Leaving Creativity Flow at “The Nos” The Caffeine Radio Pushes Forward

When I first thought  about working at The New Orleans I had a different concept of social content. I wanted to give it a new look, something to be proud  of as well.
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I wanted to show people there as well as those who might want to come there something creative and something to feed off. Well, given what the area is usually known for, people wanted to see The New Orleans Square in a different view from what it use to be known for. Reason why I was hired, to do social media and content . It was great I had  a studio there, which was part of the deal.

 

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So I began to create content for The New Orleans square which I began to call “The Nos”. It could’ve been a great project!!

I figured visuals would be better than any content. Even though it would be more time consuming than anything else. Have you ever have to edit any kind of video? It takes foreverrrr. lol But I knew if this vid thing would work for New Orleans Square id have something  concrete for the social feed spree to view. Which seemed to be growing everyday. The people wanted more! But  any way, as I did this  the boss wasn’t to pleased. He didn’t like “The Nos”, he had issues with the videos; I was shocked and was like umm ok. He changed up the deal we had and well, I just figured this isn’t going to work. I see he didn’t hold the same vision as I did. Funny though, they’re doing a little videos here and there, and still using the term “The Nos”. nos1

I think New Orleans Square is a really cool spot, I believe there is a fit there for artists if the New Orleans Square can bring those creative  art types. But then again those who would love to be part of that live 24/7 as artists. They just don’t shut it down at night lol. Real artists are about living in their lifestyle. They breathe art, they become the art itself sometimes. Through writings, photos, and paint to what ever he or she choses to. I gave my very best to New Orleans Square. More than to my fiancé at the time. (Which is sad to admit). I practically lived there. Just to make sure “The Nos” was given the attention needed to bring life to a unique community that works there! artcenter1

I learned a lot form being there. That I need to get focused on my personal life as well as the career. Working for the New Orleans Square has taught me that one mess isn’t another’s admirations. lol But in the time of having a studio at the New Orleans Square I have figured out so much about myself. From my wants to desire’s which I have found out that they’re two different things. lol My wants are just to make my writing a career and producing thing a success. My DESIRE IS TO BE ONE OF THE VERY BEST in the DJ industry. I get it now. Which I have to say no regrets on the mistakes I have made. But I do have regrets if I have hurt anyone in the process.  mr1101

The Different Shades Of Photography …

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In the early days of photography, photographers had no choice but to shoot in black and white, as it was the only available medium. Then in 1936, the invention of kodachrome gave colour photography to the world. But black and white photography didn’t die off, instead it flourished. Modern black and white photography at it’s best is art, and many photographers regard it as the purest form of photography.

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So why does black and white photography command such acclaim? One reason is that colour is a distraction. It takes attention away from the visual building blocks of a great photo; texture, tonal contrast, shape, form and lighting. A photographer shooting in black and white has to learn how to use all these elements to create a memorable image.

Black and white nude photography can scenic photographs look stunning. Make an essential part of your black and white photographs look their best is shooting in the right light. Shooting black and white photographs can really change the dimensions of the entire image. This article gives you some tips for taking some great scenic black and white images.

If you attempt the perfect panoramic shot to be recorded, it is important that you use a tripod. The tripod will help you get some steady shots of the view that you want to record. Later, this makes it easier for you to get it all together to get a panoramic view.

Note composition in shaping your nude photos. The pros use a simple formula as a “rule of thirds”, which simply means, mentally divide your image into three sections. It is rarely a good idea to put your main feature in the center of the composition. Place your guess many important focus in the right third portion of your composed shot.

In nude photography, make sure that you focus on the quality and not the quantity of images, is that you take. It is always better for you to get ten great shots than one hundred average shots in one day. Quality is always the better choice.

amy1As a photographer, you can not have tunnel vision. You must be able to see more. You think. Fly to yourself like an eagle up and down trained over the entire landscape, not as a sniper on a single object through a scope more to see what’s around you, how to get the best shots.

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In the beginning of the article, black and white nude photography make scenic photographs look absolutely stunning
if maintained. Make sure that you have proper lighting. This helps your nude photos to look their best. Apply any the tips from this article, and you will shoot beautiful black and white scenic photographs in no time.

By: Sir Fashion

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Photography Editiorials Done Right

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Breaking into editorial photography is a great way to get more exposure, build your portfolio, and receive unique assignments that will allow you to work with models, real people, and even allows you to travel the world.a13

If you’re already an accomplished professional, transitioning to editorial photography can be fairly easy if you can remember a few things that makes it different than typical portraits.

There may be an angle or a specific item or location the writer talks about in the article that you should focus on. Your images are to compliment the article. So giving the story a quick glance can help you look for specific items in stores, or to help you visually set a tone for the shoot. If it mentions an old antique chest, ask where it is located. If it describes a specific dish, request it to be made, because often readers will want a photo to reference.

