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Baltimore Uprising 2015 by Glenford Nunez

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Baltimore Uprising 2015 by Glenford Nunez

I posted images of the Baltimore Uprising 2015 when the events were unfolding but I felt uneasy about sharing the images. I didn’t want to capitalize on the plight of the people. So I took them down.

I felt uneasy about the culprits of the media circus pitching their tents around me. I kept thinking to myself “Is this real life? Is this really happening” I knew that things hit the fan when Anderson Cooper from CNN news walked by.

A friend who saw the images convinced me to post them again.

The images you see here span two days after the “riots” (I use that term very loosely) happened.

I did a project with Aljazeera America entitled Life after Michael Brown I shared with them some of the same feelings that I have expressed in this post.

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Emoni Natural Hair Fashion Portrait

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Emoni Natural Hair Fashion Portrait

This is a natural hair fashion portrait of Emoni Baraka. Hair and makeup by beauty expert Jamaya Moore.

Process

I used the available light from a window and a circular reflector to capture this shot.
I used a  Nikon D700 full frame camera with a Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D lens.

I like to work with small teams. This means a great model, makeup, and maybe a hair stylist. Most of the time it is just the model and myself. They usually take care of their own makeup but I really prefer to work with models who use little to no makeup especially for the natural hair photos.

Rants and Tangents

This photo was taken at I time after I had given up on photography but Jamaya convinced me to dust my camera off and get into the studio. It felt good to be behind the camera again.

What made me put my camera down in the first place? Maybe it was arrogance. I did not think I was getting the “recognition” I thought I deserved. I have grown a lot since then. I know that I did not put in as much effort and hard work that I thought. I have also learned that hard work is good but smart work is way better.

I also left because I was tired of being broke all of the time. I didn’t like not knowing where my next check was coming from. I wanted to go back to computer programming because in my mind I thought it was more “stable”. Stability is a myth and there is no such thing as a stable job anymore.

The crazy part is, I made a lot of money as a photographer. The problem wasn’t making money the problem was keeping it. I spent like a mad man because I new that someone would call or email with a job. I would book 10K+ jobs and then be broke in a few months. I have repeated that cycle too many times in the and I had to change my thought process. I had to change my attitudes about money.

Im not sure what I spent that money on! I bought camera gear but that was only a minor dent in my income. I think it all went to things like dining out. I threw away a lot of cash. Fortunately, I have learned from these hard lessons.

The main thing I had to do was stop blaming the world. I had to look into myself and my habits. I had to change.

Jamya says that I never really quit I was just on sabbatical. She is right, I never really left. I just needed a break to figure some things out.

Emoni Natural Hair Fashion Portrait

An award winning commercial photographer on the East Coast.