Coming on for maybe a year ago, I was asked by my architecture graduate friend @mandashutler to be a part of their new project; ROARK. I fell in love with the name immediately – after being a huge fan of Ayn Rand’s ‘Fountain Head’, and wanted to collaborate once Manda told meContinue reading “Two books this year you say?”
So, we got the idea on paper, got it on the computer, made it look all nice, stuck it on the website looking all professional, but what now? Where did I take it from here? Putting it online was usually my final goal, but now it was time to aimContinue reading “HOLA FEA! At Brighton’s Feminist Book shop.”
Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body By Jake Spicer (featuring ME… Jade Hylton).
Jake was the first person I worked with as a life model, it was the first consistent work I had once I had gone self-employed and that was now back in April 2019. It was not easy going self-employed, but the doors it opened for me, were ones I neverContinue reading “Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body By Jake Spicer (featuring ME… Jade Hylton).”
Sussex Universities’ Festival of Ideas – Talking about Finding Home – with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Wasi Daniju and Tendai Lewis
Sharing personal journeys and insights from their respective crafts, the panellists explore what it means to bear witness, produce work and build communities at this current conjuncture, and offer ideas for collective ways of working, while resisting racism and oppression. They will examine survival strategies, giving advice and important foodContinue reading “Sussex Universities’ Festival of Ideas – Talking about Finding Home – with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Wasi Daniju and Tendai Lewis”
ALTERED is a pop-up exhibition showcasing work by emerging visual artists, celebrating local talent. Artists were invited, through an open call, to share ways in which they have experimented, modified or adapted their practices during lockdown restrictions. With little or no access to the usual studio, darkroom or workshop, eachContinue reading “ALTERED EXHIBITION”
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I need you…. I need your natural beauty, your scars, your stretch marks, your lines, your love. I need all of you, unashamedly.Would you be willing to be involved in a photo shoot with your beautiful baby / babies / toddlers? This may be feeding / holding / cuddling /Continue reading “Scouting for models (new parents, babies and toddlers) for Brookes Lounge”
Head over to the Life Model page to get Photo packs of elegant hand poses, head shots with my face painted in collaboration with artist Katy Painter, and close up body shots of beautiful curves and shadowed rolls in collaboration with artist Karen Oosterhoff.
Drawversity! Originally created for in real life classes, but due to covid, I have teamed up with Brighton Draw to do a paid photoshoot to try and help eliminate the class and culture barriers of life art and modelling. From working in the field for a few years now, andContinue reading “Scouting for BIPOC Models in Brighton & Hove”
“In episode four of the podcast I chat to my soul sister Jade Hylton, who’s helped me spiritually many times and – like all my guests – has inspired me through her commitment and dedication to her craft. It was a pleasure getting together to record this chat with herContinue reading “Trust Your Journey – The Nelson Navarro Podcast with me, Jade! Talking about being selfish.”
Always experimenting with different mediums and techniques to bring my imagination to reality, I decided I wanted to start a new portrait project painting celebrities of colour on big canvases. Using bold colours I switched between acrylic paint and paint pens (posca pens) to create eye-catching backgrounds, fine detailed clothesContinue reading “Coffee Art Project”
I’ve done quite a few photoshoots over the past few years and taking my camera out to BLM protests. With all of the BLM last year and overload of information about inequality, I found myself really seeing a very pinhole view of Black Lives. Even the new categories on t.vContinue reading “Black Joy Photography”
Experimenting with creating videos and music on phones. In collaboration with Sam Rogers and Dongjie Wei.
For my Birthday, which was in January, even though it was freezing out, I wanted to do something active and outdoors. I’d recently gobbled down the Task Master boxsets on All4 and loved the idea of recreating some of the tasks with my friends. I asked Sam, a fellow loverContinue reading “Experimenting with creating videos and music on phones. In collaboration with Sam Rogers and Dongjie Wei.”
If you’ve been following me on my creative journey, you might know I have done quite a bit of creative trade work with local musician, DJ, producer and radio presenter Nelson Navarro. Our first collaboration was when Nelson modelled for one of Black Brighton shoots. From that point he becameContinue reading “Making Music with Nelson Navarro and experimental video production”
I started blogging ten years ago when I was forced to start up a WordPress at university “All the articles you read and respond to, you will do so on your new blog” my professor told us when I was studying digital media design at Brighton uni. I always lovedContinue reading “Times Are Changing”
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