In a life full of blessings, I am grateful 4 the blessing of having met Dr. Maya Angelou on multiple occasions. Her words of support & wisdom help 2 inspire me 2 live my greatest dreams & most compassionate life. R.I.P. Dr. Angelou, it is a rest well deserved.
@hunterheather photographed by yours truly with make up by @shadesofjacen This is prolly the last image of 2013, but oh boy is 2014 set up to surprise, fulfill the promise and amaze (& I’m talking bout my reaction not yours…lol).
@unklejames aka James Staten SANGIN! Whatbunknownabout backdoor Santa? #bonafidelive @billiesblack #rickyday #urbanpopentertainment #urbanpoplife
@pmurraymusic love on stage during #bonafidelive at @Billie sblack
"Bayard" acrylic on canvas. Best in show during the Ancestors, Guardians and Guides exhibition in Washington D.C.
With my other baby in the Ancestors, Guardians and Guides show “Baldwin” acrylic on canvas. #fineart #urbanpop #rickyday #paintings #painters #jamesbaldwin #numberzpaintings #rickydayfineart
Ancestors, Guardians and Guides, best in show “Bayard” from my Numberz series (ongoing). Thanks to @jduboisarts for including my work in the show and to the jurors who voted for my work. (Jarvis had no hand in selecting the best in show winners btw)
Artist panel talk at today’s closing of Ancestors, Guardians and Guides! The show was amazing! @jduboisarts really curated a cohesive yet diverse collection of first class works. I’m so proud to even be included. I didn’t realize the show was being juried and guess who was one of the three best in show winners in my first show back after a nearly 3 year hiatus? God is good!
Announcing project code name XXX with @HunterHeather That’s all for now. Carry on. #heatherhunter #rickyday #urbanpopphoto #setlife #project xxx #artmeetsfashionmeetsXXX
@hunterheather @shadesofjacen behind the scenes…let’s get it!
Introducing Ana Kata
Ana Kata is an avant-garde line that is inspired by cultural exploration, grounded in African culture, and filtered through personal experience. The name comes from a physics term denoting the vectors in the fourth dimension; one way facing “ana”, and the other facing “kata”. For the brand, this means accessing design from new directions and viewing tradition from unexplored angles. The primary objective is to create something meaningful that is imbued with an awareness of past experiences.
I shot the campaign and website product images and the new website is live NOW! The team to produce the images was:
Photography: Ricky Day
Hair: Jamilah Curry for Edris Salon
Makeup: Jose Freeman
Stylist: Tayo Fajemisin
Model: Zhenni Kadyrova
To SHOP now and learn more about the line and it’s designer Onyenauchea Nwabuzor check out official website http://anakatany.com/
Like the page, support the brand and shop shop shop! This is one of those times when you can be up on a relatively new brand that is surely going to be major before the masses catch on. The jewelry is handmade and the scarves are high end and handcrafted as well. The scarves are unisex and thee jewelry is strikingly beautiful and elegant. These pieces make great gifts for friends, loved ones or yourself! Gift cards are available on the site.
Some photos are so dope u have 2 repost. #nyc #harlem #summer2013 #urbanpoplife #rickyday #urbanpopphoto
I could tell u how dope I am, but it’s not my style and who wants to hear it anyway? Here’s @bsladetv shot by MrDay aka @rickyday styling by @doug_thestylist / *drops camera and leaves the studio!