THE BOXING TOWN.

LITTLE BOXERS BY ALLEN COLEMANJames town, the birth place of seven world boxing champions, has bestowed on itself the duty to keep boxing alive in a country dominated by soccer. Situated in Ghana and the east of Accra, the town has become home to boxing, almost every renowned boxing export Ghana has had, came through this town. The town is dominated foremost by fishing and then boxing, unfortunately fishermen do not get to fly the world and appear on television, so the the youth have taken to boxing as a ticket out. During the just held arts festival, ring ropes formed by an excited crowd, gave way to a street bout for the town’s beloved  “little boxers”. Standing at an average height of 3″ feet, these

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EYEs #5, I SEE YOU.

IMG_0330 It’s been a few weeks since I started the EYEs project and I humbled to say my work has never felt this meaningful. I love street photography and for years I have been trying to put my finger on something quite as moving as this. I love the interactions with my subjects, it stays with me all through to the end.

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EYES #3, WINDOW SEAT

THEReRUNSb vb(42) Eyes are the organs of vision. As basic as that sounds i find the eyes to be open of the intriguing and complex part of the human body. In portrait photography it’s encouraged to focus on the eyes, simply because it usually forms the focal point if the image, an eye in an eye.

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FOR THE LOVE OF

ALLEN COLEMAN STYLIST

Courtesy of all the love that’s floating around I decided to share  my favorite left-over from the 5 BRANDS X FWST featuring Bohten the eye wear brand . This look got left out simply because it was less cohesive with the whole direction of the editorial, both concept and style wise, but it’s still my one of my favorites from the shoot.

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5 BRANDS X FWST FEATURING Bôhten

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IMG_9083We chose Bôhten eye Wear as part of our 5 Brands series for one particular reason; they are brand with a real story, an honest one carefully nursed with their passion for business and an undeniable desire to infect their surroundings with their contagious attention to quality and delivery.

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HAPPY SUITS!

IMG_9763Do not ignore my pose in the first photo, that is what happens when you walk around with Pharell’s ”Happy” stuck in your head. Back to regular schedule,sometimes it feels like my wardrobe will never rotate outside my fixation on blues juxtaposed against calm notes of earthy browns, but hey I thought Pamela was never going to come out of those red swim suits but  she did, so let’s not cross our fingers .

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UMIT BENAN FALL 2014

_ARC0446.450x675I am in love with Umit Benan’s fall 2014 menswear collection, and this is not because nothing like its nature has ever graced the catwalk before, but simply because collection possess something most shows do not, style. There are no ground breaking designs or never before seen take on menswear, but it’s nothing short of the purest form of style one can put out for an audience to tap into.

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MR. CARY GRANT WILL SEE YOU NOW

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Its throw back Thursday, so it’s only right that we visit one of the iconic photos that started this style craze of mine. I f you do not recognize the gentleman in the photo please be advised; the possibility of us getting through a chocolate éclair over brunch is slimmer than the side view of an anorexic model. Mr. Cary Grant has single handedly jump started a lot of style journeys of men through time, feel free to hold him responsible for making the gray suit synonymous with the word cool, I mean look at him, I bet he woke up like this. His outfit is so basic yet utterly flamboyant, draped in a gray pinstriped suit with a generous lapel size and a hint of earth via his pocket square, every style accolade thrown at this man befits him in every way.

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THE TRAVEL SERIES PRESENTS THE FALL PT. 2

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So here it is, the second installment of photos from our last travel series trip to Boti falls, Ghana. I apologize if these photos make you feel like clocking out of work and taking a vacation. Peace gods, happy weekend.

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MS. DOROTHY ”DITA” DANDRIDGE

IMG_0064 I love picking out my share of outfits from the new arrival section, but there is just something about picking out vintage clothing that keeps a girl going back for more , it feels more like a sentimental ritual that this girl can’t seem to enough off. I picked out this cute 50’s collar dress in the name of every young elegant woman that roamed the summer streets of the 50’s .My advise is, If you buy vintage, dress it up like you own a time machine. I paired this cute sleeveless turquoise collar dress with a pair of white Dorothy Dandridge-esque pumps and a touch of brown via my belt just to add some ground to the light colors. (more photos)

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