Monochrome Images – Men of Color

Black and white images showing the beauty of color.

No red, no blue, no green. Just black but lots of color.

Colorful black skin

Models: Jamar Reed, Donte Newman, Michael Rice, Eric Dow

Black male wearing hoodie
black bare chested handsome bald headed male model with beard
muscular nude black tattooed male model
black man with tattoos and dreads playing cards
black man with hat in chair wearing jeans and sports coat


Washington, DC Model – Donte

Donte – DC Male model wearing striped knitted sweater.

This is from our 3rd photo shoot.  Due to busy schedules it is difficult to find time to shoot. When time does permit we are both pleased with the results.

The first image was taken in existing light.

black male model wearing striped knit sweater sexy muscular black male putting on sweater

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The Beauty of Age

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”

Audrey Hepburn

Here are some examples of ladies who are beautiful inside and out.  Fun happy people who have seen and been through a lot of experiences throughout their lives and have kept smiling and bringing joy to others.
Mature African American woman glamorous


Eula M Hopkins

Annie Davis - woman-in-tweed-suit-with-glasses-smiling-african-american

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Portraits: Donte Newman and the Vintage Shirt

Photoshoot with Washington, DC model Donte Newman.  

Donte Newman is a hard-working DC model.  He was born and raised in Washington and is a proud graduate of Ballou High School.

This was the third time Donte and I worked together.   The previous two shoots were studio shoots done totally with strobe lights.  I wanted something different and decided to move away from flash and work with natural lighting.

The shirt that Donte is wearing is a black and white knit one that I have had in my closet for about 20 years.  I like the shirt but I had never won it because after buying it I never thought it looked right on me. I had even suggested it to a few models before but they just were not feeling it.  The shirt has to be at least 2 decades old as I purchased it from Woodward & Lothrop – a Washington, DC department store that closed in 1995.  Donte liked the shirt and decided to wear it with some jeans.  It was a good look.

When reviewing the pictures it seemed that they called for Black and White versus color.  This is one of the occasions where I thought color would definitely get in the way.

I think Donte rocked the shirt.  Maybe one day I might even wear it myself.

portrait of male model in sweater near window

Male model Donte Newman portrait

Black male model profile jeans and vintage shirt

Lonnie Dawkins Photography

Lonnie Dawkins is a Washington, DC based portrait photographer

Said he didn’t like taking pictures. First photo shoot.

Model:  Eric A.

An unplanned photo shoot sometimes can turn out to be one of the best.  I met and photographed Eric on the same day.  He had accompanied a friend on a photo shoot. At first he said he was not interested in taking pictures   Later I found him to be open and relaxed and he took some great pictures.   I think he is going to pursue modeling.

head shot black male smiling

black male with cap tattoos and arms crossed
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DC Wall Mural Art. Perfect for photo background.

We were looking for location for a shot in Washington, DC.  We found this wall mural on the side of a building in an alley near the Lincoln Theatre and Ben’s Chilli Bowl.  We got some good shots.  This mural has since been removed.  Glad we got the shot.
The model is Keniesha Cook.                      Lonnie Dawkins on Facebook

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