3.04.2008

..papa got a brand new...

...blog. Click here! And a new website is coming soon!
I won't be updating this blog anymore, but will keep it open.

Go to the new one often...will definitely be updating as much as possible.

2.06.2008

Jesus House Prayer Retreat 2008

Just some pictures from the Jesus House DC Prayer Retreat that took place last month at Cambridge, MD.

video

8.07.2007

7.23.2007

7.20.2007

7.18.2007

Sid


7.16.2007

spanish waiter


6.19.2007

5.08.2007

walephotos.blogspot.com...

i miss thee...

2.22.2007

2.01.2007

1.17.2007

old church


me, myself and i


we have a lot of work ahead of us for 2007!

12.07.2006

solved the issue of not taking pics...



...now i just have to figure out how i can convince you wonderful people to buy me a new, faster computer :)
I have plenty of images, but my computer decided to slow down. So I'm too lazy to process the images. It's good though...forcing me to take perfect images without processing them. Thanks B.O., L.A., L.O. and L.G for being my subjects last weekend. Pictures of them coming in the next week or so.

12.06.2006

fashion for world peace.

very cool event.



log on to the photogallery at www.ariztos.com for more photos.

11.15.2006

Reuters Photos of The Year (2005)

i posted this a while ago...but i'm an image addict. what can i say.
which one is your favorite?

The international jury of the 49th annual World Press Photo contest selected a color image of the Canadian photographer Finbarr O'Reilly of Reuters as World Press Photo of the Year 2005. The picture shows the emaciated fingers of a one-year-old child pressed against the lips of his mother at an emergency feeding clinic in Niger. A devastating swarm of locusts and the worst drought in decades left millions of people short of food in the African state. The picture was taken in Tahoua, northwestern Niger, on 1 August 2005.

World Press Photo jury chairman James Colton described the winning image: "This picture has haunted me ever since I first saw it two weeks ago. It has stayed in my head, even after seeing all the thousands of others during the competition. This image has everything - beauty, horror and despair. It is simple, elegant and moving."

This year 4,448 professional photographers from 122 countries entered 83,044 images in the most prestigious annual international competition in press photography. The judging sessions took place in Amsterdam from 28 January to 9 February and were completely digital.

The jury gave prizes in 10 theme categories to 63 photographers of 25 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Norway, People's Republic of China, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the USA.

Finbarr O'Reilly, the author of the World Press Photo of the Year 2005, will receive his award and a cash prize of 10,000 euro at the awards ceremony in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, on Sunday 23 April 2006. In addition, Canon will donate O'Reilly a Canon EOS 1D Mark II n camera.

1. Mother and child at emergency feeding center, Tahoua, Niger, 1 August


2. Car bomb explosion, Beirut, Lebanon,
14 February



3. Young girl grieves her parents killed by
US patrol, Tal Afar, Iraq, 18 January



4. London underground bomb attack survivor, London, 7 July



5. Street violence surrounding presidential elections, Togo, 22-27 April



6. Kashmir earthquake aftermath,
October-December



7. Hurricane Katrina aftermath, New Orleans,
30 August-5 September



8. Car bomb explosion at Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, 7 May



9. Reburial of Srebrenica massacre victims' bodies, Potocari, Bosnia, 11 July



10. Evacuation of Jewish settlements,
12-18 August



11. Tsunami aftermath,
3-10 January



12. Kashmir earthquake aftermath.



13. Guatemalan youth gangs



14. Diver Chelsea Davis at FINA World Championships, Montreal, 22 July



15. Sidney Maluleke fights with Sello Hawong, Johannesburg, 16 September



16. Sports portfolio: Aaron Peirsol at Santa Clara Grand Prix, California, 26 June



17. Sports portfolio: Maria Sharapova at Australian Open Championships



18. Sahara Marathon



19. Bull fighter, Medellín



20. Boys play football, Kabul, Afghanistan


21. Wheelchair athletes relax after race, Alaska.



22. Boy helps his father to dress, Sierra Leone



23. Malawi Prison



24. Drinking from a polluted well, Gutri, India



25. Journey of an immigrant



26. Diamond industry



27. Breast Cancer



28. North Korean frontier guards



29. Street children, Kinshasa, DR Congo



30. Child labourer in a textile factory, Bangladesh



31. One vodka too many, Chernobyl, Ukraine



32. Romania



33. School for the blind, Liberia



34. Mallam Gahadima Ahamadu with the hyena Jamis, Abuja, Nigeria



35. Mia, drug addict and prostitute



36. Kashmir earthquake survivor, Balakot, Pakistan



37. Chernobyl children Natasha and Vadim



38. World War II veterans



39. US Marines in Iraq



40. Ballet class, Alexandra Township



41. Tsunami victims commemoration ceremony, Thailand



42. At Salvador Dalí exhibition, Philadelphia



43. Dafen oil painting village



44. New York Fashion Week



45. Polar bear, Svalbard



46. Stranded fishing boat after tsunami, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 12 January



47. Fruit bats, Kasanka National Park, Zambia



48. Amazon drought



49. Asian elephant



50. Ballet school, Moldova

:edit: i took out some of the pictures to save time. search for "World Press Photo of the Year 2005" to get the link to all the images. and the latest entries. ALL of them, to me, were striking. They inspire me to be more into photojournalism than anything.

