Pool Days | Arianna Rose

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Spring Is quickly passing us by and Summer will be right upon us. The sun will be ever present and the Florida heat will make for perfect pool days and capturing those moments that will be our memories! Here is how we are starting our Summer days:

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She will only be this little once in her life and before we know it, she will be an adult and off doing her own thing and building her own life someday. Even though I wish that these days can slow down and stretch on for as long as possible, at least with these photos, I can remember her this little, wild, and free, forever!

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Chess Players & Poets | The Collective

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I had the pleasure of shooting some of my best friends this month as they prepared for the launch of their new hip-hop group called Chess Players & Poets. In great anticipation of sharing this session, I had the opportunity to capture the essence of their personalities and their art through these photos. They have worked vigorously towards their goals and now their visions are becoming a reality.

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Castañeda

“Born to Cuban refugees, Castañeda’s music reflects the transparency and passion that courses through his veins. A Miami rapper, Castañeda directs his emphasis toward lyricism while offering a gritty, diverse, and musically varied approach to rap. His musical journey began at age fifteen and has progressed in step with his personal development. As he has grown, so has his music.

Castañeda writes mostly in an introspective manner, delving into certain social or political realities. For him, artistry entails more than skillful wordplay or well-produced music. His style reflects a passion for both hip-hop and transparency, truth and conveying that truth in a coherent and powerful way. He is equally passionate about his homeland Cuba. Much of his music reflects his love, pain, and general devotion to his beloved island, which is lost in oppression. He is currently working on completing his first EP, set for release in 2017.”

-The Collective

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Jay Parker

“Born and raised in Tampa, Fl in a low-income, single-parent home, Jay Parker experienced firsthand the many cultural differences hidden within his city, and the social influence on the mind of an individual. As a child, he struggled with being overly empathetic, to the point of crying at the sight of a homeless man. His wide range of emotional competence is what allows Jay to be an introspective storyteller in his music. Paint pictures with his passion and pain so the listener can feel and see things from his perspective.

Recently divorced, Jay is turning his painful experience into fresh content for his upcoming Ep, The Subtle Art Of Heartbreak. Set to release in 2017. Written as a sort of therapy, Jay hopes that each listener will leave cherishing his/her spouse more. He states, ‘Although I’ve experienced this rough time in my life, I know that it’s not the end.’ Jay Parker’s main concern isn’t that his listeners will solely like his music, but that they will leave having experienced something real.”

-The Collective

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Kid Candor

Turning his tortured ethos into poetic brilliance, Kid Candor brings boldness, introspection, and soul shaking truth to his listeners. As his name suggests, Candor makes it a point to speak from the heart. A South Florida native, raised in Riviera and West Palm Beach, Candor has always been immersed in hip-hop artistry. Influenced by artists like Eminem, Kanye West, and T.I. His love for music with depth unfolded as he began writing in middle school with every intention to develop into a skilled word-smith. Through his parent’s divorce, horrible role models, and the fight to stay out of turf wars, Candor found music to be the best way to express his many thoughts and ideals.

His upcoming EP, set to release in 2017, uses creative style and raw emotion to challenge the facades of society and reflect in the broken facets of modern day culture. Candor establishes his intentions to impact hip-hop by painting vivid pictures and illustrating personal stories, speaking to people’s souls in a fun and relatable way, yet real and thought-provoking way. Combining his musical talents with local artists and good friends Chess Players & Poets, KC plans on making music that changes lives.”

-The Collective

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I am so excited to see where these next steps will take them as their journey continues to expand. They have only given us a snippet of their poetic hearts and we are already yearning for more. They have so much heart and have all gone through so many life experiences that they are willing to pour it all out through their music and share it with the world. They will, without a doubt, tug at your emotions and reach into your hearts as they give you a front seat experience to their own worlds. One thing is for certain, they will be unapologetically real.

Listen to their first single here: Chess Players & Poets
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Thank you for stopping by Untamed Rose Blog. Don’t forget to click on the links throughout this blog post to follow these three incredible men through social media to keep up with their happenings and new music as they are released. I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed. Give them a follow and spread the love.

For any inquiries about Untamed Rose Blog or about my photos, feel free to drop an email at untamedroseblog@gmail.com or use the Contact Me page directly on my website.

-URB

Arianna Rose | Two Years Old

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Every time I have the opportunity, I try and take cute lifestyle-like photos to keep a record of how much she has grown throughout the months or years. I have done this regularly since she was about 9 months old and have taken photos of her many milestones throughout that time. I won’t call myself a photographer but I am a big believer in learning new types of art mediums and mastering the technique just for fun. It also helps me learn more about my camera and how to use it so I take advantage of those moments to do just that.

It’s 2017 and Arianna Rose is now two years old. She’s gotten taller, she’s gone up in clothing sizes, she’s saying more words and even starting to use full sentences in the best way she can. She knows every word to almost every song she’s heard and every movie she’s watched; and that’s not an exargeration. She actually does know all the words. After she mastered learning the words she has now actually begun acting out the cartoons. We suspect there will be an interest in drama for her future. She makes us laugh all the time and her sense of humor is always on point. Her personality has shown through more than ever and she is way more expressive with her emotions.

She has several favorite movies right now that consist of Moana, Finding Dory, Lilo & Stitch, Frozen and Little Mermaid. She can watch those over and over again and still have the same enthusiasm of watching it like it’s the first time she’s seen it. Mickey Mouse might just be her most favorite of all as it has been since she was a little baby. We try to take her to Disney World every chance we get and even the sight of the smallest Mickey head has her jumping with excitement.

The day I took these photos, we were sitting at home enjoying a nice calm day. Not too many exciting things happening but it was just me and her making the most of our everyday routine. I was admiring her while she was playing with her toys so I instantly whipped out my camera to capture the moment. I wanted to freeze that moment in time. As she was playing with her toys, all I could keep thinking about was how she is never going to stay this little forever. I brought out my camera and start snapping away because I wanted to savor the moment as much as I possibly could. To keep these photos as a memory of how tiny and how beautiful our Arianna Rose is.

These are the moments that I will always try to capture. To freeze the time I know she won’t always be in. Our Arianna Rose. Fun, carefree, wild, hilarious, little, beautiful Rose.

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