Tuesday, May 27, 2014


A test of my personality. A matter of inner beauty and self esteem. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Genus Musa

This sunday morning I took a bit of time out to create. I only knew I wanted to shoot my new Dries Van Noten top. The banana, hmmm..., I still don't know. Well, a part of me is going through a hard understanding of human culture and our wellbeing. I wanted to take away the diamond necklace, which I don't have, to make use of the organic materials and still find beauty. I could have gone without the banana and the picture would have been ok but its a portrait, I'm a portrait artist. There would be nothing to remember. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Self Portrait, 2014

Still looking to find a distinct trademark in my photography, I mean other than always being my own subject. I want this image to almost have a cinematic tone of color, which makes you think I may even move.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chuck Close

My favorite artist - Chuck Close (b. 1940, Monroe, WA) is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. In 1988, Close was paralyzed following a rare spinal artery collapse; he continues to paint using a brush-holding device strapped to his wrist and forearm. His practice extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking, photography, and, most recently, tapestries based on Polaroids.

I was luck enough to see some of Close's polaroid and painting work before and after his accident. Amazing pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Polaroids at the Norton in Palm Beach Florida.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shopping With Chanel

The designer of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld this fall collection has once done it again. This Spring he created an art gallery, this Fall Karl created a grocery store with hundreds of products for the Chanel Grocery Shopper. A play on everyday life for the Chanel women! It always amazes me how Chanel keeps its roots but makes each collection so young hip and modern. Great job Karl!

Check out the full collection here on Style.com

Friday, February 21, 2014


A new light has come to mind. A bit of insight I shall say. I have a creative imagery vision. It may be my calling or at least, I hope it is. This has all come to me natural so I should now learn to exercise my gift. Videos, stills, fashion, art; Lets just hope this is it. Image was a recent edit. All me, #DemetriusMickens.