Being overly prepared and educated on what you are shooting will help you prepare when you’re on site shooting and will also impress the art director.

Some editors already have an idea of layout for the story content. Don’t be afraid to ask for the predicted size for the feature or orientation preference they have in mind. However, still shoot horizontally and vertically for every shot for options as content can change.

Knowing that the story text will overlap the image can also help you go into a shoot looking for a clean background or shoot with a shallow depth of field that won’t compete with text.seniorfashion20

Something else to remember that you may also not know, if the content will be on the right or left, so make sure you shoot with the subject looking in both directions so they don’t look off the page.

If you’re not a vertical shooter, get used to shooting verticals. Especially if you want to do magazine work. Typically magazines know what their feature story is for the publication so if you are shooting a part of the assignment, there’s a fairly good chance you can land the cover. Make sure you leave space for the magazine header. Do this by avoiding busy backgrounds and keeping signage out of your shot.

If you’re not used to shooting verticals, consider investing in a battery grip with a vertical release. It will help you make straighter shots.

There is still only so much that can be done in post. Editorial art directors like smart, sharp images with straight lines and clean composition. Sometimes fixing crooked horizons in a post can’t fix it as well as just taking a step to the left or right.

The new Upright Tool in Lightroom can do wonders for straightening out lines in architecture, but it’s not perfect. Throw a couple curves in with the lines and you might be out of luck. Get it all right before you leave the scene.

Often photographers are in the habit of cropping in the camera. The difference with shooting for magazines is that the images often take up the entire page and need bleed room. You can avoid any images from being thrown out by simply giving extra room along the sides. Take a step back before taking the shot.  It might be hard to get used to, but remember extra space is needed for the bleed. You don’t want your images to be unusable because you’ve shot too tight.

Your assignment might require models and you could be given access to a modeling agency’s talent database. If this is the case, know what the magazine’s demographic is. While most of us are attracted to youth, a magazine’s readership might be more sophisticated therefore it’s important to find subjects that fit the editorial’s readership.boobs

Don’t be afraid to ask to look at the models with the art director and give feedback on preference.  You can also recommend stylists and makeup artists that you prefer that may help strengthen your shot.

By knowing your subject’s profession or role in the story, you’ll be able to capture them in a way that compliments the tone of the article. Your images of a comedian should not be shot in the same way as your images of a CEO. With every photo, make the environment, props, pose, outfit, and mood of your subject all match the overall message of the shoot.

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Art directors enjoy working with photographers who work quickly, just as any other boss would. The sooner you can wrap up a shoot, the less likely you are exhaust the subject or take up too much of the art director’s day. This all goes toward getting the more jobs from these people later.

You’ll also need to edit well and deliver quickly. I find that my editing for editorial is not as soft or romantic as my fashion  photography, but more bold, clean and saturated, which is how all work should be! See more at www.TheFashionRadio.com 

By: Sir Fashion

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The Begining of Coffee Grounds ( Austin Tx )

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The start of everything for me.. It was a love story that became just that; A story. So long ago. The pain is no Longer there, but the adventure did begin from this very moment. It was my dream to have the abilty to share my experience and knowledge. As well bring other’s out about and let everyone know they are not alone. WE all make mistakes, and in due time I wanted to figure out why we do those things and such. I loved Jamie Frost, but did I love her enough to chase her down and prove how much I loved her? No, of course not. I figured she didn’t love me enough to stay and figure things out. Why should I.. See I could go, could’ve or she should bullshit lol. What I did figure out though I needed to search  out why we do the things we do in the name of love. Im so tired of not knowing or feeling empty at moments. Knowing I’m not the only one person out there searching for answers. While thus for many who are dealing with what style they call being in a relationship to trying to do a professional career. For many of us we want both, for many so can’t handle it, while other’s plainly cheat to just lies as well. I never understood why would one lie to that person they supposedly loved or cared about? And  the list goes on with why I created this, Coffee Grounds. I could go on and on, but truely I don’t. I have been asked sooo many times what is Coffee Grounds about? Well here is the starting point of it all, well the video part anyway lol . Much Love and Respect.

Oscar’s Steak House Interview Chef Martell with Mr.BlackTie !

I have learned so much from this interview about Steak and Latin Cusine !

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Named after former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s is a glamorous and uniquely Las Vegas Steakhouse overlooking the lights of Fremont Street. Located inside the Plaza’s of the iconic glass dome, Oscar’s pays homage to the Vegas of yesteryear and has become a must-visit, only-in-Vegas dining destination thanks to its classic ambiance, memorabilia displays, handcrafted cocktails, including the former mayor’s signature martini, and a delicious menu of perfectly aged steaks, fresh seafood and made from scratch sides.

