About Clothes and DaggerAngelo Martin
When I was a boy, my urban Los Angeles middle school had a perfume company come in to the school with a contest. They handed out disposable cameras to my schoolmates and me and asked us to take 24 frames capturing abstract ideas like "family" and "joy". The winner would get a college scholarship and some other prizes I knew I would win. Having never used a camera in my life, it didn't matter, that prize was mine. A picture of my dog's foot, click. A picture of the back of my brother's shoulder, click. And 22 other frames just like it all done with in 15 minutes of my first shot. I brought the camera with film back to school and waited for them to tell me what I already knew--I won. Needless to say, I didn't. Or maybe the company just took my winning photos and didn't give me my prize, but regardless, by what I know now; those photos weren't very good. I can't even say that contest sparked my love for photography but what it did was make me realize that what I envision in my head doesn't happen easily in the camera. I needed to understand many things that I didn't realize then: light, lenses, composition but most importantly--humanity. It wasn't until college when I picked up another camera this time in photography 101. What settings do I use? How do I light it? Even these technical things that mattered much in college matters much less now. But it was critical in my learning. What's most important in making a picture: who is this person? What is the story? We are a husband & wife team who specialize in portraits, fashion, and lifestyle photography (see our babies, siblings, families, maternity, weddings, and sometimes pets; photography at annealeese.com).
We are Clothes and Dagger, and we capture your emotions and we tell your stories.We have limited space, book us today.