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August 7th, 2018

Jarvis, San Antonio, 2018. …another image from the cool-coool sitting by @thetrialsofvanoccupanther Jarvis for an ongoing body of work this summer, this hopefully waning hotness. Thanks, Jarvis. I hope everybody’s weekend has started well and continues in upward trends of good. Peace and love #weallwegot #peaceandlove #portraiture #portrait #artlife #sanantonio #sitting #glasses #hueman #makeportraits #representin’

July 30th, 2018

Had a great time with family this weekend, the coffers are full of love. We missed all absent fam but a good time was had. In the process my brother, Mark @mfranciscreative interviewed me for @artsexplanatorycomma , a new project aimed at bringing new access, audiences and art together in fresh ways. Check it out. It was good to chill and even sit down with family to share adjacent goals, insight, and perspectives in a formal manner. These rare occurrences allow us to see each other as humans from a distance but with an undeniable closeness outside of the frame of our respective careers. I was honored and humbled. I love you, Mark. Peace and love,everyone. Have a good week. #family #weallwegot #fam #weekend #monday #portrait #makeportraits #profoto #pentax #portrait #portraiture #peaceandlove #explanatorycomma #sanantonio #interview #artlife

July 27th, 2018

Jarvis came through and sat for me. It’s always good to meet new cats while also making new work. Thanks, @thetrialsofvanoccupanther . I’ll get new images to you soon. Yo, obviously Jarvis was present and forthright. I hope the weekend is good and long. Peace and love. #portraiture #portrait #art #contemporaryart #makeportraits #profoto #pentax

July 24th, 2018

Paper test with work in progress. Image from Kansas City but thinking about how ‘We All We Got’ is true and coming together. The image is of Glenn North, KC, 2018 from ongoing project Mama Land. #fam #family #portrait #wetalkinboutpractice #portraiture #contemporaryart #makeportraits #papertest #hahnemühle #digitalart #workinprogress #working #peaceabdlove

July 11th, 2018

More autonomy: stud for portrait 1, 2018. Deliberate practice,overall, and studio practice, specifically, take on different forms as a photographer, especially one whose concept takes them in and out of the studio. The studio at once is a place that holds the head that holds the brain that generates ideas. So, a study can take place anywhere and the studio can be a place of equal dynamism. I suppose this isn’t too different from the practice of various other media. To study is to look and be aware just as much as it is about finding how things operate. The places and ways to dig, then, are infinite. #freedom #ontologicalfreedom #being #steppingaway #portrait #makeportraits #makearthappen #love #selfportrait #profoto #pentax #toolsofthetrade #art #contemporaryart #artlife #study #me #blue

July 8th, 2018

‘Mon, Houston, 2018. A little while ago I made this photograph of my cousin. It was satisfying to make this image and post it today having launched my new website last night, because it looks more like the work I ultimately want to make. Check the new website when you get a chance www.afrancisart.com. The link is above. I hope your Sunday going well. Peace and love. #peaceandlove #makeportraits #fam #family #portrait #portraiture #love #profoto #pentax #people #houston #htown #art #contemporaryart #black #weallwegot (at Houston, Texas)

July 5th, 2018

Tracye, San Antonio, 2018. Some weeks ago, Tracye @tre6 came through to work on an ongoing body of work I’m finishing this summer 🤞🏾. Posting this reminds me of all the love and broken bread that comes through me by way of making art. I’m rich that way; I need to always remember that. Thanks for the love Tracye. We need to get up, again, soon. Peace and love. #fam #love #peace #portraits #portrait #portraiture #makeportraits #ankh #thespirit #contemporaryart #satx #haptics #theheart #art #artlife #profoto #pentax

July 3rd, 2018

ce-sac-contient:

René Magritte (1898-1967) - La Clef des champs, 1936

Oil on canvas (80 x 60 cm)

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

To look and oh, to see.

June 30th, 2018

More outtakes… Gabrielle, Kansas City, 2018. We chopped it up about life and transition in the south side of KC on Benton, not too far where my mother grew up. It is a grind to get to people in fast passing moments, drive thru foolishness only fam could get with lead to project work and sessions of talk and making that lasts and shapes ever still malleable tomorrows. Peace and love. Have a good weekend. It was a good time, @_gabriellelatrice ; I appreciate it. #peace #love #peaceandlove #art #artlife #fam #family #mamasland #touch #haptics #kansascity #kc #killacity #makeportraits #portraiture #portrait #contemporaryart #profoto #pentax #55mm

June 28th, 2018

Shawn, Kansas City, 2018. Shawn sat for me after putting in work on the courts of historical Swope Park, a place my mother would frequent on Sundays. People still kick it there on Sundays. It reminds me of seldom times, maybe twice, driving through MacGregor Park in Houston, Texas. They are those places of privilege where you gotta have fam there to know fam and be aight. It goes down in Swope in every way as I was told. But, it was all love and breaking bread as I‘d gone on a weekday and most of the Sunday crowd was in their midday grind. Peace to KC peace to Shawn Peace to you and peace to places and spaces like Swope for us now and what it so often holds in our memory. #peace #place #portrait #portraiture #swopepark #killacity #kansascity #missouri #mamasland #artistsoninstagram #art #artlife #making #ball #makeportraits #pentax #profoto (at Kansas City, Missouri)