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Golden Frequencies

Exhibition Artists

Curator: Mayillah

Photographers:
O’shane Howard
Richard Bernardin
Raphael Rahim Nikiema
Wade Hudson

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A celebration of Black artistry and a reminder to create for, invest in and honour each other.  It is a love letter to our roots, highlighting the alchemists and frequency makers of our communities.  This project is an acknowledgment of our presence, a genuine expression of who we are today, and an invitation to explore our vision through sound.

Virtual opening Thursday April 8th at 6pm EST on Never Apart’s social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Facebook event

(Top image: SLM photographed by Raphael Rahim Nikiema)

Enter the virtual viewing room:

Dominique Fils-Aime photographed by Richard Bernardin

Richard is a fashion and portrait photographer of Haitian descent working internationally and based in between Montreal and New York.

After studying film and photography, Richard embarked on a successful career in fashion photography. His style is influenced by Modernist architecture, the cinéma of Kubrick and Hitchcock and photographic giants, Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon. He is currently at work on his first short film (yes, still…) and has two upcoming book projects.

Richard is a regular contributor to many Canadian magazines such as Elle, Dress To Kill and FASHION Magazine.  His editorial work is regularly featured in countless international publications such as, GRAZIA, Marie-Claire and Vogue.  His work has been exhibited globally in museums and galleries and he has also captured some of the world’s biggest celebrities and influential artist such as Meghan Markle, Hailey Bieber, Miguel, Charlotte Cardin and Freida Pinto.

DESIIRE photographed by O’Shane Howard

O’shane is a Canadian Photographer, Creative Director, and Creative Educator, based in Toronto, Canada. His work has appeared in publications such as Forbes, CRWN, Ekstasis, Paper & Coin, City Life, Splendor, and Blanc Magazine. 

O’shane has been seen in Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, CNN Africa, CBC Life, and Amplify Africa Inc. Working as a videographer and creative director, O’shane has collaborated with brands including Roots, Topshop Topman, Globe and Mail, Nike, Adidas, Foot Locker Canada, Universal Music Canada, CBC, Red Bull Canada, Joe Fresh, Simon Marcus, Dan Kanter, TEDx Toronto, and New York Times bestselling author Rupi Kaur.  O’shane has also worked with the UK brand GymShark.

TOBi photographed by Wade Hudson

 

Wade Hudson is a Toronto-based Jamaican photographer inspired by the intricacy and expressiveness of the human face. Hudson’s portrait work is defined by a certain quiet intensity that is captivated by photography’s timeless quality. Unposed yet composed, Wade’s aesthetic is defined by an effortless and raw approach to investigating human emotion.

Stephen Voyce photographed by Raphaël Nikiema

Raphaël Nikiema is a Montreal photographer and artistic director. At the age of 12, he acquired his first film camera and immediately fell in love with the world of photography. His approach is diversified through different mediums including photography, graphic design and styling. He is always looking for different angles & inspiring places, and tackles his themes according to what he feels. His photographs are vivid and precise winks of his tastes and his artistic vision.

Creative Direction, Grooming : Mayillah

Production: GLDN Productions

Grooming: 

Location: The Broadview Hotel @broadviewhotel 

 

SHOT BY O’SHANE HOWARD

 

TITLE : HAVIAH MIGHTY by O’shane Howard

HAVIAH MIGHTY @haviahmighty

Photographer: O’shane Howard @oshane.howard

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Stylist: Jess Mori @jessnmori

Makeup: Mayillah @mayillah_

 

TITLE : DESIIRE by O’shane Howard

DESIIRE @desiirenow

Photographer: O’shane Howard @oshane.howard

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

 

SHOT BY RICHARD BERNARDIN

 

TITLE: DOMINIQUE FILS-AIME by Richard Bernardin

DOMINIQUE Fils-Aime @sing.with.mi

Photographer: Richard Bernardin @richardbernardinphoto

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Assistant: Alexander Karlov @alexanderkarlov

Stylist: Racky Sow @_rackysow

Makeup: Mayillah @mayillah_

 

TITLE: ZACH ZOYA by Richard Bernardin

ZACH ZOYA @ZachZoya

Photographer: Richard Bernardin @richardbernardinphoto

Assistant: Alexander Karlov @alexanderkarlov

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Stylist: Racky Sow @_rackysow

Grooming: Mayillah @mayillah_

 

TITLE: CLEREL by Richard Bernardin

CLEREL @clerel

Photographer: Richard Bernardin @richardbernardinphoto

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Assistant: Alexander Karlov @alexanderkarlov

Stylist: Racky Sow @_rackysow

Grooming: Mayillah @mayillah_

 

SHOT BY RAPHAEL RAHIM NIKIEMA

 

TITLE: LOU PHELPS by RAPHAEL RAHIM NIKIEMA

LOU PHELPS @loupeez

Photographer: Raphael Rahim Nikiema @raphaelnikiema 

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Assistant: Nicolas Caporali @103.01

Stylist: Racky Sow @_rackysow

Grooming: Mayillah @mayillah_

Location: Never Apart @neverapartmtl

 

TITLE: STEPHEN VOYCE by RAPHAEL RAHIM NIKIEMA

STEPHEN VOYCE @stephenvoyce

Photographer: Raphael Rahim Nikiema @raphaelnikiema 

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Assistant: Nicolas Caporali @103.01

Stylist: Racky Sow @_rackysow

Grooming: Mayillah @mayillah_

Location: Never Apart @neverapartmtl

 

TITLE: SLM by RAPHAEL RAHIM NIKIEMA

SLM @sshailah

Photographer: Raphael Rahim Nikiema @raphaelnikiema 

Creative Direction: Mayillah @mayillah_

Production: GLDN Productions @gldnproductions

Assistant: Nicolas Caporali @103.01

Makeup: Mayillah @mayillah_

Stylist: Racky Sow @_rackysow

Location: Never Apart @neverapartmtl

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