Kali Artistry: Blog https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog en-us (C) Kali Artistry kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:44:00 GMT Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:44:00 GMT https://www.kaliartistry.com/img/s/v-12/u879435752-o722770303-50.jpg Kali Artistry: Blog https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog 120 120 Selena's New York State of Mind https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/4/selenas-new-york-state-of-mind Happy to have finally created with Selena Jutton. Selena is a model and photographer. One of the hardest things to do is shoot another photographer. This is because there sometimes are lingering thoughts of if he/she approves of your style of shooting and editing. These thoughts always surface at the most random times during the photoshoot or during post-production. Surprisingly, this shoot went by smoothly as she allowed me to take the lead and followed my directions immaculately.

Based in Kingston, Jamaica, and frequent South Florida, Selena expressed to me that she wanted to do something "very New York City". It was obvious that she was in a NY state of mind. We went with something fashion-forward. This shoot was inspired by William Klein's street fashion photography. We recreated our version of one of his popular taxi / yellow cab shots.

Model: Selena Jutton 
Selena's Model Instagram: @selenajutton
Selena's Photography Instagram: @moodslens

Photographer: @kaliartistry

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry cab fashion Jutton kali KaliArtistry mccarthy Moodslens nyc photographer photoshoot Selena selenajutton taxi yellow https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/4/selenas-new-york-state-of-mind Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:43:57 GMT
Melany Channeling her inner Aaliyah https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/2/melany-channeling-her-inner-aaliyah It was all Melany's idea. The concept was all her, and it was perfect, as if it reflects her personality. This concept was inspired by Aaliyah's music video 4-page letter because she loves the leather outfit. She pitched the idea to me, and I was on board right away. I love Aaliyah's music, her image, and her swag, so for me, this was a no brainer. A lot of people have tried to replicate her look and failed miserably. Melany did that and some. See for yourself.

Model: @melanyamilex

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) 4 aaliyah artistry fashion frias kali kaliartistry leather letter melany nude nyc page photoshoot rector st https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/2/melany-channeling-her-inner-aaliyah Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:14:32 GMT
Choosing the right City Hall Wedding Photography package https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/1/choosing-the-right-city-hall-wedding-photography-package In this blog post, I will walk you through our City Hall Wedding Photography packages' pros and cons. Each package has its advantages and disadvantages. It can be useful to comb through each package's details to decide which is best for your specific situation. Couples can find details of each package on the "CITY HALL WEDDING RATES" webpage. There are three wedding photography packages. 

City Hall Wedding Photography (INSTANT PACKAGE) $125.00
City Hall Wedding Photography (2 Day Package) $300.00
City Hall Wedding Photography (Landmark Package) $850.00


The Instant Package

This package is the most popular of the lot. The client gets all the BASIC SERVICES, which includes coverage of before, during, and after the ceremony. The client receives production rights to the images as well as the free witness (the photographer). What's special about this package is that the client receives the images immediately after completing the session. The photographer hands over the SD card at the end and keeps no record of the wedding.

PROS

  • Immediate access to wedding photos
  • Great for tourists/visiting couples with a tight schedule
  • Budget-Friendly (cheapest of all the packages)

CONS

  • Recieve pictures "as is." The photographer doesn't edit the images.
  • Get more images than needed as the photographer didn't get to choose the absolute best (it can be overwhelming when browsing through)

The 2 Day Package

The "2 Day Package" is the most commonly used package from the clients who researched before choosing their package. It's cheap, it's fast, and it delivers everything you need within 48 hours. With this package, you get all the BASIC SERVICES, but unlike the Instant Package, the images will be culled through, edited, and delivered within 48 hours.

PROS

  • Photographer chooses the best images to be delivered.
  • Images are edited before delivery.
  • Digital Delivery via an online gallery
  • Option to buy prints and/or create a wedding album with your choice of wedding images

CONS

  • Have to wait 48 hours (unlike the instant package) to get the wedding photos

The Landmark Package

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The Landmark Package is the cream of the crop. It is as close as you will get to capture your wedding day as you would the traditional wedding. The client gets all the perks of the "2 Day Package," but in addition to that, they get to shoot at any public landmark of their choice before or after the ceremony. Instead of edited images being delivered in 48 hours, these will be delivered within four days.

