Sophisticated Exuberance

On a journey to inspire and aspire before I expire. Join me as I make my way in the world.

Photographer: Kolin Mendez Photography.

Music, Lifestyle & Culture Enthusiast.


"It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop. - Wisdom of Confucius

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."
A very Happy Birthday to a most beautiful, creative and talented sister! I wish you all the best and many more great years as you continue and grow along your journey! Much love and many blessings to you!

 Photo Credit: @kolinmendez

A very Happy Birthday to a most beautiful, creative and talented sister! I wish you all the best and many more great years as you continue and grow along your journey! Much love and many blessings to you!

Photo Credit: @kolinmendez

Good afternoon New York City!  

The next edition of the MIC CHECK WEDNESDAYS TALENT SHOWCASE takes place on JULY 30th at @DROMNYC! Doors open at 7pm, Hosted by @mic_barber & @mobrownsuga, Music By @hot97’s @djspynfo, and 2 FOR 1 DRINKS from 7-8pm! 

If you would like to perform at a future @mic_check_weds please log on to: www.miccheckwednesdays.com 

#micmanagement #hot97city #livebands #talentshowcase #newyorkcity #entertainment #nightlife #themightypitbulls #comedy #song #hiphop #poetry (at DROM)

Good afternoon New York City!

The next edition of the MIC CHECK WEDNESDAYS TALENT SHOWCASE takes place on JULY 30th at @DROMNYC! Doors open at 7pm, Hosted by @mic_barber & @mobrownsuga, Music By @hot97’s @djspynfo, and 2 FOR 1 DRINKS from 7-8pm!

If you would like to perform at a future @mic_check_weds please log on to: www.miccheckwednesdays.com

#micmanagement #hot97city #livebands #talentshowcase #newyorkcity #entertainment #nightlife #themightypitbulls #comedy #song #hiphop #poetry (at DROM)

Happy Birthday to brother @mackwilds! Enjoy and many more as you continue to build and prosper! 

Photo Credit: @kolinmendez 

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #multimedia #photography #portraiture #music #entertainment #mackwilds #wildthings #nyals

Happy Birthday to brother @mackwilds! Enjoy and many more as you continue to build and prosper!

Photo Credit: @kolinmendez

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #multimedia #photography #portraiture #music #entertainment #mackwilds #wildthings #nyals

by @djspynfo “Thanks to all the djs world wide that have touched this record. I’m still in phase 1. I won’t stop until I see @barackobama dancing to this song. 
Check out the official video in my profile, leave a comment show some love and share it if ya like it. Available for download everywhere!  #itsyabirthday #thebirthdayanthem #fun #dancing #family #hot97 #thepitbulls #collegeclubkings #djspynfo #itunes
#amazon  | www.djspynfo.net" via @PhotoRepost_app

by @djspynfo “Thanks to all the djs world wide that have touched this record. I’m still in phase 1. I won’t stop until I see @barackobama dancing to this song.
Check out the official video in my profile, leave a comment show some love and share it if ya like it. Available for download everywhere! #itsyabirthday #thebirthdayanthem #fun #dancing #family #hot97 #thepitbulls #collegeclubkings #djspynfo #itunes
#amazon | www.djspynfo.net" via @PhotoRepost_app

No difference over on this side. 

by @dfinneyphoto “one of those nights…” via @PhotoRepost_app

No difference over on this side.

by @dfinneyphoto “one of those nights…” via @PhotoRepost_app

Take a look around and realize that the world is yours. Ask yourself, are you willing to put the work and time in to gain what you envision for yourself? Nothing in this world comes easy, the greatest of cities and movements weren’t built in a day.  

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #vsco #vscocam #multimedia #photography #inspiration

Take a look around and realize that the world is yours. Ask yourself, are you willing to put the work and time in to gain what you envision for yourself? Nothing in this world comes easy, the greatest of cities and movements weren’t built in a day.

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #vsco #vscocam #multimedia #photography #inspiration

Independence Day. 

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #vscocam #vsco #newyorkcity #brooklyn #independenceday #july4th #4thofjuly #murica #america #unitedstates

Independence Day.

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #vscocam #vsco #newyorkcity #brooklyn #independenceday #july4th #4thofjuly #murica #america #unitedstates

Congratulations to the brother @ronalddraper_art on the success of his show: #TheRiseOfTheCreatives last night, from Kolin Mendez Photography! A peaceful 4th of July to all!

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #ronalddraperart #theriseofthecreatives

Once again, an extension of congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Carvens M. Lissaint on the renewal of their wedding vows. A true pleasure and honor to work with this blessed couple to document their special day that took place this past weekend. Many Blessings to you both as you continue to build and progress on your journey.

