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New Feature Interview Posted: Check Out D.J. Rokkstarr

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Check Out DJ Rokkstarr

             Check Out DJ Rokkstarr

You guys know I love nothing more than to showcase hot talent and  this opportunity makes Me feel extra good because back when i was just starting out D.J. Rokkstarr took a chance at showcasing My talent on his radio station. It feels good to have a platform to  share that love back with him. I’ve watched him over the years continue to reinvent, brand and market himself like no other D.J. in the  Baltimore area. But honestly to  call him a D.J. is almost an insult…he is so much more. Read on to find out more about him

Vital Stats

Name: RokkStarr

Age: 28

City/State: Baltimore, MD

Company: RedZone Studio/True Illusion Media

Brief Bio:

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1. You seem to be a Jack of off media trades, How did you get started in the business?

At age 14, I began my journey into the music industry as a local DJ spinning at high school parties throughout Baltimore city and county. I ventured in to music production at 17, creating music for likeminded artists. My love for music grew exponentially as I expanded my knowledge into the business side of the industry and launched my first entertainment company called BlackWax Entertainment.

2. You have a background in radio, what stations were you affiliated and what type shows were you on?

I’ve worked with many local stations such as 92Q, 93.9 WKYS, WPB Radio as wells owning an internet station of my own called X105.1 Radio.

3. What made you branch out on your own and start Redzone Studio?

From the time I began making my own mixtape to promote my music, other artists and DJs became very interested in where my custom materials came from. I then brought supply to the demand and created an avenue where they can boost their image in the local market and I could make money in the process.

There’s MUCH more to this interview check it out in the FEATURE INTERVIEWS above or just  click HERE

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I’m So Excited To Post Our First FEATURE Interview with Talented Author, Journalist and Narrator Tia L. Lincoln

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Tia Lincoln, An Accomplished Child of Baltimore

Tia Lincoln, An Accomplished Child of Baltimore

My love of reading and writing goes back further than I can remember. There’s nothing I enjoy more than curling up in a corner and getting lost in someone’s story. Now I have the opportunity to actually interview and talk to writers who impress Me and I’m so excited. From city to city, coast to coast I want to shine the spotlight on those who impress me most. I will be bringing you interviews with some of the hottest established and up and coming writer that I run across as I blaze my own path of fame across the net. Let’s get it on!! Time to meet one of the greats………..

I read a book by this talented author, Tia L. Lincoln about a year and a half ago and was so touched by the story I reached out to her to tell her how it had affected me. She actually responded and was so humble and graceful. She told Me however that the story I read, “Junkie: A True Baltimore Story” was her sisters life story and suggested I read ” Child of Baltimore” which represented her life. I did and became even more enraptured with her writing. I then discovered that besides a rough Baltimore upbringing we had another thing in common, a fascination with true crime. I’m so excited to be able to introduce you to or give you a more in depth view of the talented author Tia L. Lincoln.

Tia Lincolns Books

Tia Lincolns Books

1. For those who aren’t familiar with you and your work can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am an author/writer who writes and publishes strictly true stories. With my publishing company Real Life Productions, I have 5 books out right now entitled: “Child of Baltimore”, “Junkie-A True
Baltimore Story, “The Lady Who Chained Her Baby To The Bed”, “Maryland’s Most Notorious Murders 1990-2008″, and “Until I Get Caught – The True Story of A Serial Rapist in Baltimore”.

2. You seemed to hit your mark with the true crime niche. What was it that encouraged you to start researching and documenting murders?

I’ve been fascinated by the crime of murder ever since I was a child and I’ve been keeping a mental database on murders for years. Growing up in west Baltimore in the early 80’s, I can remember as a child fantasizing about becoming a homicide detective or even a criminal psychologist. It’s the why aspect of a murder that interests me. What drives a person to kill? When my father was murdered in 1995, the only absolute way I could cope with his brutal murder was to get my thoughts out on paper. Who knew that writing about my life and his murder would turn into a career.

3. I hear You have a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, where do you see yourself career wise in 5 years?

So far I just have an Associates Degree in the Science of Criminal Justice but I’m about 55 credits short of my Bachelors. Career wise in 5 years, I will have obtained my Bachelors, mastered Spanish, released at least 3 more books, released the film version of my 5th book, “Until I Get Caught- The True Story Of A Serial Rapist In Baltimore”, and completed courses in victim assistance training as well as an internship with the Innocence Project in Washington D.C.

Author Tia L. Lincolns Appearance on Lifetime Movie Network, Killer Kids

Author Tia L. Lincolns Appearance on Lifetime Movie Network, Killer Kids

The  rest of this interview  can be found above under the FEATURE INTERVIEWS tab or you can just click the following link https://sapphirespotlightontalent.com/feature-interviews/author-tia-l-lincoln-this-child-of-baltimore-has-blossomed-into-one-unstoppable-author-and-business-woman/

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Spotlight On Talent – Cayne Clarke

Cayne Clarke Photography 1

                  Cayne Clarke Photography 1

There are a lot of BLAZING photographers popping up all over the place. With the invention of sites like Instagram, Model Mayhem and Facebook, we are being treated to the beautiful works of artists we may have never even known existed. From city to city, coast to coast I want to shine the spotlight on those who impress me most. I will be bringing you interviews with some of the hottest established and up and coming photographers that I run across as I blaze my own path of fame across the net. Let’s get it on!! Time to meet one of the greats………

Name: Cayne Clarke
Age: 46
Based In: Washington DC / Baltimore MD
Name of Company: Cayne Clarke Photography / NFLAVA Model Magazine
Website: http://www.ibpstudios.com

Cayne Clarke Photography 1

                             Cayne Clarke Photography 2

1. How long have you been perfecting your craft?  I was first introduced to photography my sophomore year in college through a friend that was into photography

2. What were the influences that led you into Photography? What type of photography do you specialize in?
A good friend in college got me started with me very first Nikon camera. I think it was the opportunity to capture people in all kinds of ways. In college there were no shortage of girls who wanted to pose for us. You can say being around sexy young women and taking their pictures could be an influence as well. Another is definitely the digital age and the additional magic one can do with computer software.
My specialty is studio eye candy portraits. I used to also include urban in my definition but I have since grown to include much more than just the urban culture.

