I finally upgraded back to a DSLR. The same one I had before in fact, Pentax K10D. So far, so good 🙂 Picking the same camera back up had its advantages, I didn’t need much time to adjust to it, pretty much got right into it and started taking pics I was happy with. So, after a few months of collecting shots, I think I have enough to put together a nice, meaty post. My updates are becoming almost seasonal aren’t they? I split the Winter updates into 2 posts, check em out.
We took a road trip to NYC in January for a concert at the Apollo, organized by IMAN. It was an amazing show! We got to hang in Brooklyn with Bilal for a few days and he took us to this great Turkish restaurant around his way. Dahman intently gettin into the meal in this pic…
Dr. Jackson and Dr. Fareed came to the ADAMS Center for the Winter ALIM program recently. I was asked to do photography for the event, this is one of the shots of Dr. Jackson teaching about….something? I forgot. It was heavy though.
You can view the rest of the event pictures on my Flickr page.
You know when you’re traveling and you meet someone you’re staying with after a long absence, and they stay up really late to let you in, and you’re all just vibing and catching up, and there’s that happy/tranquil/satisfied feeling you get because you’ve reached your destination, met with your friends/family and can finally rest? This was in the midst of that type of encounter, at Bilal’s place in Brooklyn, around 5am.
Amer, looking out for the train to Manhatten from Brooklyn. Amer and I had a friendly photography competition, using pictures we both took during our NYC trip. The theme was “Words” and we had a group of friends vote on the submissions. Here’s my (winning) shot. And Amer’s. This is me rubbing in the fact that the vote was unanimous.
Dr. Muneer Fareed at the Winter ALIM event at ADAMS Center. The ALIM summer intensive is an amazing program. I had the privilege of attending 4 years ago and would highly recommend it to anyone that’s interested. Dr. Jackson and Dr. Fareed are the core scholars for the program. Here, Dr. Fareed is taking one of his usual pauses to let his gems marinate amongst the students.
The IMAN team hosted a lunch meeting with the volunteers from the IMAN DC initiative before the Apollo show at this nice restaurant in Harlem. Amer’s sisters tagged along and sat in the corner…stuffing their faces.
I wasn’t able to take any pictures inside the Apollo of the event, but there were some real photographers doing their thing inside. Here are some event pics from one of my favorite photographers: