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Behind the Scenes with Enlightened Entertainment

Check out our vlog to see behind the scene footage of what happens when black owned businesses and personnel come together to form something great. The video shoot itself was formulated on the theme of boy meets girl, and was shot in three different locations with very distinct vibes which proved to be essential for the shoot. The first location was Chesapeake Bay where the models shot the laid back, bool, beach scene. In this scene models sported bikinis, shorts, and GLEAMING melanin as they strolled down the boardwalk and strutted through the sand. The second location was more grungy and shot in Georgetown overlooking the water, and in various shops. For this scene the models wore more chill but looks were definitely still being served. The final location was at a former plantation house (I know) where the fireworks scene was shot. Overall the shoot was an enjoyable experience. We got the chance to meet and work with a lot of great people so shout out to them for having us.

 This video shoot was brought together by a variety of clothing lines such as Enlightened Ent (IG: @Enlight3nedENT), EAT. (IG:@AllHomage), The Rebels (@TheRebelsDMV), Behind the Facade Clothiers (IG:@BTFClothiers), and Rare Creations (IG:@ShopRareCreations). Styling for this shoot was done by Brittney Joelle (IG: @britt.joelle), an up and coming stylist and designer who has worked with Lil Mama, Chance the Rapper, and other talents. Look out for the shoot when it comes out by following the social media for all the different brands and models, as well as keeping up with our IG @whoisplug. #ItsNotOverYet

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Jada Imani M ~Q&A

Jada Imani M

Age: 21

Hometown: PG County, MD

Twitter/IG: @JadaImaniM


Craft(s): Photography

1. What affect did going to a performing arts middle school have on you?
Attending a performing arts middle school motivated me to pursue a career in acting. I have been told since I was little that I should act and have my own tv show, so that became a dream of mine.
2. Who are some of your favorite actors/actresses? 
Viola Davis is definitely one of my favorite actresses. I also love Issa Rae, she’s a big inspiration to me. Leonardo Decaprio and Samuel L. Jackson are my favorite actors.
3. How do you feel about the 2016 presidential election?
Honestly I was sick to my stomach the whole day after he was elected and it still seems unreal. It’s crazy because he didn’t even win the popular vote and so many people are terrified because of his “plans” that they are protesting day after day. I try to not think about the election much because it still makes me feel sick. I guess the feeling will go away eventually.
4. What separates you from the average photographer?
I think every photographer has their own signature style and mine is creating unrealistic images. I have came across a lot of photographers in the DMV area and I can honestly say my work differs from theirs in various ways. A lot of female photographers capture venture off into film photography, which is cool, but I’m not like that at all. I love digital photography and what I love most is the editing process. Even though I am a digital photographer I find myself being interested in capturing nature, buildings, etc. vs just capturing people all the time. I would rather capture my surroundings.
5. How would you define love?
Love is waking up in the morning knowing that your significant other isn’t going anywhere. Love is a kiss on the forehead, holding hands, and all the corny mushy stuff. Love cannot be forced… it is something that comes natural, or it doesn’t come at all. Love is the key to surviving in a country that doesn’t love me. Basically love is a big cliche, but it’s necessary lol
6. You seem to be obsessed with drastic photograph edits. Why is that?
Creating “drastic” photograph edits is my way of creating my own reality and inviting viewers into that reality. Just imagine if the sky was yellow or pink instead of blue? Art is the closest thing we have to actually seeing something that we can only imagine. The sky will never be yellow or purple, but if viewers broaden their imagination after seeing my work then I know I’ve done my job.
7. What message do you try to communicate with your art?
Ah I guess I said too much in response to the previous question, but overall my message is to create your own reality.
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The Fox & Monocle – Delicious People, Vol. 4

In Volume Four of the Delicious People series, the day is spent organizing, taking pictures, and just unwinding.