Last week I worked alongside the beautiful Susset Cabrera, President of Peacock Public Relations and editor of “Miami Beats and Sazon”. She was granted the opportunity to participate in the Marshalls Project FAB campaign so we had an amazing photoshoot at the luxurious Mondrian South Beach in Miami. Here are a couple of the photos from our shoot. Check out Susset’s full article on her blog “Miami Beats and Sazon” !
Kendrick Lamar’s star is burning brighter than it has at any point during the 25-year-old rapper’s career. Lamar’s performance was, for lack of a better word, epic. “K-Dot, K-dot, K-dot!!!” the crowd shouted in anticipation before he took the stage. The room exploded when Kendrick came out, the energy overwhelming as fans got their first glimpse of the rapper. K-Dot gave his fans exactly what they wanted, a slew of old school hits from earlier projects with a mix of freestyles and newer songs and, toward the end, a preview of the new album with hits like “The Recipe” and “Swimming Pools (Drank)”. In the process, he showed us all why he’s the total package as an emcee. (Written By: Jayson Stewart @FiveStarAdam)
All Photos by: Natalie Edgar
Downtown, Miami. December 2, 2011. Photos by: Natalie Edgar. On December 2, 2011 the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Bombay Sapphire hosted an event in downtown, Miami during Art Basel. Russell Simmons, along with his brother Danny Simmons started the foundation in 1995 to shine light on underrepresented artists in the United States. “Art Series” is a search for the next big visual, creative geniuses. With almost 2000 entries from artists throughout the nation, only 2 were selected the night of the event and prized with an exhibition in The Rush Arts Gallery in Manhattan.
In South Beach, neon lights, palm trees and Mojitos. Germans and Swedes, New Yorkers, Britons, Italians, Brazilians and Argentines. People from everywhere. They go to Sushi Samba on Lincoln Road, Mangoes Tropical Café on Ocean Drive, or The Big Pink on Collins Avenue. The bars seem to never close. You can leave club Mansion at 3 a.m., grab a slice of pizza on Washington Ave, and still have time to make it to the after party at Purdy Lounge.
The hip-hop group Black Star performed at the Fillmore on September 27, 2011. Black Star, made up of two commercially known MCs, Mos Def and Talib Kweli released their first and only album Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star in 1998. It is said that the MCs are working on another album together. Despite the fact that the MCs are officially solo artists, the Fillmore was completely crowded by fans of the legendary hip-hop group.
Photo by Natalie Edgar. 3/25/2010. Miami Beach, Florida. Abraham Esparza from Chicago, Illinois enjoys his sunny spring break in Miami while playing a latin version of volleyball. Similar to soccer, every body part with the exception of hands are used to score points. Although not yet on Spring Break vacation, Abraham’s younger cousin, Joshua from Miami High equally appreciates this day out on the sand.
Photo by: Natalie Edgar. Miami Beach, Fl. March 11, 2010. Employees from the Miami Dade County park staff clean up South Beach in the morning, only to wake up the next morning and do it all over again. Beer bottles and cans cover the sand due to the abundant amount of college students vacationing in this hot spot during spring break. A frustrated employee states, “These teenagers talk about being green and making a difference, it’s pretty damn clear how much they mean it.”