Why marijuana smokers should head to polls after Biden’s latest pardon

President Joe Biden has followed through on one of his campaign promises. On Oct. 6, his administration announced it was pardoning those convicted of simple marijuana possession. “As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden tweeted. “Today, I’m taking steps to end our failed approach.” Any […]

New photo shows Riley Curry has lost her baby look

People cannot believe how tall Riley Curry has become. Curry, the oldest child of Steph and Ayesha Curry, first came to fame for her press conference shenanigans as a baby. Now Riley, 9, has gone viral after a picture of her at a Golden State Warriors game surfaced. Riley is shown looking at her phone […]

5 legends of hip-hop treat a packed out ATL crowd to 1 memorable night

It was a sold-out night of hip-hop on Saturday, August 31 2021 at Mable House Amphitheatre featuring five legends of hip-hop: KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and Kwame. The energetic crowd endured packed parking lots and sweltering Atlanta heat, but at the end of the day, they were treated to an evening of […]

Wade Ford kicks off fall concert series with a host of R&B legends

It was an evening filled with hot weather and good music. On Aug. 1, 2021, Wade Ford kicked off its concert series at Mable House Amphitheatre with a host of R&B legends. The concert series continues through Oct. 2021, but on this night, the packed crowd was treated to great stage performances by industry veterans […]

K.A. Williams’ solo exhibit, ‘If Not Now ….. When?’ thrills art lovers

It was an unbelievable weekend for Atlanta art and culture July 23-25, 2021. Kevin Williams, aka @artbywak, exhibited some remarkable pieces in his ” IF NOT NOW …. WHEN? exhibition, which was held at the Mint Atlanta Gallery  and curated by @dubelyoo. The Artist’s Talk was moderated by none other than @miyabailey, and it was […]

Photographer Robert Williams III channels creativity through his camera

Robert Williams III has expanded the boundaries of creative photography by using specific camera techniques. As a teenager, the Milwaukee native was intrigued by photography, but it wasn’t until he was 24 years old that he purchased his first camera and began to take the art of photography seriously. Williams currently lives in Atlanta, where […]

Photographer Yachin Parham details his experience capturing New York protests

Yachin Parham is a New York-based photographer and photojournalist. Parham focuses his lens on highlighting expression, supporting vulnerability, and revealing character. He recently ventured out to capture images from protests across New York. We spoke with Parham about his creativity behind the lens and capturing these moments in history. What inspired you to become a […]

Fashion photographer Jay Lenard turned a part-time passion into a full-time gig

Jason “Jay Lenard” Crockett held down a full-time corporate job for some time while exploring his passion for photography. In 2017,  he took a leap of faith and started shooting fashion, portrait and wedding photography full time. Since then, the Delray Beach, Florida, native who currently resides in Atlanta, specializes in capturing people with a […]

Photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden examines conceptions of Black masculinity

At a young age, Joshua Rashaad McFadden was introduced to photography by his mother. McFadden fondly remembers receiving his first camera at 7 years old and he’s been an artist ever since. Originally from Rochester, New York, McFadden is a visual artist and assistant professor of photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. As a form […]

Photographer Rosella Joseph explains how art saved her life

Growing up, Rosella Joseph always had a passion for art. She loved drawing, singing and even tried her hand at learning to play the piano and violin. Joseph, who originally is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, came to the United States when she was 4 and grew up in Milwaukee. During high school, however, she fell into […]

Kai Tsehay keeps memorable moments alive through the lens of a camera

As a child, Kai Tsehay was obsessed with music videos. Her mother, however, would not allow her to spend her idle time watching videos. Instead, she taught Tsehay graphic design, which inspired Tsehay to explore visual arts. Kai Tsehay, born KaiYanna T. Washington, describes herself as a creative entrepreneur and freelance photographer. Originally from Washington, […]

Photography business is the perfect fit for Joshua and Anyeka Frith

Joshua and Anyeka Frith’s shared love of photography has allowed the New York couple to grow into partners in life as well as in business. According to Joshua, it was his then-girlfriend Anyeka and his new photography business that brought them together. “She started accompanying me [to photo shoots],” he said. “That was a way […]

Michael T. Nyembo is pushing boundaries with Eye Attraction Photography

Professional photographer Michael T. Nyembo has built his career by capturing vivid images of fashion, beauty and noted celebrities. The short list includes Chris Brown, Elle Varner Wiz Khalifa and Izabela. A former model, Nyembo grew bored working in front of the camera and decided to explore his creativity behind the lens. The rest, as […]

Photographer Nathan Pearcy has a keen eye for capturing authentic beauty

In a split second, a photographer has to capture the right smile, expression or gesture. Nathan Pearcy possesses a keen eye for capturing authentic beauty. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, and currently working in Atlanta, Pearcy’s beauty and editorial work behind the lens has been featured in many nationally acclaimed publications, such as rolling out, […]

Photographer Tailiah Breon trains her lens on entertainers, brands and fashion

In a short span of seven years, Tailiah Breon has become recognized for her fashion, commercial and editorial photography. As the chief executive officer of Fashion Prodigy LLC, Breon has worked with lifestyle brands such as xoNecole as well as famed photographers like Derek Blanks and is making her mark throughout the industry. A native of […]

Nagashia Jackson is pursuing happiness through photography

Nagashia Jackson has always loved the creative imagery of great photography.  Unexpectedly, Jackson got her first break to take pictures in 2008 when her former supervisor, Jackie Turner, put a camera in her hands and said figure it out. That first assignment at work to take photos for Minneapolis Public Schools ignited the fire to […]

How Leslie Andrews found her purpose through photography

Artistry and creativity are in the eye of the beholder. Through the Creative Lens series, rolling out seeks to discover more about professional and up-and-coming photographers and their creative visions. This is Leslie Andrews’ story. Fashion and beauty photographer Leslie Andrews is originally from Milwaukee but is currently based in Atlanta. “I was at a […]

Photographer Ron T. Young shares what inspires his creative lens

Ron T. Young is a conceptual photographer with over 12 years of experience behind the lens. Young has photographed a host of notable subjects including Anita Baker, Ledisi, Robert Glasper, and Kirk Franklin. Young’s creative lens is best captured in relaxed environments, allowing the subject to embrace the camera to deliver the best photo. What […]

Photographer Crystal Chatmon capturing beauty with her lens

As a professional photographer for over 16 years, Crystal Chatmon has captured beauty through the lens of a camera. Whether it’s professional headshots, lifestyle branding, portraits or events, Crystal Chatmon Photography captures special moments. From outdoor, real estate, fashion and maternity to commercial photography, Chatmon’s creative lens covers a vast canvas of subject matter. What […]