Photography styles – Maxkol http://maxkol.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:06:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://maxkol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T235614.367-150x150.png Photography styles – Maxkol http://maxkol.org/ 32 32 TikTok showing rare photos of pregnant Queen Elizabeth II goes viral https://maxkol.org/tiktok-showing-rare-photos-of-pregnant-queen-elizabeth-ii-goes-viral/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:25:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/tiktok-showing-rare-photos-of-pregnant-queen-elizabeth-ii-goes-viral/ The pregnant queen’s TikTok has gone viralMatte Green – Getty Images Although having welcomed four children into the world with her husband Prince Philip – King Charles III, Anne the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – very few photos of a pregnant woman Queen Elizabeth II to exist. And as for the photos […]]]>

The pregnant queen’s TikTok has gone viralMatte Green – Getty Images

Although having welcomed four children into the world with her husband Prince PhilipKing Charles III, Anne the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – very few photos of a pregnant woman Queen Elizabeth II to exist. And as for the photos of the Queen with a visible baby bump? Forget that.

But, it seems still more than fifty years after her last pregnancy, royal enthusiasts are still curious about what the late queen looked like when she was expecting – and a video compilation of photos, put together by the royal fan behind the @spencer. royal on TikTok, went viral, amassing over 75,000 likes on the platform.

Uploaded with the caption ‘Rare photos of pregnant Queen Elizabeth II’, the video received a great response from intrigued viewers, with another social media user writing below: ‘This is crazy I don’t have never seen pregnant in all this time”.

And there’s a reason for that – even though we’re all used to seeing more modern royals, like princess diana, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton carrying out their duties while they were heavily pregnant, it was considered unsightly in the 1940s, 50s and 60s when the Queen was expecting.

It was even true that Buckingham Palace was not officially announcing that Her Majesty was pregnant, but instead informed the public with a more vague statement about how the Queen was to “suspend royal duties” for a time. This would then, of course, be followed later by a birth announcement.

According to The New York Times, in 1948 – when Her Majesty was expecting her first child, Charles – the Palace issued a notice saying, “Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth will not be undertaking any public engagements after the end of June”. The future king then entered the world five months later.

Considering that was the normal state of the game at the time, it’s no surprise the Queen didn’t have poses with her newborn babies on the steps outside the Lindo Wing in London (her children were also all delivered to one of her private residences, as opposed to a hospital), as has become a royal tradition upheld by Princess Diana, Sarah Duchess of York and Catherine, Princess of Wales.

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How I Made $247,000 Last Year Running a Bridal Boutique in Baltimore https://maxkol.org/how-i-made-247000-last-year-running-a-bridal-boutique-in-baltimore/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:43:02 +0000 https://maxkol.org/how-i-made-247000-last-year-running-a-bridal-boutique-in-baltimore/ LaTonya Turnage runs a full-service bridal boutique in Baltimore, Maryland, which she launched in 2015. She launched it after 15 years in marketing and with her own savings. She says networking and focusing on good branding has helped her attract clients. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! Access your favorite topics in […]]]>
  • LaTonya Turnage runs a full-service bridal boutique in Baltimore, Maryland, which she launched in 2015.
  • She launched it after 15 years in marketing and with her own savings.
  • She says networking and focusing on good branding has helped her attract clients.

This narrated essay is based on a conversation with 48-year-old wedding business owner LaTonya Turnage about her work. Insider verified his company’s earnings with documentation. The following has been edited for length and clarity.

I’m a bridal beauty expert and stylist and owner of Elite Wedding Secrets and The elite design house. Prior to entering the wedding industry, I worked in sales and marketing for a radiology company for 15 years.

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Latonya Turnage.

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Elite Secrets Bridal offers a full luxury bridal beauty service, from styling and touch-ups to hair and makeup. The Elite Design House is where brides customize and build their dream wedding dress. I’ve partnered with designers across the country to help brides find a one-of-a-kind dress. Both brands are housed in my brick and mortar boutique in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon fashion district.

We start the process with an introduction and an interview to learn more about the bride and her vision for the wedding day. Once we meet on date day, we start showcasing wedding dress styles based on her vision and the silhouettes that flatter her body shape.

I currently employ two full-time and three part-time employees. In 2021, my company had sales of $365,000. My expenses were $118,000, so I took home $247,000.

I’ve always been intrigued by all things beauty so I started working as a freelance bridemake-up artist while working for the radiology company

I have always taken my time to make each bride feel special. I would even stay the whole day of the wedding to make sure they were touched up throughout.

As my journey continued I wanted to do more and try everything. I knew the makeup was part of the full package, but the styling, photography, and more seals the final look.