PROS

  • Wedding photoshoot at one of NYC's amazing landmarks
  • Edits tailored to landmark concept
  • Photographer chooses the best images to be delivered.
  • Images are edited before delivery.
  • Digital Delivery via an online gallery
  • Option to buy prints and/or create a wedding album with your choice of wedding images

CONS

  • Have to wait four days (unlike the instant package or 2 day package) to get the wedding photos

To learn more about city hall weddings, visit NYC City Hall Wedding Photography. Kali Artistry extends service to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

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As Is with Evelyn https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/as-is-with-evelyn This concept, As Is, is what I call the absolute truth. There is no editing, no adjustment of exposure or contrast, no color grading, no sharpening, no smoothing of the skin, absolutely no manipulation of the finished product at all: Zero, Zilch, Not a bloodclaat ting. I press the shutter, I transfer it to the computer, and I post. The focus is to get it right on set and in the camera. Makeup has to be on point, her poses, angles, and whatever else to make the concept presentable. 

Model: @evelyn.ellis

 

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) ellis evelyn fashion kaliartistry lingerie miami nude photo photography photoshoot shoot https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/as-is-with-evelyn Sun, 27 Dec 2020 03:08:26 GMT
Subway Series Episode Six ft. Chidi https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-six-ft-chidi All I can say is, "WOW!" What a unique creative to work with. So fluent with her posing and so versatile with executing different moods for different concepts. With this concept, the Subway Series, she did her thing, which made my job effortless. She also does makeup and has good skin, so post-production was speedy and straightforward. I present to you, Chidimma Achebe.

Model Instagram @chidi.mma

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) achebe chidi chidimma fashion model modeling new nyc photographer photoshoot subway train travel york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-six-ft-chidi Wed, 09 Dec 2020 21:35:03 GMT
Subway Series Episode Five ft. Haley https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-five-ft-haley I had the pleasure of working with Haley Hudson recently on this subway concept shoot I thought she was ideal for. Though we didn't get to shoot it the way I imagined, I have to say that she was impressive nonetheless. The photoshoot location was Rector Street in Manhattan, New York and Wardrobe was a bright yellow Moncler raincoat.

This shoot was inspired by Naomi Campbell's Valentino photoshoot. In my opinion, she has things about her that remind me of Naomi Campbell. She does NOT look like Naomi, but it's my opinion that they have similarities in features. They both have similar body types. They both have unique facial structures... in addition to those, their skin complexions are head turners. Frankly, I think Haley could use Naomi's career as a blueprint to jump-start her own.

I think she is, without a doubt, capable of getting signed with a reputable agency. Hopefully, it doesn't turn out that she signs with "just another" agency because they approached her before she was discovered by some of the more successful and established agencies. Follow her growth on Instagram. 

Model @naturallyhay

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry and black Fashion model Moncler New NYC photoshoot series subway White York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-five-ft-haley Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:00:00 GMT
Subway Series Episode Four ft. Yuli Genes https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-four-ft-yuli-genes Episode Four features the multi-talented Yuli Genes. She sings, acts, and also models. I met Yuli pre-pandemic and haven't seen her until recently when we got this photoshoot done. For me, it was just a simple shoot with me going through the motions. For her, we shot late evening after she finished up with another shoot and was working on only one hour of sleep from the day before. Hats off to her and her drive and dedication.

Model @yuligenes_

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry genes model nyc photographer photoshoot series subway train yuli https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-four-ft-yuli-genes Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:49:31 GMT
Subway Series Episode Three ft. Dynah https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-three-ft-dynah This episode of the Subway Series features Dynah Polanco. The focus of this episode was initially supposed to be a lady on the train with her newspaper. Unfortunately, halfway in the shoot, we left the newspaper on the train by mistake and had to shoot the remainder of it using her suitcase as a prop. You guys probably wouldn't have noticed it unless I mentioned it... but what the heck. This paragraph is supposed to tell you about the shoot. 

