FRIENDS…

PHOTOGRAPHER

This morning as I was listening to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, I heard Tavis Smiley drop this gem, “You are capable of doing all things, but you can’t do everything.” We ARE capable of doing all things, but we CAN’T do everything, by OURSELVES that is. So with the help of some friends, we recently pulled off a pretty successful photo shoot at a very visible, yet untapped location right here in Buffalo. Here’s how it went down: Trev Thorne, (my friend) figured it was time for new photos. So through Maisha (Trev’s wife), Rich B. (maisha’s friend) was recommended as the photographer for the engagement. After discussions on the setting/locations, we kinda’ came up dry and I wasn’t that excited about shooting in the typical locations. So, Tom (my other friend) suggested a really cool site off the beaten path, but still in plain sight oddly enough.

Long story made short…Rich, Trev and I met at the secret location and right away, we were all incredibly impressed with the atmosphere and setting of the location that we didn’t need to go any other place. Rich has a great eye and command of the given space and his equipment. REAL dope!
Check out his work! Thanks Trev, Rich, Maisha and Tom!
peace

ps…here’s a throwback…dedicated to my friends!!! Peep the beginning!!!

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

2 responses to “FRIENDS…

  • Filmfatale22 AKA Maisha

    ALL I GOTS to SAY is….if YOU don’t wear that EXACT same outfit on stage at one of your shows…I will no longer be a fan! LOL!!!
    I need you in some white shorts and a leather jacket: Pronto.

    This is an exciting time in life. It’s stress filled and uncertain, but I think if we play our cards right, we’ll look back and say our thirties were great. Especially WHEN not IF we maintain our precious friendship.

    Luv u.

  • edreys

    word mishee mee…i can cut some white leather pants like right up to the crotch, throw on some high top white air ones with leather jacket to match…
    DOIN IT!!!
    luv yall too.

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