In 2015, with the help of my husband and using our savings to invest in the new business, I opened Elite Secrets Bridal. I always offer a luxury VIP service where I stay throughout the wedding day to continue to touch up makeup if needed for the service, photos or reception.

The first years were difficult

I spent long hours trying to attract the right clientele. My passion is what kept me going then and still today. I have always had the desire to serve people.

After the first two years in business, I really started to focus on my brand image and how I presented myself online to attract the right audience. Having a background in marketing, I knew it would be a good investment and I would see the return.

I researched luxury brands like Cartier and Tiffany & Co. and read articles that talked about the brands and their messages to their customers. I knew it was important to appear the same in my branding and messaging.

I also knew that our brand voice was important, like the fonts we would use for the website, the copy, the color scheme, even the way we talk and address our customers in emails. At first I tried to do it myself, but eventually I realized I needed outside help.

I hired a PR and marketing team who helped with branding, copywriting and strategy development, which included hiring a graphic designer to develop a new website – one that I was proud to show off and that appealed to the clientele that I was aiming to attract.

I developed profiles for three different clients and wrote details about each of them. It was important to understand who we were talking to and what content would be important to post on social media.

Plus, I knew that if my clients weren’t coming to me, I had to go where they were hanging out and make friends. Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook are where I needed to be. I created a social media calendar and scheduled posts. Every day was a different message, and I repeated every week. My social media manager and my assistant help me now.

I used networking as part of my marketing plan by being accessible so people could buy into me as a person and not just as a business.

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An Elite Secrets bridal bride.


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It is important to network with industry professionals such as wedding planners, event venue managers and photographers. However, I was and still am careful to vet these relationships to make sure their customer base matched our target audience.

Social media is like making friends, and building the trust of those friends turns into paying customers. When someone was making an appointment, I was literally like, They said yes to the dress, three times before they enter our doors. And it was true – they said yes when they were drawn to our website from social media or maybe an ad they read in a local magazine. They said yes when making an appointment with us. And then they said yes when they walked through the door.

This mindset helped me grow and trained my team to be successful as well.

Once, bride traveled all the way from Utah and said she came because she wanted to support a black-owned business

Her mother traveled with her. This particular bride discovered our shop on Instagram and started following us. She was very intrigued when she realized that we belonged to black people.

They were both very excited to see the store in person and actually had the opportunity to work with me personally. We offered to set up a virtual video call for her grandmother to join, and they were both thrilled. I expected it to be a challenge considering her grandmother’s age, but I was wrong. Once she realized what was happening, she cried with joy when she saw her granddaughter in the dress she would be walking down the aisle in.

It gave me chills to witness the joyful cries and to see three generations of women celebrating this happy moment. His grandmother told me that I was now part of the family and insisted that I attend the wedding.

It was one of those times when I knew I was in the right place, living my passion and serving our wives. The icing on the cake was the distance traveled to support a black-owned small business. It was definitely one of those unforgettable moments.

During the pandemic, we were closed for 4 month. I learned a lot about my back office and the financial part of my business.

It was a very dark time as many businesses were closing. In the bridal industry, selling online is difficult because it’s a very emotional purchase, so we had to get creative.

I knew I had goals, but now I had more time to work on an actual plan to achieve those goals. I was forced to take a closer look at my expenses, i.e. accounts receivable versus accounts payable. I developed a forecast, a growth plan and an exit strategy to ensure the future of my business until retirement.

We’ve also started rolling out one of our most booked appointment types to date: the VIP appointment, which is a private, COVID-19-friendly appointment for brides and their wedding procession for up to nine guests. It’s the perfect experience and time for the bride to do everything for her while keeping everyone safe. We also increased our revenue by charging $250 for this reservation.

If you’re an entrepreneur and don’t know where to start, invest in a coach or mentor to help you build a foundation and set business goals. Build a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and attend networking events. Join your local chamber of commerce and small business associations. It’s also important to build a relationship with your local bank and banker and focus on your customer experience. This will give you a leg up on your competition.

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Noelle Robinson’s 23rd Birthday Dinner at Nobu: Photo https://maxkol.org/noelle-robinsons-23rd-birthday-dinner-at-nobu-photo/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:02:51 +0000 https://maxkol.org/noelle-robinsons-23rd-birthday-dinner-at-nobu-photo/ Congratulations Insider Exclusive! Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes and more! Register for free to see Exclusive Take a tour of Lake Bailey! Congratulations Insider Exclusive! Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes and more! Register for free to see Almost a week after […]]]>

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Almost a week after Noelle Robinson had a heart-shaped “Scorpion” birthday cake on November 9, The Real Housewives of Atlanta girl continues her celebrations with another gorgeous dessert.

