Lady in blue with flowers
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.
Lonnie Dawkins is a Washington, DC based portrait photographer
Today he is wearing Elmo slippers playing with a toy airplane. Before long he won’t believe that he ever wore those slippers and will be craving expensive sneakers and car keys instead. How time flies.
Darryl Miles is an up and coming model from Richmond, VA. We arranged a photo shoot last year. Darryl had been in a number of fashion shows but I was one of the first photographers to shoot Darryl professionally. Since then Darryl has done a more of fashion shows from Richmond to New York and continues to be sought after for photo shoots, magazine covers and TV hosting.
Remember the name Darryl Miles as he is on the rise.