#tbt on the left is @JACkie_amare who is a proud mother from Brooklyn who went to the #alphaschoolforprogressiveliving in Brownsville. I was lucky enough to join Jackie on her final Sonogram before giving birth I think on the Tuesday to her son Amare. @shanee_90 in the middle who also went to the school was a talented makeup artist I spotted earlier on and who I took on a few shoots to assist and who is now doing fantastic at beauty college. Watch this space with her work. @nati_sobeautiful is also a mum now and it was her daughters 1st birthday only last Saturday. We had great times at the school and funny ones the day we had the beauty day in the bathrooms with the girls washing each other’s faces with creams donated from artists from www.art-dept.com #funtimes
#Tbt this was Shadow previous to getting into the program. I introduced him to a friend of mine called Barry who had a karate club on the lower east side he took him in and started training with him. One thing about Shadow he was definitely talented at Martial arts. So sad how drugs ruins the lives of many. Hopefully when Shadow gets out his road will be much easier.
#tbt this is Shadow when he was at a program in Brooklyn to stay clean. In his hand is a picture of a sailing boat that he would like be on and not in the program. Sadly he went back on drugs shortly after leaving and is now serving 5 years in Franklin Correctional facility. He gets out in 2016. Shadow was one of the first kids I photographed from the #unionsquarespartans
Meet Betty 79 years young who is originally from Scotland and moved to London when she was nine years of age with her Mom only, she never met her Dad. We had a great chat while Betty had a cuppa tea telling me about how she served in the army for 10 years in 1952 and all the different dogs she rescued from Battersea dogs home. All because she wanted to meet Olive #blackpomeranian who of course took her time to warm up.