Marjani Viola Hawkins/MVHPhoto Interview Exclusive Part 1/2

Interview segment where I chat about my latest music addictions, superpowers and future aspirations! Check out Part 1 and stay tuned for Part 2, coming soon!

Feminism: The Basics (Part 2)

Discussing a few Feminism myths.

*The examples that I used about why men choose to identifyas Feminists are very brief, there are many more reasons men are Feminists, that are of much more consequence*

*Feminism is trying to liberate women, girls, and people who identify as a woman- and liberate men from oppression in the process!*

Feminism: The Basics (Part 1)

 

First video of a series of discussions (there will be articles and personal writing as well) about Feminism. I tried to keep it to the point, enjoy!

November Photo Diary

Friends and festivities during November 2013.

All photographs taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTI.

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October Photo Diary

October 2013 photo diary: primarily Arizona- and a quick adventure in Chicago, IL! *right click + view image for HD*

Photos taken w/ Canon Rebel or Kodak 35mm Film @ an ISO of 800.

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September Photo Diary

At the end of the summer, I began a photographic project where I aimed to capture the ‘spirit’ of the end of the year and document the often unnoticed moments in life. Here are the snapshots from September 2013. All images were taken using Kodak film with an ISO of 800.

Stay tuned for pictures from October, November and December!

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Thriftqueened Clothing + Hard Candy Zine

I had the opportunity to photograph the Fall/Winter Collection for Thriftqueened Clothing which will be featured in the super-cool feminist zine, Hard Candy.
Here are some shots from the preparation and also a sneak peak at one of the final images!
If you live in the Phoenix area and would like to schedule a portrait photo-shoot, contact me at mvhphoto or facebook/marjanivphotography
Stay tuned for more on this shoot and other projects!
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Model: India Jane Loiselle
Makeup: Rockin Rouge Makeup by Heather Howard
Stylist: Vara Ayanna /Thriftqueened

2013 Blues Music Awards Weekend: Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, & Rum Boogie Cafe

Saturday May 11, 2013 was a party from sunrise to sunset! First stop was Hard Rock Cafe, Memphis where I witnessed such tremendous talent congregate on one stage. King Fish, a newcomer to the blues scene, stunned the audience with his guitar playing and vocals that one would never expect from a 14 yr old.

By nightfall, Beale Street was alive with the spirit of the blues-check out the amazing video footage of the performances @ the Rum Boogie Cafe!

Stay tuned! Up next tomorrow is photo/video of our trip to Helena, Arkansas and show highlights from Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi.








































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2013 Blues Music Awards-Part 1

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the 2013 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN. The week-long trip included much sightseeing, and visits to popular local nightclubs to watch amazing musical performances in Tennessee, and Mississippi.

I also visited Cherry Street-a historical entertainment district located in Helena, Arkansas. I met so many talented blues musicians and singers, such as: Diunna Greenleaf, John Primer, Cassie Taylor, and Mud Morganfield – to name a few. Here is the photo documentation of my trip! There are more photographs to come (as well as video) so stay tuned!

























































































Clubs/bars featured: Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, Ground Zero Blues Club, B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club

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