No one captured Harlem like James Van Der Zee. When you say Harlem the ghosts of yesterday still live in the hearts and minds of many. Conjuring this iconic image of a glamourous couple in raccoon coats, flossin beside their Cadillac. Upward moblility and the intellgencia grows out of the cracks between the concrete. Where even the street people debate politics, while the sounds of ole rhythm and blues oozes out of establishments on to the sidewalk. -Nona
Photo, James Van Der Zee, 1932
I am a (female) fashion designer. I create unique dresses, mostly for cocktail parties and weddings.
Me: So here is my quote for the cocktail gown that we discussed last week.
Client: Thanks… I understand the lines for fabric and other material, but what is the last line about?
Mia Wilson, 24 from St. Louis
"I am wearing my Mike B shirt. I have been out every night. It has been hard, because I got tear gassed. But I put that behind and come out and show love and support for Mike B."Part of the project that I shot in Ferguson, MO is online now over at Bloomberg Businessweek. Take a look at it here: http://images.businessweek.com/photos/2014-08-22/from-the-streets-of-ferguson-portraits-of-defiance#slide1
Client: My fiancé and I are unhappy with the engagement photos you sent us.
Me: What’s wrong with them?
Client: We’re wearing sweat pants in them!
Me: But that’s what you wore to the shoot. I asked you on the day if you wanted to change into something more appropriate and you said no.
Nemanja Knezevic in Sarajevo