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This thought invades your mind while you scroll through tweets and reels or watch your favourite movies. Sometimes, the world will quiet down enough for you to remember how decadent and luminous you are, all before that invasive noise clatters back in. That noise might make you feel like you can't "just." But what if you actually did? What if you let yourself be luminous? What if you stood in your dopeness? What if you pursued your legacy?

 

-Anthony Lewis,

Photographer for Neat Shiny Owl

"If only I could just..."

RECLAMATION OF

POWER IS A FLAGRANTLY POWERFUL PROTEST

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Portrait sessions can happen in a smart, beautiful setting that matches your vibe or against the seamless inside Anthony Lewis' modest home studio in Southeast D.C. Every single session includes a consultation, custom made style guide, wardrobe coordination and professional makeup. Whether you're an industry professional with lots of camera experience or a complete novice, your session with Anthony is masterfully directed to bring your fiercest and most delicate forth.

FAYEL

Thank you guys so much!!! 🥺 I look like an alien otherworldly being!! You even gave me Sasuke’s Rinnegan 🔥

TIPHANY

I might actually be a rock star! I had such a good time shooting with @neatshinyowl

NICHELLE

AYOOOO.
STOP PLAYING WITH ME
I've already looked at like 5 & I'm in love
🔥🔥🔥

TESTIMONIALS

You're multitalented AF. Or at the very least you've long outgrown the trope of being one way and one way only. You have layers and sometimes you like to show every single one. You like to be in charge and people enjoy you for it. People sometimes say to you, stop showing out so much... But it's your show. It's your birthday. It's your award being won. Claim it, gloriously, immaculately.

REALITY CHECK

ART ALWAYS
COMES FIRST

Anthony looks to unearth the fine art he sees in the people he photographs. He frequently blurs the line between journalistic and wholly fictional storytelling, drawing on vast art histories to make something at once signature and bespoke with each of his clients and subjects.

 

The resulting museum-quality portraits are an investment that not only preserve an awesome,  fleeting reality but also tie mysticism and glamour to each individual.

Your studio style portrait can take place virtually anywhere. This one was take outside. Some of the best portraits come from the places we feel the most comfortable.

Depending on the specific need of the project, we can set up in your living or dining room. But you'll always come first. Then the light. Then your legacy.

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Just a few places Anthony's been and some people he's worked with:​
 

Neat Shiny Folk / AbunDance Academy of the Arts / Brooklyn Museum / Just Call Me KEEBS / Red Rooster Harlem / Deutsches Hygiene Museum / DELLA$IE / Nicole Shawan Junior, Esq / Dr. Rashida L. Weaver, PhD / Made By Black (Yvonne Jewnell) / AFROPUNK / Curls Understood / Ariel Samone / "Believe It & Behave It" by Kate Harvie / "Start Ghetto" by Latetra Metts-Owens / StreetMeetDC

Clone Style Portrait

Just start. You'll never know what the journey will look like if you don't.

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