In a Nov. 14 Instagram Story, Noelle shared a preview of the candlelight treat, with a “Happy Birthday” message on the plate. “Praised Nobu,” Noelle captioned the photo.

Nobu seems to be a favorite of Noelle, as she too celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Malibu site. On Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last year, Noelle revealed that she was briefly employed by the restaurant. “I tried to get a job when I was in school and people noticed me, and I actually got fired because they noticed me,” she shared at the time. “It was actually a job at Nobu. They’re like, ‘We don’t want people to notice you at work. That’s not what it’s about. And I was like, ‘Oh my God, okay.’

Although Noelle said in an October Instagram post, “[I’m] not 100% ready to turn 23 but I still have a few weeks to accept that,” Cynthia Bailey’s daughter is now celebrating the occasion with joy. November 9, Noelle commemorated the day with a stunning photoshootin which she donned a sparkling silver strapless mini dress and clear heels.

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Kylie Jenner Flaunts Her Legs in a Tan Romper in NYC: Photos https://maxkol.org/kylie-jenner-flaunts-her-legs-in-a-tan-romper-in-nyc-photos/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:34:51 +0000 https://maxkol.org/kylie-jenner-flaunts-her-legs-in-a-tan-romper-in-nyc-photos/ It’s a look! Kylie Jenner flaunted her long legs while wearing a unique micro romper while shopping in New York City on Wednesday, November 9. The The Kardashians star, 25, watched incredibly elegant in a beige sweater romper, which featured extremely short shorts, as she and the makeup artist Ariel Tejada heading to the new […]]]>

It’s a look! Kylie Jenner flaunted her long legs while wearing a unique micro romper while shopping in New York City on Wednesday, November 9.

The The Kardashians star, 25, watched incredibly elegant in a beige sweater romper, which featured extremely short shorts, as she and the makeup artist Ariel Tejada heading to the new Hermés boutique on Madison Avenue. She accessorized with an oversized leather coat, black pointy toe heels by Raf Simons and stylish sunglasses. Her dark hair was worn in a deep side part and loose waves. Ariel, 27, coordinated with the makeup mogul in black leather pants and a matching jacket.

The French luxury brand rolled out the red carpet for the reality TV star, as Kylie documented the private shopping day with her friend via her Instagram Stories. The California native showed off the beautiful artwork and furniture in the showroom before enjoying a glass of champagne.

Kylie continued her trip to the Big Apple after attending the CFDA Fashion Awards on November 7, which was also attended by her sisters Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian And mom Kris Jenner. At the high-profile event, Kylie looked amazing in a sheer black Mugler dress that featured a sky-high slit.

While the famous Brood came slaying, it was a big night for Kim, 42, who received the Innovator Award for her Skims shapewear line.

Kylie shared a lot of content from her trip to New York, but she admitted she was “[pushed] back” on sharing intimate details on his life on social media, especially after hosting baby #2, a sonwith Travis Scott in February.

“I think when I showed my personality too much or shared a little too much, people just had more access to say things about the real me,” the Kylie Cosmetics founder explained during an appearance on Hailey BieberThe YouTube series “Who’s in my bathroom?” ” in October.

Her “priorities are just in a different place” while caring for her baby, whose the name has not yet been revealedand her daughter Stormi Webster.

“I really have some real life to do now. I think before, when I was on social media, I would dedicate my whole life to it,” she continued. “I would wake up. I Snapchat my breakfast. I can’t do that anymore.

That being said, Kylie has learned to let the social media hate roll off her back. “I think I have probably the toughest skin on the planet because millions of people have said things about me, decided who I am, it’s not even me,” she admitted. . “It’s hard to swallow that. My friends and family know who I am, so that’s really all that matters.

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8 Types of Lightroom Presets to Create for Different Photography Styles https://maxkol.org/8-types-of-lightroom-presets-to-create-for-different-photography-styles/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/8-types-of-lightroom-presets-to-create-for-different-photography-styles/ Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular and powerful photo editing tools. Many creators use presets to achieve a particular style of photography, and you’ll often see photographers selling their presets (or giving them away for free). However, creating your own presets can be more fun than using someone else’s. You can create these […]]]>

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular and powerful photo editing tools. Many creators use presets to achieve a particular style of photography, and you’ll often see photographers selling their presets (or giving them away for free).


However, creating your own presets can be more fun than using someone else’s. You can create these filters for any photographic situation, so you’re never caught off guard.

In this article, we’ll identify eight different photography styles you should create Lightroom presets for. You can use Lightroom Classic or Lightroom Creative Cloud, whichever works best for you.


