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October 26th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Another rather reluctant outtake from a shoot with Aaron @ernie_litman . Often the case is when looking out past a hard light, dark reluctantly, or not at all, reveals itself. I’m thinking about Aaron and us staring into subsequence. Peace and love. Sam Cooke’s A Change Gone Come is the first and second line. #fam #darkness #aaron #peaceandlove #blueandyellow #portraits #portraiture #makeportraits #weallwegot #intheweehours #life #death #art #contemporaryart
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October 1st, 2020 Loading Comments...

Haptics. I’m thinking about Dubs. I hope you all are good. Peace and love #partner #rideordie #family #fam #backyard #swingsettrippin #love #loveyourself #light #makeportraits #fill #d800nikon #blackandwhite #digital #art
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September 28th, 2020 Loading Comments...

(A rough run from yesterday) In portraiture, some BODY, some person is always doing the artist and the larger concept a solid by standing in with their own communion with us. It becomes an all-round-us performance, acknowledging the human condition. In the act of seeing, we exercise a power to be together, when one is seen —felt— and another is, too, feeling like expressing, and another is moving through the us that represents. It can be beautiful. It is always beautiful to come together, to be together, to hold each other in space. I appreciate @ernie_litman. Yesterday left breadcrumbs on the floor. …more to come from this set. I’m working on something new and got a chance to play in the studio. Good stuff. #fam #family #portraiture #withwhom #us #usness #art #contemporaryart #contemporaryportraiture #digitalphotography #portraits #makeportraits #parabolix35d #pentax645z #profoto #profotoglobal #friends #holdspace
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September 4th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Over the last couple months, I’ve been thinking about the accessibility of my work, especially in the face of what we have always known about those white boxes. I’m thinking about engaging love and how it’s important to make work as available to people as these shirts and just as connected to me and mine. I wanna make work that functions in many ways like these t-shirts, from love available, full of memory, all our memories. RIP to Uncle Martin and you, Mike. Peace and love to you all as the weekend comes. I hope your labor gets a break. #family #notgone #art #tshirts #holdusdown #liftemup #photography #portraiture #bodies
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August 21st, 2020 Loading Comments...

Today, August 21 @ 12pm EST. Free and open to the public. My dear friend Denise Lim brings session 2 of Finding Focus, a webinar series on Art and mental health. This sessions promises to be insightful and engaging. Yasmine Awais and Chloe Hayward will lead an interactive session about artmaking as a grounding space. @philaphotoarts #art #webinar #arttherapy #love #sharing #series #healing #philaphotoarts
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEJjC_eHwAZ/?igshid=z71o4eme3i92

August 9th, 2020 Loading Comments...

I was happy to get in the studio, shooting a gig and working with Dubs @dr.tyra11 to use a new light modifier and just have fun with the kids at their Mama’s Mama’s house. With school on the brink of reconvening and people thinking more and more about financial sustainability, it is scary to consider what might happen to movements amid impending elections and the inevitable show of what Monday brings. The first of the month is God in a floor-less nation where any sickness or loss of job might mean death and/or homelessness. Whomever is your lean-to and those that lean to you… I’m thankful for yours for you like I’m grateful for Dubs. Hold on and be held. Peace and love. So, when Monday comes, we got ways to live and cope. We got us. #fam #love #holderofyellow #portraiture #studio #partner #art #weallwegot #spot #sanantonio #hair #black #beautiful
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July 20th, 2020 Loading Comments...

I’m happy to sit down with @unfilteredsa on IG Live Thursday, July 23rd 8-9pm. Join if you can. Peace and love. #love #art
#weallwegot #lovepraxis #contemporaryart #photography #contemporaryphotography #family #fam #push
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July 9th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Meeting ID: 931 0005 6534
Password: 107617
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July 6th, 2020 Loading Comments...

Join Me and @jaysimplephoto as a we host Erin Nelson and Logan Lockyer of Burnaway @burnaway for a Zoom discussion on Institutional Diversiy, equity, social justice, and art (kidding???) Wednesday @ 6:30pm EST. Burnaway and other art entities are producing statements of solidarity with @blklivesmatter and/or at least some allusions concerning systemic racial inequity. @jaysimplephoto and @sydneyxx will be having an after party on @photogreenbook for unpacking and reacting to the talk. Peace and love #equity #contemporaryart #photogreenbook #burnaway #blacklivesmatter #conversation #whatissouthernart #jaysimple #anthonyfrancis #fam #listofdemands
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCUmT8YHcYo/?igshid=1hzl911n5dgms

July 2nd, 2020 Loading Comments...

We are, art people (people that make stuff), are checking-in tonight. Message me for the zoom if you wanna hang @ 6pm CST. Peace and love
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