Monday, August 30, 2010

STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER for FASHIONWASTED: another fashion blogger

Stephen Christopher (Photography: Tarrice Love)

I shot fashion stylist-designer/ blogger Stephen Christopher - responsible for FASHIONWASTED. Fashionwasted is a amazingly exciting blog that covers hotshit in the fashion world. Its like a inspiration board - combining fashion imagery and music.....on  a blog.
I was introduced to Stephen Christopher and his blog through Ohio-based photographer - Photog J.  When he came to NYC to celebrate his birthday, he stopped by my studio for a session with me. Check out his blog and check out his pics.......hotness!

Stephen Christopher (Photography: Tarrice Love)

Stephen Christopher (Photography: Tarrice Love)

Monday, August 16, 2010

ARTEROTICA featuring a few pieces by ME

WHEN: Wednesday August 18th ,from 7pm-12am
WHERE: Madame X, 94 West Houston btwn Laguardia and Thompson (
Music By: DJ Rimarkable


You can now follow ArteRotica on twitter (just click) 

ArteRoTica is a monthly event created and produced by, Sybarite Productions, Inc. In collaboration with curator and photographer, Alaric Campbell, ArteRoTica exhibits the works of carefully chosen artists whose art represents the various forms and expressions of eroticism. Taking place at Madame X, in the heart of New York’s West Village, from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., the event features erotic displays of art - from photography, to fine art, to performing art. New York tastemakers and art critiques are invited to this exclusive event to witness the hidden, and not so hidden, talents of New York. The continued goal is to bring exposure to the artists and Sybarite Productions Artist Development Center. All monies raised are donated to Sybarite Productions Artist Development Center, serving the young adults of all 5 boroughs of New York.


Friday, August 13, 2010


I shot Ger Duany for a magazine editorial when I first arrived In NYC. He was amazingly striking and the power of his presence was undeniable. It was the first time I had ever photographed someone sooooo dark. He is one of the most beautiful men I have ever photographed and I hope to work with him again...soon.

Ger Duany for Pulse Magazine (Photography: Tarrice Love)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

...say it loud, I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD!!!!

I was born in the 70's and was a child in the 80's and throughout my developmental years blackness was celebrated. We had Gordon Parks shooting for Vogue and Life magazine (still waiting for the day when a black photographer shoots the cover of the American Vogue). He opened the flood gates capturing black life on the silver screen with gems like The Learning Tree and Shaft. Other films followed like Oscar nominated Lady Sings the Blues and Claudine which introduced the world to the beauty of Diana Ross and Diahann Carroll. Every little girl in my neighborhood wanted to be Tracy Chambers aka Mahogany and all the lil dudes wanted to be Superfly.


Every black family I knew had stacks of Ebony, Jet, and Essence magazines on their living room tables. All my friends had tearsheets  from Vibe and Source ( and lets not forget the jet beauty of the week, lol) covering our bedroom walls.

On curtain  weeknights our entire house was on lock down for Good Times, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, The Cosby Show and A Different World - I smile when I think of the days when BET did us proud with Donnie Simpson and Video Soul, Teen Summit on Saturdays, and Cita the cyber-host.

Every Saturday night  me and my brother glued ourselves to the tv to watch ....SOUL TRAIN. It had the coolest fashion, the best music, and  everyone seemed to be having a good time. They made being black cool ( like the Gwendolyn Brooks poet WE REAL COOL)

above: model Pierre Woods @ NY Models sitting in front of the italian version of the movie poster for Gordon Park's film  A Learning tree

One a fashion standpoint, we had Willie Wear/ Willie Smith who was the first black designer to win a bunch of awards before his death. We also had Patrick Kelly who was both the first American and the first person of color to be admitted as a member of the Chambre Syndicale in Paris. He was an exciting designer who continues to influence fashion today.

I grew up in the middle of the supermodel craze - and a few black ones emerged - Naomi, Veronica, Beverly Peele, Tyra.  Tyson Beckford totally redefined what a black male model is suppose to look like to the point where most of the black male models today look like they could be his little brothers. Their presence made me feel like the fashion world was open to someone like me.

Today I think black people have lost that sense of pride and dignity they had back in those days. I grew up feeling really good about being black and felt happy about my life. I embraced the music, art, culture, fashion and food  that made my life different from the  "white life" I saw on television.

I think imagery is powerful. When you don't see a representation of yourself reflected in a positive way, It send a very powerful message.  It was powerful enough for me to want to use art as a tool to celebrate  the beauty I see in everyone who steps in front of my lens.

I merge all the elements that influenced me  from my life growing up as a young, southern, black man and present them in the images I create. The generation I grew up in inspired me to want to see blackness as beautiful. It is disappointing that Today's generation is mostly about fitting in, making money, and being apart of the system and expressing its point of view instead of using your resources to express and celebrate your own point of view.


Monday, August 9, 2010


good genetics plus a great attitude = Victor Ross II
(more to come ...soon)
It was a Friday night and model Victor Ross II hit me up on facebook asking if wanted to shoot tomorrow. I had been wanting to work with him for years but our schedules never allowed for it. Of course I said yes. I always warm up with portraits and the images above are the results. You'll see plenty more of Mr. Ross and our collaboration very soon.

Victor Ross II (Photography: Tarrice Love)

Monday, August 2, 2010

PHOTOGRAPHER/ FRIEND JAMES K HOLDER for Your Face HERE: Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort

James K Holder II (Photography: Tarrice Love)

One of my close friends, Atlanta based photographer James K Holder II raised $10,000 in donations through his “Your Face HERE: Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort” project. James came up with the idea for the “Your Face HERE” project. In exchange for making donations of $50 or more to the American Red Cross or Yele Haiti, people could have him shoot their portraits.

His portraits for the “Your Face HERE” and some of his other photographic work can be viewed at You can also read more about his project here

introducing HUDSON TAYLOR@ Click Model Mgmt.

 I shot these images from a very quick test I did with Hudson Taylor  who is represented by Click Model Mgmt.

Hudson Taylor (Photography: Tarrice Love)

Hudson Taylor (Photography: Tarrice Love)