Doctor Macintosh’s Birthday Shoot

People celebrate birthdays differently; some go to the club, others take vacations in another country, purchase new clothes or throw huge parties, and some celebrate birthdays by investing in special portrait sessions to capture their growth, maturity or youthfulness. 

I was recently contacted by Doctor Macintosh who is a great example of the saying “age is just a number”. In June he turned 56 and he wanted me to capture how fit, youthful and athletic he still is at his age. After a brief phone call and a look at my portfolio, we met up at his office to run through the specifics of the shoot; themes, looks, locations, makeup artist and finally, the price tag. After that meeting we decided to do two different sessions, each displaying his best qualities. 

First up was a black and white studio session that incorporated the use of a West African Adinkra symbol and tribal inspired line work. I love using symbology in my conceptual portrait work, and the Adinkra symbol used in this session is the “Dwennimmen” which represents humility and strength. 

Next up was an outdoors lifestyle portrait session which conveyed his love for fitness, his need for speed and just how much of a ‘babe’ he still is for the ladies. 

I thoroughly enjoy doing portrait sessions for clients who are celebrating their birthdays. No doubt I enjoyed planning and working with Doctor McIntosh and I look forward to future birthday projects with him.

Technical Team;

Studio Session:

Make-Up Artist: Dominque “Ladybug MUA” Mitchell

Visual Ninja: Jik-Reuben Pringle

Photo Assistant: Amani Campbell

Location/Studio: ARRC Studios

Lifestyle Portraits:

Make-Up Artist: Dominque “Ladybug MUA” Mitchell

Visual Ninja: Jik-Reuben Pringle

Location: Skyline Drive, UWI Mona Bowl and Private Property

-Jik-Reuben Pringle, The Visual Ninja, 2017

~Peace, Perfect Peace~

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