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August 20th, 2019

Drew by window, San Antonio, 2019. It seems I’m always photographing Drew. Anyway, like other moments of the past year, we worked on something else and made this image. Good stuff, being with family and making art. We also ate organic roughage on bread for lunch. Lol. #family #art #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #window #pentax645z #ricohimaging #makeportraits #portraiture #godox #profoto #brother #weallwegot
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1aBM4OH3XC/?igshid=1971vusry4gvh

August 19th, 2019

Barbara, Summer 2019. Dearest @proximityartmedia came through to the studio to sit for a project, and afterwards we did this. You remind me, Barbara, and all else that have sat for me or patronized my work, that I am an individual in a world of other willing, caring individuals. While I am aware of those that would rather hate and kill and steal, I find solace in being the product of a caring and loving world to a great extent. Peace and love. #family #artistslovingartists #portraiture #makeportraits #godox #profoto #ricohimaging #weallwegot
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1XazwSnh0F/?igshid=1vq53t46vir99

August 14th, 2019

… a shot from the archive. Dimitrie from a while back. This is an outtake of sorts from one of my projects. I’m showing some of that work on group shows here and there. I hope your midweek has not been too painful. Peace and love #portraiture #makeportraits #homie #yogi #gonetothechi #pentax645z #fam #theworld #contemporaryart #contemporaryportrait #godox #ricohimaging #profoto
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1KsuBHnXg2/?igshid=sts9sbkkh524

August 13th, 2019

Thanks for new friends. I look forward to meeting some new people. #sanantonio #portraits #sitting #makingart #art #studioiseverywhere #makework
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1H_tdRntgL/?igshid=1xe8fzylyjs5p

August 12th, 2019

Tena, August, San Antonio, 2019. We out here. Our @dr.tyra11 baby is beautiful and smart like her mama. It’s funny how being a parent compels one to embody love: a facilitator, witness, protector, guide, learner, and myriad other things. This has been quite the summer on the larger on all fronts. I’m happy to be had and held by these people.T5 alive! Sigh… #peaceandlove #child #family #love #makeportraits #portraiture #art #contemporaryphotography
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1FewFVnJXX/?igshid=1v1i8uz1bikyu

August 10th, 2019

Tyja at Six, San Antonio, 2019. A person’s growth always seems to have a trace of the place from which they are leaving. She has a snotty of a five year old, but more fashion and style conviction indicative of older stages. It is fantastic, to say the least. Peace and love. #family #love #bunnyears #makeportraits #portraiture #nikon #windows #proud #85mm
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ArJMEHi72/?igshid=hoi90y5qp0v

August 8th, 2019

Beyond the framing of things. Self-portrait, San Antonio, 2019. It was a second. I hope all y’all are doing aight. Peace and love. #selfportrait #makeportraits #godox #pentax #ricohimaging #me #post #artphotography #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
https://www.instagram.com/p/B06nBKCBbxd/?igshid=sf4jgl3kqug8

July 30th, 2019

Dubby Leading Us Away, San Antonio, 2018. This is a study today before getting back into administrative stuff. I’m excited by some of the art problems I’m having. While I am overwhelmed at times (right now), I am stimulated by the challenge in dealing with formal and linguistic tension that comes with art making. Here is to straight-faced play. Peace and love. #partnerdescription #flowers #autonomous #contemporaryart #contemporaryportrait #contemporaryphotography #pentax645z #godox #portraiture #portrait #makeportraits #art
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0jgP5THJm0/?igshid=2tbqtodsdni5

July 26th, 2019

A self-portrait from a past light test, this photograph reminds me of how experience and the details and artifacts become charged. Place is comprised of memory and the materials and associations of the past’s structure. I’ll never think of a hoodie the same way after Trayvon as I did before. The way chokeholds and talks of breath lost is not just a reminder of Eric Garner but also the history we share inside, adjacent to, above and before blackness, the way @torkwasedyson talks about these and forms of blackness, in the way, Saidiya Hartman, Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Fred Moten, and Christina Sharpe speak of blackness in time, space, and its culmination in and beyond bodies. …Of whistles, and ropes and dirty water and the color red or blue. The quotidian objects can and certainly are the poems of tragic reality. Peace and love. Still. #hoodie #fam #weallwegot #love #makeportraits #portraiture #selfportrait #profoto #pentax #mediumformat #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #portrait
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ZRaaEHEG1/?igshid=l8fujmezgix1

July 25th, 2019

These are details from today’s print session of a photograph of Krystal @kaypea87 . Beautiful prints of a beautiful person, a homie since very close to the time I arrived in San Antonio. Peace and love to you and all of you. I’ll be showing quite a few group shows this fall and am almost done printing them and onto framing. I hope the oncoming weekend is promising good things. ✌🏾🖤🙏🏾. #printing #homies #portraiture #portraits #makeportraits #fam #weallwegot #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #art #photography #pentax645z #ricohimaging #godox #profoto #profotoglobal
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0WRqNXH0V1/?igshid=9q84jfuh0dvh