major collaboration for the song "Save Me Tonight" ft..(cannot be announced just yet!) no release date has been announced just yet.
Music Influences: Enrique Iglesias, Akon, David Guetta, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Eva Simons, Lady Gaga, Reik, Will. I. Am, Jay Sean and Far East Movement.
Style Sounds Like: Enrique Iglesias, David Guetta, Will. I. Am.
WATCH OUT FOR TONYG!!
Being born, and raised in an extremely small town in Texas, some can actually say that I never imagined, thought, or dreamed of becoming anything bigger than themselves, yet here I am! I'm a US Navy veteran, self-made, who can say enjoys all art in all different aspects, and I could say that I'm very dedicated to whatever I'm pursuing. I have tattoos and no piercings. I take criticism, and direction well. I am reliable, stress-resistible, confident and very patient. I am also easy going, positive and cheerful. I have worked with a few experienced photographers, but I enjoy working with newcomers as well because I am too. All while learning new techniques!
This life is not guaranteed. We are given a voice to speak up against injustice and inequality. Many times those with power silence us. They ignore us and do their best to take our voice. This piece represents the powers that be and Their silencing of the people. The zipper is the restraint and the hopeless in the eyes tells us that we are bound by the constraints of man. Model: Kyle Beeler thank you helping me bring together this last minute piece. It was on my mind and I had to bring it to life.
This new talent definitely came to break into the game. Determined, confident and driven. Amazing shoot.
Brandon. A fellow Dallas Photographer I convinced to try the other side of the lens. This film photographer ended up having a great time and we got some pretty gritty raw and dark images I am in love with.
Houston, Texas model and Herbalife Health & Wellness Coach. Follow him at @datdude_doody on Instagram
If you would have asked me 12 years ago if I would be best friends with this guy, the answer would have been no. There is no greater friend ladies and gentlemen. A true selfless and generous spirit. From our time at East Texas Baptist University as Tiger Cheerleaders, to me serving as his Attorney and Counselor, and now photographer. I thank you for our friendship Mr. Heironimus and proud to call you brother.
The cover photo of Brent won 3rd Place at the State Fair of Louisiana
A sampling of the various items I have had the opportunity to photograph for companies, boutiques, and small businesses.