The Color of My Storm

It seems that everywhere Michelle Gibson goes she brings her infectious energy that all who come in her presence can never forget. Michelle's energy and passion are matched by few when it comes to dance.

Choreographer, educator, and performing artist, she received her BFA in Dance from Tulane University and her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ The American Dance Festival at Duke University. 

Her teaching practice and choreographic works range from genres of the African Diaspora, Contemporary / Traditional Modern, Afro Funk, Jazz, and her own New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic. 

Cultivating her craft over the past years in an effort to preserve her culture Michelle has been teaching and creating works that are firmly rooted in New Orleans culture and has defined this idea as her own “Second Line Aesthetics ” that she has determined involves both technical and improvised movement, brass music and the embrace of communal ritual.

Sharing her culture aboard Michelle was invited September 2015 to Rennes France teaching her New Orleans Second Aesthetics and Guest Lecture with the Compagnie Engrenage and the festival Le Funk Prend Les Rennes (translated the Funk Takes the Reins).

The festival honored and focused on the brass band culture of New Orleans both music and dance also focusing on Nigerian Afrobeat .

A five year faculty member with American Dance Festival and currently a candidate working towards receiving the Katherine Dunham Technique Certification she has had wonderful opportunities teaching, lecturing, and setting choreography at various intensives, institutions and universities not to mention choreography for several theater companies and live entertainment organizations locally, in the U.S and internationally.

As an freelance artist, New Orleans native, and presently living in Dallas TX Michelle is dedicating her energies, pedagogical practice, and performance based research geared toward cultivating the community and the world aboard. 

Contact Michelle Gibson at michellegibsonmfa@gmail.com

©2016 Omar Ramos Photography All Rights Reserved.

 

©2016 Omar Ramos Photography All Rights Reserved.

The Music of Denton Latham

A few months back our team had the distinct pleasure of photographing one of the young rising music stars in the Dallas Metroplex, Mr. Denton Latham.

His unique look and style was a great fit for our studio. Understanding his unique creativity and swagg we were able to collaborate on a striking and timeless promotional images for his brand.

A big thanks to Todd Latham for bringing us all together for this campaign we look forward in seeing Denton on the national stage.

Please check out Denton's Social Media channels. https://www.facebook.com/DentonLathamMusic/ instagram.com/dentonlatham,youtube.com/dentonlathamtwitter.com/dentonlatham.

A Big thank you to stylist Sally Atkinson for pulling it all together for us and to makeup artist Julissa Mtz for her outstanding work!

Visit Sally at https://www.facebook.com/sally.atkinson on Instagram at @fashionstyle_sally 

Julissa Mtz at http://www.beautybyjulissa.com/ on Instagram at @julissabeauty

 

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography 

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography 

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography

© 2016 Omar Ramos Photography

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Out with old and in with the new

If there is one thing I can say about 2015 it is that it went by so fast! I guess it is true that when you are having fun time goes by fast and we had a lot of fun in 2015. I am always amazed that every year that I have been a photographer I always learn something new, have new experiences, go through new doors. 

In 2016 Omar Ramos Photography begins the year with a new partnership with Telethia Hurley to form Hurley-Ramos Wedding and Event Photography. I am so excited to work with Telethia on partnering wedding and event services. Telethia attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding and will help propel this new venture to great opportunity. Our goal is to combine my 30 years of experience and create it's own entity away from my commercial and fashion work. And as for the look of thinks we are of to a great start. Please check our new website at www.hurleyandramos.com.

As Omar Ramos Photography the brand,  we are stronger than ever! 2015 was an incredible year with working with incredible people to create amazing images. I want to thank the many make up artists, stylists and photography assistants that made 2015 a memorable year in pictures. Here is look as some of my favorite photos of 2015. 

 

2016 Senior Model Ashley Allen

I like to welcome Ashley Allen as my 2016 Senior High School Model. The moment that I met Ashley she immediately stood apart from other seniors that I have photographed over the years. Her natural beauty radiates with her personality. It is very rare to photograph someone who has striking beauty with so little makeup. 

Ashley is a senior at Prosper High school "Go Eagles!" She loves traveling and dance. Her desire is to go to college to major in speech pathology and work with special education students across the world. 

Congratulations Ashley!

Visit www.omarramosphotography.com  Voted Best of Photography!

How to have the best Senior Portraits of 2015!

Well we are well into the Senior portrait season and it seems that year after year I have two groups of Seniors, the prepared and the not prepared.  So I hope this post will help my future Seniors prepare for their sessions and get the most out this great experience. 

2015 Senior photo

First thing - Do not schedule at the last minute! I see too many Parents and Seniors schedule their sessions as an after thought. Part of the senior year experience is your senior portraits. This is your celebration in pictures and stepping into a new faze in your life. I recommend scheduling your shoots several weeks in advance so you can plan and not rush.

Second - Get the right clothes! I can't tell you how many times a Senior would show up to the studio with just a couple of T-shirts. You at least want to bring 3 or 4 full outfits with a variety of shoes and accessories.  If you do not know what to wear it is always good to call a friend. This is always a great excuse to go shopping!

Third - Hire a makeup artist. Yes I know you do your own makeup and you fancy yourself an artist but for your senior photos you want to hire a professional makeup artist. Professional makeup artists understand how much application is necessary for photography and how to provide coverage a for a day of shooting.  They can achieve the right tones and blend to create a natural and polished look.

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Makeup should not be overpowering but only to highlight your natural beauty.

Makeup should not be overpowering but only to highlight your natural beauty.

Third - Hire a photographer that fits your unique style. No one photographer is for everyone, example a professional baby photographer may not have the right connection to you as senior in high school. Do your homework, interview your photographer and make sure you love their work.

Last but not least - Enjoy yourself! Your photos are to reflect you and your interests. This is you at your best and we want to capture it. If you follow these simple tips your experience will be as advertised.

BTWHSPVA 2015 Senior

BTWHSPVA 2015 Senior

Fourth Edition of Dance

Well it was bound to happen. This will be my most emotional post on this beautiful dancer. I have watched her bounce around as a toddler, and now she has developed into one of the most polished dancers I have had the pleasure of watching. 

Milan has had a passion for dancing since she was in diapers.  She began her classical Ballet training at Dance Institute of Dallas, and has increased her repertoire to include Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, African and Hip Hop.  She is currently a Junior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she is a member of the World Dance Ensemble under the direction of Michelle Zada Hall.  Additionally, she studies at Dallas Black Dance Academy and performs in its Allegro Performing Ensemble under the direction of Katricia Eaglin.

She has received training from world-renowned dancers and choreographers such as: Madame Adrienne Dellas, Baba Chuck Davis, Juel D. Lane and Arthur Leeth, and has spent summers training at Léon Dance Arts NY, Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Vermont, and Debbie Allen Dance Institute in Dallas.

Additionally, she studies at Dallas Black Dance Academy and performs in its Allegro Performing Ensemble under the direction of Katricia Eaglin.

Milan has a reputation for dancing as if no one is watching, yet dancing as if everyone is watching at the same time.  When it comes to beautiful dancers, she is definitely one to watch!