January 12, 2016

Except The Bahamas! (Ma Boy!)

Visit The Bahamas. Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

Visit The Bahamas. Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

Visit The Bahamas. Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker. Conch Salad Photo

                  ‘Visit The Bahamas’ – Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker

Happy TuckerTuesday you awesome people!

Two Sundays ago, the creator of the hat, “Miami VS Everyone” visited my store, he was wearing one of the hats, I thought it was dope, and I’m a a supporter of people hustling in Miami / for Miami so I bought one.

I shot my first D. TUCKER music video, in Miami, I found / developed myself as a Professional Photographer in Miami, connected with some of the best people in Miami, and most of what I do, I owe it to Miami. We who truly rep the city have a lot of love for the city, and love for the others showing love; it’s just a Miami thing. We leave that hate shit else where.

However, despite this Latin paradise being the favorite, this is still my home away from home, The Bahamas (“Ma Boy!”). Therefore, from me, even though you’ll see me rocking the new favorite hat for the first weeks of this 2016 first quarter, it’s still “Miami VS Everyone”, except The Bahamas.

Over the holidays we had conch and other seafood flown to us from The Bahamas. The photographs above shows a small photo-collection of steps to making what’s in the bowl. Look, I love photography and I love making photographs but that conch was in my face, it was hard for me to even take these three shots because all I wanted to do was finish the salad and eat it. DISCLAIMER – You do not have to have the hat to make the salad! (For those who needed that….) For tortured souls who don’t know what conch is, if you would like to learn more about conch and how to make the Bahamian dish (it’s made much better than shown above), TruBahamianFoodTours.com covers an awesome, “Tru Bahamian Must Eats: Conch Salad” with step by step how to make conch salad and interesting information about the dish’s origin.

For those who vist by my website on TuckerTuesdays thank you for being awesome! Until next time!

All love,
D. TUCKER

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January 5, 2016

Because We Love Photography

Kalik Photographed by Photographer Dwayne Tucker

MaxPowerPhoto photographed by Photographer Dwayne Tucker

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Wait, hold up a second before you stroll further into this post showcasing photographs from last weekend’s bike stroll with Max Power!

As I strolled the images thinking on what to write for this TuckerTuesday post, to you the person who randomly said, “Let me checkout DwayneTucker.com” (much respect to you for passing by the #TuckerTuesday Journal by the way; on the sidebar of the website please add your email to receive updates for when I write to this website and if you’re a fan of my photography / me as an artist you’ll find some cool stuff time to time in that free subscription.)

Photography, and life as a photographer / an artist is like riding bikes – all about the fun, and keeping balanced.

Do me a favor, if you use Twitter, when you’re finished strolling the rest of the images, send a tweet to me saying exactly, “Yo Tucker, respect!” When I see that tweet from you I’ll know you read this post. My hopes as always with these entries are to provide inspiration to the next person; it’s my little duty to pass on some good vibes for the creative hustlers.

I met Max months ago at the store. Reached out to tell me he’d be in the city from Germany. We organized a day to just to have some fun, nothing technical / without using production processes like our normal shoots. This day was just to ride around Miami, shoot at random and breathe a little. It always feels good having shoots like these ones that made me fall in love with photography in the first place; I fall in love with her all over again; every time.

Girls of Miami photographed by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

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Girl On Bike. Girl Smoking. Girls Of Miami Photographer by Photographer Dwayne Tucker

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That’s all for today!

All Love,
D. TUCKER

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December 29, 2015

Because #FilmIsNotDead – Happy Tucker Tuesday!

Film Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

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Film Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

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Film Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

Film Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

Film Photography by Photographer Dwayne Tucker.

The above were photographed by me (Photographer Dwayne Tucker) using the Nikon FE2 film camera. These are a few select favorites from 2015. Maybe I’ll post a few more in 2016 when I develop more rolls that I know holds a few gems of this year. So for now lets say these are a few favorites from 2015 Miami shall we.

Past Sunday a gentleman came into the store and we were discussing film photography. He started shooting around 1975. Naturally I became interested due to his era. I started sixteen years ago but to him that’s the age of one of his grand kids; blah.

The conversation grew as to why he thought film was pointless. I really don’t think it’s pointless, I feel as if when you photograph film you hold great value, I feel as if there’s a lot more going on with the process than shooting digital. I know that I’m not the only one with these thoughts in 2015/2016.  The guy was looking for an argument but I wasn’t having it; maybe he was just looking for somebody to vent to or have great discussion about photography with so I listened. (By the way, Mr. Alex, if you’re reading this, whenever somebody comes into the store looking to buy a lens from me please hold your opinions and let me close my sale! You’re very lucky that lady closed the deal with me because had she not you’d owe me $500.00. I mean I know it’s nothing to you but $500.00 is a trip to WholeFoods for me buddy! All love though.)

When I speak to older photographers I just listen and take in what I can from the conversation. You learn so much more when you just listen. Most don’t see that but let them do that.

Back to the conversation, my observation concludes, #FILMISNOTDEAD!

I was not saying the industry will have a turn around where EVERYBODY starts using film again; it would be a beautiful thing for the industry but I’m a realist. What I was explaining to the photo-dinosaur is that I’ve been watching the movements, I’ve been taking notes on the very few people who actually still care about balancing apertures, shutter-speeds, and ISOs, and what I’ve noticed is that the love for film is growing again. It’s favored by newage photographers. The respect for what originated the art turned into the known “insta-chaos” is growing. That’s it.

Blah blah….Anyhow, I’m interested in knowing which of the photos you favor the most from this post; if any at all. Please introduce yourself to the comments and if you have anything else to add about where you see the film industry is headed please speak up.

All love,
D. TUCKER

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December 22, 2015

The Story Of Blair At My Studio

The Story of Blair

Rockstar living is the best way to describe the process of “The Story of Blair” photo-shoot at my studio. Usually when I plan a shoot I prepare and effectuate using: Pre-Production, Production & Post-Production. Using the production-process make the turnaround to my Commercial Clients (ClothingJewelry, Resturant etc.) smooth as possible. An unplanned night like last Friday night at my studio supports the quote, “If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.” We had very little time to plan, very little time to make this shoot happen, but we live something like rockstarts so we made it work.

I was excited, to see my bed at 9 p.m. on a Friday night (said no rockstar ever) until my reminder alarmed couple friends were driving to see me at 12:30 a.m. It was a friend’s birthday so naturally I wanted to support despite being mentally and physically exhausted.

The night before was another friend’s birthday, we returned at 5:00 a.m., I had a two hour nap then I opened the store selling cameras until the sun left the sky. I was drained.

Blair arrived to my valet, dressed as shown, pulchritudinous.

Wynwood was the location, 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning was the time, the others planned to explore South Beach, I wasn’t having it; I had a Golf tee-time at 1:00 p.m. in Boca, Raton. Like every other person playing a round of 18, I decided to pull an “all nighter” to make the Photo-Story.

Her energy is amazing; a little too much if it’s natural for her to have that amount of energy at 4 a.m. (she’s not human but she’s akin her energy.)

I knew she’d be easy to photograph because of her unique-eccentric look. I love working with people who bring character, and a positive attitude to the table; all that other fuck-shit stay away. To add, she’s also a gymnast, and working with flexible models is also a plus because it’s easier for them to find that power shot that I seek for.

2015 going into 2016 the Instagram world and floating lands of the internet would call her a model, I mean well, she’s the “model” for these photographs, and I prefer to work with beautiful girls who don’t come with the “model” ego….blah blah….Blair’s actually a business owner, and her to come project is being the costume designer for The Weeknd new music video; pretty rad if you asked me.

Enjoy the rest of the photographs below.

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The Story Of Blair

The Story Of Blair

As Always, “We Have Fun!”

Model: @KARMAS_A_BITCH_ 
Photographer: @DwayneTucker 

Extra Information:
– The “Skater Skirt” worn in the photographs were from: BlackHeartLingerie.com

– “Shoes are called take over lace up platform boots.”

