The final result of the secret not so secret photo shoot. It all started when I had an idea to create a Japanese style wood block print. I realized that I didn’t have any images for that type of thing so I decided to shoot something specifically for the idea. You never know how things will turn out. For me, its more about the process rather than the end result. However, its always cooler when you come away with something beautiful.
My life as a photographer. I shoot and shoot and shoot personal work until the phone rings and the next big project comes along. The more I shoot the better I get. And the better I get the more the phone rings. But I digress…
I went to this great party yesterday. Everything was random and unexpected. This story may not make any sense.
I called my friend because I haven’t seen her in a while and I let her know that I was on my way downtown. I wanted to see her so we could catch up on life but she told me that she was going to a party and that I should come along. It was a day party and it was free. I was not sure what to expect. Usually I don’t like parties. Too many people. Too many unfamiliar faces. Most parties that I have been to growing up some how ended with police, ambulances turmoil, sadness, violence and all types of drama.
Am I being over dramatic? Possibly, but this is how I thought all parties would end so eventually I stopped going to parties all together.
I met up with my friend downtown and followed her to the venue. I had no idea where we were going. We arrived to a red door in the middle of some alley in a “Developing” part of town. We were greeted at the door by a happy face so it made things ok. We had to take a janky freight elevator to get to the fourth floor.
When the door opened it was like we stepped into Narnia or something. It was a beautiful loft space building with a lot of windows and great light. What I saw when i got in side was amazing. A bunch of beautiful people dancing and singing and eating and having fun! I was in awe. Honestly I didnt think these kind of things happened in Baltimore but I do need to get out more. It was like a artsy Brooklyn Bohemia scene. Nothing but love and positivity.
When I first started photography, I made a vow to myself that I would not skip town when I became successful and or famous. Situations like this make me love my city even more.
The host was really cool. I forgot her name though.
Happy that I had my trusty FujiFilm x100s on my side. Met a lot of great people and I am happy that I went. Here are some pics.
Oh! And there was a riveting game of taboo. It got real… LOL
Glenford Nunez’s TYP Photography Studio’s The Coiffure Project
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 19, 2012TYP Photography Studio, 11 N. Eutaw St., (410) 660-5134Local fashion photographer Glenford Nunez has shot some slick fashion spots for the likes of Relapsemagazine and The Washington Post, but images that we just can’t turn away from fill up his Coiffure Project series. The idea is brilliantly simple: attention-grabbing photographs of black women with their natural hair. Nunez appears to be a detail-oriented photographer, as both his black-and-white and color images bear the mark of an eye attuned to how light is going to play off eyes, skin, and hair, and the results are striking photos of black women that are simultaneously fashion magazine-glamorous and 1968 raised-fist politically potent.
5 Page spread in Sheen Magazine. My first print publication.
Sheen magazine is showcasing images from The Coiffure Project.
Firsts are always a cause for celebration but this is still the beginning. Still more work to be done!