1. Golden hour

photo of a city at sunset

Golden hour is one of the most popular times to take pictures. The lighting is great for capturing stunning photos and can make your subjects look more flattering. This time of day is just before sunrise or sunset.

When editing golden hour photos, you’ll want to focus more on the warmer colors, such as orange, yellow, and red. You can use the color grading wheels to add more of these tones to different parts of your image, while adjusting the individual hue, saturation, and luminance (HSL) sliders.

For golden hour photos, add stronger contrast. And for landscape photos, you can also add some haze to your photo.

If you use Lightroom Classic to edit your photos, you can play with the calibration sliders at the bottom of your screen.

2. Rainy days

photo of a city on a rainy day

Rainy day photography is great fun, although getting wet can be a little inconvenient. Many photographers like to shoot on rainy days for a subdued feel, and you can get incredibly creative with your photos.

When creating presets for rainy weather photography, you have a wide selection of options. If you’re trying to achieve a darker, darker style of photography, you’ll want to lower the exposure and desaturate your photos a bit.

While you probably used a softer camera lens profile for golden hour photography, you might want to go for something chromatic in this case. For example, if you are using a FujiFilm camera, you can use the Classic CHROME profile.

3. Cinematic and analog styles

photo of a city taken with a film photography style

Although you find countless styles in photography these days, the analog look has never gone out of style. The good news is that even if you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera, you can replicate this look and feel.

When giving your photos an older look, you’ll want to focus on warmer tones; you can adjust your white balance by moving the meter in Lightroom to the yellow side. However, you can also change your camera’s white balance by increasing the Kelvin number.

Another great idea for achieving a film photography look is to increase the grain of your photo. You can decide how much you want to move the slider in Lightroom; it’s more a matter of personal taste.

4. Sunny days

photo of a sunny cityscape

Although many photographers avoid shooting on sunny days, you can get some great shots if you’re willing to get creative. As with photography in the rain, you have great flexibility when creating presets for sunny days, even if you take pictures in difficult lighting.

A popular technique is to deliberately overexpose your photos; you can increase the exposure slider in Lightroom to achieve this. However, if you want to create something that looks more moody, you can also go the other way around and reduce the exposure.

When creating presets for sunny weather photography, you might also consider increasing the warmer tones in your shots. You’ll especially want to do this when taking photos in places like the beach.

5. Architectural Photography

photo of a town square

Architectural photography is another genre where you have a lot of leeway. The types of presets you create partly depend on your photography style, but it also depends on the type of architecture you are shooting.

If you capture older buildings, you may want to increase the texture of your photos and use warmer tones. On the other hand, modern architecture may warrant the use of cooler colors and a flatter profile.

You can also change the look of your presets for interiors, as you will have different lighting to work with compared to shooting outdoors.

6. Night shots

photo of a cityscape at night

While golden hour is a popular time to take photos, photography doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Taking pictures at night is another popular genre; it’s more difficult, but you’ll find it extremely rewarding if you’re willing to improve your skills.

Night photography can cover architecture, but it is also possible to take photos of cars and landscapes. If you are in a northern latitude, you can even see the mythical Northern Lights.

You may need to increase the exposure in some cases, but if you are using artificial lighting you may want to reduce it. You’ll also need to make sure that you don’t let grain seep into your shots unless you go for that particular style.

7. Portraits

photo of a portrait taken of someone

Portrait photography is another diverse genre, and you can capture images of other people in multiple settings. If you regularly take pictures of people, you might want to create a pack of presets that will allow you to create a good editing base for your shots.

When creating presets for portraits, you’ll want to consider the specific style you’re looking for. If you want to make them more analog, for example, you can incorporate some of the things we’ve mentioned in this section.

You can also tweak saturation, vibrance, and contrast, depending on what you want to achieve. A good idea might be to create presets for different outfits you want your subjects to wear.

8. Street pictures

photo of a street scene

Street photography is one of the most exciting forms of image taking. The genre lets you tell the story of your city through your eyes, and it’s also a great way to take interesting photos while traveling.

When creating presets for street scenes, you will need to consider the lighting in which you normally shoot. In addition to this, you will need to consider how busy or simple they are.

You can experiment with different types of presets for street photography until you find what you are looking for.

Build a foundation for your photo editing with Lightroom presets

There’s no right or wrong way to create presets in Lightroom; what you create largely depends on your style of photography. Once you’ve created them, you can easily save them and refer to them whenever you need them for your photos.

Even if you don’t stick to every preset religiously, creating them can help you get a head start when editing your photos. As such, you’ll benefit more from a streamlined workflow.

