Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Shadeism from Shadeism on Vimeo.

A good video to watch about the many shades of Brown people, and the love/hate relationship some people feel about it.

Art is Everything!

Art is what happens when the Love inside you builds up then spills over - Netchem H.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Artist Talk: Aiesha Turman

Aiesha Turman

Where are you from?
Born in Albany, NY. Raised in Rochester, NY. Been a Brooklynite for over a decade

What do you call yourself (writer, rapper, photographer, etc)?

How do you create (your inspiration)?
My inspiration is Black people in general, but Black women specifically, both contemporary and historic -- wherever they are in the world.

Why do you do it?
Because I have to. I am supposed to. It is my calling.

Are you currently working on anything?
I'm always working on something. I'm expanding my film, The Black Girl Project, to include a book and several shorter films. I am working on a multi-dimensional web-based project about Black women, and working on a book project, as well as teaching.

Advice you would give a young Artist?
Create. Spend your time creating. There are a lot of distractions, but what's important is that you stay focused and produce whatever it is you do.

For more info on The Black Girl Project click here.

Photo by me: Brooklyn, NY - Oct/2009

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Live Music

Last Tuesday night I attended a show at Therapy Wine Bar in Brooklyn, NY to see Selzin and Tai Allen . It was awesome night of live music. They may be doing this once a month, there next show is 12/16. I was all ready to add a disclaimer to the end of this post complaining about the lighting, and how I haven't used my camera in so long. I quite like these photo's though, so no complaining from me. Enjoy!
A la prochaine!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Joe Mangrum - Union Square

This past Thursday I was just about to yell at my self for carrying my camera around all day and not using it when I ran into this guy. Joe Mangrum makes these awesome paintings with colored sand. I like to call his paintings removable street art.

A la prochaine!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Brookyn, NY - Nov/2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tin City

I love this place for the following reasons:
  1. The only place in Brooklyn where I can get some homework done
  2. The soda floats (the Black Cow)
  3. The ice cream (Ginger , or Eggnog. Mostly Ginger, on a cone!)
  4. My unofficial hang out spot. But please don't tell anyone, I'd like to keep it my unofficial hang out spot. ;-)

If your in Brooklyn and haven't visited this place yet do so soon. Like before I eat all the ginger ice cream! Click here.

A la prochaine!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boys Wanna Be Her - Peaches

There's something about this song that makes me want to lick my lips, pump my fist, stomp my feet, and shake my ass! ;-)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Artist Talk

A monthly series where I will be interviewing artists. Or people I consider artists. I have always found myself inspired more by people I know. These are the people that inspire and keep me motivated in alot of ways. There just regular people that have created or said something that has made me want to keep going with my art. I think everyone has some art in them, so I won't just be interviewing people that paint or sculpt, but people that write or create films also.

I've wanted to do this for a very long time, and I hope you guys enjoy it! If you know any artists that you think I'll be interested in please shoot me an email at netchem2002@gmail.com

A la prochaine!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This past weekend was Halloween. I "celebrated" on Saturday with some friends. Really I just went out and had a couple of alcoholic beverages. This girl and two of her friend were Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. Can you guess which one she was? Drugs! I thought they were very original and it made me want to do something different then my Indian girl costume next year!

I'm having some computer issues, but will post as frequently as I can. That's all for now.
A la prochaine!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yes Yes, I know I said I quit!

What I really should have said was I was quitting any influence from people about the way I create and express my self. Let me make my self clear. Just because I've dusted my camera off doesn't mean I'm going to whip it out at your request and take photo's for you.

If you know me at all you know why photography means so much to me, and why I can't quit it. The idea of photography was implanted in my head in HS when I was battling a very dark period in my life. I had spent a year homeless, lost quite a bit of friends and spent a year in bed making it impossible to graduate with my class. I was allowed to take photography and it was a great experience. It wasn't a very long class, and it had too many students but the idea that I could create something, that I could capture the moments and people that meant the most to me was planted. After HS I started taking on photo jobs. Mostly events, but some fashion work too. None of it felt right, but I kept doing it because people wanted me too. This past summer I had enough and I told anyone that was listening that "I Quite". Honestly I had no desire to be behind or in front of a camera.

A couple of random things happened recently. One of my friends went online and saw some of my work and sent me an email saying they where awesome. I then went online and looked at the portrait work I liked doing and realized that they were good and that I had grew from the time I started. I also realized that no one should be able to make me quite something that I enjoy doing. I need to get a better at saying no and meaning it. It's okay to be a little selfish sometime.

Baby I'm back!