Camera Used: iPhone 5s

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #vsco #vscocam #multimedia #photography #portraiture #weddingphotography #wedding #marriage #holywedding #holymatrimony #vows #agapelove #love #life

Once again, an extension of congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Carvens M. Lissaint on the renewal of their wedding vows. A true pleasure and honor to work with this blessed couple to document their special day that took place this past weekend. Many Blessings to you both as you continue to build and progress on your journey.

Camera Used: iPhone 5s

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #vsco #vscocam #multimedia #photography #portraiture #weddingphotography #wedding #marriage #holywedding #holymatrimony #vows #agapelove #love #life

Looking for plans to commence your Independence Day weekend this Thursday? Look no further. 

Top Right: Join my brothers @lonburgundy and @_chrisclassic as they present the #TGIThurs House Party at 333. Be merry with 2-for-1 drinks from 4-5pm, and a $6 Happy Hour from 6-7pm and 9-10pm.

Bottom: Join my brother @ronalddraper_art as he presents his annual summer art show, entitled: #TheRiseOfTheCreatives at the Raw Space of Harlem. Put on your best suit or dress, and come partake in a grand celebration of the arts, life, love, great people and the community!

Top Right: Meet my brothers @djspynfo @empireentity and @showcaseent at SKY ROOM as they host #TouchTheSky, a pre-Independence Day celebration. Rock with SPYNFO as he will be playing your favorite hip hop, R&B, reggae and soca classics all night long. 

Click on the hashtags for more info, or leave a comment. See you at these events, and have a safe and enjoyable 4th! 

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #eventlife #newyorkcity #brooklyn #harlem #4thofjuly #HOT97

Looking for plans to commence your Independence Day weekend this Thursday? Look no further.

Top Right: Join my brothers @lonburgundy and @_chrisclassic as they present the #TGIThurs House Party at 333. Be merry with 2-for-1 drinks from 4-5pm, and a $6 Happy Hour from 6-7pm and 9-10pm.

Bottom: Join my brother @ronalddraper_art as he presents his annual summer art show, entitled: #TheRiseOfTheCreatives at the Raw Space of Harlem. Put on your best suit or dress, and come partake in a grand celebration of the arts, life, love, great people and the community!

Top Right: Meet my brothers @djspynfo @empireentity and @showcaseent at SKY ROOM as they host #TouchTheSky, a pre-Independence Day celebration. Rock with SPYNFO as he will be playing your favorite hip hop, R&B, reggae and soca classics all night long.

Click on the hashtags for more info, or leave a comment. See you at these events, and have a safe and enjoyable 4th!

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #eventlife #newyorkcity #brooklyn #harlem #4thofjuly #HOT97

Illumination of Perspective. 

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #illumination #light #perspective #vision

Illumination of Perspective.

#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #illumination #light #perspective #vision

#Repost by @ronalddraper_art: “”A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” || On July 3rd, 2014 you all will witness the product of my blood, sweat, and tears. This is what I do I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m literally running on fumes, but the show must go on || #TheRiseOfTheCreatives get your tix, the link is in my bio. || You either give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got || #photo cred: @kolinmendez || #ART #artist #Harlem #NYC #LOVE #KeithHaring #photography #artgallery #Gallery #menswear #suits #style #fashion #streetart” via @PhotoRepost_app

#Repost by @ronalddraper_art: “”A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” || On July 3rd, 2014 you all will witness the product of my blood, sweat, and tears. This is what I do I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m literally running on fumes, but the show must go on || #TheRiseOfTheCreatives get your tix, the link is in my bio. || You either give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got || #photo cred: @kolinmendez || #ART #artist #Harlem #NYC #LOVE #KeithHaring #photography #artgallery #Gallery #menswear #suits #style #fashion #streetart” via @PhotoRepost_app

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Carvens M. Lissaint on the renewal of their wedding vows, from Kolin Mendez Photography!

cc: @carvenslissaint @leslielissaint @kmendezphotos


#kolinmendez #kolinmendezphotography #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #lissaintwedding

Spent the early afternoon on a walk through Bushwick, making observation of the various artworks. Shouts to @thebushwickcollective and the featured artists whose works I observed today.

On the musical choice, I threw J. Cole’s “The Warm Up” back into my rotation. It’s been 5 years since he released that body of work, with great content on which he went off and showed out. Salute to Cole and the Dreamville camp.

#thebushwickcollective #franckduval #zimad #sheryo #solus #sexer #lexibella #nycho5theweird #vexta #sonnito #icyandsot #daniellemastron #fumeroism #jimvirion #reka #rubin415 #casemaclaim #rahcrawford (at Jefferson Avenue)