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Rakul Preet goes desi with a street-style twist https://maxkol.org/rakul-preet-goes-desi-with-a-street-style-twist/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 04:18:02 +0000 https://maxkol.org/rakul-preet-goes-desi-with-a-street-style-twist/ Posted Nov 2, 2022 09:48 IST Rakul Preet shows how to pull off the casual desi look like a real boss in a cropped t-shirt, denim skirt and sneakers. …Read more 1 / 6 View photos in a new improved layout Posted Nov 2, 2022 09:48 IST Rakul Preet’s Instagram handle is a one-stop-shop for […]]]>

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Let There Be Light: England’s Anglican Cathedrals at Dawn | Photography https://maxkol.org/let-there-be-light-englands-anglican-cathedrals-at-dawn-photography/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/let-there-be-light-englands-anglican-cathedrals-at-dawn-photography/ Jthere are few experiences more uplifting and humbling than standing in the nave of a cathedral. With the symmetry of columns rising in arches and the fine tracery of windows letting in ethereal light, the effect – as Goethe described the architecture – resembles frozen music. They are spaces filled with centuries of human yearning […]]]>

Jthere are few experiences more uplifting and humbling than standing in the nave of a cathedral. With the symmetry of columns rising in arches and the fine tracery of windows letting in ethereal light, the effect – as Goethe described the architecture – resembles frozen music. They are spaces filled with centuries of human yearning for the divine; in them the spiritual desire is made palpable through stone.

Cathedrals also tell of human power, pride, fragility and failure: in monuments to knights, aristocrats, poets and clerics asking not to be forgotten; and the signs of ecclesiastical reform in the fragments of paintings that once decorated the brightly colored walls, or the defaced sculptures of saints.

Birmingham Cathedral.

Architectural styles come and go, from the round arches and strong columns of Norman or Romanesque, to the sharp, muted Gothic, the cold, mathematical proportions of Classical, the ornate swagger of Baroque, and the austere cleanliness of Modernism. The majority of English cathedrals are primarily Gothic, but an accumulation of styles can usually be seen in the same building. Part of the joy of visually reading an English cathedral is unraveling its divergent architectural heritage, probing the jigsaw puzzle of dates in its building phases, and seeing how one style or proportion accommodates the next, whether in slightly mismatched counterpoint at ease or in harmony. In this way, the building can be seen as a preserved monument and also as a living and growing organism.

Carlisle Cathedral (Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity).
Carlisle Cathedral.

In just over three years, Peter Marlow, who died in 2016, photographed the interior of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. The result is not only a masterful comparative inventory taken in a precise time frame, but also a subtle interpretation of the interior bodies of these impressive buildings. Although this project began in 2009, the seed of the idea and the skills to realize it so skillfully began to grow for Marlow at the very beginning of his engagement with photography at the age of 19.

In 1971, while on a trip to Boston during his freshman year in college as a psychology student, Marlow visited the Museum of Fine Arts and saw an exhibit of photographs by Walker Evans (1903-1975) , curated by John Szarkowski. Along with his famous portraits of the rural poor during the Great Depression, Evans’ uniquely precise and intelligent photographic sensibility was often applied to depicting the modern American vernacular: interiors of farmhouses, factories, store signs, roadside warehouses road, housing and churches. Evans avoided the overt stylistic gestures of authorship prevalent in fine art photography of the time. Instead, approached with consistent, factual clarity, his subjects are allowed to project their own poetry. Inspired by this encounter with Evans, Marlow bought a Graflex Speed ​​Graphic camera upon returning home, and his career in photography began.

St Paul's Cathedral, London.
St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

Getting a job as a photographer on a cruise liner saved Marlow enough money to spend two months in Haiti, where, on his first overseas project, he photographed people and places in the black and white documentary manner of Evans. As his photographic career took off, he obtained commissions from Sunday magazine as a photojournalist. He was hired by Sigmaphoto agency with an uncompromising reputation, and in 1980 joined the Magnum Photos cooperative, with its legendary roster of photojournalists.

Saint Albans Cathedral.
Saint Albans Cathedral.

The impetus to start photographing cathedrals was the result of an order from the Royal Mail in 2007 for use on a set of commemorative stamps. Once the commission was completed, however, Marlow was inspired to continue in the same vein of his own interest, and by the end of 2010 he had photographed 32 cathedrals.

Marlow asked the dean and chapter of each cathedral to obtain permission to enter in the early hours of the morning. In almost all cases, he was allowed to turn off the lights, leaving the interiors to light up naturally, just after sunrise. The effect of natural light modulated the spaces and brought out the luminosity of the stonework, and – particularly when Marlow photographed from west to east (as in most cases) – daylight emerged behind the altar and highlighted the ceiling of the choir.

Portsmouth Cathedral.  (Saint Thomas [of Canterbury]'s).
Portsmouth Cathedral.

