Fort Greene Park located in Brooklyn hosts one of the best dancing events in New York City. Annually twice a year in the months of July and August, Soul Summit sponsors a mid-afternoon til dusk dance party. The thumping and beating sounds of afro-beats and house music were just as good as it could possibly get. Hundreds of folks expressing themselves through dance as the music permeated their souls.Read More
Another image sold today at the EyeEm Market on Getty Images. The pocket change I did not have and I am grateful for receiving. Do what you love. Put your work out in the world so it can be discovered, loved and embraced. In doing so, you will bless others and in return, you will be blessed.
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The rhythms from the Soul Summit located in Fort Greene Brooklyn could be felt deep within one's soul. It crossed economic boundaries, causing poor and rich to forget their status as they danced. Young and old alike danced carefree as the DJ mixed the music. It's an event like no other in New York City.Read More
I am honored to have my photo "Cat's Eyes of Color" selected to be published in the National Geographic Assignment Story: "Pop of Color". So cool to be selected among the 30 contributors who amazingly beautiful photos are featured. Our photos were selected from over 16,000 photos submitted into the assignment. How wonderful is that? You can find the total story at Pop of ColorRead More
The heavy rains have stopped after a fierce thunderstorm, and everyone is moving quickly to their destinations. Dark clouds above and the city streets are wet and shining. I walked along the curbside of 34th street and I looked down to avoid the puddles. However, a puddle reflecting the Empire State Building grabbed my attention. Never has a puddle look so inviting to take a photo of it. In New York City, you will never know where you will find that next great shot. I am excited to share this addition from my #etsy shop: Curbside Reflection #art #photography #brown #blue #curb #empirestatebuilding #water #puddle #reflection #manhattan #nyc #curb #newyorkcity http://etsy.me/2no9IhpRead More
African Girl Look Its Your Future
While Photographing the governor's room at the slave castle located in Cape Coast, Ghana, a young girl excitedly runs to the window. Her small frame body standing in front of the large old rustic window grabbed my attention. The light rays so bright shining in from the outdoors was such a brilliant sight. It casted upon her in such a special way. The moment had to be captured. I thought to myself, she looks like she is starring into her future. I then snapped the photograph. Of all the photos I have taken, this one still holds a special place with me.
I want to dedicate this photograph to the many young girls and women around the world who aspire to do great things in service and in deed for humanity sake. The white space outside this window is like a blank canvas for you to create the dreams you desire.
The future is yours. Be bold and be strong. Never stop dreaming or pursuing the dream within your heart.
I am excited to share this addition to my #etsy shop: "African Girl Look Its the Future" #art #photography #white #red #african #girl #moments #innocence #thepure http://etsy.me/2E9x0zo
I never get tired of photographing these marvelous creatures. The elephants are the gentle giants of our world. They move with such grace and strength. Yet, they are so playful and child like. I remember just staring and watching with anticipation for the elephants next move. They truly rule their surroundings. It was a pure blissful moment when I captured this beautiful black and white photograph. The contrast of the dark gray textured skin of the elephant and the white background make a good composition.
