Still Optimistic

During the summer of 1991, I was facing some really tough times. The parents were separated, puberty was in full swing, and our central air conditioning had died. Trust me, summers in Memphis-10 are hot! I was in summer school to repeat English because I had missed my finals when big sis had a life … Continue reading Still Optimistic

Enough

Told by society’s eyes That I am to be marginalized. And then criticized. But I revoke your proclamation of greed and deceit. I have spent years debating the Race. Filling empty space With tone deaf sentimentBuilt up resentment. Incomplete stories And wicked images.Until I soon realized that I am already enough. In my mind, The story … Continue reading Enough

“Proof” Photo Exhibit

Another really cool and free exhibit at the CMA. A fine demonstration of photo journalism documented by way of the contact sheet - (that sheet of camera film with multiple photos of the same image of which you pick out the best ones). With digital cameras we have a new type of "contact sheet". We … Continue reading “Proof” Photo Exhibit

A Day in Brooklyn, NY

We headed to NYC with Queen to get a firsthand look at a wholesale shopping experience. The Queen in action! "Pandemic style", Time Square was empty (and eerie) but Brooklyn was alive! That NY Energy - can't wait for Afropunk! peace Skyscrapers and everythang Ginaya sipping on early morning java I Am a Stolen Legacy … Continue reading A Day in Brooklyn, NY

Fall and Winter Stage Shots

It's hard to keep up when things get busy. I'm practically a one man show (a ridiculous introvert) and can't take photos like I should! BUT, I have my crew, who has my back, and speaking of which - My Brotha Junior aka Wulfgar aka J After Dark is always cranking out the dopest photos! … Continue reading Fall and Winter Stage Shots

Introducing Maura, the new family addition!

It only took Kali about 7 years to make me break down and get another dog! I swear, every year since Pharoh passed, she has asked and I have made every excuse in the book to avoid it. For some reason, this just felt like the year. And, it didn't hurt that Ginaya agreed to … Continue reading Introducing Maura, the new family addition!