This working method required that the images be taken between late spring and early November. Marlow adopted a kind of ritual, getting up as early as 3 a.m. to go to each cathedral and starting work at 6 a.m. In those precious hours, a short window of opportunity, he saw the interior of the cathedral emerge from obscurity and come to life. Few of us have the privilege of seeing the interior of a cathedral while being left alone in the vastness of its spaces at dawn. Marlow’s photographs make this personal and contemplative encounter powerfully accessible and transmit the magic to us.

  • The English Cathedral by Peter Marlow (with lyrics by Martin Barnes and John Goodall) is published by Merrell (£24.95). A photography exhibition travels next to St. Albans Cathedral (November 1-December 1) then from St. Paul (December 6-January 26) and Hereford (January 31-March 2). More locations, dates and details here

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Replay Lincoln Park will open pop-up store Harry Styles ‘Harry’s House’ https://maxkol.org/replay-lincoln-park-will-open-pop-up-store-harry-styles-harrys-house/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:41:50 +0000 https://maxkol.org/replay-lincoln-park-will-open-pop-up-store-harry-styles-harrys-house/ I won’t sleep until daybreak. Grab your feather boas and tour signs, Chicago Replay’s favorite pop-up bar Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., celebrates the man everyone’s talking about with Harry’s House, opening to the public Thursday, Nov. 10, and crossing the weekend, Sunday 13 November. Harry’s House will feature a tribute to the unofficial […]]]>

I won’t sleep until daybreak. Grab your feather boas and tour signs, Chicago Replay’s favorite pop-up bar Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., celebrates the man everyone’s talking about with Harry’s House, opening to the public Thursday, Nov. 10, and crossing the weekend, Sunday 13 November.

Harry’s House will feature a tribute to the unofficial new King of Pop, Harry Styles, and feature Instagrammable moments that hint at Harry’s albums, as well as themed cocktail parties, live DJs spinning Harry tunes throughout, a party on Sunday with specials on mimosa and much more. After.

Fans are invited to don their best themed outfits and talk late into the night throughout this Harry-filled weekend, with photo opportunities available including the Harry’s House album cover, a scene red carpet and a colorful, whimsical Harry-inspired scene. . Fun libations will also be available that hint at some of Harry’s best work, including Watermelon Sugar, Kiwi, Grape Juice and Cherry. There will also be a Treat People with Kindness cocktail available for purchase, with $1 from each purchase donated to a local charity.

Live DJs will play ballads starting at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. On Sunday, there will be a Day Party with mimosa specialties from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Customers who also bring their favorite tour signs are invited to tag Replay on social media with a chance to win a VIP experience including drinks, boas and a reserved table for four guests.

Replay Lincoln Park offers over 60 free vintage arcade games, including pinball, air hockey, skeeball and more. With no cover or tokens needed, Replay Lincoln Park invites guests to join the fun from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. at 2 a.m.

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Fashion Friday: Styling Your Fall Family Photos https://maxkol.org/fashion-friday-styling-your-fall-family-photos/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 21:32:00 +0000 https://maxkol.org/fashion-friday-styling-your-fall-family-photos/ Because photos stand the test of time, photographers often see firsthand the stress that can come with knowing what to wear. CLEVELAND – It’s that time of year – October in northeast Ohio means fall festivals, pumpkin spice, and for many of us, family photos! “People like to send greeting cards,” said photographer Kim Ponsky […]]]>

Because photos stand the test of time, photographers often see firsthand the stress that can come with knowing what to wear.

CLEVELAND – It’s that time of year – October in northeast Ohio means fall festivals, pumpkin spice, and for many of us, family photos!

“People like to send greeting cards,” said photographer Kim Ponsky Sable. “Photos make great holiday gifts, and Cleveland in particular is gorgeous in the fall. So put those three things together, and it’s a very busy season.”

Ponsky Sable says she enjoys photographing generations of families every year through her business Kim Ponsky Photography.

“Parents often focus on catching their kids,” she told 3News. “I also encourage parents to participate in the photos, because their children will want them one day. The photos last forever.”

But because photos stand the test of time, Ponsky Sable often sees firsthand the stress that can come with knowing what to wear.

“What to wear is the #1 hardest thing.”

So this is where 3news style contributor Hallie Abrams, The Wardrobe Advisor, Between. We asked her to share some proven tips for getting that perfect look

“The general advice is that you want everyone to coordinate, but not necessarily match,” Abrams said. “What I always recommend is that you choose four colors and each do their own thing so their personality still comes through, but not necessarily everyone in a black denim top because that can be kinda ‘matchy matchy.'”