Dynah's Instagram: @dynahsaur_

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry Dynah mccarthy new nyc photographer photoshoot Polanco series subway york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-three-ft-dynah Mon, 02 Nov 2020 01:12:10 GMT
Subway Series Episode Two ft. Morgan Olejarz https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/10/subway-series-episode-two-ft-morgan-olejarz The Subway Series is my way of creating content during the winter while not being able to use the nice warm studio space many photographers have access to in NYC. This is Episode Two, featuring the uniquely beautiful Morgan Olejarz. Three years ago, I was introduced to Morgan by a very close friend and peer of mine, Jabbar. We have been in contact over the past few years on and off but never actually met each other in person until October this year. This is what we did in our first in-person meeting.

Model Instagram @morgggano

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @morgggano fashion kali kaliartistry morgan nude nyc olejarz photographer photography photoshoot series subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/10/subway-series-episode-two-ft-morgan-olejarz Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:20:06 GMT
Subway Series Episode One ft. Keilahri https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/9/subway-series-episode-one-keilahri The Subway Series is me trying to be creative and efficient with content building, knowing that winter is coming around and having no studio access. Doing this series is one of the solutions that I plan to put into action. This set is Episode One featuring Keilahri.

Since moving to NYC, I haven't been able to plant my feet on the ground firmly. I got here at the beginning of winter, which is not suitable for a natural light photographer. When things were about to start looking up as we approached warmer weather in March, COVID-19 decided to show its ugly face. Summer came, and we were finally getting the opportunity to get a percentage of our ordinary life back. Still, the summer seemed shorter than usual, and I have to be already finding ways and figuring out how to create content. The subway series is one way.

I've always been fascinated with New York's texture and big city vibe, so I decided to use it to my advantage. It is warm, it had different looks for each station in each borough, and the lighting is the same, whether it's daytime or night time. 

Keilahri, Keilahri... What can I say about Keilahri? Not much, I guess. She is the model with the physical features, posing capabilities, and mindset that a photographer (namely me) would want as a MUSE. She is bold, confident, spontaneous, risque, and has a work ethic that rivals anyone I've shot with before.

In this shoot, she styled herself and did her makeup. All I had to do is show up.

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry Anioroso fashion kali KaliArtistry Keilahri mccarthy miami New NYC photographer photoshoot series subway York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/9/subway-series-episode-one-keilahri Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:52:17 GMT
Victoria Fonseca, Kali Artistry and the Streets of SoHo https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/victoria-fonseca-kali-artistry-and-the-streets-of-soho It started as an orange jacket with a black top, leggings, boots. It ended with just the orange coat. Victoria was down to earth from beginning to end. But I won't get into the details...Watch the video instead. The video reflects her personality, and the images show off her natural beauty.  

IG. @victoriafonseca

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry fashion green kali kaliartistry manhattan mccarthy new ny nyc photographer photography photoshoot prince soho spring st york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/victoria-fonseca-kali-artistry-and-the-streets-of-soho Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:20:54 GMT
Ethiopian - Eritrean Empress Ella Shoots in New York City https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/ethiopian-empress-ella-shoots-in-new-york-city Just recently, about a week before the NYC social distancing order was announced over the coronavirus Covid-19, I had the opportunity to work with true an African beauty. She is a natural hair Ethio-Eritrean (Ethiopian and Eritrean) Empress that goes by the name Ella.

Ella and I have been talking about shooting for months but she lives in Boston and it quite frankly just wasn't convenient for us to get together and create. Finally, I got a message from her saying she will be visiting New York City and I was happy and eager to make plans to meet and shoot. Without the luxury of being able to pick and choose a day with a suitable forecast to shoot, we ended up shooting on a very cold morning. I must say that she was a trooper... she sucked it up and did the job without complaining. Hats off to Ella. 
 

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @_beingella @kaliartistry _beingella afro city curls curly Ella fashion hair kali KaliArtistry natural new nyc photographer photography photoshoot york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/ethiopian-empress-ella-shoots-in-new-york-city Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:19:36 GMT
Marisol Sollyluna does Edgy Fashion with Kali Artistry in the Subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/marisol-sollyluna-does-edgy-fashion-with-kali-artistry-in-the-subway If you have been following my blog posts, you would have seen the story of Marisol's and I last shoot titled Jersey City stroll with Marisol Sollyluna. Well, this time around, we got to shoot the look we originally had planned to shoot in the photo session before. We did have to improvise, though. It was cold and windy (gusting up to 40 miles per hour), and the conditions weren't favorable for an outdoor shoot. We decided to take indoors to a subway station. This piece of art is what we created.

