The Black Harbor The Black Harbor is an online account of the work, ideas, and inspiration of a tight-nit collective of creatives. Over the years we have created things together, attended school together, fought together, and partied together. We have grown beyond the simplicity of friendship. We are now a family. Our purpose is to celebrates the work of the collective and explore creative work in the world that truly inspires us driving us to be better at what we do. Our hope is that as we document our work, process, lives, and inspiration that you will also be inspired and share your work with us.
Mark King was kicked out of America. We miss him, but he seems to be killing it out there taking photos of things most of us have never seen. He is now living back in Barbados where he is shooting what seems to be a whole different world.
Over 400 species of bird call Trinidad and Tobago home. And I counted at least 7 that lived in the tree over my apartment. The country on the other hand has a very diverse ethnic background. Trini women are considered some of the most exotic women on the planet. Continue reading →
I was in rush hour traffic en route to a test shoot when I received a call from the model canceling our session. Before I had the chance to woosah Gigi was on the other line. Her timing was perfect. So instead of turning my car around I braved the traffic and headed to Gigi's for an impromptu hang out and portrait session. Continue reading →
My on-going Plastic series started to come together after my return to Barbados in March. What began as an experiment a couple days into the new year has taken my work in a fresh direction. Continue reading →
Simone and I set out early one morning and made our way to Crane Beach on the east coast (the atlantic ocean side of the island). We walked through coral caves, rolled around in the sand a bit and dodged seaweed. Continue reading →
I met Orlando during my last visit to Brussels. The lovely ladies from Cut Up Collectif and I were brainstorming collaboration ideas when they sent over a picture of a Ghanian man they suggested we do a portrait sessio ... Continue reading →
I have always been fascinated by spots of vibrant color. Being back in the islands is a full-on color overload, but there are still colors that jump out and smack me in the face. The following images are scanned fuji fp- ... Continue reading →
Back in February 2011, I was fortunate enough to receive an invite to MADE for a David LaChapelle doc screening, where I met the man himself along with many other creative juggernauts Berlin has to offer (thanks Emil ... Continue reading →
Barnaby Ward is Somefield, a Barbadian (or 'Bajan' if you're in the know) illustrator who's been quite busy. I met Barnaby on Monday and the conversation quickly took an art-blog turn. After discovering that he was an illustrator, I checked out his site, and soon realized that I had seen his work all over the internet. Continue reading →
The story goes that Hoppé sold his archive to the London Picture Gallery in 1954, only to have his work misfiled among millions of random stock images. It remained forgotten and untouched until the mid 1990s and soon the decade-long process of digitizing and conservation would be undertaken. Better late than never. Continue reading →
I have been a big fan of Mark Peckmezian's work for some time now. Like Sarah Wilmer, I found Mark via one of the PDN 30 issues back in '08/'09. Since hitting that add contact button, I have awaited the Toronto native's uploads to flickr with bated breath. Continue reading →
Color, a short film by Tom Sachs and Director Van Neistat, provides us with the color code for the Tom Sachs studio. An enthralling and comprehensive examination of the studio's color palette, and credo. Continue reading →
I was first introduced to Pinboard a couple years ago via their amazing music blog, PinboardBlog. Last year they expanded into film with PinboardFilm; A bold foray into music videos, EPK’s, and documentary f ... Continue reading →