“When I first modeled for the Garden, everything about me said, awkward.
“My face, my body structure, my vibe. If anything, my best friend was there giving me pointers,and Vincent worked hard to make me feel more comfortable. Its a big difference when you’re taking pictures of yourself versus a professional photographer getting something out of you. I think the shoot just got better when the clothes started to come off. My face was nothing but all smiles. I fear that I only look better when I am smiling more. It can get old…but it s a flaw I’m sure Vincent can help me work with. In the end, I truly enjoyed having someone as great as Vincent building a model aspect of myself. I truly will enjoy being one with the Garden. Pangea’s Garden.
“Quirky, rebellious, impulsive and energetic,
Sindel struck me as a sista that is ready to make things happen. Stepping into the Garden seemed like a cautious first step into what was next in that goal. She and earthSista Nambi (whose first images recently appeared in the latest Black & White Nature Stroll Collection) took a walk through Atlanta’s Goat Farm and I was there capturing the images. Both sista’s (who are new to the Garden) were full of bright ideas that they shared as Sindel posed for images of her first photo shoot ever. Inspired by her striking beauty I offered some direction but I believe it was Nambi’s instruction and support that proved to be more valuable. The two are like true sistas who through good and bad times, have had each other back for years. I saw Sindel as an earthSista ready to make her mark in this world. She does not (nor will she ever be) the stereotypical Afrocentric. Indeed I cannot see her as the stereotypical anything. But she is that strong afrosensual woman who is passionate about her actions and her ideas. A true earthSista. This was her first step. There is so much more to come from her (online and off) soon. Sindel is definitely one to watch.-Vincent
Often, we hear of conversations of inspiration with sistas about the Garden. Photographers are inspired by a sista’s presence and/or she is curious and inspired by the images in Pangea and this leads to discussions creating captures of afrosensual glamour, possibly as earthSistas. It takes a level of boldness to step in front of the camera, baring your natural beauty for the world to see. And such an action is not for everyone. But every woman should have the opportunity to explore her inner Afrocentric diva. Thirty Minutes in the Garden is a way to do that from an afrosensual perspective.
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