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Images from the Past Present and Future from a few photo shoots and hair styling sessions. Thank you to all the beautiful models and makeup artists who helped with production. I did all the Hair and Photography. I love to shoot from the Hip Bardot Retro 60's and 70's and then travel to the present and future, working with natural light. The message is about Peace and Enlightenment!

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"WHAT'S GOING ON"...

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Marvin Gaye is having a comeback--but for some of us, he never really left

By Tai Moses

WHAT'S GOING ON? All of a sudden Marvin Gaye is everywhere. A-list stars crank out tribute albums covering the soul singer's greatest hits, Grammy-winning musicians acknowledge his influence, and his former label, Motown, regularly reissues special editions of his classic records. Not bad for a singer who's been dead 18 years.

He had a genius for using his voice to explore and telegraph infectious grooves, smoky sensuality or, in the case of his 1971 self-produced masterpiece, What's Going On, compassion and concern.

Musically elegant and politically radical, What's Going On was entirely unlike the bright, buoyant music coming off the Motown assembly line. It was the first album created by a black artist that addressed the social upheaval of America at the end of the 1960s: the Vietnam War, race riots, unemployment and poverty in the inner city, pollution, the assassinations of beloved leaders. The songs take the point of view of a Vietnam vet--specifically, Marvin's brother Frankie, who returned from the war with stories that horrified Marvin and kindled his social conscience. Frankie, in a sense, is the narrator, but the album is a spiritual self-portrait of Marvin Gaye. He said he wanted to capture the essence of the times and to past it on!b2ap3_thumbnail_AZAA8ADA-R652800-AEAEAGOFDM.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_AZAA8ADA-R315724-AEAEAGOEDM-1.jpg

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