So You Think You Can Dance?

My daughter thinks she can dance.  She thinks she can dance salsa, samba and of course, her own private happy dance. This is her private happy dance.

she thinks she can dance

It seems all summer I’ve been dancing a somewhat fun, but complicated dance with my business and art.  I’ve been balancing wedding photography and art openings and my own personal development with family, friends and sanity.  I had a successful show, Body Politic I, at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center that ran from July through mid September. As a proud affiliate of The Black Male Identity Project, I received a grant from Baltimore Office Promotion of the Arts to present this show and programming for Free Fall Baltimore 2011.

I will have a month of programming for the month of October at the Station North Arts Cafe, located at 1816 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD.  Please come support Free Fall Baltimore, Station North Arts and me if you are so inclined.

October 8th, Opening reception of Body Politic II, 6-8pm

October 14th, Grits and Gravy Artist Talk, 11am-12pm, Second Friday

October 19th, ‘Just Do the Work’ Business of Art Discussion, 11am-1pm

October 27th, Exhibition Closing, Spoken Word Night, 5pm-7pm

Enjoy the dance and hope to see you all soon.

Kafi-

isabella + nicole, mother’s garden.

isabella + nic.  mother’s garden ,baltimore city maryland.  mother and daughter, together. they adore adventure; whether in baltimore, bombay, new york and beyond, friends and family mean the most. they love a gathering with great food, music with a beat and of course, dancing into the night.  they love being with each other even more. we found a spot in the middle of the city that was ours. we added light, laughter and music.

to view complete slideshow, click here.

2 boys +bubbles/baltimore + a mini cooper

baltimore, a sunny saturday. brendan & jake, i’ve said it before, they are all boy. rough and tumble with a bit of sugar. a perfect day, for some fun. sunny with a threat of rain. we had bubbles, a mini cooper, a mast and a wide field. i love watching children do what they do best: run, play, spill and laugh.

the brother hug

brandon is a storyteller and jake is the still water. two brothers. i’d like to say how dynamic i was in this session, but truly, i just watched and waited. we had the bubble being blown on the mini cooper!, the brother hug, the flat out run, soccer, mom love, hellos to grandma, and a history lesson about the pride of baltimore. in the end, i went off for a nap and the boys continued onto more play. the joy of childhood. For a slideshow click here!
much love & affection,
ms. kafi-

brendan

jake

running

the boys

the cowboy

your love, makes me…. / tu amor, me haces….

december session, outside on a windy day, on a steep hill with a canon. perfect venue for family photos. my mind said stay indoors, but my heart said let us do natural light. juan and sandra were determined to make a special memory for the children this christmas. the have been through a difficult time recently and wanted to do something special with everyone. so we ran, laughed and cried our way around federal hill last saturday. the light was sweet and so was this ‘familia’
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sesión de diciembre, exterior en un día ventoso, en una colina escarpada con un canon. lugar perfecto para las fotos de familia. mi mente dijo estancia dentro, pero mi corazón dijo nos dejó hacer la luz natural. determinaron a Juan y a Sandra para hacer una memoria especial para los niños la esta Navidad. el tener sido con un rato difícil recientemente y quiso hacer algo especial con cada uno. funcionamos, reímos y gritamos tan nuestra manera alrededor de la Federal Hill Park, el sábado pasado. la luz era dulce y así que era este familia.

quiero agradecerle por compartir su familia, su alegría y felicidad. mil besos, con mucho amor y afecto.
Kafi-

To view the complete slide show click here Sandra Y Juan = Familia

To purchase prints click here studioKAFI.com

orgullo hispano/hispanic pride, broadway series

i’ve been photographing a series on broadway avenue, here in beautiful baltimore, md.  the current life on this street is quite fascinating. north avenue & broadway is slightly depressed, only lightened by the stretch of johns hopkins, which folds into the itinerant workers, then the hispanic culture center of broadway and then into historic fells point.  this painting is located on the southbound side of broadway.  this mural speaks to me and every time i pass by i stop to read it.  here is to celebrating Hispanic Heritage month.

‘The dignity created through a rich history of effort,sacrifice and work is what for me, symbolizes, Hispanic Pride’