I am so excited to share this latest addition to my #etsy shop: "The Gentle Giant" #art #photography #black #white #elephants #blackandwhite #photographery #wildlife #wildlifephotography http://etsy.me/2DAtyB5Read More
Looking for his mate, the leopard stands erect listening for the sounds of her approach. The sun is beginning to set. He stands in the shaded area of the brush. The light shines upon him through the trees. It's a glorious sighting and a moment worthy of photographing. Looking majestic as the sun shines upon him. What a beautiful captured moment. I am excited to share this latest addition to my #etsy shop: "Leopard Waiting Standing Strong" #2 #art #photography #black #brown #leopards #wildcats #cats #bigcats #standingstrong http://etsy.me/2DyT2P5Read More
A hot morning in the bush, we drive across the grasslands. On a hill not so far away a herd of wildebeest gathered to graze with their young. The scene was beautiful and peaceful. I am excited to share another addition to my #etsy shop: Wildebeest Grazing, perfect for a den or study. #art #photography #brown #green #animals #wildebeest #grazing #greenery #bush http://etsy.me/2Dee41aRead More
It's iconic, a landmark and it is absolutely beautiful. The Brooklyn Bridge is not just an East River crossing between Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is one of the city's life centers. Tourists from all over the world visit and walk across the bridge for some of the best panoramic views of New York City. I am excited to share another addition to my #etsy shop: Brooklyn Bridge Sunset Reflection #art #photography #blue #brown #ronlouisphotos #ronlouisdesign #brooklynbridge #bridge #brooklyn http://etsy.me/2Dh3NplRead More
Standing on the edge of the Okavango River in Botswana and Angola on the other side, I witnessed a storm approaching. Sun shining and dark clouds arriving, what a dramatic scene. Then the lightning began to strike. I am excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Angola Strike #art #photography #green #blue #thunderstorm #stormclouds #lightningstrike #lightning #angola http://etsy.me/2D628P3Read More
Sometimes I take a photograph and no words can convey the feelings behind the scenes. This is one of those photographs, so I will say no more. I am excited to share another addition to my #etsy shop: Hudson Shadows #art #photography #black #white #views #cityscapes #skyscraper #photo #blackandwhite http://etsy.me/2CUg1QsRead More
While on location in a Montréal alley way photographing a client, I stumbled upon this spider web shining and reflecting the evening sun rays. An image popped in my head of what this would look like captured in a photograph. I shot it and I was pleased. Something so simple can have such beauty.
I am excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Oh What a Web... #art #photography #black #green #magenta #web #spiderweb #reflection #light http://etsy.me/2CQEyFLRead More
One of my favorite bridges in New York City would be the Art Deco influenced designed Manhattan Bridge. So many hidden treasures are incorporated in this lovely East River Crossing. I took this beautiful photo during one of my city walks. I am excited to share another addition to my #etsy shop: Manhattan End #art #photography #black #white #blackandwhite #manhattanbridge #pathway #path #structure http://etsy.me/2Ddjg6qRead More
An evening walk during the "blue-hour", you know that magical hour after the sunsets, the sky takes on those lovely shades of blue. I walked across the Manhattan Bridge located in New York City with my camera in hand as usual. The bright colors of the graffiti and the blue background of the bridge made a beautiful scene for a still portrait. I am excited to share another addition to my #etsy shop: "Graffiti Blues" #art #photography #blue #yellow #graffiti #blues #colors #industrial #ironbeams http://etsy.me/2Dak0JCRead More
It's a beautiful evening as dusk transitions into night. The city lights began to shine across the metropolitan cityscape. An intentional slowing of my shutter speed on my camera created glowing streaks along the traffic-ways. The city appears almost magical. I am excited to share this addition to my #etsy shop: City Dusk and Light #art #photography #blue #silver #dusk #citylights #buildings #traffic #architecture http://etsy.me/2CIGG6GRead More
Look up while standing in the rotunda of the architectural marvel of the Fulton Hub Station. Located in Lower Manhattan in New York City, it is absolutely beautiful. The geometric shapes, metal and glass accompanied by the shadows made for a lovely photographic moment. I am excited to share another addition to my #etsy shop: Geometry Above #art #photography #black #lines #circles #curves #abstract #newyork #nyc http://etsy.me/2CEuJPr
I was sailing back to the Cape Town Marina from Robben Island. The waters were rough, the boat was bobbing up and down; but this did not stop me from getting this beautiful shot of the city's mountainous skyline. These soaring mountains provide life to this incredible African city.Read More
It is finally here. I now have one place where you can connect with my photography and related activities. Browse the menu, click on photographs and shop the online store. You can contact me and share your thoughts and questions. Experience the website and feel free to comment on the photographs. To request me for a photo-shoot, your next event or commissioned work, please leave a message in the contact. Looking forward to interacting and connecting with you here at www.ronlouisphotos.comRead More