Jsun Photo: Blog http://www.jsun.photo/blog en-us (C) JsunPhoto jsunphotography@gmail.com (Jsun Photo) Mon, 08 May 2017 17:38:00 GMT Mon, 08 May 2017 17:38:00 GMT http://www.jsun.photo/img/s/v-5/u274016501-o682151454-50.jpg Jsun Photo: Blog http://www.jsun.photo/blog 114 120 Decibel Entertainment Festival 2017 http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2017/5/decibel-entertainment-festival-2017 “There are those who believe it’s far more important to place emphasis on how many patrons attend their even; at the Republic Bank Decibel Entertainment Festival, we believe there’s greater significance in illustrating how many people we’ve helped.” 

Over the years our Festival has seen tremendous growth. For those who crunch the numbers to determine if they are getting enough exposure for their brand, early estimates indicate over 7,500 people will get to experience our three day event featuring theme park attractions, live performances, exhibitor booths, culinary delights, and villages housing arts & crafts, merchandise, as well as gaming facilities for the entire family. However, the number who attend, pale in comparison to the following statistics:

ONE. Decibel currently offered a scholarship opportunity to a stand out individual in the world of costuming and design by partaking in a cosplay competition. This winner gets to spend part of their summer at the Cinema Make-Up School of Hollywood, and be tutored by some of the top special effects professionals in the field.

THREE. Every year we stage several workshops that focus on building awareness amongst industry stakeholders in music, film, fashion and dance. For the year thus far, we already have three scheduled (post Festival) featuring some of the top executives in the business. 

SEVENTY. That’s our goal for schools targeted over the period of a given year, at both the secondary and tertiary school levels on our Malta Carib Dream Big School Tour, which introduces pupils to careers in the entertainment sector. There’s bigger numbers here as well: 40,000 - the total number of students we end up connecting with over an eight month period.

TWO HUNDRED. Our even generates jobs for over 200 practitioners in the entertainment sector and beyond, including: make-up artist, productions designers, sound engineers, construction workers, actors, stylists, and various administrative personnel. 

FINALLY…
ONE MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND.
The estimated population of Trinidad & Tobago. No we don’t reach that many people… yet. But the ideas that if we can be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of your people across the country, we could eventually spearhead an effort that sees a change in our communities and the way our young people live their lives. To all the teachers, students, artistic individuals, industry stakeholders, corporate citizens, sponsors and nationals, who value the work that we do by contributing to our program; we value each and everyone of you and look forward to staging another amazing edutainment experience!

 

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ROYAL COILS NATURAL HAIR & BEAUTY EXPO http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/12/royal-coils-natural-hair-beauty-expo

The 13th annual ROYAL COILS NATURAL HAIR & BEAUTY EXPO took place on Saturday December 12th in Ft. Lauderdale.  The expo presented by Natural Trendsetters and Royal Coils featured live performances, hair demonstrations and expert panels.

Olga Saretsky of Kikimora Studio amazed the crowd with one of her costumes from her High Fashion Circus be sure to check her out. There were many talented artist networking and displaying their beautiful art in the lobby. Jsun Photography along with Island Vibes Magazine had the pleasure of meeting with fine art and fashion artist Tracy Guiteau, Terri “theILLESTrator” Meredith and the beautiful and talented wedding photographer Yohan, of Skye Dazzel photography.

Lalah along with her dancers opened the fashion show with an energetic performance which set the pace for the entire evening. Hair, fashion, African dance, music and an all-round good time. Natural Trendsetters, Ankara Miami and Bijoux were just a few of the people responsible for bringing us this awesome event. 

  

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Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival 2015 http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/11/grace-jamaican-jerk-festival-2015

 

This was the first year JSun Photo attended the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. The event was much larger than I anticipated. The participation and turn-out was spectacular. 

The event seemed very organized, we had to pay for parking but there was a complimentary trolley service from the parking lot to the venue’s gate.  As you passed the gate’s security you could smell the aroma of Caribbean cuisine in the air. The place buzzed with patrons sampling products from different vendors and sponsors. There were three stages at the venue with the media tent located to the back of the main stage. We setup our equipment for our interviews then set out to mingle with the crowd to take photos and partake in the food sampling.