These are the tips Abrams put to the test while consulting with the Pope-Ganesh family ahead of their recent family photo shoot. She worked with the family to create coordinated looks based on their young daughters’ floral dresses.

“Using that is the starting point,” Abrams explained, “and that pattern and that color palette, that’s where we pick the rest.”

Abrams says it’s also important to consider the weather – you might even want to bring indoor and outdoor options. She and Ponsky Sable say comfort should be a priority.

“Things that are sometimes less challenging and a bit more body-conscious can be more appealing in film,” Abrams told us. “I also think something to keep in mind is, if you have young children, to make sure that if you’re holding the child, things aren’t going to be all awkward and clumsy.”

Speaking of kids, Ponsky Sable says she always encourages parents to dress kids in something familiar.

“I really urge people to put kids in clothes that they’re physically and emotionally comfortable in,” she noted. “Don’t put your 4-year-old in a three-piece suit because he won’t feel like himself.”

Other tips? Believe it or not, black isn’t as flattering in photos. And remember a little goes a long way.

“I wouldn’t put too many people into models,” Ponsky Sable said. “No jerseys, no character shirts, no words, because your eyes are going to go to the branding, not the faces.”

This also goes for accessories, adds Abrams.

“If there’s something special for you, if you have Grandma’s locket, now is the perfect time to have it in a picture,” she explained. “But you don’t want to be too over the top. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry.”

The overall message of these two pros? Just make sure that what you choose to wear truly reflects who you are.

“You should wear something that you feel good in and look good in and feel like you are,” Ponsky Sable said.

“You want to shine,” Abrams added. “You want to wear the clothes, you don’t want the clothes to wear you.”

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New Orleans Icon Polo Silk Reveals His Legendary Photographic Archive https://maxkol.org/new-orleans-icon-polo-silk-reveals-his-legendary-photographic-archive/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 13:21:37 +0000 https://maxkol.org/new-orleans-icon-polo-silk-reveals-his-legendary-photographic-archive/ For more than three decades, Selwhyn Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell documented the people of his native New Orleans, preserving their distinctive contributions to music, style and culture. A singular figure helping to shape the aesthetics of black American photography throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Terrell established a mobile portrait studio that he took to the […]]]>

For more than three decades, Selwhyn Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell documented the people of his native New Orleans, preserving their distinctive contributions to music, style and culture. A singular figure helping to shape the aesthetics of black American photography throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Terrell established a mobile portrait studio that he took to the streets and clubs, chronicling the rise of hip hop and bouncy music from New Orleans.

Accompanied by Chelsey, his trusted Polaroid camera, Terrell produced instant prints for his clients, photographing them posed against airbrushed backdrops – painted by his cousin Otis Spears – that highlighted black icons, trademarks fashion, sports logos, popular songs and seasonal themes. From his archive, which includes portraits of Mardi Gras Indians, second-line bands, and groundbreaking hip-hop and bounce artists like Soulja Slim, Lil Wayne, Magnolia Shorty, Cheeky Blakk, 5th Ward Weebie, and Big Freedia, who recently appeared on “Break My Soul,” the lead single from Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance—Terrell says, “It’s a blessing. My mom said it was already planned, that ever since I was born I’ve been groomed for greatness.

Mardi Gras, Orleans and Claiborne, 1996 Unique Polacolor Print. Museum Purchase, Tina Freeman Fund, 2021.69 © Polo Silk, Fab 5 Legacy Archive

And his mother was not mistaken. Now 58, Terrell has become an integral member of the community, his photographs tracing family lines across generations and preserving the memories of those who have since died, long before their time. Now a grandfather himself, Terrell shares his work with young and old in his new exhibition, Picture Man: Portraits by Polo Silkwhich brings together more than 35 images made between 1987 and 2007 that illustrate his contributions to photography, culture and history.

“Everyone knew everyone”

Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s in New Orleans, Selwhyn Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell grew up during a golden age. “It was a time when the villages raised the family. Everyone knew everyone. If a neighbor saw you doing something [wrong], they were able to discipline you,” he said. “Kids were playing in the street, jumping rope, playing football, baseball and cool cans. You sit outside your porch late at night and are in church on Sunday. It was an incredible moment. It was special.

Terrell’s love for photography began at home when he was a young boy. His grandmother, mother and aunts regularly framed portraits of loved ones and hung them on the walls, creating impromptu galleries and archives of their ancestors. “Something always drew me to these images,” Terrell recalls those formative years when portraiture was used almost exclusively to record milestones. He was also drawn to popular magazines of the time like Ebony and Jetwhich chronicles the culture and life of black Americans, as well as Sports Illustratedwhose vivid use of photography made the stories infinitely more engaging and accessible.

