Black Arts Archive

Mali Masks with collector Ibrahim Diallo

Spent the day photographing some masks with shop owner and friend Ibrahim. While we captured some photographs we listened to Fatou one of his favorite Mali musicians, while receiving a lesson in collecting African Art, historic interpretations, value and how to evaluate the age of a mask. Thank you Ibrahim! Black Tea from Africa. “Works

Wiz Khalifa album release party ©ErinAshford

Greg Street of V103 at Tree Sound Studios interviewed Wiz Khalifa about his new album 'Rolling Papers' out now. I was invited to take some photos and listen to some tunes thanks to Tree Sound Studios and Fader Magazine.

Steve Harvey speaks at the National Black Arts Festival

NBAF, presenter of the National Black Arts Festival, is one of the premier international celebrations of the art, music and culture of people of African descent. Our mission is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression. Fine Art + Fashion

Fashion Uncorked ©Erin Ashford

Artist Trifecta hosted a high-profile design competition to benefit Easter Seals North Georgia’s effort to assist adults and children with disabilities, and unleashed Georgia’s top fashion talent as they competed to win an all-expenses-paid, behind-the-scenes studio tour with an international fashion designer in New York.

Janelle Monae, Big Boi, B.O.B at Grammy reception ©ErinAshford

Red carpet, Interviews and hanging out at the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter's GRAMMY reception at the W Atlanta Downtown. Star nominees B.o.B., Zac Brown Band, Big Boi and Janelle Monae floated through the crowd as they rapped with Amber and I about future plans and feeling honored to receive a nomination.