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October 16th, 2018

We went to the pumpkin patch some time ago and it reminds me how much I am away from where I began. In my children, I see a world that surrounds them and Tyra @dr.tyra11 and me that is very much the one I have always known. But, my children enjoy something slightly different from my experiences. They go to pumpkins patches and have lights that stay on. But, we are just trying to expand our children’s imagination past the thunder and storms that beg for their bodies and souls. We won’t have it. They can and will fly and be loved and held and set free. Peace and love. #pumpkinpatch #photography #lullwood #fam #weallwegot #love #nikon #blackimagination #friends #35mm #trees
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September 24th, 2018

Honored to be interviewed for the @artsexplanatorycomma podcast by @justmfrancis . Art’s Explanatory Comma is working to educate potential and new art consumers and participants through stripped down interviews and other inclusive and easily accessible art programming. Check it out and download AEC on all major podcast outlets. Have a listen. Have a good week. Peace and love. #artseducation #art #artsexplanatorycomma #artsexplanatorypodcast #contemporaryart #thepeople #love #access #anthonyfrancis #photography #family
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September 13th, 2018

Good morning. Peace and love where one can get it or sustain search. Yearning is so much a way of carrying on and on. #blackness #spaceandplace #office #meditations #undercommons #weallwegot #blackloveislove #photography #hereness #blackandwhite #contemporaryart #letsgo
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August 7th, 2018

Jarvis, San Antonio, 2018. …another image from the cool-coool sitting by @thetrialsofvanoccupanther Jarvis for an ongoing body of work this summer, this hopefully waning hotness. Thanks, Jarvis. I hope everybody’s weekend has started well and continues in upward trends of good. Peace and love #weallwegot #peaceandlove #portraiture #portrait #artlife #sanantonio #sitting #glasses #hueman #makeportraits #representin’

July 30th, 2018

Had a great time with family this weekend, the coffers are full of love. We missed all absent fam but a good time was had. In the process my brother, Mark @mfranciscreative interviewed me for @artsexplanatorycomma , a new project aimed at bringing new access, audiences and art together in fresh ways. Check it out. It was good to chill and even sit down with family to share adjacent goals, insight, and perspectives in a formal manner. These rare occurrences allow us to see each other as humans from a distance but with an undeniable closeness outside of the frame of our respective careers. I was honored and humbled. I love you, Mark. Peace and love,everyone. Have a good week. #family #weallwegot #fam #weekend #monday #portrait #makeportraits #profoto #pentax #portrait #portraiture #peaceandlove #explanatorycomma #sanantonio #interview #artlife

July 27th, 2018

Jarvis came through and sat for me. It’s always good to meet new cats while also making new work. Thanks, @thetrialsofvanoccupanther . I’ll get new images to you soon. Yo, obviously Jarvis was present and forthright. I hope the weekend is good and long. Peace and love. #portraiture #portrait #art #contemporaryart #makeportraits #profoto #pentax

July 24th, 2018

Paper test with work in progress. Image from Kansas City but thinking about how ‘We All We Got’ is true and coming together. The image is of Glenn North, KC, 2018 from ongoing project Mama Land. #fam #family #portrait #wetalkinboutpractice #portraiture #contemporaryart #makeportraits #papertest #hahnemühle #digitalart #workinprogress #working #peaceabdlove

July 11th, 2018

More autonomy: stud for portrait 1, 2018. Deliberate practice,overall, and studio practice, specifically, take on different forms as a photographer, especially one whose concept takes them in and out of the studio. The studio at once is a place that holds the head that holds the brain that generates ideas. So, a study can take place anywhere and the studio can be a place of equal dynamism. I suppose this isn’t too different from the practice of various other media. To study is to look and be aware just as much as it is about finding how things operate. The places and ways to dig, then, are infinite. #freedom #ontologicalfreedom #being #steppingaway #portrait #makeportraits #makearthappen #love #selfportrait #profoto #pentax #toolsofthetrade #art #contemporaryart #artlife #study #me #blue

July 8th, 2018

‘Mon, Houston, 2018. A little while ago I made this photograph of my cousin. It was satisfying to make this image and post it today having launched my new website last night, because it looks more like the work I ultimately want to make. Check the new website when you get a chance www.afrancisart.com. The link is above. I hope your Sunday going well. Peace and love. #peaceandlove #makeportraits #fam #family #portrait #portraiture #love #profoto #pentax #people #houston #htown #art #contemporaryart #black #weallwegot (at Houston, Texas)

July 5th, 2018

Tracye, San Antonio, 2018. Some weeks ago, Tracye @tre6 came through to work on an ongoing body of work I’m finishing this summer 🤞🏾. Posting this reminds me of all the love and broken bread that comes through me by way of making art. I’m rich that way; I need to always remember that. Thanks for the love Tracye. We need to get up, again, soon. Peace and love. #fam #love #peace #portraits #portrait #portraiture #makeportraits #ankh #thespirit #contemporaryart #satx #haptics #theheart #art #artlife #profoto #pentax