One of my favourite photographs was taken when I was nine years old. I’m standing with my siblings in our apartment in Thamesmead estate, a public-housing complex in Southeast London. I have a little Afro and brown skin, and I’m wearing Michael Jackson-style shorts.
I've know Casey for years now and we have wanted to make something since then.
My 2018 resolution was to begin my YouTube Channel to share with you whats its like being a professional artist in a city today. I hope over time you will join me for the ups, downs and struggles I face and in following along my journey you are inspired to begin or stay on course with your own journey.
During the last 10 days of July, Shantell Martin will be embarking on the quintessential American cross-country road trip, traveling from the West coast back to her studio in Jersey City. Martin will be exploring the open road as a canvas and creating unique, temporary drawings along the way. You can follow the journey at #ShantellOnTheRoad.
My lines become sound. My mind & my voice just like the ink in my pens. This is where I push myself and free myself in a new medium. This is where I step outside my comfort zone and embrace the unknown with the same confidence I have when I pick up a pen. What are you going to do today to step outside your comfort zone?