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” young photographer with big dreams”

Recently, photographer Ricky Codio presented his journey as a photographer at his “Evolution” exhibition at the beautiful Gallery Exquisite. By showcasing both older pieces and through unveiling new works of visual art, this event presented the range of techniques and styles employed by this virtuoso photographer. In just a short period of time after launching himself as a professional photographer, Codio was regularly shooting for various clothing lines including Kings Rule Together, musical artists, and taste-makers, as well as many other clients.

The young photographer has positioned himself as the go-to photographer in the area for high-end, creative photo shoots. He has worked on campaigns that can be seen in such places as, and XXL Magazine (to name a few).  Various people and spectators came to the gallery to marvel at his works. He also showcased a painting done by the artist Ivben Taqiy, which was head-on in the likeness of one of Codio’s photographs, as well as showcasing one of Iris Bonner’s personal paintings for him.

The event was a success and not too long after that he sold his first print piece.- K.R.T.

Video By Derrick Woodyard.

 “you don’t want to miss this event”

On Tuesday, May 22nd, I will be a featured panelist at the Philadelphia Black Public Relation Society’s, Men in Communication & PR event. This year’s theme for the event is “Men in the mirror: the Role of Personal Image & Style in Media”. The event will be taking place at the NBC 10 building at 10 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd, just off of the City Line Avenue exit via I-76. To attend this panel, tickets are being sold via for $15 for non-PBPRS members. Proceeds for ticket purchases will benefit MenzFit. MenzFit is a non-profit organization, that provides low-income gentlemen with professional interview attire and career development skills in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.

Here is a list of the other panelists for the event:

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Parker – Owner of FBH Agency & Founder of Philly Fashion Week

German Cuadrado – CEO & Founder of PRPS Management LLC

Reuben Harley -“Street Gazing” – Philadelphia Daily News (Photojournalist)

Jared Michael Lowe – “Lowe Factor” – Blogger

Sabir M. Peele – “Men’s Style Pro“ – Founder & Creative Director. Men’s Style Consultant

Myself- Curran J. Swint – “Kings Rule Together“ – Stylist, Blogger & Event Planner

The event will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will be a great opportunity to help students and men a-like to see the importance of image in today’s media. Get your tickets by clicking Here and for more information about the PBPRS click Here. It is an honor for me to be selected as a panelist and hope to see you all out there.

“Kings Rule Together New Online Store Launch” 

Clothing lines, photographers, hipsters, the fashion foes brands alike gathered to show support to one movement two weeks ago,  Kings Rule Together. On April 27, 2012 held the much anticipated launch of my new online store. During the K.R.T Online Store Launch, people quickly trickled in and taking in the scenery at The Gallery Exquisite ( 1040 N. American St, Northern Liberties) .

Upon one’s arrival it was hard to ignore the K.R.T. inspired paintings hanging on the walls by the artists Ivben Taqiy, Ibn Anderson, Bariq Cobbs and Ozlo. There was even a painting made in the likeness of myself. K.R.T  released 4 new products – all now available on the new online store, which were displayed on an installation piece created by Search and Rescue.

People shared laughs over hor d’oeuvres and cupcakes designed in the likeness of K.R.T’s signature crowns. by the mights end multiple prizes had been raffled off including two designer watches from BlumLux and few new item from the clothing line. K.RT. ‘s  first twenty-five guests who arrived that evening, received discounts on all apparel on the new online store. Custom INSPIRE t-shirts were available on site, where guests got to choose the colors of their shirt from OKG designs.

Dj Mike Lowry was on the 1s and 2s for the night, whereas photography was provided by Ricky Codio and Dominique Nichole.  Videography was in full effect by Derrick Woodyard & Forever Dope Society(FDS).

The night ended on the best possible note with every guest leaving satisfied, emulating the king or queen they truly are. – K.R.T.

Video below is shot and directed by videographer Derrick Woodyard.

This video below by Forever Dope Society(FDS) captures the event from beginning to the end.

Check out the photos form the event HERE

“Every first Sunday of the month”

The rains dwindling down, the temperatures starting to rise- it may just be the makings of spring (finally)! With that said come kick off your spring time with Arts Beats and Eats this Sunday (5/6) from 7-11pm at 7165 Lounge on Germantown Ave. In celebration of spring this months theme is the Mayflower which we will have a series of floral displays throughout the lounge.

As always we will be hosting a variety of vendors – including K.R.T.. This months featured spoken word artists will be coming from the group Voices In Power.  Also be sure to save the date for next month for our two year anniversary on June 3rd. See you Sunday!” – K.R.T.

“The beginning of the beginning”

It’s finally done! On April 27th, Kings Rule Together will be launching our new online store at Gallery Exquisite (1040 N. American St- right across the street from Darling Diner in the Piazza). Come out and have a good time with us for this long anticipated launch! From 7- 10 pm Friday night come check out K.R.T.’s spring line, some “photo fun,” food, and plenty of contests and giveaways all for FREE.

We’ll also be creating custom color “Inspire” shirts and tanks on site that night.  The first twenty-five (25) guests will receive discounts on all K.R.T apparel whether on site or via the new online store.  Come get inspired, and enter to win the “Royal Crowning King and Queen” contest upon entry.  This is one K.R.T event you don’t want to miss! – K.R.T.

Music by Dj Mike Lowry

Photography by Ricky Codio, Color of Life and Dominique Nichole.

Videography by Derrick Woodyard & Forever Dope Society(FDS)


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