11.03.2006

blah...LOLAno.32


can't go a month without a mirror shot :-) part of a vanity project.

i have real photos for next week.

10.24.2006

ok ok...i got tagged FOUR some reason

though i've done this before. got tagged again through her eyes...so i'll do it again. i think i'll come back and edit with pictures. lol.

FOUR JOBS YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE
1. Business Analyst
2. Financial Analyst
3. Assistant- Accounting Manager
4. Assistant- Stock Broker

FOUR FICTIONAL JOBS YOU WISH YOU HAD
1. King of Ijero Ekiti, Nigeria
2. Stay home [job]
3. Halle Berry's boy toy
4. Customer Service tutor

FOUR MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN
1. Braveheart
2. Godfather (1 and 2)
3. Mission: Impossible 2
4. Snatch

FOUR CITIES YOU'VE LIVED IN
1. Lagos, Nigeria
2. Washington, DC
3. Silver Spring, MD
4. n/a

FOUR TV SHOWS YOU LOVE TO WATCH
1. Most HGTV shows
2. Entourage
3. Sportscenter
4. Bernie Mac

FOUR PLACES YOU'VE BEEN ON VACATION/TRAVELED TO
1. Amsterdam
2. Jamaica
3. London
4. Addis Ababa

FOUR WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY
1. www.ariztos.com (the forum)
2. www.flikr.com
3. www.blogger.com
4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/

FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS
1. Iyan...with any kind of stew will do.
2. Ben Chilli Bowl's chilli burger with cheese
3. Cereal
4. Rice, Beans and plantains.

FOUR THINGS YOU WON'T EAT (ever again, i've tried a lot of things)
1. Ethiopian food
2. Moroccan food
3.
4.
sorry...that's all i can think of.

FOUR THINGS YOU WISH YOU COULD EAT OR DRINK RIGHT NOW
1. Suya/Chicken Suya (can't wait till y'all get married so we can get this rolling again)
2. Rice, Beans and Plantain with Oxtail stew
3. Agbalumon (spelling ??)
4. Ribs

FOUR THINGS IN YOUR BEDROOM
1. TV/DVD
2. Bed and stuff
3. Un-hung/Unframed posters
4. 7 months over due photography books and 2 bibles.

FOUR THINGS YOU WISH YOU HAD IN YOUR BEDROOM
1. another chest of draws
2. curtains
3. internet connection
4. more books

FOUR THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW
1. American Rag brown sweater
2. Banana Republic brown pants
3. Kenneth Cole brown shoes
4. Black and Grey socks (didn't do laundry this weekend)

FOUR PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
1. At home
2. Australia
3. Amsterdam
4. Ariztos, Inc. headquarters

FOUR PEOPLE YOU’D REALLY LOVE TO HAVE DINNER WITH
1. Nelson Mandela
2. Bill Clinton
3. Nas
4. Dave Chapelle

FOUR THINGS YOU ARE THINKING RIGHT NOW
1. I need to sit on the toilet
2. It's cold in here
3. I need to plan 4 photoshoots before it gets too cold
4. I need to sleep

FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS
1. Direct TV
2. My camera
3. My RL jeans
4. LowLa- my MP3 player

FOUR PEOPLE YOU TAG
they've all been tagged :c(

10.05.2006

The Arrow of Time

Check out this idea for a portrait.

9.21.2006

Public Service Announcement-

If you're in the DC area, Ariztos will be giving out advance screening passes to the movie "The Last King of Scotland." (Story about Idi Amin of Uganda).

Stay tuned for free movie passes. I'll edit this post with the actual details, but the subscribers in the area will definitely be getting theirs.

CLICK HERE for the movie's official website.

UPDATES coming soon!


Sorry. I know I haven't taken new pictures in a while. It's not because I'm in a slump, but because I've been really, really busy and just trying to get things in order.

I'll be back soon. Probably after this weekend. I promise.

I have A LOT of catching up to do. And I really miss taking pictures.

9.08.2006

African hip hop star, Tuface Idibia


Tuface Idibia, originally uploaded by phinephotos.

This was taken this summer after a concert in Baltimore.

Apprently, he has a third child on the way from a young lady in Chicago. He denies it though. The attention the girl is getting?? She's even throwing a party in Atlanta for "your support."

Google it, you'll find the article somewhere. *SMH*

9.05.2006

Are you ready for some football?!


Cheerleader
Originally uploaded by phinephotos.
Goodness, the last couple of months has been a drag, sports wise. I even tried watching baseball. Baseball?? Abeg, we neeed american football to come to our rescue...ASAP!

P.S. I don't like the Washington Redskins!

9.04.2006

sing with me!!!


i like this picture...because you can hear this dude sing. right?
;c)

8.31.2006

Yoruba Soul group pics


Yoruba Soul group pics
Originally uploaded by phinephotos.
I really really enjoyed this concert. The music was great!

8.24.2006

Van Hunt Photos


Van Hunt 016
Originally uploaded by phinephotos.
Just a few pictures from a Van Hunt concert in DC earlier this year. Check out flickr for the rest!

P.S.., this brother can sing. He'll be at Black Cat in Washington, DC late september.