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February 26th, 2021 Loading Comments...

My, Ma, the Ma. My mother has always supported our endeavors as best she could even it was internally and/or physically tough. This remains. She was kind enough to let me photograph her along side these Northern San Antonio, hills. I love you, Ma. I hope you all are good. Peace and love. #ma #thefam #love #family #bw #makeportraits #homecoming #ricohimaging #godoxusergroup #love
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February 24th, 2021 Loading Comments...

A last outtake from an assignment for the @guardianweekend of the @thereallenniejames done back in early December. Would you believe me if I told you we share a birthday (not the same year, though)??? I hope things are good for you all. Stay up. #guardianweekendmagazine #fam #goodconversation #makeportraits #weallwegot #profoto #ricohimaging #portraits
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February 23rd, 2021 Loading Comments...

No work is sustainable without human interaction. Good, fruitful, edifying interaction. Any interaction is a touch. A smile is a brush of the hand and a glare can be a punch. It is all haptic and my work HAS to pursue and extend the good touch. These outtakes from an assignment for the @guardianweekend of @thereallenniejames assigned by @huntforcaroline assisted by @vinceoftexas and mua by @nisanicole are a document of good conversation and the stuff that sustains me and all of us. The whole of us. I hope we keep making good shit like that. I hope we love like nothing else, because there is nothing else. #conversation #love #portraiture #portrait #makeportraits #fam #weallwegot #photographer #guardianweekendmagazine #human #profoto #ricohimaging #pentax645z (at San Antonio, Texas)
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February 10th, 2021 Loading Comments...

…Out here with fam, @___d_e_e_p___ #artisttalks #lecture #talkingshit #love #photoscomeonhome #family #racialtime #postcolonialism #decolonization #friendsandfamily #photo #discrit_atl
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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
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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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