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PrincessYEME… a soul music interlude

PrincessYEME… a soul music interlude

It’s just a moment. As the morning clouds hang heavy, threatening to spill their tears, YEME lounged lazily amongst the old vinyl covers, reminiscing over tunes recorded before she was born. Diffused luminescence fought it way from the stars through the cumulus blanket overhead just to touch her. But she was oblivious. Perhaps the young earthSista was lost in vintage melodies straining to be...

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RavenDesdemona… simply natural

RavenDesdemona… simply natural

It’s hard for me to keep it real and simple sometimes. Especially when I am dealing with what moves me to create the images I do… but first things first… earthSista RavenDesdemona had been patiently waiting for her opportunity to create an image set for the ongoing Nature Stroll Series. But when she moved to her (then) new home whose yard opened out to an open nature area the eager sista found she...

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Sekhmet… Newport100s

Sekhmet… Newport100s

Kicking back in a creatively deconstructed pick-truck, earthSista Sekhmet (formerly known as BelaMenina) drew longs drags on her Newport100s. Dressed in nothing more than an old, worn button-down man’s shirt and a pair of knee-high boots, the nubian posed contemplatively. She was unabashed and atypically unadorned. Soft pre-rain clouds diffused the sun rays as they danced politely on this earthSis...

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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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Yemeya… a goddess’ homage

Yemeya… a goddess’ homage

Bodacious intelligence fuels the diva swagger of this natural earthSista. On a bridge amongst tall trees, swaying in high breezes as if to dance, bemused by the conceit of the beauty’s chosen name… Yemeya, the Orisha goddess mother of all living things, the owner of the oceans and the patron diety of sailors and fishermen. And as she took in the whispers of the leaves, the scents of the trees and ...

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YEME… on the seventh floor

YEME… on the seventh floor

Concrete mountains with soulless glass eyes bore witness to earthSista YEME‘s afrosensual display. On a Sunday afternoon in downtown Atlanta, the young princess toured a seventh floor condo that was stylishly furnished in an urban mix of modern and afrocentric elements. Huge widows allowed the sun to silhouette her figure. She lounged around the space as shecreated inspired poses for capture...

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FELA’s Beauty… diverse visions, afrosensual

FELA’s Beauty… diverse visions, afrosensual

Slowly, awkwardly, the group shoot came together. It was Saturday afternoon on the Goat Farm and three earthSistas (Sindel, Nambi and Sekhmet) had all been styled and adorned by Nobella Creations for FELA’s Beauty, a group photoshoot for Pangea’s Meet & Greet. Inspired by the theme, four photographers decided to join the earthSistas and myself for the shoot. We’d had a random...

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Sindel… earthSista in studio raw

Sindel… earthSista in studio raw

Moments impulsive and raw. No glamour or drama either. Just the real. And that was Sindel. She is edgy and quick to say that she is not the typical afrocentric earthSista. Loud, vulgar (in a very good way), gritty and offbeat. She is an Urbanista for sure. There is this ’emo’ edge about her. And she is quick to tell you how bleak the world is, and how grim she feels because she is R...

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Nubién…an Urbanista at the Farm

Nubién…an Urbanista at the Farm

Lively and focused, earthSista Nubién strolled thru Atlanta’s Goat Farm coy and confident. The beautiful spoken word artist was her usual happy-go-lucky self, her spirit was gleeful and positive. She had been to the Goat Farm once before; her “seven-minute” test shoot proved to be far too inspiring to be confined to such a random limitation and she was too captivated and purposef...

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BleuRose…grinning from ear to ear

BleuRose…grinning from ear to ear

BleuRose kept saying how cold it was! Grinning from ear to ear, playfully strutting like a peacock, she appeared to be basking in the sun but she was not kidding. It was really cool out. Although the sun shined brightly, it was early in the day, air was dry and while the wind was comforting, the sun heat was not with us at that time. And even know she talked about it, the earthSista never complain...

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