Enjoy the rest of your #TuckerTuesday!

All Love,
D. TUCKER

**For all inquires please contact: dwayne[at]dwaynetucker[dot]com**

December 15, 2015

Northern Lights’ Update + The Insider….

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To Whom This May Reach,

If you keep up with my music / me as a person, chances are you’re coming from Twitter, Instagram, or SnapChat (dtucker305) – (and if a hardcore fan, you follow my SoundCloud as well – SoundCloud.com/DTUCKER), to those people, the artwork for Northern Lights is the only thing that changed; the song is perfect thanks to Producer Neal Sarin, I would not change anything about it (….until I have to provide the clean version.) As of now this is the official artwork for the track; a lot was invested into this track so until a vast number of people are able to enjoy the efforts enjoy this track and more akin will arrive. You can help me spread this by sharing it on your social medias; I’ll appreciate that.

When we made Northern Lights the initial plan was to develop a soundscape that will compliment the D. TUCKER brand; Neal is a fucking beast I tell you.

I wanted to show my growth from my other projects, “Somewhat Good Is Okay Volume 1″, ” SGIOV2″, “Portfolio Day” and the other few singles. To do it, I needed that soundscape, I needed proper mixing and mastering, a solid team effort to putting this track together.

Organically, until otherwise I’ll have the track spread on it’s own while I make other material that will define where I’m going with all of this.

All love, just a quick update.
D. TUCKER

December 12, 2015

George Washington Bridge

George Washington Bridge Photography by Dwayne Tucker

Our past trip to NYC, we crossed over to New Jersey and there I made this photograph of the George Washing Bridge (GWB).

At the ground level looking up, you realize the GWB’s true magnitude.

For me, the image shows “grand”/ power, life, and a pathway for connection.

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December 8, 2015

Halal Food – NYC

Halal Food

Digging through my SD card files from summer 2015 in New york I stumbled upon this image. I took this shot somewhere between my happy hour stroll with a buddy of mine out there. It’s crazy the amount of food truck business that the city has.

Thank you for passing by I hope you enjoy this image; I have more to come!

TUCKER

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December 7, 2015

Feed Your Mind

Feed Your Mind

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September 11, 2015

Memories And Memory Cards.

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We’re eleven days into September. My extended sympathy goes out to the families lost in 911’s tragedy. I know I’m not the only one thinking about how fast 2015 flew by. It’s wild to think in three months it will be 2016. Class of 2006 people what’s up! I’m proud of the kids from my graduation class. All of us are doing some pretty amazing shit, and that’s the way it was meant to be.

I’ve never been consistent with this blog. But because of this blog I continue to meet amazing people around the world so time to time I check to see who’s reading; I appreciate your visits. Y’all are dope.

My respect goes to the people I see on the Internet who keeps inspiring to inspire the next. As creatives we’re all in this hustle together. Something like that.

For now, please keep connected via my Twitter or my feed through my Instagram.

I’ll pass back to this blog over the weeks to update what’s going on with my new Print Department, to share images from the summer, and tell you guys about everything exciting that’s been happing.

The image above, I want to say thanks to Delkin Devices for making amazing memory cards, and thanks for my shades that’s love! If you’re reading this and you’re interested in buying cards, I have them at our store in Miami, Florida so please contact me.

As I wrote this despite me being a Nikon Guy I just sold another Canon 6D to somebody who learned about me from this blog. Bless y’all! Listen before I go, Canon, Nikon, Sony, whatever you’re shooting, your iPhone, like the image above, I don’t care just keep the love for photography alive. #NikonGang tag on Instagram and I’ll be checking your images.

D. TUCKER

 

June 30, 2015

Polaroids Are Back!

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Being that the Bahamas’s independence day is coming up (July 10th), I thought it would be cool to get a few of these Fujifilm Instax in the flag’s colors.

It’s amazing to see the love of “quick film” coming back.

We have them for sale, contact me if interested.

Happy #TuckerTuesday

Until next time,
D. TUCKER

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