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when’s the last time you gave yourself freedom to explore the depths of your imagination?
— aaron paschal

Ghetto Walkin'


photography exhibit by aaron Paschal | AP2 Photography

10.20.18 | Third and Perk | 46 w 5th St. | Dayton, OH 


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Please come out and join me on Saturday, October 20th at 7pm at Third and Perk Coffee House and Wine Bar located at 46 W. 5th St. in the heart of downtown Dayton, Ohio.

The GHETTO WALKIN’ exhibit was inspired by Ralph Ellison’s classic (Invisible Man) novel and Robert Glasper’s (Ghetto Walkin’) song which is a cover of Miles Davis’ (The Ghetto Walk) as well as the imagery of Gordon Parks.

Special Friends from Ghetto Walkin’


Kali (Mukith CrEations Jewelry)

Handcrafted adornments for those of loving and adventurous spirit. Made in Dayton, OH. Available for purchase in-store at BRIM.


I met Kali a few years back while shopping at my favorite hat store (BRIM) and was instantly drawn in by her positive energy, her style and knew that I wanted to take her portrait at that very moment! Since that time I have photographed Kali several times and always look forward to our sessions, “more for the conversations and inspiration than the portraits themselves.”

Kali is the owner of Mukith Creations Jewelry and handcrafts all of her pieces. I love her work and I’m sure that you will as well. You can buy her jewelry at BRIM on Fifth in the Oregon District and keep up with her on instagram @mukithcreations.


Tripp Fontane [the city’s son]

rapper | poet | educator | Author | event coordinator

Tripp and I met when I went to assist another photographer on a video shoot. There were other artists there but Tripp’s energy was electric so I approached him about getting together for a portrait session. I took Tripp to a vacant lot where a factory used to be and as fate would have it that lot was literally two blocks from his childhood home and Tripp and I have been vibing every since.

Tripp is a a rapper, poet, educator and author (All Is Fair) A Collection of Poems and Thoughts on Love. He is also a founding member of the spoken word group Underdog Academy.

You can contact Tripp for inquiries directly at:

And be sure to follow him on instagram: @trippfontane + facebook: Tripp Fontane + twitter @TrippFontane

Tripp’s book (All Is Fair) A Collection of Poems and Thoughts on Love can be purchased on here on amazon.

Permission to Cry


Permission To Cry

Tripp also participated in the MORTAL MAN photo essay and his piece (Permission to Cry) can be read here.

Permission To Cry by: Tripp Fontane

Be sure to leave comments and words of encouragemnet.

If you are interested in participating in the MORTAL MAN series please fill out the form at the bottom of the MORTAL MAN page.


Special thanks to my wife Carri for helping me choose images for the exhibit and dealing with prints and boxes and all over the house. Thank you to Juanita and the entire staff of Third Perk for allowing me to share my vision with your customers. Big ups to Dan Tres Omi for being the host for the night! To my brother Steve for coming down from Detroit and always there for me to bounce creative ideas around with and to everyone that came out and had a great time with us! you are appreciated!