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pgp307: Paul Davey…Mattahan Fantasies

Afrosurreality? I don’t know the word to describe the unique genre that Paul Davey has created so I had to invent one. His imaginings juxtapose afrocentric charters in dreamlike and fantasy settings and in doing so, he breaks the conventions of what is traditionally acceptable for peoples of colour. Paul Davey is that rare digital artist/illustrator with a distinctive style that is easily re...

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in a moment worth living

On the back porch, sitting on that old couch that my aunt wanted to throw away, we played. Late in the morning on a Saturday that everybody else decided to sleep through, we just rose up and chilled in the morning sun. It was warm but the air was dry and the breeze felt really good. We heard the wind and the birds but nothing else really. It was as if the whole world decided to sleep in and this m...

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Ekah…all natural…all real

Ekah…all natural…all real

Aspirations of being a pinup model aside, earthSista Ekah is a loc’d natural beauty full of warm energy. Typically her photoshoots are sexy playful images filled with glam and pop. Lots of makeup and primp and circumstance as photographers and stylists and clients stress over the minute details of making wonderful images. It is fun and it is the nature of the business. But sometimes you have...

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A Sunday in the Garden…[11.25.12]

Did you see the Garden’s fruits this week? Along with Sunset’s Soundcheck featuring Durand Bernarr, we heard from earthSista Aya. She shared a great deal about herself in our return to the earthSistas’ Q&A. If you have not had a the chance to check these features out this week make sure you do. And while your are checking those out make sure to take a look at the images of Su...

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Aya’s Q&A

Her earthSista name is Aya… The symbol on the right is the Adinkra Art symbol for Aya. Originally from Ghana, West Africa and its represented by the plant, the “Fern.” It means one who has endured much, is resourceful, and has overcome many adversities and obstacles in their life. The earthSista wears her name well. She ” is ‘One Who Sees the Light of Divine Order’…an ever-...

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WGO? Should Zoe Saldana play Nina Simone?

The critics continue to cast aspersions on the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in a motion picture about the singer’s life. And they are not the only ones. Since the choice of the Domincan/Puerto Rican born actress in the role, Hollywood industry insiders,  bloggers, Nina’s own daughter, Simone Kelly have all protested against the decision and an online petition has been circulat...

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pgp306: Nambian HOT

pgp306: Nambian HOT

Alexa Singer is a fashion & lifestyle photographer who was inspired by Sudanese model Akuol De Mabior and what is, arguably, the oldest desert in the world. The Namib Desert  has been in existence for 43 million years, remaining unchanged in its present form for the last 2 million years. Its extraordinary heat, immense vastness and expansive beauty form the backdrop of these images of grandeur...

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Artist Statement: Manaka

Artist Statement: Manaka

Making wearable pieces of art is my passion. It’s so inspiring to see people wearing something you have lovingly made with your own hands. I have always loved crafting since I was a little girl and my love for accessories mirrors my love for life… the random, the colourful & the diversity I try to infuse my work with the colourful spirit in which I live my life. I love all things off bea...

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Huntli Images and The Colours of Chocolate

“the intention of an image has always been to capture a model’s unique qualities, beauty and form” Jay Huntli has two primary motivations for his photography: 1) to capture a womans beauty and uniqueness and 2) to hone his skills by experimenting with technique, lighting, and poses. From an early age, he says he was drawn to photographing people. He recalls creating captures of h...

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pgp305: Operation Outer Fine: Sepia’s 60 Days of Insanity

“My soft mommy belly showed itself relentlessly along with back fat that I’d developed from gaining weight over the last few months.” This past September, I was getting ready to go out to celebrate my friend’s birthday.  I found my favorite red-orange dress in my closet along with my leopard print-heels.  I tried on the dress and noticed that my belly poked out a bit more t...

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