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art artistry fashion island kali kaliartistry mccarthy nude nyc photographer photography photoshoot roosevelt subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/marisol-sollyluna-does-edgy-fashion-with-kali-artistry-in-the-subway Sat, 29 Feb 2020 16:58:04 GMT
Sierra Schast: Model, Actress, Recovery Coach, Animal Lover & BADASS! https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/sierra-schast-model-actress-recovery-coach-animal-lover-badass Met up with Sierra Schast for our first shoot. She surprised me at how brave and bold she was. We shot in 30-degree weather on a misty evening by the east river in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The images will speak for themselves

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Couple Shoot w/ Marvin & Jasmine in SoHo https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/couple-shoot-w-marvin-jasmine-in-soho I'm new to New York City and not knowing many models and locations in the city as yet puts me in an unfamiliar place. In Miami, I was always able to pick up the phone, call a few models to shoot, and nine times out of ten times, I would end up shooting within the hour (with whoever is available that day)... but here, in NYC, things aren't so easy. Not yet, at least. So you can imagine how I jumped for joy when I saw that Marvin and Jasmine were in town for NYFW (New York Fashion Week). 

I contacted them both to do a photoshoot, and they were down to if availability permitted them. I want to say," and the rest is history," but we almost didn't get to shoot. I was lucky enough to get 90 minutes with the couple the day before they left. It happened on the way to a gig, which they ended up getting too late to give us more time to create. 

The concept (on the fly) was to capture a power couple doing some street fashion looks. We did both solo shots and shots as a couple.

Male Model Marvin Bienne (@MarvGotIt)
Female Model Jasmine Blandford (@chola_girl)
Location SoHo, NYC
Photographer Kali McCarthy (@KaliArtistry)

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Kamini, The Red Boot Farm Girl https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/kamini-the-red-boot-farm-girl On September 9th, 2017, early in the morning before Hurricane Irma struck southeast Florida, Kamini and I decided to we'd do a photo session because apparently we had nothing to do as we awaited destruction. In this set, she sports a Chanel red water boots that just really stood out. We shot four different outfits. Two have already been made public and this is a third of the remainder. Kamini, who I've admired from I started portrait photography, was on my bucket list to create with. She lived up to the hype as well. Hands down one of the top 3 models I've worked with. She knows how to move, understand moods and facial expressions, and understood lighting and angles like no other.

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Jersey City stroll with Marisol Sollyluna https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/jersey-city-stroll-with-marisol Marisol, being a flight attendant, it is almost always a random "meet and shoot" with her. Never more than a weeks' notice and sometimes as little as 12 hours. One thing for sure, when I get that DM (direct message via Instagram) from her, I always jump to the opportunity to create with her. I think we have good work chemistry. She may be the closest thing that can be compared to be considered a Muse.

Marisol is a nudist at heart. She understands that a woman's body is one of God's Greatest Works Of Art, but I enjoy having her dress up and show the fashionable side of her which most photographers seem to overlook. She's an amazing model with an amazing sense of style.

This shoot was shot in Jersey City by the Hudson River which separates us from Lower Manhattan. It was extremely cold, but oh so beautiful. She left an important part of the original outfit so she quickly put together one that I was satisfied with. Not only satisfied, but I was impressed. See the video to get details about the outfit change.

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @sollyluna021 fashion kali mccarthy New NYC photographer photography photoshoot sollyluna021 Street York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/jersey-city-stroll-with-marisol Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:23:36 GMT
Vaunter Nation takes over Brooklyn, New York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/vaunter-at-dumbos-brooklyn  

Vaunter

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  1.  Someone who vaunts, who brags; a braggart; especially in an excessive way.

    "He is bold, He is Confident, He is extravagant, He is a VAUNTER."
     

When the Vaunter clothing company approached me to do this shoot, I jumped at the opportunity. The line shows so much promise. Found by Orrett McKenzie, a person that vaunts daily, it accurately represents everything the word signifies. The brand is bright and colorful and any person wearing any of its' pieces will grab the attention of any room he/she enters. To Vaunt is to Brag or to Boast!

