New School Cool
Mar02

New School Cool

Larry English is one cool ass dude. I’m standing before this mountain of a man… and this quiet funny and really cool dude just looked and smiled and acted like there wasnt a care in the world (and this was BEFORE the NFL Lockout). In the following hours of talking and laughing and working with him I realize that he is not only an avid golfer with an awesome Foundation and a tendency to smile (and make every woman in the...

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Precious Cargo
Jan25

Precious Cargo

It was just another day in Atlanta… and then suddenly everything came together. I had this idea with long time creative collaborative partner Lingkoya Washington to show a more classic side to photography editorials. It was my first time working with both stylist Lyndsey Smith and model Alisha Anderson but it certainly felt like we were old friends, with all the jokes and laughing and funny faces between sets (look out for the...

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Waiting For SNOW
Dec26

Waiting For SNOW

A cold winters day in December… It gets dark out so early now so I figured I’d make the most of it and shoot the story at night. I had the opportunity to capture SNOW on a cold winter night in Chicago. Credits Photographer – Charles Andre Thomas Model – SNOW The camera fell in love with her immediately. Every shot was captivating encouraging me to shoot more. I came up with this idea out of no where. In the end, we...

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Lashawna Threatt – KISS TRIBUTE
Jun03

Lashawna Threatt – KISS TRIBUTE

On early Saturday morning, May 28th God took home one Earth’s Angels.  Lashawna Threatt a mother of one and accomplished model gone too soon.  We at KISS Magazine will miss her dearly.  Her professionalism, her energy and her drive are some of the things lacking in our industry.  We will always remember how beautiful she was and how she made us a better magazine by gracing our pages.  I personally would like to say ”...

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The Glamorous Rebel
May25

The Glamorous Rebel

I have  a special place in my heart for Vicki Valencourt, she remains the inspiration for the current phase in my work where I push against everything I consider safe and simply shoot women in their raw glory. her natural energy is something of the dreams, fairly soft spoken and rarely caught in an awkward moment. She reminds me of the female version of Mr. Dos Equis… too cool for words. Her ovular facial structure and dreamy...

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Revolution of Noir
Apr27

Revolution of Noir

I have always had a thing for vintage effects (even my nickname when I first became a photographer was “vintage”). So when given the opportunity with the very eclectic and vintage boutique THE FASHION REVOLUTION in Milwaukee, WI for a fashion editorial, I literally jumped at it. It was also one of my first times working with talented makeup artist and hair stylist Tinaya Weems and also with clothing stylist and the...

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Waterworld
Mar09

Waterworld

In my opinion the biggest aspect of shooting photography is the ability to be adaptable. I was in Atlanta and had just shot some work with my friend Stylist/Designer/Makeup Artist Lingkoya Washington and we had this GORGEOUS model named Antonia Blain reply to a message on Facebook and an email sent from her agency HD The Agency on the same day was past ironic. We did a same day call-contact-shoot and had her in the studio getting all...

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A Road Less Traveled
Feb09

A Road Less Traveled

Tondi is SO badass. Our first meeting in 2008 yielded a set of images that to this day is filled with an emotive sense of feelings that’s VERY hard to duplicate.It just felt RAW and beautiful. This day wasn’t about a specialized staff and coffee drinks and storyboards, and all the other things that “doing a shoot” had become for me of late. This day was about the very basics of what makes a shoot something mor...

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Brazilian Heat Model Giancarlos
Jan26

Brazilian Heat Model Giancarlos

We have to keep the universe in balance, thus, we bring our women followers some Brazilian heat, Giancarlos, Now a member of the Men of Eros modeling company and developing a line of products, such as a 2012 calendar, day planner, night shirts and things of that nature. Look for his travel and Tour dates on www.menoferos.com website, and possibly more from Giancarlos on or in KISS Magazine!! Giancarlos Height 6,3″ Nationality:...

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Kitty in a Cold City: A Fashion Story
Jan12

Kitty in a Cold City: A Fashion Story

The winters in Chicago are BRUTAL… seriously some of the coldest that I have seen and dealt with since the days of my youth in Syracuse, New York. However when my buddy Kathryn Chizuko (whom we affectionately call KAT) came in town … we decided it was time to rage against the elements and finally work together for the betterment of mankind or some shit like that. It was not only my first time working with Kat, but my first...

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