Jamaica Carnival 2013

I survived Jamaica Carnival 2013. Thanks to all those who showed my camera love.

Soldier 552 Official Video - Director's Cut

Soldier 552 starring Aisling O'reilly and Dj Bambino aka Trever Off Key. Special Thanks to Scuf, Julian & his stunt riding crew for providing the quads, Attorney-at-law Michael Deans for his one of a kind red truck and thanks to everyone who helped out on this project.


Turn Up The Heat

She want a man weh can turn up the HeatGive her the touch & mek her heart skip a Beat She need a man weh can put it on Sweet Give her the loving mek she feel Complete

Shi want a man weh can turn up di Heat

The above are lyrics from Cham new song titled "Back Way" if you haven't heard it make sure you check it out. Listen: Back Way Video for Back Way coming soon

Dwayne Nelson - Gone But Not Forgotten

Last year this time i woke up to some disturbing news that my good friend Dwayne Nelson was murdered in Kingston, Jamaica. Dwayne was a great friend of mine and I'm sure many can say the same. I was fortunate to have met such an outstanding individual and he will truly be missed. I shared a lot of great memories with Dwayne. One of the many things I admired about him was his musical talent and you had to really know him to knew such a talent existed with him. Dwayne had numerous songs written in his memory and walked around with them engraved in his brain. I was always amazed by how he could create such art and not even put the pen to the paper. He had a song called Strange Land that I had him read to me so I could write it down. What follows are some lines from the song: I'm living in a strange land with strange faces, seen so many strange things in strange places, Feel like a stranger, always felt my life was in danger, but now I get to understand how things changes, I sit to make a plan and it rearranges.

I interviewed Dwayne for a project of mine that didn't really manifest. The video below contain excerpts from that interview and interviews conducted the day we found out he passed away. For many this will provide a chance of seeing and hearing his voice again. For others it could be painful. Until we meet again my friend I wont give up along the way and I hope I would have been as successful as you in touching the lives of others.


Carnival Queen Arrested

The caribbean community is South FLorida has one thing on their minds for this weekend and that is Carnival. Carnival as it is celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago is also celebrated in cities worldwide. As with other Carnivals, many participants wear elaborate costumes, often decorated with feathers and sequins. Carnival bands are organized groups made up of participants who pay for costumes fashioned by a designer and assembled by teams of volunteers. The costumed participants dance through the streets to the sounds of a steel band, a soca band or a d.j. - this is called "playing mas'". The image below was inspired by carnival but with my twist to it. The image was captured in Kingston Jamaica at Coronation Market. I have to say that this was one of my craziest shoots to date. I will be revealing a few more pics so stay tuned.

If you're playing Mas in Miami carnival and would like to participate in my on going carnival costume shoot please try and save your costume with head piece and send me an email letting me know you would like to be apart of the project. Unfortunately I will not be in town for Miami Carnival on Sunday so I will miss my ritual of photographing the event.


Expose Jan.29th 2011

Expose yourself to a new reality. Things aren't always what they seem. You see people who you think you know and make assumptions about who they are. Do you know how they got there, do you know there struggles, do you know they hustles? Who are we to judge and place a steriotype against them, without knowing who they really are. Expose is a short documentary style film that takes you into the lives of a few individuals and shows that there is more to them than what you see. Things aren't always as they seem. Exposing their lives, the truth and the untold. Expose is also a party that will take place on January 29th 2011 at Chu's which is located at 2728 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Coral Gables FL, 33134. The main purpose of this event is to have a great time but also to raise the necessary funds to edit the short documentary. Zj Bambino from Jamaica's Zipfm (same guy who brought you songs like Miss My Cooking and Fake Jeans Admit It) will be in spinning your favorite songs along with Addy from Eccentrix Sound. The event will start at 11pm and continue to 4am. Thanks in advance for your support and let us look forward to a great and productive 2011.

Happy New Year

Happy 2011 everyone. Hope this year will bring blessings in abundance for us all. The holiday was no vacation for me. I was busy filming my project and I got the chance to do 1 photoshoot. This was no ordinary photoshoot but it's now in the past and on to the next one. If you're interested in shooting with me feel free to drop me a line. The attached video is just a preview of what to expect for 2011. Special thanks to everyone involved: Nicole (owe u Big Time) Gian, Shari, Jason, Trever Off Key and the Police Officers.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpkeFKKXuBM]

Christmas Eve at Coronation Market

This Christmas Eve I found myself in a different environment than I'm used to. I got to see artist like Trever Off Key, Tifa, Ding Dong and Gyptian give back to the community by doing free concerts with Digicel. I got a little chance to step off the path normally walked and take some other shots. Below is a few of the results. Merry Christmas.

Air Jamaica- The travel nightmare

Traveling Air Jamaica is not the same anymore. My flight was schedule to depart at 9:15pm and of course we were delayed. If you travel on Air Jamaica often that is expected, some of us have started calling the airline Air Delay. Now I love my Jamaican people but we do not function well with air delays and that can bring out the hidden ghetto in some of us. Around 11pm we finally took off. We arrived in Kingston Jamaica around 12:20am and didn't clear custom till around 1am. Got to the luggage area to find out that most of the luggage on our flight didn't make it. Of course I was pissed and on top of that I had to wait in line for almost another hour to fill out paper work. After filling out the paper work I was on my way out where I was greeted by the funny guy. Now all I have with me is my book bag and he wanted to know what was in the book bag on my back. After revealing the content to the custom officer he wanted to have me leave a deposit for all the content (photography related) in the bag. At that moment I wanted to bitch slap him but realize I was in no position to win this battle so I had to play along. I was able to use my John Legend pass and he allowed me to leave. I finally made it home about 3am and I praying my bag arrive today. Feel free to pray for me as well.

Fake Jeans Admit It

1st I brought you the "Miss My Cooking" video. I'm proud to say that I'm back with another one. This one is called "Fake Jeans Admit It" staring Trever Off-Key ft. Chedda. While watching these videos keep in mind they are strictly for entertainment purposes. The song Fake Jeans Admit is getting a lot of rotation on the air waves in Jamaica so we decided to put some visuals to it. The video was shot in downtown kingston without any form of planning. We spent about 3hrs filming and having fun for this video. Special thanks to all those who were apart of making this happen. Big shout out to the kid who was selling CD's with the boom box who saved the day. Big up Scuff, Chedda and his crew, Ryan, the sexy Police Officer,Burger and Collin the editor. In life sometimes the most important thing is showing up and that's what we did. Here is the final product. I hope you enjoy. GIANT B[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x63V69skc9w]

Miss My Cooking by Trever Off-Key

I have a passion for creating things in the visual format. Lately that visual format has been mostly with pictures. Technology has bridge that gap for me, so now I can shoot either pictures or video on the same camera with the switch of a button. With that said, I would like to share my first little project featuring Trever Off-Key in the premiere of his new video "Miss My Cooking" directed by Roger B Stillz. There was no real preparation for this video. The kitchen scene was shot an hour before I had to leave for the airport and the driving scene was shot while we would drive to where ever we were going. I used only available light, the Canon 5d, Trever's sense of humor and most of this was shot hand held. The video was edited by my friend Collin (Thank you Collin). If you don't know Trever Off-Key aka Zj Bambino make sure you listen to him in the mornings on http://www.zipfm.net from Tuesday-Friday 6am-10am. Hope you were Entertained http://www.rogerbstillz.com