Naima – Spring 2012

My daughter Naima will be turning 7 in a couple of months. She has been one of my main models since she was a baby. I started to learn photography years before my daughter was born, but it wasn’t until I had her that I started to actually acquire what some people call “the eye” for photography.

My daughter (and my husband) became my main subject to photograph mainly because of the proximity. It was not easy for a new wife and mom like me to go out and search for subjects to photograph and create photo projects. My daughter, however, was always with me and it was just a matter of getting my camera and just shoot away at her. It was fun. I would spend entire days (and entire rolls of film) following her and capturing all those moments that as moms we always want to remember.



In every sense of the word, my daughter is my best work…

Here are some photos of Naima’s most recent photo shoot for spring, at Tree Tops Park in Davie, Florida.

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R&D EyeWear – iCandy™ Line

iCandy shades

With absolute pleasure I introduce my newest client, R&D EyeWear.

It was also a pleasure to be their official photographer for the launch event of their iCandy line at Waxy O’Connor’s in Brickell, Miami .

Succesful Night for R&D EyeWear’s First Launch Party

May 4th R&D EyeWear took downtown Miami by storm. Waxy O’Connor’s hosted their first promo party and if you weren’t able to attend lets re-cap the highlighted event.

Raisa Cohen and Daniel Franklin were on hand in association with Mr. Miami Marvin, Eyes On Miami, and TatyCohen Photography to present R&D’s first product line called iCandy’s and launched their web site to the world.  R&D’s fan base was out in force to support the two young entrepreneurs.

R&D also debuted the first of their apparel, a T-shirt design with a clear message “I don’t want your coins, I want change”. Many were on hand to make a fashion statement and be part of R&D’s movement as the party raged into the early morning. There is a bright future for these two who have sponsorship plans and fashion shows on their mind. “Be on the look out for product releases and events coming up all summer” says Raisa Cohen.

To check out photos of the event visit the Gallery.

Here are some photos at a street photo-shoot in Miami’s Design District.

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Pelea de Gallos (Cockfight)

Pelea de Gallos Republica Dominicana

Cockfighting – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

Cockfighting was once considered to be an accepted traditional sporting event in the United States. It was made illegal after animal rights activists exposed the physical trauma that these fights bring upon the fighting birds.

In Latin American countries such as the Dominican Republic, this blood sport is still prevalent and it is considered not only a conventional from of entertainment, but also a game that represents culture and tradition.

Photos shot with 35mm film

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