About Us

Who We Are

Creative Design - Art Direction - Fashion - Styling - Photography - Cinematography

Antwon Maxwell’s journey into photography began while traveling throughout Asia on a work assignment. Passionate about well“everything,” Antwon utilized his drive to immerse himself in learning everything he could about photography. Shortly after beginning his photography journey, his skills advanced to the point that seasoned photographers were asking him for advice on lighting and retouching. During his time in South Korea, Antwon further honed his skills in posing, lighting, and retouching from having limited models, makeup artists, and wardrobe availability.

In 2015, Antwon moved back to the United States with a full waiting list of clientele. Since his return, Antwon has shot several celebrities and his photographs have been featured in numerous magazines, including Kontrol Magazine; Hype Hair Magazine and Ellement Magazine. Antwon is known for his clean, sophisticated, and luxurious images accompanied by high-end retouching. His work has amassed him huge followings on both Instagram (@antwonmaxwellphotography) and YouTube (Antwon Maxwell Photography). Antwon has recently began hosting workshops to share his knowledge and to support local photographers grow their skills.

Our Team

Antwon Maxwell

Founder | Creative Dir.

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Marcia Maxwell

Dir. of Operations | Art & Fashion Director

Marcia B Maxwell, LLC, also known as MBM Swim, was founded by self-taught designer Marcia Maxwell on November 1, 2017. She wanted to combine her love for structured silhouettes and clean lines with her love for swimwear. From this vision, her very first collection was launched in January of 2019. She seeks to create swimwear with the perfect mix of elegant, chic and sexy, that is unlike anything else on the market.

Mark Q

Fashion Stylist

Mark Q, a native of Washington, DC, has always had a love for all things related to the world of fashion and art. After obtaining both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science degree from the University of Maryland. Mark decided to pursue his passion and began styling local photo shoots for up and coming artist and designers as well as social media advertisements. Through his efforts he has also gained a following that utilizes his personal shopping services as well. Mark Q strives to create new and innovative looks for his clients as he believes that your image represents your brand!

Yene Damtew

Hair Stylist

I am a hairstylist, salon owner and educator based in the greater D.C metropolitan area. She packed my bags and moved to Washington DC to become a hair stylist to the Obama Family. This life changing position allowed me to take my skills beyond the chair, collaborating with makeup artists and fashion designers styling hair for covers and complete editorial shoots. My work has been featured in publications including Allure, GQ, and Vogue magazine noting my "'Good Hair’ is Healthy Hair” philosophy with a modern edge keeping a roster of Hollywood and political icons happy.

Cyndi Oshodi

Makeup Artist

Professional makeup artist Cyndi Oshodi is an artistic, creative and spirited being. She loves the transformative power of makeup and its ability to completely change a face.While makeup is most often used to accentuate a woman’s natural beauty or make an artistic, colorful statement, Cyndi enjoys those rare opportunities when she can use it to reveal a completely different persona.

Antwon Maxwell

Founder | Chief Photography Officer

Antwon is a distinguished Washington DC-based beauty and fashion photographer. He has spent more than 12 years in the IT field before redirecting his creative talents toward photography. His work, primarily trademarked by its tastefully fascinating and meticulously detailed quality, continuously reflects his mellow approach balanced by his perfectionist nature.

Marcia Maxwell

Art Director & Head of Operations

Marcia Maxwell is the director of operations for Antwon Maxwell Photography and controls all aspects of the brand’s art and fashion ventures. Marcia B Maxwell, LLC, also known as MBM Swim, was founded by self-taught designer Marcia Maxwell in 2017.

Cyndi Oshodi

Head of Makeup & Beauty

She loves the transformative power of makeup and its ability to upgrade one’s facial appearance completely. While makeup is most often used to accentuate a woman’s natural beauty or make an artistic statement. Cyndi is proficient at working with a myriad of skin tones and personalities, and her primary focus is enhancing the beauty and style of every individual she works with.

Yene Damtew

Head of Hair Styling

Yene has over 15 years of experience in the hair industry. In 2015, Yene earned a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Marymount University. Shortly after graduating, she opened Aesthetics Salon, a safe, inclusive community of top-rated stylists that fully embrace the concept of connecting with everyday women while changing the narrative of the typical salon experience.

Mark Q

Fashion & Style Director

Mark Q is a native of Washington, DC, and has always had a love for all things related to fashion and art. styling for upcoming artists, designers, and models. Through his efforts, he has also gained a following for his shopping services. Mark Q strives to create modernized and innovative looks for his clients. He believes that one’s image directly represents its brand!

Antwon Maxwell

Founder | Creative Dir.

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Marcia Maxwell

Dir. of Operations | Art & Fashion Director

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Mark Q

Fashion Stylist

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Yene Damtew

Hair Stylist

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Cyndi Oshodi

Makeup Artist

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At Antwon Maxwell Photography, we make it our mission to advertise and advocate for your brand. With our team of photographic professionals, we implement our digital expertise, artistic abilities, and stylistic vision to sync with your brand’s motive. 

We believe every project is unique and requires strategic planning and a purposeful vision. Antwon Maxwell Photography is proud to reflect your project’s message, brand, and intention through the power of prodigious photographic imagery. 

What we stand for

BLACK LIVES MATTER  |  Equal Rights/Opportunities  |  YOUTH Arts & education

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