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January 18th, 2019

Kat came to the studio and was like all the kind souls with whom I’ve broken bread and was so gracious with her time. We ended up with this photograph. Peace and love @kat.cadena we talked about making work and shifts in aesthetics and symbolism. I hope Friday is a warm threshold to a more than fair weekend. #ricohimaging #profotoglobal #sanantonio #godox #150mm #makeportraits #art #people #portraiture
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsyH1M1F1Vj/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1vua70g7f3i4n

January 17th, 2019

Dmitri: behind the scenes One of the things I underestimate is people’s reaction to being seen. So often people talk about photography within the context of art history and forget that the reasons for the bastardization of the medium are the same elements that allow it to be a tool of subversion, revolution, and —dare I say— community-building. People see what they metaphor they have employed their bodies to communicating, and it is my job to have them realize I see them and the us in and through them. And in order to understand my work, the viewer has to ‘see’ the person in this work. There has always been study, well before the scholars. #ricohimaging #profotoglobal #alltheblacks #makeportraits #sanantonio #art #artist
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsv2vQvFOc9/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jvzh7o16gix

January 16th, 2019

A night cap. Another image of Jarvis @thetrialsofvanoccupanther . Peace to Jarvis and ya’ll. Night. #ricohimaging #profotoglobal #alltheblacks #makeportraits #sanantonio #art
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsuCPuUFWcb/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=19i67im87z2c8

January 16th, 2019

Jarvis is just. Jarvis has now helped me twice with sittings and has slayed all the times. Thanks. Peace and love. The weather here is chilled and cloudy. I hope your day is filled with good and essential stuff and that it all swells you, warmly. #alltheblacks #ricohimaging #profotoglobal #makeportraits #sanantonio #us #weallwegot #portraiture #portraitures
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bss3EXLFRRN/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1okcfvl84aj3g

January 15th, 2019

I had a double cancellation in what was supposed to be a day shooting for a project. If you are a student of photography, understand time inside the camera depends upon time outside of it. Time of day, other people’s time, and the serendipity of what comes or doesn’t and on and on are out of control but should be anticipated, and contingency plans must abound. I was left experimenting with a lighting situation I’d recently seen. I was being me, all hoody. #profotoglobal #pentax645z #ricohimaging #me #alltheblacks #weallwegot #makeportraits #selfportraiture #hood #hoodies #colors #hands #eyes
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsrSLUFlllj/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1ab0bxbsbk10c

January 14th, 2019

@kaypea87 Krystal is more than enough, is all. We made some good stuff. You are totally my mood in this right here, @kaypea87 Peace and love to you and all y’all. I hope the day is slowing to good rest and good bread. Here is to the warmest of us-ness. Peace and love #us #weallwegot #makeportraits #art #ricohimaging #profotoglobal #godox #sanantonio #portraiture #alltheblacks
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsoVgxnFJHM/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ul2xpdh7tm37

January 13th, 2019

Dearest @foxsar came by the studio on the basis of an exchanges compelled by mutual admiration. Not only was she great but just as pleasant and as engaging as anyone that knows Sarah expects. This image is one (probably ‘the’) of my favorites. It is always good to catchup. Peace and love. Check out Sarah’s work @foxsar #artist #art #sanantonio #profotoglobal #ricohimaging #makeportraits #family #portrait #contemporaryart
https://www.instagram.com/p/BslyOUgFB-k/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1de9yi3jn6h8n

January 11th, 2019

Give a lil smile. Have a good time. Peace and love. -with @icookthenieat #makeportraits #sanantonio #portraitphotography #alltheblacks #profotoglobal #godoxad600 #ricohimaging
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsg5dyPFxGn/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1l16bo0w7r0qw

January 10th, 2019

Jessica, San Antonio, 2019. I always say shoots are a good time, because they are and have been so edifying, so much a moment of communion, and so often a place truth telling. Many people that sat for me in the last few weeks have not been photographed in such a capacity and certainly not for the purposes of expression and representation of themselves and a people. It has been expressed that there is belief in what I’m trying to say. Whether I succeed or not, the process of coming together and having such wide-ranging conversation, continually contribute to feelings of journey, shared passage, and of a collective experience. It means the world. As always, this image is an outtake. I am grateful. Thanks @icookthenieat We’ll have to get down again. Peace and love, you all. Go share good with someone. Make love. #weallwegot #allwebe #makeportraits #time #sanantonio #portraitphotography #alltheblacks #make #godox #profotoglobal #art #artist
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsemKEXlCss/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=15w933fcxxaya

January 8th, 2019

This is from a yesterday’s light test with Ricardo. Yesterday, in the studio, was so much talking, sharing, breaking bread, and working to make something happen. I used this spot light I hadn’t yet used until then, after the initial shoot. I hope all is good with you all. #alltheblacks #makeportraits #sanantonio #portraitphotography #color #spot #time #portraiture #experiment #godox #profotoglobal #pentax645z #ricohimaging
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsYqzsaljED/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=18hcwmrscww43