This is a shot of Bria that didn't make it into
J'Adore Magazine. There are
dozens of pics that could have made the cut, but
didn't because there just wasn't space and the
goal of this was to show off swimsuits, not
models. So you guys will be the beneficiaries of
this glut in coming weeks, lol.
You can reach Bria on Twitter here.
I promised more of Alysha - this is one the
photos I took of her for J'Adore Magazine's latest
issue. She is featured as the Creme De La
Creme in the issue. She was a great model.
When the sun started to set and everybody else
was packing up, she was still going strong
without a complaint. Now that's professionalism.
(DVD Extra: there was small editorial battle as
to which model would get to have the “surfboard
shot.” It was tight but Bria got it; however,
Alysha got her own feature so everybody won.)
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This is one of my favorite shots from the shoot. I
love the colors and styling thanks to M&A Style. So rarely do
we see urban models just laughing and having a
good time like the women in a J. Crew catalog.
Again, thanks to Taneish Leslie and J’Adore Magazine for
believing in this idea. (Click to enlarge - this
one you gotta see big to appreciate)
I was fortunate enough to shoot a swimsuit
layout in the latest issue of J'Adore magazine - the Sports
Issue, which will be on newsstands in the next
week or so. I have to give a big shout out to
the editor Taneish Leslie for giving me this
The idea behind this editorial was to bring that
clean, natural aesthetic you see so often in
Sport's Illustrated to a layout of video
vixens. No baby oil, no thongs, no artificial
lighting. Just beauty and sunlight. (I never felt the
urban magazines had really done justice to the
traditional beach shoot (see, KING’s botched Dollicia
In the coming days I’ll be posting high res photos
from this shoot, including outtakes that didn’t make
it into the mag. Thanks to Bria, Alysha and Suelyn for some great
Does anyone (other than me) find it a little odd that
Diznee has never been in
any other major urban mag but SHOW...
At any rate, I’ve always thought this girl had that
something “extra” that keeps people’s attention.
I grabbed these revised scans from CutieCentral’s
interview with Bria. These
are the latest photos of Bria Myles from SHOW magazine.
Bravo to CC for these scans, which are top
quality. (Click to enlarge)
These were first seen at ClicknSpark and you can see
the rest there.. I took BTB's scan and color
corrected it slightly and made some other minor
adjustments, but his originals are quite good.
Click to enlarge.
I met Brianna Lloyd through Koi.
She's going to be featured in the revival issue
of KING magazine and has been pretty busy lately
making moves. This very recent candid from her
Myspace page shows that she is a formidable
entrant in the urban modeling game.
Brittany Dailey kinda grew on
me. I think she’s a natural beauty and all, but
I always thought she was better suited to
commercial work than urban modeling. However,
she falls in the weird cross section where she’s
a little too thick for mainstream commercial
work, but not thick enough to stand out in the
urban world (see also, Chanta Patton, Mia
Ironically, she’s now teaching urban modeling in
photographer Nick Saglimbeni’s ModelKamp. Just goes to show
you how much I know. Take a look at BlackMen’s website to see
more of Brittany.
The funny thing is, at the time I really didn't think
she was all that, but she was actually a really good
model and beautiful in a way I couldn’t appreciate
I was looking at a lot of Sports Illustrated in those
days and the big thing was blowing out the
background, so I went out and rented a Nikon 300mm
f/2.8 because that's what I had seen Walter Iooss using in those
SI making of videos. Anyway, looking back on it,
it wasn't so bad. Largely due to her no doubt.
Continuing my trend of posting blasts from the past,
this is Charity Hill from the movie
"Gang of Roses" and the LL
Cool J's “Who do you love?” video. This girl was
the bomb.com back in the day,
The last time I communicated with her, she was
considering retirement. Let's hope not. These are her
latest from SHOW Girlz Exclusive.
You can check out this voluptuous Latina on her website. Click to
enlarge. (This isn’t everything - visit SHOW’s
website to see the entire set. )
The Fly Girls on In Living
Color were the top tier of yesteryears video
vixen. That’s where J Lo got her start, as well
as lesser known Jossie Thacker. I’m biased,
but I still believe the first generation urban
vixens were superior to the current crop. Many
of them are still working today, including
Jossie. This pic here (taken by me) has minimal
retouching. That’s just how her body looked -
Every now and again a model will pass through the
system who does not get the shine they deserve. Enter
Angela Henderson. This is one
urban model that definitely warrants a second
look. One interesting note about these photos:
they’re not retouched. Few women look
this good in a bikini. Pics compliments of
Show Girlz Exclusive.
These independently produced photo shoots with models
pose an interesting dilemma to the urban magazines,
because it's getting to the point where they're
almost just as good. Mags gotta step their game up.
(Mia and Paul get particularly good results
You can count how many of these she did in her career
on two hands, and even those were somehow vaguely
unfulfilling. Always some weird camera angle or
obstructed by something. None of them were just both
cheeks in the wind, unabashed back shots. This shot
here doesn’t even fully look like Melyssa to me.
Oh well, with Melyssa you take what you can get.
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