Miss Haiti the Model was our “hostess with the mostest” for the evening. Dressed in her beautiful Euphoria Mas costume she conducted the interviews like a true professional. We had lunch at Scotchies as we were entertained by live performers. The event was truly an enjoyable one and we anxiously anticipate Jerk Fest 2016. Please enjoy these photos and video clips and I hope to see you all at Jerk Fest next year.

 

Christopher Martin Performs "Big Deal" Live at 2015 Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

 

 

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Fantasy Fest 2015 http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/11/fantasy-fest-2015 Spartacus!!!Our Thracian gladiator never broke character as he tries to protect his Greek Goddess from being captured by our photographer!

After many years away from Key West for Fantasy Fest my return was not disappointing. We met up with Island vibes magazine early Saturday morning and headed south for the Keys. We got there, shot some B-roll, visited the Southern most point of the continent and visited the oldest house in Key West. As we made our way through the city we got little hints and clues of the awesomeness of the event ahead.

As the spectators and masqueraders arrived by the bus loads we met with our crew of revelers from Ft. Lauderdale. We had lunch, prepared by Tropical Feast. We enjoyed a sumptuous plate of curry chicken, stew chicken, steamed rice, conch salad and rum cake. After we hydrated with our alcohol infused beverage of choice we headed out to the parade.

These photos and video clips can only depict a fraction of the splendor, energy and excitement that was in the air. People from all corners of the country were out there. From the saints to the sinners, everyone came together ignoring color, gender and race overcoming communication barriers we all partied like it was 1999! 

Stay tuned for awesome and exciting exclusive video highlights of this event (I promise you don't want to miss this)!!!

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jsunphotography@gmail.com (Jsun Photo) http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/11/fantasy-fest-2015 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:30:00 GMT
Miami Broward One Carnival Parade 2015 http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/10/miami-broward-one-carnival-parade-2015 Island Vibes Magazine and Jsun Photography teamed up this year to bring to you exclusive high quality images and video of Miami Broward One Carnival Parade. The event took place at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on Sunday 11th October. Masquerades and spectators from all around the world came to witness and enjoy the splendor of Miami Carnival. Participants portray their beautifully designed costumes as they reveled to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Photographer Vatchner Joseph of Jsunphotography creatively captured and immortalized this wonderful day of celebration. 

The Masqueraders Beautiful masqueraders smile gorgeously for the camera.

  

 

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Miami Broward One Carnival Jouvert http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/10/miami-broward-one-carnival-jouvert  

 

Jouvert, a French contraction which translates to English as dawn/ day break is the official start to Carnival masquerade celebrations and parades.

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I was told when I was growing up (so please don’t quote me without doing your own research) that J'ouvert started when the less fortunate members of society couldn’t afford to pay for and participate in “Pretty Mas”. Ambitious villagers would cover themselves in mud, oil, paint, powder or anything "dutty" and/or repulsive. They will come out in the early hours of the morning before the parade dressed in their cheaply made costumes; most times, portraying devils and imps. They created their own street music using instruments of bottle and spoon, bamboo, beating on biscuit tins and old car rims. They threatened to rub their "dutty" bodies on well dressed pretty masqueraders going to meet up with their bands. The only thing that would save you from soiling your costume was to “pay the devil". The J'ouvert masqueraders would chant phrases like “Yuh ‘fraid de devil yuh ‘fraid him bad”and “pay de devil, Jab Jab”. This scared pretty masqueraders to pay the "dutty" revellers and allow for safe passage to unite with the rest of their pretty mas band members.

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Tobago Jazz Experience with Neisha Guy http://www.jsun.photo/blog/2015/4/tobago-jazz-experience-with-neisha-guy

Neisha enjoys the performance of a fellow artiste as she awaits her turn to serenade the crowd in Tobago. 

Jazz on the waterfront hosted a “New Orleans style” affair as performers showcase their talent simultaneously on several stages strategically placed along the waterfront. Visitors enjoyed a soothing repertoire of primarily unplugged solo, duet and band acts with a variety of vendors supplying an abundance of options in the areas of food, drinks and crafts. An amazing crowd came out to the Scarborough Esplanade to support and enjoy an evening of enchanting music and relaxation.  Jsun.Photo had the honor and privilege of being Neisha Guy's personal photographer for this event, capturing behind the scenes, backstage and live performances. 


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