We’re often drawn to the flamboyant, bright colors. Big expressions and odd angles are often what we define as “good” photography. Then, there are artists like Nathan Cyprys. His photos are gloomy. There’s a stillness to every photograph whether it’s a landscape shot or a portrait of a person and there is an unmistakable coldness that comes across louder than the most vibrant of photographs.
Alternative rock meets Southern blues; The Kings of Leon have been deemed comparable to rock legends of the past by Rolling Stone magazine.
It’s hard to believe that the band members were prohibited to listen to secular music while growing up. The brothers, Nathan Followill (drums), Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), and Jared Followill (bass) along with their cousin Matthew Followill (lead guitar) make up the American rock band, Kings of Leon. The brothers Nathan, Caleb, and Jared had a non-traditional childhood, they traveled across the South with their mother and father Leon, which the group is named after. Their father was a Pentecostal preacher who spoke at various churches and tent revivals, while their mother homeschooled the boys.
Eid al-Hadha is a Muslim holiday that celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God and the completion of the Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca), but socially, it is also a time to show the best and brightest of fashion. It provides an opportunity to showcase beautiful makeup looks, or perhaps most notably for gorgeous outfits, while also serving as a festival of sacrifice. Although Eid’s notoriety for being a time to display fashion and luxury is known, it has allowed designers and individuals within the Islamic community to make their mark.
Shy, reserved, soft-spoken – not often are these words associated with a Tony-Award-winning actress and performer. Growing up, Patina Miller would watch from the pews as her grandmother sang for the church that she ministered for. Although she and her family knew that she too could sing, Patina took a little convincing from her mother and grandmother to let her voice be heard. Once she began singing in front of her peers in the church that she fell in love with performing in front of a crowd.
Everybody has a unique journey, and a story to tell. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of Chanell Angeli, a mixed media artist whose work is as dope as her journey is, and it also provides inspiration for others.
Just about everyone dreams of flying to space or becoming a billionaire at some point in their lives. However, a lot of us tend to find buts and what-ifs that stop us from reaching our full potential. But not Elon Musk.