This shoot was shot in Brooklyn, New York at DUMBOs (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) by Kali Artistry

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Roosevelt Island Fashion Set https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/roosevelt-island-fashion-set Follow the images from top to bottom. First, it starts out as a simple set of pictures, but as you look at each image, especially towards the end, it tells a simple but captivating story.

Lisbeth De JesusRoosevelt Island shoot with KaliArtistry

As the video above explained, this shoot was a simple, classy, and yet fashionable shoot. We needed somewhere clean, warm, and quiet to be able to execute this concept properly. Roosevelt Island was the perfect location for what we wanted. Lisbeth and I worked towards executing this shoot effectively by doing a series of practice shoot so we could build work chemistry and get the mood/facial expressions down for the concept. I am happy with the results.

Model Lisbeth De Jesus
Photographer KaliArtistry
Location Roosevelt Island

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A Cold Night in NYC's Subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/a-cold-night-in-nycs-subway A Cold Night In NYC's Subway. Nicole and I shot a while back in Miami... we ended up not using any of the pictures as we felt rush and unprepared. This time around... meeting up in NY on a very cold day, we decided we had to take the photoshoot indoors... and since we wanted to do street photography, we both agreed on shooting in the subway. This is what we came up with...

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“CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE“ by Yuli Genes https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/-caged-with-confidence-by-yuli-genes Yuli GenesYuli GenesHeadshot session turned into something deep and sexy. It's called “CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE.“
The headshot session turned into something deep and sexy. It's called “CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE“. Deep words by Yuli Genes complemented by images that reflect her beauty, self-love, self-motivation, self-acceptance, self-awareness, self rejuvenation, her will power, and her gigantic self-confidence. She discusses the Stages to overcoming the challenges we face daily... Gives her advice for it and used a unique way of grabbing our attention to take heed of what she is saying. I present to you... Yuli Genes

 

 

Part 1
A person's biggest strength or biggest weakness is his or her confidence and SELF LOVE! Stop complaining about how bad you look or what you wish you can change, stand in front of the mirror and “fake it until you believe it”, tell yourself how beautiful or handsome you are because there will always be someone saying what they hate and love about you, don’t be that person... 

 

 

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Part 2
This is where things get tough.. we lose ourselves thinking that there’s another way to numb the pain, to make it all go away. So we change our appearance, we change our actions, we always say we are okay. We start using drugs, we drown in alcohol happy but then at the end of the night we look back in the mirror encountering the damage we do to oneself to our health then we’re crying all over again, listen to me 👂 let’s not let it get this far. Once we’ve noticed that we need something or someone else other than ourselves we seek help, any help! A friend; mom, dad, your dog bro. Toxicity is contagious so let’s clean ourselves, I’m sure we can find a YouTube video of how to feel at peace with yourself look for it! Did you notice I said “we” a lot? That’s because we’re all in this together...

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Finale (Part 3)
Now, this is where we HEAL! 

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Falonia Lindsey Swim Set in Miami https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/falonia-lindsey-swim-set-in-miami This shoot with Falonia Lindsey was my farewell shoot. The last shoot before moving north to become a New York Photographer and to do NYC style street and fashion photography. But before I left, I had to shoot one more time with Falonia... One last hoorah (however you spell that lol) and we executed flawlessly. 

Model: @falonia
Location: Miami
Photographer: @kaliartistry

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Similarly Different | Britt & Bridgette | Sisters https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/11/similarly-different-britt-bridgette A while back I did a shoot with a pair of sisters for a magazine. It was accepted and we were asked to hold off from posting from that set. Well, the magazine went MIA (missing) and I chose not to wait anymore... so here... the extremely beautiful sister duo Bridgette and Britt

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Melanin Empress enjoying the Sun https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/4/melanin-empress-enjoying-the-sun When Falonia and I decided to hook up to shoot this concept... I wanted to do it on a rooftop with an industrial feel, but we had no access to any. So we did the roof of a parking garage instead. Hair big and bold, InStyle magazine with Michelle Obama on the cover, Coconut water, royal gold velvet swimwear, and even threw in the Black Girl Sunscreen brand to top it off. What was this? A beach day away from the beach featuring Falonia as the Melanin Empress. 

