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March 21st, 2019

Daiquonne from that long day we had shooting a quick sec ago. I appreciate @dai.quonne ‘s accessibility and creative offerings. Peace and love to you and anyone that works to break bread and share. #weallwegot #peaceandlove #makeportraits #ricohimaging #godox #sanantonio #designers
https://www.instagram.com/anthonycfrancis/p/BvSBVmfFJC6/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1f07618qukpvr

March 20th, 2019

Sharmon, San Antonio, 2018. Sharmon came through to sit for portraits last night. She was so gracious as I’d messed up scheduling attempts leading up to then. I’ve always appreciated her vibe and style and was happy to make work with her help. Check @salebby ‘S fashion brand out @blesseddesignsco . Thanks to her, and thanks to @ericasegovia She has been holding down the assist role for the last few projects and been a lifesaver and road dog. Yo, peace and love. #makeportraits #studiotime #black #familyguy #weallwegot #profotoglobal #ricohimaging #pentax645z
https://www.instagram.com/anthonycfrancis/p/BvPU3LwlrWl/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=jkx76hlijsgo

March 19th, 2019

Drew. I just finished portraits for their design firm @4th_design . It was a great day of shooting portraits and a joy to meet them. #makeportraits #designers #pentax #godox #profotoglobal #ricohimaging #sanantonio #portraitphotography #portraits
https://www.instagram.com/anthonycfrancis/p/BvMymhQFWsf/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1xhpghh4rqcon

March 12th, 2019

Felicia, San Antonio, 2019. …Working on some images from a commission for a show put on by the @cityofsanantoniobuildsa Department of Arts and Culture. This is a portrait of Felicia from a session after a session. I’m humbled by the opportunity from recommendations from peers and appreciation and facilitation from @southerncheers and all the other agencies involved. All of the sitters were super nice and generous with their time. Peace and love #makeportraits #homies #stories #portraiture #pentax645z #ricohimaging #godoxad600pro
https://www.instagram.com/anthonycfrancis/p/Bu7DmaQF1XR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=19ufhh1vwdavf

March 12th, 2019

Hey art friends, curators, and collaborators: Within the last week, I have finished a digital measure to connect me and my work with you through a digital ‘studio visit’. It provides short video tours of my working spaces as well as completed and in-progress bodies of work. I also provide working artist statements and a video walkthrough of the work. If you are interested in gaining access, please contact me through which ever way is comfortable, here or email through my website. I have started contacting some of you, but in the case that we have yet to meet and and you are interested in my work, please, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thanks! Talk to you soon. Peace and love #makeportraits #makeart #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #love #studiovisits #
https://www.instagram.com/anthonycfrancis/p/Bu6i3mFFJBB/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1vgkyifqp9gjl

February 28th, 2019

Pops and/or the Exorcism of Perceived Greatness, Houston, 2018. I love this man. Endearingly, he is Pops, my partner’s @dr.tyra11 father, my father. I hope you all come from a place and have a place to be. #makeportraits #makefamily #nikon #greatness #love #photographer #houston (at Houston, Texas)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Buc73dkFrO5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=iey4o4mfykl2

February 26th, 2019

It’s somewhat hilarious that the homie @ernie_litman left for China wearing that’s shirt to teach English. Aaron is the ambassador. I hope all is good. Peace and love, homeboy. #friends #usambassador #makeportraits #fam #nikon #photographer
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuXqlclFMwN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ro46eka3ga7b

February 22nd, 2019

Tooth #18 Left, San Antonio, 2019. After a long stint of pain, I had this tooth with abnormally long roots bifurcated and untimely ripped from my mouth. It’s forced me to rest a little and eat quesadilla and fideo. I hope your weekend is full of productivity and/or rest and whatever else you might need to get by. Thanks to Joe @ndnstagram for be the designated driver and being my company for a sec. Dubs is always holding it down, muah. Peace and love #extraction #tooth #dentist #photographer #makingpictures #colorphotography #weallwegot #godox #ricohimaging
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuNhwIvlwIv/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ske424ajv2w4

January 24th, 2019

This is copy of today’s post from my current @spemccaucus takeover. I think it is always important to talk about influences, though many practitioners keep their influences private. While this may bring about unwanted comparison, it makes unmistakably clear the traditions at which I hope to look and with whom I’d like to converse. Not speaking of my influences is a certain type of erasure of my story and the people that have made ‘me’ possible. The meeting place me, our tomorrow, and the realization that I am bringing history with me culminates into destiny. Purpose means finding uttering production unnecessary.
So, Roy DeCarava’s work was introduced to me by name through a dear friend and great artist Zun Lee. He is also responsible to igniting my concern with love as an action, process, and concept within my practice of photography before portraiture became the way of making photographs. Seeing DeCarava’s work was a homecoming for me. His intent was to represent in all connotations of ‘represent.’ Too, his aesthetic resounded with me dark, low contrast printing. DeCarava wanted a full tonal range with full tone in the whites of the print. The tonal range was never. This paired well with content that still has me in the place he has framed for long moments, even after I’ve closed the book. He worked in the ‘Black Aesthetic.’ I found his printing to bring the heaviness of the experience within blackness from a personal perspective. While some have had a problem with this idea of a black aesthetic for its threats to confine and limit individual experiences, there is no denying that the spectrum from white to black in America has and continues to elicit community-building (and destroying) within and to human space and time. Peace and love. 1) Roy DeCarava, Pepsi, 1964
2) Roy DeCarava, Boy, Woman’s Hand on Shoulder, 1952
3) Roy DeCarava, from Sweet Fly Paper, collaboration between the artist and Langston Hughes #contemporaryart #spemccaucus #roydecarava #blackaesthetic #blackandwhite #spe #societyforphotographiceducation #makeportraits #portraiture
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtB5_I6laCZ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=76x6u3iwhghv

January 24th, 2019

This is copy of today’s post from my current @spemccaucus takeover. I think it is always important to talk about influences, though many practitioners keep their influences private. While this may bring about unwanted comparison, it makes unmistakably clear the traditions at which I hope to look and with whom I’d like to converse. Not speaking of my influences is a certain type of erasure of my story and the people that have made ‘me’ possible. The meeting place me, our tomorrow, and the realization that I am bringing history with me culminates into destiny. Purpose means finding uttering production unnecessary.

So, Roy DeCarava’s work was introduced to me by name through a dear friend and great artist Zun Lee. He is also responsible to igniting my concern with love as an action, process, and concept within my practice of photography before portraiture became the way of making photographs. Seeing DeCarava’s work was a homecoming for me. His intent was to represent in all connotations of ‘represent.’ Too, his aesthetic resounded with me dark, low contrast printing. DeCarava wanted a full tonal range with full tone in the whites of the print. The tonal range was never. This paired well with content that still has me in the place he has framed for long moments, even after I’ve closed the book. He worked in the ‘Black Aesthetic.’ I found his printing to bring the heaviness of the experience within blackness from a personal perspective. While some have had a problem with this idea of a black aesthetic for its threats to confine and limit individual experiences, there is no denying that the spectrum from white to black in America has and continues to elicit community-building (and destroying) within and to human space and time. Peace and love
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtB2dHils8H/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1vt070dp60kti