The SHADES Project

The SHADES Project is a portrait series featuring the different 'shades' of the black man. SHADES refers to the infinite variety that comprises the description of a' black man.' The term transcends mere skin tone to include elements such as international background, profession, age, sexuality, physical build, and personal identity.

The SHADES project is designed to present the black male in a unique and positive light, juxtaposed against the color blue, which like black, has many hues and nuances. Each dynamic portrait will feature elemental blue buildings, walls, backgrounds, lighting, clothing, props and even blue eyes to tell the story.