Jean Team, Mardi Gras, Orleans and Claiborne, 1999 Unique Polacolor Print Museum Purchase, Tina Freeman Fund, 2021.69 © Polo Silk, Fab 5 Legacy Archive

Terrell never thought he would become a photographer, but fate had other plans for the teenager as he came of age. After taking a photography course at the Boys Club, he took up photography in 1986, just as hip hop was beginning to dominate the local scene. A local rapper named Warren Mayes had his own club, which featured a photo setup. It was then that lightning struck. Terrell and his friends had started a teen club called Club Adidas on Canal Street and realized they could do the same. They set up a room in the club for photo shoots, designed to look like a bedroom with shoeboxes, rap magazines, hip-hop posters, a bookcase and a wicker chair for posing. They added a backdrop and the room was complete. Terrell started doing portraits and never looked back.

Lo Life

Hip hop quickly became the voice of a generation. Terrell tried his hand at rapping, but soon realized it wasn’t meant to be. “I was in the mirror thinking I’m LL Cool J, then I met my friends as Soldier Slim,” he says. “I’m not a rapper. I’ll stick to photography.

But no matter what form it took, hip hop culture was all about style and pride. “Rap was boastful,” Terrell recalls of the artists who lent credibility to luxury brands on the street. While Dapper Dan created couture leather ensembles appropriating Gucci, Louis Vuitton and MGM logos, Terrell adopted his own style, donning head-to-toe Ralph Lauren Polo gear and giving it the perfect touch of cool. . Continuing the long-standing black American tradition of transforming upper-class status symbols into the hottest street styles, as brilliantly demonstrated in the recent book Black Ivy: The Birth of CoolTerrell has become famous for his signature looks, adopting the name “Polo Silk” as a statement in its own right.

Phillip Green, Mr. Big Stuff, Club Detour, 1992 Unique Polacolor Print Museum Purchase, Tina Freeman Fund, 2021.70 © Polo Silk, Fab 5 Legacy Archive

“Coming from the projects, we didn’t have much,” Terrell recalled, noting that his parents often worked two or three jobs just to pay the bills. It was important to look your best when going out on the town at night. “I came to a time when mom and dad worked hard all week and on the weekends we watched them get dressed to go out to the club. We had hip hop from New York, but New Orleans has always put his own spin on things. When you could get Polo, you could stick your head out because it was good; it was the high-level clothes that made you feel special.

Preserving the past

Growing up in New Orleans, Selwhyn Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell’s roots run deep. His father was a member of the Young Men Olympians and other members of the Masked Indian club family. It was only natural that his photography practice became an extension of his love for the community that elevated him to become one of the most influential artists of his generation. For the past 35 years, Terrell has navigated the tight-knit city, interacting with residents from different neighborhoods and creating a space that brought out the best in the city.

The author of the 2017 book Pop That Thang, a pictorial history of music and the people closest to his heart, Terrell gets to work. His days start at ten in the morning and can last until sunrise the next day, hitting the clubs five or six nights a week. By working such hours, Terrell has created an archive that goes beyond mere art, becoming a record of the people before Hurricane Katrina destroyed countless lives. The devastating storm killed and displaced thousands of people, literally taking away the photographic history of people whose homes were destroyed in its wake.

Dat Girl on Fiya, Easter Concert, Labor Union Hall, 1998. Unique Polacolor Print Museum Purchase, Tina Freeman Fund, 2021.71 © Polo Silk, Fab 5 Legacy Archive
Polacolor Print Museum One-Time Purchase, Tina Freeman Fund, 2021.71 © Polo Silk, Fab 5 Legacy Archive

At the same time, the drug epidemic has taken its toll as waves of addiction, gun violence and incarceration have torn families apart. Terrell’s portraits bear witness to all that has been lost. “I call it a blessing and a curse because there are so many people I’ve photographed who aren’t here now,” he said, pointing to New Orleans stats like the murder capital of America in 2022. For the past 20 yearsthe city performed well above the national average, which makes Terrell’s photographs all the more meaningful.

After a good friend of his passed away, Terrell made a bracelet with his photographs for his friend’s mother to honor her on Mother’s Day. “I knew she took it badly,” he says. “It’s worth it, putting that smile on his face. After doing this for her, I went to a few other mothers who had lost everything to Katrina, and gave them bracelets with pictures of their children. It is a strong, resilient and loving city. A lot of people, I’m like family to them. People have given me the opportunity to photograph them and they have brought me to where I am. I’m always saying to people, ‘Thank you,’” explains Terrell, who has been there since the very beginning and has not finished yet.

Picture Man: Portraits by Polo Silk is on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art until January 8, 2023.

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