Debora Pulling Off iCandy™

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Continuing with the promotion of the new line of summer shades from R&D Eyewear – iCandy™ – my good friend and model, Debora Santos do Nacimiento, wears the shades as we visit the streets of Miami! Thank you Debbie, what a good time we had, I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I enjoyed working with you. Miss you…Be blessed!

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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

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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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In the 1800s, a total of three wars were fought by the U.S. military against the Seminoles. These campaigns were the longest, costliest, and bloodiest of all the Indian wars. Although many Seminoles were killed or removed to present-day Oklahoma, they were never defeated, and to this day, more than 3,000 Seminoles are known as “The Unconquered” Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The Big Cypress Shootout – Seminole War Reenactment is held every year in February, and commemorates the Seminole’s struggle and sacrifice to remain in their homeland. The event features authentic weapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War.

The events usually lasts three days and includes music, Seminole food, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, Seminole Stomp Dancing, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling. “Period settlers” from around the country hew wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole war era.

It was a real pleasure to be able to meet Moses Jumper, Jr., the main character of the Shootout event. “Bigg” as he is called by his friends, is also is also one of the best Native poets in the world. You can read more about Jumper on this Seminole Tribune Article: Q-and-A with Moses “Bigg Shot” Jumper Jr.

For more information about this event visit their website:

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