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.

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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.

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Male model Donte Newman portrait

Black male model profile jeans and vintage shirt

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Lonnie Dawkins is a Washington, DC based portrait photographer

“Conversation” Images of Communication with and without words

Images of People in Conversation

Communication takes place with and without words.  Sometimes it gets extremely interesting when the words stop.

Sometimes it is nurturing.  Sometimes it is not.

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1. Keniesha Cook   2. Donte Newman   3. Hill Harper

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Portrait- Ebony male headshot Lonnie Dawkins

HIll Harper with mentees from Life Pieces to Masterpieces organization in DC

Lonnie Dawkins is a Maryland based Fine Arts Photographer.