Kwaku Alston photographs Nora McInerny Purmort for Experience Life’s inspiring November cover story

Kwaku Alston photographed the inspiring writer Nora McInerny Purmort for the cover of Experience Life‘s November issue. Below, an excerpt from the magazine’s feature on her: “It’s a love story for the ages — set in the digital era. Boy meets girl. A few years later, despite not recognizing boy, girl accepts boy’s Facebook friend […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner, Shaun Ross, and will.i.am for the launch of i.am+ BUTTONS bluetooth earphones

Musician will.i.am has just launched a line of fashion-forward bluetooth earphones called i.am+ BUTTONS “for those who refuse to compromise their style,” and Kwaku Alston was chosen to photograph the chic campaign promoting it. Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell, who are also co-owners of i.am+, appear in the ads, as does model Shaun Ross and […]

Kwaku Alston photographs the President and First Lady for Essence’s October issue

“I was extremely proud and humbled for the opportunity to photograph our President and First Lady,” says Kwaku Alston of his cover shoot with Barack and Michelle Obama for Essence‘s October issue. “Thank you, Essence, for the many years of support and encouragement.”  

Kwaku Alston photographs Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the cover of Experience Life’s September issue

Kwaku Alston photographs actor Djimon Hounsou, and directs a short film, for Spirit & Flesh magazine

        Read Kwaku’s interview with Hounsou: “Friday’s Dream” credits producer: Kathy Nenneker, Nenneker Inc. styling: Nonja McKenzie at Opus Beauty hair: Sam Odede grooming: Shiyena Chun  

Kwaku Alston shoots key art for the History Channel remake of “Roots,” premiering on Memorial Day

Bid on a print by Kwaku Alston, Jimmy Chin, or Michael Muller at Generosity.org’s upcoming silent auction, and help communities in need of clean water

Generosity.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping end the global clean-water crisis one community at a time. Donations are 100% tax deductible, and the organization has set itself a mandate to prove where the money goes. All of which makes it that much more compelling to attend Generosity.org’s benefit next week in Los Angeles. […]

Thank you to our Los Angeles clients and photographers

Bill Stockland just returned from two weeks in Los Angeles, where he caught up in person with many of our L.A.-based clients and photographers (and one of our Germany-based photographers who happened to be in town for a shoot). It was a great trip, and we thank you all for your time!  

Happy holidays from all of us at Stockland Martel

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Follow Kwaku Alston on Instagram to see his street photography from Benin

Kwaku Alston is in Benin, West Africa, working on a film project with the actor Djimon Hounsou, and he’s been posting some great photos from his travels at his Instagram account. Below are some of our favorites. See more at instagram.com/kwakualston.