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June 2nd, 2020 Loading Comments...

I made a video to address a few ideas that might contribute to combating systematic and systemic racism within ourselves and communities. I am only one voice and will do my best to push the more articulate and organized to the forefront, but I and us can’t sit idly by while the struggle is brought to us. Peace and love. #endwhitesupremacy #endantiblackness #Loveworkiscare #blacklivesmatter #policeabolition #love #care #resources #organizing
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June 2nd, 2020 Loading Comments...

May 30th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Like it was unhinged the way North Carolina sky would almost involuntarily morph from blue to gray and slate, full of quenching fresh water tears and/or a flood of malice, a San Antonio storm was behind Tena, contorting into an allusion to a different moment, one before she was born, but only moments away. Just like history bears the unforeseen for us. Present struggles seem to wait for young people to come of age to attempt to crush their possibilities with all its brooding might; those clouds were poised the other night. She had this look of her everyday anxious self, but I read this portrait of her through the experience of a concerned parent, a black man compelled into indigo wisdom from purple bruises only blue constitution brings. I concerned about the clutch of history and ever present danger coming home. That’s why now is important, to fight what is at work right now and waiting to feast on legacy. I love us. Rather than trying to confine ourselves to safety, the love from my mother tells me to convey a message. Love you. Love out. Never live now to only live again. We are as powerful as the sun is bold. Live your fullest power. Love. For you. For us, like the ancestors. On and on. ‘They can kill everyone of us, but they can’t ever kill all of us.’ -Moten #love #weallwegot #portraiture #storm #blacklivesmatter #contemporaryportraiture #contemporaryart #profoto #godox #pentax645z #home #clouds #fam
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May 29th, 2020 Loading Comments...

I’m committed to making bad work and sharing in the wake/midst of every-fucking-thing from that/this point forward. I am worn raw right now and gain but know my dermis will heal and come together into scare tissue as it usually does, as the ancestors’ did as that if those do that haven’t yet died from being killed by life. That is what happens. We are all fucking murdered by life and the many human accomplices to the great killer. Life. I do find hope in gathering -still- and doing what I remember Fred Moten explaining as an act of resistance or care, coming together to ask questions to which we already know the answers. What took the state so long? Are the polices’ job to kill for the state, to enforce unjust laws? But, there is love, there is only us, and keeping on keeping on is rife with torture but also hope. Peace and love. #love #fights #toloveistofight #me #feel #contemporaryart #contemporaryperformance #contemporaryportraiture #contemporaryphotography #face #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #lifeisresistance #godox #pentax645z #selfportraiture
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May 25th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Hey, y’all. What’s really good?. I suppose I am maybe somewhat back to this platform. It has been a slow trickling descent out of this space, and the road back will never be the same. I’ve been thinking a lot about portraiture, as I am prone to do but with some writing (for myself and praxis), too. So, I feel productive. @dr.tyra11 tells me this is an important portrait of her for many reasons, but for one, because it was made the night we were supposed to see @kamasiwashington at the @theaztectheatre but didn’t make it due to our taking precautions with the then rising issue of what we now know to be a pandemic. I love you, Dubs. I’ll be back soon and more consistently. Stay safe. Peace and love. #weallwegot #fam #light #portraiture #portraiturephotography #nikon #contemporaryart #contemporaryportraiture #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #love #partner (at San Antonio, Texas)
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March 8th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Come out to The McNay Art Museum @mcnayart for the Contemporary Art Month @contemporaryartmonth show Topographies of Truth curated by @lhallman on Tuesday March 10th at 6pm. I’m happy have work included alongside people whom I admire. I hope to see you. #artwork #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #contemporaryportraiture #allwebe #family #weallwegot #contemporaryartmonth #makeportraits #portraiture (at McNay Art Museum)
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February 3rd, 2020 Loading Comments...
February 3rd, 2020 Loading Comments...

Rahmón, San Marcos, 2020: Study for a Frame. I’ve been making some lil studies that will show this week at @brickgallerysa , @foxsar Sarah Fox’s art baby. I’m honored to do some ongoing work and studies. #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #contemporaryartist #portraiture #photography #fam #play #makeportraits (at San Marcos, Texas)
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January 25th, 2020 Loading Comments...

I’m excited to be showing some current work and studies at Brick Gallery. #art #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #work #portraiture #makeportraits #newworks #studies #fam #family #artphotography
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January 10th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Printing a large image of Millicent (Ma) @francismillicent , my mother. Before working on this image for an upcoming show, I was thinking about the fallacy of individuation, how we are responsible for each other and are endlessly indebted to people and those we love and with whom we have continually interacted. We are in many ways the result of love. That ever-red ventricular source is my mother. Having so many opportunities to fail in building our family up she has triumphed or waned. What does it mean when a person makes then betterment of you their top@priority. So often, cats that share origins stories similar to mine talk about where they come from. Man, mama is that place, from in spirit to in utero, and I’m, we are still, from/at Mama’s, never left, and will always be founded on Ma. I’m so glad the curator chose this piece. This project wouldn’t have been complete without her sitting as a reference to our lives. This train of thought reminds me of what someone told me of destiny’s meaning, that it is the culmination of our ancestors’ (new and old) and our goals and future. Family, my Mama is destinies’ facilitator. Peace, ma. Here we go, like everyday. I love you. Y’all have a good weekend. #mama #origin #theoutset #love #art #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #contemporaryportraiture #mediumformat #pentax645z #profoto #portraiture #makeportraits #weallwegot #mother #whereimfrom
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