I was on the phone earlier today talking with Drexina Nelson about the Akoo Ad that she shot. She told me that she didn’t understand what all the controversy was about lol. She said when she shot the ad that she asked the female models were they comfortable and everyone seemed to be ok with it. Well supposedly people in Newark, NJ are in an uproar about the Akoo billboard in their area. Well, I am for one, a huge fan of Drexina’s work. She is all about empowering women and that’s something that she always believes in.
Photographer Drexina Nelson
She has shot me several times and I know she has always put women in the best of light. As an artist and photographer you always want to do the best work for your clients, and she was paid to capture Akoo’s vision. Akoo was the creative director behind the shoot and personally I don’t see what the big fuss is all about. She is artistic and an innovator, in photography you always want to capture the moment. Calvin Klein and Dolce Gabbana have done worse ads, and don’t let me get on some of the magazine covers,their models are damn near butt naked, don’t get me started lol. It’s funny how some people get so upset about some things and then turn around and do something else just as bad. That’s America for you and whatever happen to freedom of speech? That is all!