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Vintage Rainbow https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/4/vintage-rainbow Vintage Rainbow featuring Parrish and Cyndel. This is my first time shooting a female couple. They both have artistic souls so the process all ended being so simple. After ten minutes in front of the camera, everyone was comfortable and things ran smoothly. They wanted to make a statement with the rainbow socks (which represents LGBT) so we made sure to have a couple of shots where it is bright and bold.

 

 

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Helena's Down Time https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/2/helenas-down-time Helena has finally returned to Miami and I was happy that we got to create some art together. With absolutely no concept in mind, we just decided that we would let the environment speak to us and we'll just adapt. And adapt she did... effortlessly. There are two pieces of artwork in the pics that I loved and felt that I needed to get involved.


The style of edit (vintage/classic) was not so much about what I wanted people to think or how I wanted them to react... but was about what the mood in the images says to me. The mood was calm, effortless, cluttered, and NATURAL. Natural to the core... Old film cameras used to give you what you shot and nothing more. No Photoshop, no smoothing of the skin. You get the RAW image of what you saw when the picture was taken. That is something I've always appreciated. Vintage is something I appreciate.

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Model: Helena Ballmann @helena.emilie
Photographer: Kali McCarthy @KaliArtistry

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Behind the scenes of Alondra Ortiz photoshoot in Aventura https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/behind-the-scenes-of-alondra-ortiz-photoshoot-in-aventura Decided to do some beauty shots with Alondra Ortiz in Aventura on a early Monday morning (Veterans Day). She was accompanied by her manager (Will) who is the owner of Screen Green Studios. This BTS was unexpected... but i am extremely happy with the final product. Shout out to Will for doing this for us. 

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She named her kitty Gigi https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/she-named-her-kitty-gigi Valerie, the flexible nude model, and I had a hard time shooting because her Siamese cat Gigi is a master of photobombs. I need to say no more... the images tell the story perfectly.

Model: @valflexual
Photographer: @KaliArtistry

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Marisol Once Again in Miami Beach https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/marisol-once-again-in-miami-beach Marisol (@sollyluna021) one again in Miami but this time we stayed away from the beach when shooting. Our focus this time around? Portraits :)

Even though its November, Miami still has that beautiful warm and sunny weather and she was able to enjoy it. It's a lot different from the Bay Area where it gets pretty chilly and foggy all the time.

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Make your subject pop with "real artificial" lighting [Tutorial] https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/9/make-your-subject-pop-with-real-artificial-lighting-tutorial If you saw this in instagram and came over to see the rest of the video... Thank you. This is my first attempt at doing a tutorial. I'll try a couple more time and share techniques i don't see anyone else using. If I get a sense of satisfaction after three tutorials , I'll continue making them.

I have soooo many techniques that i have figured out and developed on my own... it's only right to share and help with the growth of the art I fell so deeply in love with. Let me know what you think in the comments below and also ask questions about the video if there is something that isn't clear. Promise I will address all questions in a timely manner.

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Irina Key Doing it Different in Miami https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/irina-key-doing-it-different-in-miami Initially we had planned to submit this... but now i'm selfish (just joking). This was shot a couple years ago when the abandoned train was still by the Miami airport. This, in my opinion, was an amazing shoot... we got amazing images. I hope you enjoy.

Model: Irina Key [@irinakey]
Location: Miami, Florida
Photographer: Kali McCarthy [@KaliArtistry]

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Briana, the Beautiful Jamaican Fashion/Swim Model https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/briana-the-beautiful-jamaican-fashion/swim-model Really don't have to say much about Briana (@brianaans). Her beauty speaks for itself and her fun personality shows through the images. Editing is also a breeze... really all you need to do is adjust exposure. There is no need to smooth skin or any of the other commonly done Photoshop methods... she is a RAW beauty, nice body, nice skin, and nice everything (including personality).

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @brianaans @kaliartistry Ans Briana ebony fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/briana-the-beautiful-jamaican-fashion/swim-model Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:44:00 GMT
Irina Key - Clothed Nudist https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/7/irina-key---clothed-nudist This was a Spontaneous shoot with Irina Key. We decided that we wanted to do something different from her norm. So we did a little fun sporty look.

