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June 1st, 2021 Loading Comments...

@photogreenbook Takeover: It’s been a good week! This last set of images are a mix of older or newer pieces featuring @kaypea87 @francismillicent and @kaldricdesigndow , symbolizing those that sat with me as we began this work and those that have not only always been holding it down but those that have helped me find the right tension. I look forward to finishing this work this year and presenting it in a number of forms as new work continues to develop. Thanks for the love and for viewing the work. I hope y’all have a good one. I hope to give you all a nightcap, but if not, peace and love. Holla at me. #photogreenbook #family #fam #gathering #love #contemporaryphotography #portraiturepolitics
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May 31st, 2021 Loading Comments...

@photogreenbook Takeover: What’s good! My most recent work reflects the desire to bring it all home; the audience has got to be home, warm ancestors and the less corporeal. As this concept is distilled, the works deeply holds me and edifies me. I am hopeful that it does the same for those that collaborate and those that look for the work to be a place inside the space that is us. The work is best prioritized as being, together. #family #paraontology #between #gathering #touch #contemporaryphotography
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May 24th, 2021 Loading Comments...

…Going up for a takeover with the good homies @photogreenbook starting tomorrow, 5/25-5/28. I will be closing out their month long emphasis on community and am more than happy to abate space with them and all of us. Check us out. #photographersgreenbook #family #gathering #community #beingseen #holdingspace #love #care
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May 21st, 2021 Loading Comments...

We are ever in transition. Have a good weekend. Peace and love. #family #figureandground #hugs #streets #shadow
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May 19th, 2021 Loading Comments...

Aaron aka @ernie_litman came through SA for a second. Food and studio time abounded. I always appreciate you, man. Peace and love to you all. #fam #studiovisit #family #pentax #godox #makeportraits #justmake #weallwegot #pentax645z (at San Antonio, Texas)
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May 11th, 2021 Loading Comments...

An outtake of the homie Mark Harris @mark2036 . I hope the beginning of the week is good for you all. Peace and love. #fam #ongrey #portraits #makeportraits #family #profoto #pentax #touch #black
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May 5th, 2021 Loading Comments...

The homie Excy @ceiba_ili , an artist, musician, writer and a whole lotta other endeavoring I’m continuing to work on this little project on the studio as this semester wanes and hangs on by small administrative strings. Thanks for coming through. This summer is going to be more struggle and joy. It’s going to — I am so sure — be the blues. So let’s dance in tears but without any fear. Peace and love. #portraiture #gathering #love #music #makeportraits #contemporaryphotography #touch #holdspace #profoto #pentax
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April 26th, 2021 Loading Comments...

I’m happy to speak at @swujustice Southwest Workers Union about the ways of looking and seeing us for the sake of us. Photography can be a communal process when we take great caution and work within careful love acts. The talk will air on Facebook at 6pm central time on Wednesday, April 28th. If you can make it, I’d love to see you there. Let’s expand deep community throughout media. Peace and love. #fam #southwestworkersunion #artisttalk #build #gather #
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April 23rd, 2021 Loading Comments...

The homie, poet, MC, etc Aminah. I hope your Friday is good. Peace and love. #us #homie #poet #mc #portrait #studio #makeportraits #pentax645z #parabolixlight #profoto #hands #hat
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April 14th, 2021 Loading Comments...

Mark Seated in the Studio, San Antonio, 2021. ‘Being’ usually seems to be an intermittently profound privilege the universe bestows upon those that do. However, the profundity is less a graceful inheritance and more a challenge to continue and a time of torture to each level of being. The days and times and hours that exist outside of the studio are sadly suspended against the boundary of Studio Seven’s four walls (@the_studio_7_rental ). I wonder if the world is trying to get us to bow out of give up. In the face of police brutality, I don’t think the universe, as it relates to humanity, is indifferent. This is direct malice. But, not in their own right are these walls blessed, but what happens when the occupiers fill this place with small talk and big topics, warm dabs, and cool clothes is what changes confinement to the serendipitous abundance being of holding space. The pain of gathering is knowing that the outside lurks late, but there is a street lamp that the campground fire lights. Thanks to Mark and everyone else that spends time with me and all us. #portraiture #weallwegot #inblack #inlove #studio #parabolix35d #fam #profoto #pentax645z #makeportraits
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