3. Growing up what did you see yourself doing for a living? Do you still plan on pursuing that at some point?
I didn’t really have a profession I targeted; I just wanted to go to college and major in Marketing and do something in that field. I did get my degree in marketing and advertising but I never got into the field. I work as an IT professional. I don’t believe I have any interest in doing marketing at this point in my life and career.

Cayne Clarke Photography 3

            Cayne Clarke Photography 3

4. Are you strictly a photographer, or with the new technology available to us now that digital photography has taken over, have you gone into graphics at all?
Part of my specialty is using the digital image taken from the camera and transform it into something unique and special. So yes, I have also incorporated graphics into my photos as well as retouching techniques.

5. Were you a photographer before the digital age? Can you shoot with film: and if so, do you miss the old days of actually developing your film, and watching your work come to life in front of you?
I came into photography just as the DSLR’s were being introduced to the world. My buddy was a film guy and I used to watch him develop film. I never got into it. I can say I’m glad I am shooting in this era although I do have a respect for those who came up in the film age.

6. Do you shoot indoor or outdoor more often? Which do you prefer and why?

 I mainly shoot indoor as I am studio photographer however, I do like shooting outdoors and it depends on the day; if it’s cloudy and dull I may go for some subtle black and white images; if it’s sunny I may go for more radiant and bright images. I prefer indoor studio because I get to control my environment from the lights, the props, and even the general space.

Cayne Clarke Photography 4

                                 Cayne Clarke Photography 4

7. What is your ultimate goal? What would be your Dream Project?
My goal is to be able to make enough money from photography that I can be consistent with a great downtown loft studio. A dream project would be shooting for my own gallery showing.

8. Where can people see your work?
Besides Facebook and other social media you can Google my name or studio and plenty of my past work will be displayed. I also have a published magazine called NFLAVA Model Magazine as well as a hard book cover on sale on amazon of my black and white portraits. My website also displays my model portfolio work but some of my commercial pieces as well.

9. Have you ever been published? Do you own a publication?
You’re reading my mind.  Yes. I own and manage NFLAVA Model Magazine, a magazine that I consider to be a useful stepping stool for many unsigned models looking for practice and exposure. I’ve also had my work published in several magazines by way of the Sexy Sapphire, a brilliant social media marketing guru. I’ve also had my photos appear in one major film, ATL. If you are familiar with the movie, some of my pictures were used as props in Uncle George’s room.

10. If someone wanted to hire or contact you for a session, how can they get in touch with you?

The 2 best ways to reach me for booking is through a Facebook message or send me a shoot request via my websites’ contact page – http://ibpstudios.com.

Cayne Clarke Photography 5

                                Cayne Clarke Photography 5

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Spotlight On Talent KEO

KEO 1

KEO 1

Name: Keshaun Hazel
Age: 27
Height: 5’8
Weight: 169
Hometown: Bronx,Nyc
Website:  http://thekingsacesmagazine.com/male-model/

1. How long have you been in the modeling game? What influenced your decision to start modeling?
I’ve been modeling for two years now ,and what influenced me to model was  females was always asking me was I a model. When I said no they were like give it a try, and I’m actually good at it an can take great photos.

2. Were your family and friends supportive of your decision?
Of course they were ,they know when I set my mind on something I’m going to  do my best at it.

KEO 2

KEO 2

3. What do you enjoy most about being a model? What do you least enjoy?
Being a model is great. You get to work on various projects and meet new an very talented photographers who are as gifted in doing what they do as you are. What I least enjoy is sometimes every photographer isn’t for you and being a male its hard to find good publications that wants males

4. What is your ultimate goal with your modeling?
My ultimate goal is as far as modeling is to get my face seen worldwide. Whether it be in a magazine, fashion show, website or even on television.

KEO 3

KEO 3

5. What style of modeling to you do? Photos, videos, runway,publications…..please give detailed information.

The Style of modeling I do is print publication. Since I’m an Ink Model I like to get my images seen on printed on paper.

6. Have you been featured in any print publications? Any publications you’re specifically aiming for?
I have been Featured in Fenominal Magazine as there first ever male model and I have been featured in Xkluziv Magazine twice.

7. Im sure being a male model isn’t as easy as being a female model,do you have a hard time finding steady work or you working steadily?

I am not working steadily at the moment but it is very hard being a male in this industry. I have to work double what the females does or I have to work with a female just to get some steady work.

KEO 4

KEO 4

8. You might break some hearts here.Are you single,dating or attached.

Im currently engaged

9. Is modeling your longterm goal?Where do you see yourself in 5 years.

Honestly in 5 years I see myself with a good career like a Registered Nurse, and as far as modeling I wanna be working on some major projects.

10.Where can people check you out at?
Facebook- Conceited Hazel
Instagram- @ConceitedKeo

KEO 5

KEO 5

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