Monday, July 28, 2014

Naturals in the Park in Stone Mountain at Tupac Amaru Shakur Center of Art Center.

Have you ever heard Dr. Martin Luther King used the words Stone Mountain in his famous I Have A Dream Speech? E37 Photography traveled to this city to photograph Naturals in the Park Festival. The naturals refer to people who wear their hair without use of chemicals. Most of the attendees were afro-american females. They congregated to promote natural hair and healthy lifestyles. The setting was located at the Tupac Shakur Center. Mr. Shakur, a famous entertainer, appeared in several movies and many videos. He died early from a gun attack in a car. The park and museum building is a tribute to him. In the park, you can see a large statue of him with a pool in the front of him.Trees and pathways surround the park.

Fortunately, it did not rain but the temperature heated to the 90 degree temperatures. The heat became a frequent topic of the event but it did not deter the festival activities. The stage set up was not covered so the performer performed in the sun. As one of the photographer for the event, he made constant camera adjustments which were necessary to photograph well exposed images. The tents provided shade along with the tree shade where adjustments were necessary. The elements were completely different when photographed in the open sun. The people were patient with the photographer to make adjustment. The photographer wanted to get the correct exposure in camera versus waiting to make color adjustments in post computer work. Over 300 images were selected and sent to the event organizer and participants at the event which consist of venders, performers, festival works and attendees. Overall, the event was fun and colorful. No food sampled but the aroma was inviting. One of the favorite vendors station around the stations sold lemonade blended with fresh green basil. You can see many the clear plastic green cups. During the event, this photographer purchased one and had desire for more. The festival staff were cordial. They gave the photographer a t-shirt, media pass and bottle of cold water.

The photograph could not help but take some close up images of the hairstyles. The curly hairstyles had many different styles. Vendors sold hair product for hair and face. Many t-shirt were available. Music played throughout the event. Entertainers performed on stage singing and dancing. Most of the speakers had a good sense of humor but at times spoke on the serious side about health. Children played at a station in the rear of the park. Dance exercise classes were provide and lectures on health and hair topic were presented in different areas of the park. It was time well spent in the open air. The program started from 11am to 7pm.  After the last entertainment act, the photographer packed his bag and left to begin work on the images.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

E37 Photography studio in Atlanta, Georgia

These two images were recently posted on the companies social media. There is something about black and white with a hint of red added to the images. The bolder the black color the better. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Doug E Fresh hosts and performs at Mansion Elan A Night With The Legends

The images featured here are from a recent performance by Doug E Fresh a very well know rapper from New York. He hosted and performed at A Night With The Legends in Atlanta, Georgia. He performed on stage with other artist like Chubb Rock, Jalil and Exstacy. They performed on a large stage in the huge club. Many women were in the front of the stage singing with the musician. The photography was photographed from all areas of the room. The photographer also photographed from the stage. He wanted to show the many perspective on the crowed in the room.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Model name Ms. Z by E37 Photography

I met this model on the Atlanta public transit train with a skateboard in her arms. She told me that she that she was an artist. She featured examples of her work  on Instagram. I think she has good potential because of her height and body structure. She is 5ft 11in with high cheek bones. The images on this blog were taken in West End Atlanta. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Atlanta Storm vs Houston Inferno Bikini Basketball League

Bikini Basketball League Atlanta Storm and Houston Inferno E37 Photography

When you think fall is the time for football, the late summer is the time for Bikini Basketball in Atlanta. E37 Photography photographed the Atlanta Storm and Houston Inferno. The ladies were dressed in attractive two piece outfits. To read some of the ladies profiles, it is evident that some have model duties away from the basketball court. Some were at least 6ft tall. They played the full court for four quarter to the last minutes in which Houston finally prevailed with a victorious win in the final quarter. The lead had changes back and forth.The photography made a video where you can see more images of the event. Copy and paste this link to see Bikini Basketball

Thursday, July 17, 2014

gloAtl walks the historic districts in Atlanta along Boulevard Avenue.

E37 Photography photographed gloAtl walk from Boulevard and Edgewood to Ponce de Leon as a part of "Gestures disappear" series of events. Visit the link to the photo album of 120 photographed in some of the historic districts in Atlanta,Georgia

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GloAtl migrates to the West End of Atlanta, Georgia E37 Photography by Ralph E. Williams

gloAtl and Paper-Cut Collaboration:gestures that will soon disappear visit the historic West End Atlanta, Georgia.

 This is the theme of gloAtl's summer migration installment. The Historic West End District of Atlanta, Georgia was the first of the installment. The event started from 5:30pm to about 7pm. on a warm summer evening along Joseph P. Lowery Street. Most of the action was in Howell Park. If you were there walking along the street, you would see plenty of movement of the dancers performance in the park, sidewalk, in the fields. My favorite was the action on the yard of Hunter Street Baptist Church. As a photographer, extreme care was warranted because of the moving traffic. An Atlanta policeman worked at the event to make sure traffic would stop for watchers and dancers to cross the street. The dancers were very noticeable because they worn colorful dresses that reminded one of ladies at a prom event. They walked the down the sidewalk and performed in Howell Park and other area like a vacant lot field. The neighbors in the area participated in the performance in Howell Park. At one point the dancers performed near the outdoor basketball court but it did not stop anyone from doing what they wanted to do. It was very pleasant working under the shade at times but sometimes the areas were sunny which meant the photographer changes were made very quickly with camera adjustments to maintain proper exposure. There were no set places to be in the areas. It was important to look around and photograph different groups in a matter of minutes or you would miss the action. The West End installment was one of the best performance photographed by E37 Photography. More migration performance of gloAtl to be performed in Atlanta. Most of them will be full of surprises.