Commercial Portraits

Each photograph is a means of discovering commonality regardless of sexual orientation, which breeds compassion. “I’m always looking for that moment in the eyes that seems to say ‘I see you seeing me.’”, says Beal. “That’s the moment. That’s the magic. Shutter, click.”

“My photography is a reconciliation. To me it represents expressions of joy and darkness in pursuit of strength and beauty. It is a photographic evolution of my music”, Beal referring to his music career that includes collaborations with King of Pop Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, and Bonnie Raitt. “Now my photographs are my soulful love songs about Black men, by a Black man.”