Airdography:

The obsevation of life through lens. My modest attempt to share what inspires me.

Perceptions: Black Like Them

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stevenajackson:

PERSONAL HISTORY

Through the lens of his own family’s experience,
the author explores why West Indians and American
blacks are perceived differently.

1.

My cousin Rosie and her husband, Noel, live in a two-bedroom bungalow on Argyle Avenue, in Uniondale, on the west end…

thenewyorker-thenewyorker:

stunning.

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thenewyorker-thenewyorker:

stunning.

(Source: luanica)

nickiminvj:

GODDAMN 

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nickiminvj:

GODDAMN 

harryfly:

“If you smile through all fear and sorrow, Smile and maybe tomorrow, You’ll find the sun come shining through, For you.”
-Janelle Monae, Smile

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harryfly:

“If you smile through all fear and sorrow, Smile and maybe tomorrow, You’ll find the sun come shining through, For you.”

-Janelle Monae, Smile

(Source: universesaidso)

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februarylove2point0:

adespeakz:

Janelle Monae by Kwaku Alston….. She’s so gorgeous.. Wow!

I really love her. I need some new music soon

(Source: the-monae)

luvyourmane:

Luv it! 💙 #luvyourmane

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luvyourmane:

Luv it! 💙 #luvyourmane

presidentforlife:

President For Life:
5 Shots Couldn’t Stop Me/ I Took It And Smiled.  

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presidentforlife:

President For Life:

5 Shots Couldn’t Stop Me/ I Took It And Smiled.  

(Source: realmofmusic)

So this 2013.

flybodyent:

Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz)
The historical figure with the most influence on me.

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flybodyent:

Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz)

The historical figure with the most influence on me.

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hifas:

Hesitate by Alexa Meade and performance artist Sheila Vand  - [video]

The artist’s statement:

Alexa Meade and Sheila Vand have collaborated on a body of work that explores the fluidity of form in relation to time and space. By stripping the subject of depth and dimension, a displacement of identity ensues, demonstrating the power of context over content.

Meade’s signature style of painting portraits on the body is submerged in a canvas of milk, where Vand’s performance is dictated by the opposing forces of fixed shadows and fluid space. Together, the artists compose an expressive identity for each image, but as the milk interacts with the pre-arranged pose, a new identity is formed that must be constantly re-imagined and re-shaped in the moment. As the paint seeps away into the milk, Vand’s performance must continually shift to accommodate its new context and form while Meade’s photography must capture the ephemeral moments before they de-materialize. The result is an ever-evolving, time-based portrait that includes every layer of the process within each consecutive frame. Each new visual identity is a product of the versions that came before.

The surface of the milk intersects Vand’s body at an uneven and unusual plane, creating a sense of movement and depth beneath her compressed form. This play on dimensionality in the picture plane evokes an optical illusion that activates the viewer’s experience by challenging their common perceptions. The identifiable becomes ineffable, giving the flat photography of the painted three-dimensional space an unsettling tone. By blending the borders between the subject and its surroundings, identity is muted and we’re left with the distilled nuances that shape the space.