Carrying over Goodman’s reputation as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe,” Oscar’s affectionately boasts itself as “The Happiest Steakhouse in the Universe.” The approach to food and service at Oscar’s is the same as Goodman’s approach to life – eat, drink and have fun!  But Meeting The Chef who At 16, Chef Jeffrey Martell took a job in a local seafood restaurant in New Jersey, looking for some extra spending money. Instead, he fell in love and found his passion for food. He followed that passion all over the United States and built a career based on attention to detail, creativity and excellence in execution.

Martell attended the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing, New Jersey. After completing his culinary education, he worked for a restaurant company, refining his style and expanding his approach in restaurants throughout the country, including at Nick’s Fishmarket in Chicago, Nick’s inside the five-diamond, five-star Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, and Sarentos on the Beach at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

He then moved to Las Vegas, where he helped open the Resort at Summerlin (later renamed the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino) as the Executive Sous Chef for the steakhouse. From there, he moved to the Orleans Casino, where he worked with former Chefs of the Year Christopher Johns and Larry Chumley.

After meeting his wife, Martell relocated to Florida for three years, serving as Executive Chef of the Pilot House in Key Largo. He and his wife then came back to Las Vegas, and he served as Assistant Executive Chef at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. He also began teaching at a local culinary school and became an active supporter and board member of Chefs for Kids, an organization helping the at-risk children of Southern Nevada. Martell’s work with Chefs for Kids as well as with various diversity initiatives and employee events at Excalibur earned him the recognition as a finalist for Volunteer of the Year for MGM Resorts International. Most recently, Martell was recognized as the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Las Vegas Chef of the Year for 2011.

Chef Martell brings his renowned culinary experience and community commitment to Oscar’s Beef · Booze · Broads where he prepares some of Oscar Goodman’s favorite recipes and the best steaks in Downtown Las Vegas. But you don’t have to take my word for it ! check it out for yourself ! Mr.BlackTie  

Mr.BlackTie Goes Timeless with a Blend of Nature with NokTurnal at WWD Magic ..Project

Spice101While DJing at some very cool spots at downtown locations such as Bonze Café at the Market to new sensation Eureka!; I had the Pleasure of getting a glimpse of Nokturnal Designs while at WWD Magic. Nokturnal is a priceless wooden watch made from 100 percent wood and featured with a Japanese quartz movement. They offer a perfect blend of high fashion, natures truest form with a classic look. A one year limited warranty is standard on every watch they sell. Nokturnal has four styles. One I will go into is the Maple. It’s a hardwood that ranges in color from gold to off white. Many can say they have seen maple being typically a straight grain in maple but waviness isn’t uncommon. It’s mostly as odoriess wood that has been used for hundreds of years in everything from buildings to watches!IMG_20180213_111636

With a lifespan of 300 years and over 200 species it’s a no brainer why Nokturnal picked Maple to be one of the four designs for those of the Fashion and nature world to pick from. To see the other three of four go to www.Nokturnalwatches.com 

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Mr. Black Tie visits Sourcing at WWD Magic Goes on a Walk London

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One of the finest Brit Family in the business of making, not just GREAT quality shoes for the gents on the go; But well done in creativity and style as well. I had a blast interviewing these gentlemen about their passion, and how family traditions, and family value means everything to them in their business! I have to admit I was shocked that they weren’t at Tent or Project. Walk London shouldn’t be just a booth in the back, which they were.

20180214_122953halfIf anyone has been to Sourcing at Magic it’s stupid big. How many shoes and designs can there be? You’d be bloody shocked of the amount of shoes that are there lol. I rarely go into Sourcing for that damn reason lol. But I saw something that caught my eye at the media room for the press. Walk London’s flyer; It was simple yet, it was stylish. I also meet one of the three partners for Walk London. WALK2

He Simply told me he was one out of three, him, his brother, and his father designs shoes for men. I said I would come by and check it out. And I’m glad I did. I had a story for the day! These are shoe’s that Zappos should have on their website. Seriously Walk London should be in the center of the what’s what, and the must shoes for men. You should have at least one pair of these unique styles in your closet. Don’t get me wrong who don’t like a pair of Nikes or my choice of sneaker Adidas. But as my mum once told me, “A man should have that one Tie that just says everything about himself.” Such is a thought and I feel about a man’s shoes. See more of these great looking shoes www.walklondonshoes.co.uk/ plus see the video of interview right here below .

