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Shot by Malik
Shot by Malik
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Shot by Malik
Shot by Malik
Shot by Malik
Shot by Malik
Shot by Malik
Shot by Malik
"panoramic sunrise" Shot by Malik
​"Shot By Malik"

 

I have been shooting for many years.  When I was a kid, I wanted to be a war photographer.  Because I was an athlete for such a long time, I got my start shooting body builders and fitness models free-hand and in black and white.  This was back before instagram filters and digital cameras.  But that camera was stolen.  I'm STILL using my Nikon D5100. I love to use various low apertures to get sharp colours or distinct b&w shots.  It is an older camera - nothing fancy, but who says it has to be fancy when you are doing what you love.

Because of the variety of images I shoot, and the fact that I am fairly public, my sets have been less and less public.  

NorthWest Neighborhood

Est. 1894

Downtown

West Palm Beach, FL

Est. 1894

NorthWest Neighborhood

West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

​Historic Northwest: Florida's oldest continuously inhabited Black Neighborhood

And in the crosshairs of typical racially motivated ethinic cleansing; better known as Urban Renewal or Ethinic Clensing. Like its next door neighbor, Pleasant City, Northwest is so expansive that you can traverse 75% of the downtown area by foot.  Its problems are many. However, its main problem comes from a city government agency called the CRA or the Community Redevelopment Agency that aligns itself with the most opportunistic and traditionally sinister Black Churches in the area, to help remove poor black citizens from their homes and into the property holding book of the City.  Sadly, this is occuring in almost all traditionally black towns and neighborhoods in South Florida: Overtown in Miami, Gifford in Indian River County, Pompano Beach, in Broward, Belle Glades, in far West Palm Beach County, and many others.  Northwest looks like a neighborhood tht time forgot, mainly because it has. The city has dotted buildings with No Trespassing signs to devalue the area so billionaire investors can buy whole blocks for cheap. The crime has never recovered from the massive infusion of drugs in the 80s. And the local school district work in concert to pool Northwest's students together at apartheid schools where education is rationed and unequal. Sadly, because of the massive amounts of crime that originates from this neighborhood, due to the local police department's deplorable lack of patrolling in the area, Northwest is decaying fast.  Too fast to perhaps stop it, and definitely too fast for minds to change long enough to save it. 

If you are interested in professional shots or raw video, send me a text message through the chat or leave your email address below.  I will discuss location, availability, and prices then.

© 2021 by Malik Leigh, P.A.

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