What Is Your Accent? 2.0

Naana Badu and What Is Your Accent returned to Kamau Studios for another photo session. This time the dynamic couple Raii and Whitney were models and a constant source of good vibes. In this shoot, Naana was able to show off her amazing accessories and styling. You can see more about Naana and What Is Your Accent by checking out their page. Check out their previous shoot here.

    New York Wild Film Festival

    Story by Kamau Ware


    INTRO

    The New York Wild Film Festival took place this past January and was an amazing experience to photograph. It’s always great to meet friends of friends, so when Festival Founder who is also a friend of a friend, Nancy Rosenthal called me, i was thrilled to hear from her. When she explained the film festival’s theme – “Explore, Discover, Protect” – this project began to really intrigue me.

    Kamau Ware (l) and Kenneth Broad (r)

    Kamau Ware (l) and Kenneth Broad (r)

    STORY

    The New York Wild Film Festival is a 3-day event held at the Explorers Club featuring stories that challenge you to think differently about our impact and relationship with nature. It’s a visual treat that makes you think and feel.

    Blair Ryan (L) Peter Nerothin (M) Nancy Rosenthal (R)

    Blair Ryan (L) Peter Nerothin (M) Nancy Rosenthal (R)

    The Explorers Club

    The Explorers Club

    Being able to meet passionate filmmakers from all over the world who are activists using their films to make a difference was an added bonus. Those kind of experiences stay with you.

    Filmmaker Awards

    Filmmaker Awards

    It wasn’t possible to watch all the films but here go a list of those that were taken in and admired for their narrative, message, and cinematography. There are films that were missed sadly but hey… i was working.

    • The Ridge by Danny Macaskill
    • Delta Down by Pete McBride (another photographer too who also shoots Nikon)
    • The Bat Man of Mexico by Tom Mustill (bumped into him while with my film students..small City)
    • Damnation by Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, and Matt Steocker
    Engaging Films

    Engaging Films

    Cool People

    Cool People

    Good Eats

    Good Eats


     

    Below are some of the quotes that i collected from the people i met. It was a wonderful environment. If we shoot this event next year, we may do a pre-festival story too. We’ll keep you posted.

    Blair & Peter

    Blair & Peter

    “I returned home to San Diego after the New York WILD Film Festival motivated and committed to spend more time doing work that matters. Many thanks to New York WILD for the perspective on what matters.”

    – Blair Ryan

    “This event exceeded our expectations on every level. It was a short trip from San Diego when you consider how much global perspective we gained. It was especially inspiring to meet the film makers, explorers and global activists who are leading the charge in protecting our planet. We look forward to coming back in future years and staying involved with this wonderful community.”

    – Peter H. Nerothin


    Kelly

    Kelly

    “NY Wild Film Festival is a great place to learn about other places, people, customs, and ways of life while also bringing together like-minded and passionate individuals who are striving to make the world a better place.”

    – Kelly Thompson

     


     

    Rose & Fabio

    Rose & Fabio

    “As avid adventurers on both land and sea the New York Wild Film Festival is an event not to miss.  The films both inspire and revive our passions to connect to the wild world and dare to believe in a little magic which has yet to be discovered. “

    – Rose Horn & Fabio Peixoto

    GALLERY BELOW


      To find out more about the New York Wild Film Festival or The Explorers Club, you can check out their web sites.

      Dr. Michele C. Reed

      Meet Dr. Michele C. Reed. She’s a hardworking family doctor with two office locations in Long Island and Queens, New York. She has a sense of humor that makes you really wonder if we all have a funny bone.

      This past year Dr. Reed stopped by kamau studios for a full story package which included a brief video about her practice, studio portraits, and a photo book. It has been a pleasure to not only get to know her but also her husband, twins, and dedicated staff. You can get to know more about Dr. Reed in the two videos we produced for her below. Expect to see more of Dr. Reed. She’s an awesome person.

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      Here is video number two.


       

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      Find out more about Dr. Michele C. Reed on her website – askdrmichele.com