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A smoking afrodesiac…

A smoking afrodesiac…

This was an unplanned night. Jewelry designer, Zeus DeShaman and I were hanging out at a photography studio at The Goat Farm Arts Center during one of Pangea’s Studio Days; a day each month that we set aside to create images to support the Cultivators of the Garden, of which Zeus is one. We were joined by earthSista RaineTheMuse and spoken word artist TinaATL. The women were there to create ...

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pgp380: smoke & colour

pgp380: smoke & colour

Tantra Massage… for me, that’s how it all started – my explorations of smoke and color. It was the first shoot to feature an earthBrotha with an earthSista. earthBrotha EROS. He is a massage therapist and he wrote an informative editorial to compliment the images we created for one of the first Afrosensual Aesthetic features. And while I’d experimented with colored lights b...

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earthSistas… hookahs, spliffs, 420 and smoke

earthSistas… hookahs, spliffs, 420 and smoke

April 20 is Weed Day, a day  dedicated to the celebration and consumption of cannabis (in case you did not know it already.) As an homage, several of the earthSistas (RavenDesdemona, WildOrchid and JadeFox) were joined by new earthSista, GréLuna in kickback that served as afrosensual inspiration for some provocative images. According to the Urban Dictionary, “the term 420 originated at San R...

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a LuvJonez Valentine…

a LuvJonez Valentine…

Darius Lovehall: Say, baby… can I be Your slave? I’ve got to admit girl you’re the shit girl…and I’m digging you like a grave. Now, do they call you Daughter to the Spinning Pulsar… or maybe Queen of 10,000 moons? Sister to the Distant yet Rising Star? Is your name Yemaya? Oh, hell no. Its got to be Oshun. Oooh, is that a smile me put on your face, child… ...

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pgp355: a blues for nina…

pgp355: a blues for nina…

Say baby, can I be your slave? I’ve got to admit girl, your the shit girl And I am digging you like a grave   Now do they call you daughter to the Spinning Pulsar Or maybe Queen of 10,000 Moons, Sister to the distant yet Rising star   Is your name Yemaya? Oh hell nah, it’s got to be Oshun…       When it comes to art, food, fashion, health, fitness music, culture an...

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FELA’s muses at the Apache Interlude

FELA’s muses at the Apache Interlude

Vincent I really should not say this but Pangea’s events are the bane of  my existence.  I mean it, really. They are SO chaotic and organic and stressful. They eat up too much of my time, making it difficult to maintain any semblance of an editorial schedule for the website. The events are always demanding. The earthSistas! THEY ARE DEMANDING! There are SO MANY last minute changes, mishaps a...

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Sekhmet… studies in blue

Sekhmet… studies in blue

Magic is not a miracle. It is an art. It requires study. It requires practice. I am not one to say what I do is magic. I would never say that. I do strive to create art with my efforts in the vain attempt to do justice to what I imagine and what I see. Some of my entries here are the personal journey… the ‘in-between’ moments… of my studies. Images such as the ones featured here would ...

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KieraSati & Sindel in an Apache Interlude

KieraSati & Sindel in an Apache Interlude

Behind the scenes was chaotic… but it is Pangea’s Garden so things do tend to happen… organically. In this case there were kidney stones, Eurocentric oppression and last minute change outs. All of it came together to bring about a night of stress and excited creativity. Originally earthSista YEME was supposed to stand beside earthSista KieraSati but she woke up with a pain that was not subsi...

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True beauty & pin-up glamour

True beauty & pin-up glamour

Sometimes a lot of folks just don’t get. They hear or see the words ‘afrocentric,’ ‘afrosensual’ and ‘natural’ and they get this image in their heads of black women in dashikis with hairy underarms and no make-up. And maybe you can say there’s a certain appeal to raw beauty that is afrosensual. But it is only ONE aspect of the Afrosensual Aesthetic. ...

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Nambi & Stitch… as we lay

Nambi & Stitch… as we lay

Spoon. A huddled embrace gave way to a whispered heated breath teasing earthSista Nambi‘s ear. Tickled by the sheer closeness, she smiled and turned and locked eyes with the earthBrotha Stitch. A thousand words were spoken in a momentary glance that gave way to a simple kiss which led to a provocative and penetrating embrace. Daring smiles led to tender touches that were not ginger. Fingers ...

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