Monthly Archives: August 2011

Paata Stanley Management is happy to announce a new partnership with New York based:Alcole Photography Studios

Born in New York City, raised in Harlem as an only child… Alfonza Coleman III known by many as “Al,” has a passion for the arts at a very young age. He loved the arts & crafts. A trait inherited from his grandmother Janette Hillary Blades. With whom he spent many weekends with and honed all these skills in the process. He was a natural, he had a natural eye and could create masterpieces from sight or from memory.
Later on in life, he attended High School at A. Philip Randolph CHS. In his senior year he met and befriended his photography & art class teacher… Roy Biles, known and loved by many as, “Mr. Biles.” He was a top student in both his classes and then Al joined the yearbook committee that Mr. Biles supervised as the photo editor and was given his first camera, a simple Canon Digital 5.0 MP. It was love at first click for Al, the yearbook was a huge success. Al was present for every event, some students even nicknamed him “Mr. Paparazzi,” because he was always around clicking. This love affair continued and he carried it to college at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York. Here he studied Digital Photography A.S.
Many years later, he purchased his 1st Digital SLR Camera, a Canon EOS Rebel XS, with a Speedlite 430 EX2 and a few lenses. He was ready… His 1st Project was a movie called “Love, Sex & Kung Fu,” a movie executive produced and directed by his martial arts instructor, Professor – Mahaliel Bethea Sr. better known in the entertainment world as “Sensei Mo.” He was nervous at 1st and he forgot a lot about the basic functions of a real camera, but he was determined and he re-taught himself through trial and error. But his “EYE” for “THE SHOT” was always there. His photos for the movies were a huge hit among all those involved with the project, and a lot of work followed.
In early 2011, he established Alcole Studios/Photography on facebook, twitter, Model Mayhem & Model Turf. From models, to actors, yoga instructors, designers and just people that wanted to work with his brand. Al is building a name for himself. LOOK OUT!!!
I’m a photographer, not a Photoshop wizard! I like to get all my special effects when I take the picture. Their called “F Stop/Aperture Settings, ISO settings, Shutter Speed, and sometimes Flash!” – Alfonza Coleman III