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Elton Leonard Jr.
Business Name: Elton Leonard Jr.
Type of Business:

Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer (Print, Web, Motion, Media) Music Lover, Poet, Culture Priest

Josh Paige
Business Name: Josh Paige
Type of Business:
Borough: Brooklyn

Born and raised in Brooklyn, my artwork has always reflected and been inspired by New York. I draw inspiration from the city’s dynamism, as well as fashion, graffiti, graphic design, film and music. New York is a melting pot of different ethnicities, cultures, and personalities and I am able to draw inspiration from all the many facets of this vast city. Although New York has been my muse throughout my artistic life, I also draw inspiration from my travels throughout the United States and abroad. Art is about expression; I live through my expression in various art forms from design, to photography to painting. I hope to transcend through generations with my work and inspire future artists in the making.

Website: Josh Paige
La Maison d’ Art Gallery
Type of Business: ,
Borough: Manhattan

La Maison d’Art Gallery is the stylish and artistic place to be in New York.
Located in Harlem, La Maison d’Art offers the astute visitor a unique experience; from the moment you enter the downstairs gallery you will be immersed in an authentic New York moment.

Original, provocative paintings and sculptures created by rising local and international artists adorn all walls and rooms.

Business Phone Number: (718) 593-4108
Business Street Address: 259 west 132nd street
Neat Shiny Owl
Business Name: Neat Shiny Owl
Type of Business: ,

From Anthony Lewis, founder of Neat Shiny Owl:

I really like taking pictures…
Scratch that. I really, really like making art.
Actually, scratch that again…
I am in love with the art I see
around me every day.
I find it in the clouds, in parked bikes and former telephone booths, I find it in the oddly textured surface that picks up light from a cafe’s window. I’m obsessed with writing on the wall. And clever spoons. Boots. Hand-sized objects. Gates, doors and openings.

But perhaps most of all,

I am in love with the grand art that is people.
I hope that you have found your way here because I
bumped into you on the street and struck up a conversation,
or at least maybe smiled at you and said hey.
Have a further look around and if you like what you see, by all means
I like getting to know my clients beforehand so meeting over tea is always 
something exciting in preparation for your next project. If you know a place, I’m there. Hope to hear from you soon!

Terrence “ToNe” Forrest
Type of Business: ,
Borough: Queens

Do you need a photographer at a reasonable rate? You’re in luck. Terrence “ToNe” Forrest is the event photographer for you!

Club, baby shower, birthday party, you name it and Terrence will shoot it! Let Terrence’s creative edge capture those precious moments for you or your clients.

Terrence does his own RAW processing and all image files will be ready at the close of event, and any edits within hours. Contact Terrence for pricing if you’re interested!

The Culture LP
Business Name: The Culture LP
Borough: Brooklyn

The Culture LP (Culture Lifestyle and Progress), founded in 2012 by Michael Tonge, Jasmine Henderson, and Pavel Konoplenko is a network of writers, thinkers, artists, and connectors who aim to create a lasting-impact on the world through art, action, and passion. “Principles over profits” is their motto.

The Culture LP provides digital marketing and media services for small businesses. Whether you need help increasing your online presence, or booking an affordable photographer, The Culture LP has got you covered.



The Vanderbilt Republic
Type of Business: ,
Borough: Brooklyn

The Vanderbilt Republic is a Gowanus based, creative agency and artist cooperative. Founder, George Del Barrio and his team work to explore paradigm shifts and provide the community with transformative experiences through created and curated art.

For walkthroughs, programming proposals, and inquiries regarding The Vanderbilt Republic’s Gowanus Loft space contact George through the contact form below.

Business Phone Number: (347) 763-2210
Business Street Address: 61 9th St
Tiffany Latrice
Business Name: Tiffany Latrice
Type of Business:
Borough: Manhattan

Artist Statement:
With a degree in international relations with a concentration in gender, culture, and global society from the University of Southern California and masters in women’s history from Sarah Lawrence College, my art is a feminist statement that seeks to combat androcentric world views of women’s role in society. Through my compositions and texture, I move women from marginalized spaces to spaces of power and agency. Largely influenced by my experiences in New York and studies at Sarah Lawrence College, my artwork places women at the forefront of the narrative.
 In my current work, I use my personal story: the loss of a child, the ending of a relationship, relocation and isolation, to explore the psychology of human emotion through the female body. The series, Transitions, are paintings of sunsets and sunrises that I photographed for nine months in order to explore the aftermath of a traumatic experience. I use nature to illustrate the emotional and mental state of the individual post-trauma. By the end of the nine month project, I noticed that each moment of pain experienced, the sky was turbulent; each moment of peace witnessed; the sky was calm; each moment of happiness enjoyed; the sky was colorful. I also use my own body as the subject in my work. The series, Un-Silenced: Liberating the Black Female Body through Self-Portraiture, alludes to the Khalil Gibran quote “we chose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” The self-portraits explore the cycle of emotions a woman goes through leading up to a traumatic experience. The emotions aren’t always sad; they can be joyous, sexual, and sometimes anxious resulting in self-discovery and personal growth.

Travis Fraser
Business Name: Travis Fraser
Type of Business: ,

NYC based portrait and event photographer.

Website: Travis Fraser
Business Phone Number: (347) 871-8728