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BEHIND THE LENS

The Photographers & Videographers


Matthew Vita aka Masshuu Biita  (Photographer/Xita Productions)  From his early days of hanging out with different kinds of people, with different labels, from different ethic backgrounds, he became fascinated to know who people really are on the inside. Over the years, he travelled to Canada, Italia, Jamaica, and Malaysia to discover what he really wanted to do with his photography. By then, he worked as an event photographer and developed his signature with lifestyle portraits of fashion models. Over time, he became focused with shooting Asian male models to help promote them in the industry with their unique personalities and style.

Maryland-based fashion photographer and graphic designer focused in fashion magazine, editorial, and typography across print and digitals. In a previous experience with Obscurae Magazine helped me to develop a more visional method of editorial design along with typography, one I had since adapted successfully. He is currently working with several fashion magazines such as Jute Magazine. He designs editorial layouts for their issues and webitorials. As a graphic designer, a wardrobe stylist, fashion photographer, he is always in seek for Asian Models to promote, new challenges to face, collaborations projects to create, and to dream bigger.  http://www.xitaproductions.com

Dior Davis (Photographer) serves as Owner/Founder of StampDMV. A multimedia production company based in Maryland. StampDMV works with many creative minds from musicians, models, designers, fashion shows, live events and more. Serving as a photographer, videographer, creative director, and entrepreneur. Dior is a hardworking and determined individual. Understanding it takes a team to create magic. With publication in magazines such as Carmella Magazine (twice published; featured on Cover September 2016), Empire Life Magazine, etc. He recently served as photographer and provided model management for two Lord & Taylor Trunk show; provided behind-the-scenes footage and special FX make-up for
TV One's Halloween Special/Flash Mob and is slated soon to work with Oprah Winfrey and the OWN network.

Always focusing on not boxing himself in... Dior creatively Davis.

Don Harris (Photographer) Born and raised in the Nation’s Capital, Don Harris is an experienced and published photographer. He has been a part-time assignment and freelance professional photographer for over 15 years, collaborating, in various capacities, with a broad range of clients, models, stylists, makeup artists, designers and editors.
Don has been garnering praise and winning accolades from his peers and his clients. Although his career path began in the pursuit and practice of Architecture, his true love and passion is photojournalism, although he doesn’t limit himself to that genre. He is equally adept at studio portraiture and candid street photography. 

His street photography has been exhibited in a few shows, including the "Invisible City" Documentary Photography Exhibit at Docs In Progress (a non-profit organization based in Silver Spring, Md.) and one of his photos was selected by FOTOWEEKDC (2011) publicly exhibited in the Crystal City Metro (2011) . 
In 2012, a series of his photographic images were featured in a mural displayed on several storefronts along the N Street side of the DC Convention Center. He was commissioned to participate in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities campaign: “Capital Couture” (2012).
Don is a self-taught photographer whose preference is to produce images that reveal substance and character rather than impose a voguish style. His non-commercial, personal portraiture work shows a journalistic eye that tries to expose but not exploit the humanity of his subjects. Among those masters of photography that he admires the most, and is influenced by, is Gordon Parks, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, and Yousuf Karsh.

Don has contributed with such editorial clients and publications as The Center Magazine, Washington City Paper, SWERV Magazine, Essence.com, and others.

Don Harris currently lives in Washington DC and works full-time for the Federal government. His journey, passion and avocation continues to be making pictures for clients and himself.

Jamar N. Tellect Brownlee (Photographer) Nuisance Photography was created in 2010 by Jamar Brownlee in an attempt to revolutionize photography in Philadelphia. In his experience, photography in the city was mainly centered around urban females who were manipulated into thinking these individuals with cameras could or would make them models. In an attempt to bring something new and professional he started shooting. The body is the most amazing art on the earth and the primary objective of Nuisance Photography is to showcase that art in innovative ways with people who are not afraid to break the norms. Nuisance Photography is not for the timid soul and will never be censored. 

Yama Terrell (Creative Director/Photographer) - Aloha! A commercial, fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that was lucky enough to spend his childhood growing up in Hawaii.  From a young age, Yama saw the world in a creative reality.  His world and imagination were colorful and creative snap shots of people, animals and nature that he created in his mind.

As an avid sports lover growing up he had aspirations like every boy of becoming a professional athlete. Instead, Yama joined the United States Navy and got his first camera.  This was the catalyst that exposed him to his newfound love and passion for photography.

After leaving the Navy, Yama decided to Study photography full time at the Art Institute of Washington where he gained technical knowledge combined with a creative mind and keen eye for picture taking.

“Photography is a wonderful way to express creative vision in a crazy fast passed world.”

Photography is not a job but a creative lifestyle.  Being behind the camera is his own creative world, shoot frame by frame that in turn creates his own reality.  Striving to bring each photo to life through technical craft and creative sensibility to his art.  This is considered the art of creating a moment.

Tyrone Wilkins (Photographer/Photos by Syranno) Syranno is a self taught fashion photographer whose passion for Commercial Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty Photography is constantly growing every second at a rapid pace. He began his photographic journey in April of 2009 but in 2013 is when he really came into his own in regards to the direction he wanted to go understanding the direction he wanted to go. Syranno has worked with Ebony, Jet, Iconography and Plastiq Magazine's to name a few, and is constantly scouting new opportunities to display his work. Grooming his craft to perfect his aesthetic., he is looking to be represented by an agency and have his photography recognized worldwide.

Dwight Mclaurin (Photographer)  In the late 80’s of September, Dwight Mclaurin was born.  His family gave him his childhood nickname “Duck” which grew to become a name to remember.  He hails from his hometown of Amityville, New York.  He grew up multifaceted and aware of what he wanted out of life.  Duck found inspiration in anime cartoons.  Although people find them to be make-believe, he found them to be art.  Dwight found fun in taking pictures of family & friends, but it took being a part of the photography club in TCI for him to realize that photography is his gift.  He made a trend of bringing his camera everywhere he went; Duck Visualz grew out of a habit of utilizing every opportunity to capture a great memory.  His trademark “Duck” symbol became a favorite at Long Island’s Creative Premier - Earwaxx Sessions - and in the streets of NYC in Hollywood Unlocked.  Duck has proved himself to be limitless, enhancing his title from Photographer to now a Videographer; he's even found time to manage a studio.  Dwight hopes to advance even more and gain the chance of working with creative artists like Bruno Mars one day.  Duck has been known to exert positive energy that comforts models and allows them to perform with ease.  

His motto for life is “Live Life!”  He does just that as the video rolls on and the cameras flash.