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LeVanTay, Singer/Songwriter/DJ represents the new era of music thriving in a borderless world. LeVanTay’s sultry but gritty sound is an anomaly within itself. Her style is an eclectic mash up of Dancehall, Reggae, Funk, Disco and Pop, creating a genre all her own.

LeVanTay hails from beautiful Jamaica and has made quite the inroad on the explosive Caribbean International scene opening stages for Dancehall and Reggae international legends Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths and Beenie Man to name a few.

LeVanTay, a former Beauty Queen with many titles under her belt; has garnered many fans from her appearances in pageants, performances as well as her community work as an advocate for Caribbean Athletics and workshops helping young girls and boys enhance self esteem. “ I love the stage, I love fashion and I love my community so those are the three places you will always find me.” LeVanTay chimes.

Last year, she had a HOT track out entitled No One that hit many international charts at #1. Right now, she have a hit song entitled Brave Girl. It is a refreshing tune that reminds women of their power to overcome any obstacle. Join her movement, Brave Livity Movement via Facebook, Reverbnation, Youtube and Website.
- written by Mr. GC and LeVanTay
North Carolina to Florida, From July 28th to August 28th, you can find GCPhotographers in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be working on a few special projects there therefore we will only be available on weekends for any type of collaborating. If you are an experienced and/or aspiring model, contact me and we will get progressive work done.
Where to Next?, GCPhotographers is a nationally and internationally known company. We have a few places on our radar for the rest on the year all the way to 2016. For 2014, we will continue to work across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Later in the fall, we are looking to visit either Texas or California. For 2015, we are looking to revisit Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, South Carolina, Kentucky, and England. For 2016, we are looking at Africa so far.
The Future (September 2014), GCPhotographers has been involved in community service since 2004. Of the many movements I have been in involved, The September Concert Foundation is one of my favorites due to its excellent organization and the merging of beautiful music for a worthy cause. I especially enjoy the showcases hosted by E.J. Decker entitled The Heart of Jazz. Follow the movement here on Facebook. Besides this, GCPhotographers will team up again with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the first time The National Autism Association.
- written by Mr. GC
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Kimberly Williams, Model and Entrepreneur was selected Model of the Month for May. We have interviewed Kimberly. Here is what she shared:
  • How was your experience working with GCPhotographers? Would you work with him again?
My experience working with GCPhotographers was actually great. It was different which is what I enjoyed the most. It is my pleasure to work with him again.
  • What projects did you work on with GCPhotographers? 
GCPhotographers and I worked on a few looks that portrayed sexiness, vulnerability, fresh girl in white top and jeans look, and daring poses using props. 
  • What are some things you dislike/hate about the fashion industry?
I hate that the industry has such a strict weight and height policy that someone decided to make up and consider beauty for fashion. Also the fact that no one wants to actually welcome in a new designer, and give room at the top for successful designers especially black designers. 
  • How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?
Modeling helped my fashion design skills. In a way more like through motivation and inspiration that I can have my own fashion shows and my clothing wore from beautiful people. 
  • Do you do your own hair and make-up?
Most of my shoots were last minute or the make up artist/hairstylist didn't show. So I've had to do my own hair and make up.
  • Why would you think you’re fit for being a model?
I have a voice and a purpose. A dream and a goal. It may be like very girls dreams but I want to be the role model and leader for those girls to get up and pursue their destiny as well. And the right way. Plus I absolutely love and enjoy to model. It's challenging and competitive which keeps me motivated!
  • What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?
My goals are to become a famous model known internationally. I want to keep working on different projects and setting with many people to show my versatility and to get my name around in the different fields of the modeling industry.
  • Do you have any limitations? Would you model any kind of clothing at all?
I'll model anything as long as there is art behind the concept and a message rather than me being  depicted as non-tasteful, a sex symbol, and/or coming off as a vixen model. 
  • State your availability: would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours?
I will do anything I can to be a full time paying model. So yes i'd travel and work full-time but in the mean time I am available upon requests and appointments to work around my working schedule.
  • Do you have any hidden talents?
I am an artist. I can draw/paint/sketch almost anything I put my mind to.
  • Do you ever get shy in front of the camera?
I'm almost always shy in front of the camera still. But as soon as I can connect with the photographer and camera I become focused and distracted.
  • Five things you can't live without?
I can't live with out God and his protection. I can't live without music, The ability to express myself artistically, My independence of being able to do what I want when I want to. And I can't live without Love. 
  • What's your favorite band / music at the moment?
Although I am Jamaican, I just very recently fell in love with contemporary reggae. It's so mellow, I love to dance to it and the lyrics that Caribbean people talk have a deep meaning.

 
- written by Mr. GC.
iPads and various tablets, smartphones and digital devices all equipped to capture any moment. The beauty in photography is not just capturing a moment. It's the memories you build, the dreams that came to life that you now hold not just in your mind and heart but captured for a lifetime. Have you ever seen those old black and white pictures that float around the internet or in a movie. A simple box, designed to reflect what is seen by the naked eye onto a piece of paper.

Now more advanced and proficient, taking a picture is simple. The images last a lifetime, looking back becomes a journey in itself. Photographs draw out different emotions for different people. Tears of joy or sadness looking at images of a loved one that has passed and gone. But never to be forgotten. Because their photographs tell their story. Reliving your wedding day and the birth of your first child and seeing it as if it were yesterday. Your first love, your first heartbreak. Different memories spark different emotions. Flipping through an old photo album with your grandchildren, sharing a moment you will never forget.

With the years come new or more advanced technology. But remember this, a phone is made to make calls and send messages even though it has the ability to take pictures. But a camera is made to capture your memories. It's sole purpose is to tell a story through photography. There are so many different forms of photography, but that's for another day.
 
Until next week, "Life is a journey, and I'm traveling" Larissa Rhone
- written by Tee
Artist of the Quarter: Joy Monroe
samples of our work below.
Modeling Advice of the Week
  • If you're just starting out on a modeling career and things are slow getting started, consider getting a supplemental job. Not only will you earn money to live on, but staying busy will keep you from becoming dejected.
  • A good way to stay close to your loved ones is to set aside quality time to spend with them. When I first moved away from home, my mom and I would set up specific times when we were both free to have heart to heart telephone chats. This helped me stay close to my family.
- from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being a Model, 2nd Ed. by Roshumba Williams & Anne Marie O'Connor
GCPhotographers 101.1, It is hard to tell you what is the basic for photography when everyone has a personalized view of how it makes them feel. GC101.1: If you want people to see what you see, focus on it. Train your eyes so others can interpret your capture. A camera is never wrong. You tell it what to do and it will do exactly what you want. Go in-depth with learning about your camera. For GC101.2, we will talk about exposure.
For the month of June only, receive 35% of any service GCPhotographers offer. Simply follow us on instagram and like 10 or more images. This offer is only valid for the month of June.

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