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Men’s Fashion Getting exciting ..By Sir Fashion

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After a few celeberties bringing in the outs of urban fashion to hippie smooth styles. Such as these two master musicians Kanye West and Pharelle. They both are ahead of most in music s well in fashion trends too.169860_184266021587210_4020160_o
I myself have to admit, I’m looking forward to Agenda, Mrket, Project, Magic, Stitched, to see where men’s fashion is going for 2016! I’m starting to get into more of image of DJing fashion.Yest there is that due to the fact, I do fashion editorials and photo shoots. I also do talk radio, and I DJ on the side. In Sin City nad well in the entertainment field. Image is everything. So I gotta get into the fashion world 37451_137393086274504_1800276_n

Which means more moments on the bod trim. About to do this thing with Jerry Anderson. Fitness Guru, master of body sculpting for any fashion designer color is key.Yea’rs ago, many designers went classic black and white.37451_137393089607837_3297479_n
That time is making it’s way back. Into a world of fashion movement of bright colors. Once they mix into fashion (mainly for men) was 50% in color. Now it’s 35% black, 15% charcol, and 40% color. Making fashion for mens wear more exciting than ever!

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Rebel Spirit A Royal Way Of Life …at Project Las Vegas Fashion Week ..!

 

 

 

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In 2010, a Rebel Spirit Street Team was formed to hit some of the busiest cities in order to party with the locals and to give away tons of money, Rebel Spirit “CASH” to be exact. This Year Rebel Spirit Clothing plans on giving away over $20,000.00 in usage Rebel Spirit Dollars (this money can only be spent on the Rebel Spirit Clothing website, but the customers do not have to buy anything in order to use the Rebel Spirit Dollars). You can find our street team walking in the downtown area of Hollywood, California mixing it up with the people, passing out Rebel Spirit Dollars, taking pictures with people, doing live photo shoots and hitting some of the busiest clubs. Rebel Spirit Clothing has armed itself with one of the sexiest groups ever assembled for a street team. Using our models that have been hand selected by Mr. Green of the Rockstars of Photography, our street team is sure to turn a few heads. Using the resources of one of our county’s leading entertainment websites, clubdistrict.com has joined the Rebel Spirit cause for “A ROYAL WAY OF LIFE”. Clubdistrict.com has opened the doors to the nightlife that our team craves. It’s VIP status all the way. Once the Rebel Spirit Street Team arrives at the club they are taken to their pre-loaded table where they will find drinks and thousands of Rebel Spirit Dollars to share with everyone.

 

Becoming a member of Rebel Spirit Street Team takes a real love and understanding to “A Royal Way of Life”. It doesn’t just mean sexy people, parties and drinking. It means much more. Our team’s dedication to the cause goes much further than that. Yes, they hit the clubs in order to pass out thousands of dollars a night, but the team also attends events that give back to communities and charity foundations. Our street team helps to raise thousands of US Dollars by participating in these charity events such as walking for breast cancer, feeding the homeless and even cleaning up local communities. I am telling you, our street team is simply the best rounded team ever assembled. So if you are planning on becoming a member of the Rebel Spirit Street team, make sure you bring your A-GAME because you will be asked to show it every time!

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Horiyoshi III Legacy Comes to Life in the Fashion World at Vegas Fashion Week at Project

 

 

Master Horiyoshi III Nakano Yoshihito was born on the 9th of March 1946 in Japan Tattooing traditional Japanese Irezumi including drawing and painting for over 40 years one can say that he has reached an impressive level in his craft and as an artist today. He is probably the most famous Japanese tattooist worldwide and has tattooed renowned movie- and rock-stars in his career. For decades he became known as the ambassador of Japanese traditional Irezumi tattooing. Befriending people like Mr. Don Ed Hardy in the early 1980ies he made extensive travels to the west showing his skills and artwork, which was always in high demand.He launched his own exclusive high end clothing line ‘Horiyoshi the third’ in 2009, which immediately took off to be a huge success. The clothing is being sold in selected high class boutiques the world overThe ‘Yokohama Tattoo Museum’ was founded by him in the year 2000. In this he shows his vast collection of artwork and traditional Tattoo artefacts from all over the world. He is in close collaboration with the ‘National Amsterdam Tattoo’ Museum founded by his long time friend Henk Schiffmacher in 2011.

 

The book publications connected to Mr. Horiyoshi III are countless. His productivity is so immense that his senior apprentice Alexander Reinke Horikitsune and Matti Sedholm Horimatsu founded the ‘Kofuu-Senju Publications’ company in 2010 in Horiyoshi III’s name. Their goal is to produce legendary, quality looks on the subjects of Irezumi, Zen and Japanese Culture in general under chairmanship of Horiyoshi III.

It was really cool to have had th chance to do a interview, I do hope to get to a do a editorial photo shoot! I love those Designs!

By Sir Fashion see more fashion at http://www.thefashionradio.com