 

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @irinakey @kaliartistry beach fashion Irina kali KaliArtistry Key mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/7/irina-key---clothed-nudist Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:43:33 GMT
Welcome to South Florida Cassidy https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-south-florida-cassidy Coming in from a colder northern state, Cassidy is right where she needs to be. She needs to be in the Miami sunshine. She needs to be at the beach and/or poolside. Her body definitely needs to be in a bikini morning, noon and night. She has a body built for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Don't take my word for it. take a look yourself.

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @cassidymaia @kaliartistry beach cassidy kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot swimwear https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-south-florida-cassidy Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:10:00 GMT
Michelle in the Grove https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/michelle-in-the-grove This was a spontaneous rainy day shoot. Bored on a rainy Saturday morning, three photographer friends reached out to me explaining that they access to an amazing location in Coconut Grove, Florida. When i saw the pictures of the location, i had to find a way to capture some art there given the limited time i had access to the location. And then Michelle happened. The rest is history. Michelle came through last minute and she delivered in a big way.

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @mi.chelle.renee coconut grove kali mccarthy miami michelle photographer photography photoshoot poolside spontaneous swimwear https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/michelle-in-the-grove Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:31:50 GMT
Welcome to Miami Alexandria Renee [NSFW 18+] https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-miami-alexandria-renee This is a vintage-themed shoot done in a little alleyway behind a small business in an industrial area between I-95 and the train tracks. Not much is needed to say about this talent. Alexandria Renee is among the best I've worked with. She also sings and is a healer. Needless to say, I was impressed.

Instagram: @reneeflowers_

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @reneeflowers_ alexandria fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot renee vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-miami-alexandria-renee Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
That Honeycomb shoot with Camila https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/that-honeycomb-shoot-with-camila This set, which ended up being one of my absolute favorite set to date, was our first shoot together. we actually shot seven looks and only revealed five publicly. Holding on the other photoshoots for a later date. We call it "honeycomb' for obvious reasons. The play with shadows along with Camila's beauty and sex appeal created what I would consider PERFECTION.

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @_camimosquera @kaliartistry design district fashion honeycomb implied kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami nude photographer photography photoshoot shadows https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/that-honeycomb-shoot-with-camila Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Stormy Days with Becky [NSFW 18+] https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/stormy-days-with-becky People prefer not to shoot if there is a slight drizzle in Miami. Even when the photoshoot is covered like under a bridge or in a parking garage where no one gets wet. I must say, there is something about shooting with a model that's passionate and willing to go out in the ocean in the middle of a rainstorm. I had to create a DIY rainproof cover for my camera. And at the end of it all... We are satisfied. Are you?

 

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @beckydeeve @kaliartistry art beach biscayne key mccarthy miami nude photographer photography photoshoot rain storm swimwear virginia https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/stormy-days-with-becky Fri, 01 Jun 2018 05:52:27 GMT
Kya, The model that came through https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/4/kya-the-model-that-came-through Inspired by Adrian McDonald's work and his attention to detail, I finally decided to put together a well-planned shoot. Instead of just randomly choosing a location and or outfits, I decided to take a page out of @lexonart's book. With this shoot, Adrian and I went thrifting to find outfits and props. The suitcase being the main prop and determined the concept direction we would go with the shoot. We decided to go vintage on a travel set. After getting the plans together, I shopped the idea to a few models but they didn't bite on the idea. Finally, I saw KH's profile on Instagram and thought her look was perfect for the photoshoot idea. I approached her to shoot a basic look to see if she was worthy. I was blown away by how amazing she was at posing and working angles. I decided to ask her to do the set and she said yes. The rest is history.

note: Three of the four girls I approached for that idea ended up loving it and asked to do future concept work with me

Model: KH

Photographer: Kali McCarthy

Location: Miami, FL

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art artistry fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/4/kya-the-model-that-came-through Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:30:00 GMT
That fashionable ball player called Soraya https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/3/that-fashionable-ball-player-called-soraya Soraya Page is no longer in South Florida and is back in Australia, but while she attended FIU on a basketball scholarship... she took time out to leave a mark in the fashion circle in Miami. She was amazing at executing poses and creating moods with her facial expressions. Hope she comes back around soon.

This set was styled by Alexis Azizah

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kalimccarthy@gmail.com (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry artistry beach fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami nude page photographer photography photoshoot soraya https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/3/that-fashionable-ball-player-called-soraya Fri, 02 Mar 2018 23:45:00 GMT