Jermaine Gibbs’ artistry is the physical manifestation of creativity in motion. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, the passion that is this photographer’s playground was evident at an early age.

Jermaine describes himself as an every day guy who is addicted to capturing moments and freezing time.

Jermaine Gibbs

Here’s a little more about the man behind the camera:

When did your love affair with photography begin?

It all started at the age of 9 when my grandmother gave me a 35mm camera

What type of photographer are you?

I am a photo journalist, I like to tell the story through my lens

What about a subject inspires you?

I’m inspired by a subject that allows me to show a difference perspective. I want to capture and show something that you wouldn’t normally see.

Thoughts on being an entrepreneur.

It’s not for everyone. It takes determination, sacrifice and and the ability to turn “No” into a vantage point. With every no, ask yourself what can I do different.

Word of advice that you would give someone interested in photography.

Don’t chase the money, chase our passion.

Word of wisdom you would give to some interested in being an entrepreneur.

Do plenty of research. Be very intimate with your craft.

What mark would you like to leave on the world.

That I was a person who had a heart for the people.

What has been one of your most inspiring and motivating moments as a photographer.

Visiting Africa. It open my eyes to looking for beauty in everything. Finding beauty is often like being a sharp shooter, finding the not so obvious in the crowd.

What photographers inspire you?

Roy Cox & Karl Taylor

What is your preferred camera brand?

Nikon

Who do you define as a visionary?

Tyler Perry, because he went from being homeless to being a multi-millionaire and he give people opportunities.

If you had to overwhelm one of the 5 senses of everyone you can in contact with for a day, which of the senses would you chose?

I would chose sight, so people can see things the way I see it. Hopefully it would inspire someone.

Interesting fact:

Jermaine and I chatted over lunch at Werners on Redwood Street in downtown Baltimore. While there the owner recognized him from visiting one of his other businesses Never On Sunday on Charles Street. They made a connection the time they first met because of Jermaine’s attire on that day. Just a reminder that our personality shines through every thing we do…chose your attire wisely you never know who is watching you.

Check out the our style muse segment where Jermaine gives us a little insight into his style

As an entrepreneur and a dad, Jermaine also talks about his role as a dad in our special celebrating dad series

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Muhammad Ali
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

We all could only hope to inspire those around us the way he inspired the world. Muhammad Ali gave great life lessons through out his life and career. He was a pioneer about affirming who you are before people actually understood what affirmations were all about. He said “I Am The Greatest!”

Not only did he say, but he believed it and he put the work in to prove he was exactly who he said he was. There are many lessons to the learn through the life of this athlete and activist.

Here are 10 quotes/lessons that you can apply:

“What you are thinking is what you’re becoming” `Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” ~Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you”~Muhammad Ali

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill”  ~Muhammad Ali

“Its the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ~Muhammad Ali

“The more we help others, the more we help ourselves.” ~Muhammad Ali

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it” ~Muhammad Ali

” I don’t have to be what anyone else wants me to be. I am free to be who I want to be” ~Muhammad Ali

“It’s the lace of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself” ~Muhammad Ali

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right”

There are many more quotes and lessons that Mr. Ali has left us with. Share your favorites with us.

 

Ali gives his recipe for life….what he would like people to think about him when he is gone…

Meet our style muse Jermaine Gibbs. A talented, humble, philanthropic well dressed man.

 

DesJG3cribe your personal style.

Trendsetter. Comfortable.

Who or what helped cultivate your overall style?

Looking at various fashions.

What’s a staple item that you can’t leave home without?

Belt and a wife beater.

When wearing a tie, which style knot do you prefer?

Double Windsor

What’s one of your favorite places to shop?

Zara

Do you have a signature fragrance?

Tom Ford

What 3 things do you feel a man must have in his wardrobe.

Tailored suit, leather bottom dress shoes, good pair of sneakers (tennis shoes)

What intrigues you most about a woman’s style?

Her shoes

What makes a woman sexy?

The way she dresses.

If you could be a superhero, which one would you be?

Superman

What’s your preference cognac, vodka or bourbon?

Cognac

Favorite Bond (007): Daniel Craig, Sean Connery or Pierce Brosman?

Sean Connery

Scarface or The Godfather?

Scarface

 

Indulge in the collection of bold bright hues for summer with the MAC Fashion Pack. In stores today!

Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.

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MAC never disappoints with it’s pigmented shadows and gorgeous array of lipsticks.

Runway Worthy

Eye Shadows 1

  • Runway Worthy – soft frosty white (veluxe pearl)
  • Dress Me Up – dirty pink (satin)
  • Frock Talk – blackened cherry (veluxe pearl)
  • Paradise Island – soft warm pink (satin)
  • Available in Petite – frosty raspberry (velvet)
  • Snappy Style – deepened black plum (satin)
  • Hypnotizing – frosted greyed mauve (frost)
  • Zip Me Up – mid-tone violet (satin)
  • Nice Fit – blackened blackberry (frost)

She’s a Model

Eye Shadows 2

  • Fresh Blade – pale frosted yellow (veluxe pearl)
  • Gilded Lids – bright yellow with pearl (satin)
  • Sample Sized – dirty golden olive (frost)
  • She’s A Model – blackened teal with pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Big Attitude – dirty grey (frost)
  • Not Basic Black – charcoal brown with pearl (velvet)
  • Fab Accent – soft nude (matte)
  • Cool Complement – dirty mid-tone neutral (matte)
  • Dance In the Dark – deep cool brown (matte)

 

 

 

 

 

 Lipsticks

Lipsticks

 

 

  • By Special Order – deep reddened fuchsia (amplified)
  • Aim for Gorgeous – bright fuchsia (matte)
  • Stylist’s Tip – deep violet (amplified)
  • Pressed & Ready – soft whitened nude (lustre)

 

 

 

 

 

Studio Nail Lacquer

Nail Lacquer

 

 

 

 

  • Style Matters – metallic golden green (frost)
  • Like My Gown? – dirty reddish purple (crème)

 

Masturbation, the act of touching oneself to produce a favorable feeling in the groin area.  Usually accompanied by some sort of mental, visual, or audio stimulation to assist in reaching climax.

What better way to get in touch with yourself and your senses than to engage in a very natural, healthy and pleasurable act.

Happy National Masturbation Month!

Enjoy these articles discussing this pleasurable month…

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5353600

sexuality.about.com/b/2006/05/01/may-is-national-masturbation-month.htm

 

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