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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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pgp343: FELA’s Beauty, a Pangea Meet&Greet

pgp343: FELA’s Beauty, a Pangea Meet&Greet

Over the summer we hosted a group photoshoot that carried the theme, FELA’s Beauty, and we featured images from the event HERE. Pangea has a history of creatives who, on occasion, have created captures with this cultural aesthetic in mind and in this case, photographers Lori Branch, Bobby Williams, Kenya Durden, Leonard Herring and myself  created an inspired collection of Afrocentric sensua...

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Nobella and a natural hair show…

Nobella and a natural hair show…

Its called the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show. Can you say the whole name right? Nobella of Nobella’s Lookbook fame attended the 16th Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show for the her very first time. And, not only did she have a blast, the attendees (more than 30,000 this year according to the show’s event coordinator, Pat Chapman)...

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Lookbook: Luna & Nubéin@Maison De Couture

Lookbook: Luna & Nubéin@Maison De Couture

Hey y’all, I’m back. I’ve got so much to show y’all and don’t blame me for the lateness. BLAME VINCENT FOR TAKING SO LONG TO SHOW Y’ALL THIS GREATNESS! So I am down at the boutique, Maison De Couture in downtown Atlanta with my design brother G.K. Gilmore and we are inspired by the earthSista Nubéin and singer/performer Luna Bey. Together G.K. Stylings were prov...

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Pangea’s Lookbook: LotusLove

Pangea’s Lookbook: LotusLove

JEW’EL Jew’el is wearing a red and white polka dot button up collared blouse, and a black pencil skirt accentuated with two vertical zippers that taper around the knees.  She is really rocking this retro look; it’s classic, chic, and cool.  Her shoes are red patent leather sandals with a corkscrew heel.  Ms. Jew’el finished her look with a red bandanna and a two-tone brimme...

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Looking back… Yemi Toure’s Midnight Erotica, pt2

Looking back… Yemi Toure’s Midnight Erotica, pt2

Midnight Erotica celebrated the art of Afrocentric sensuality or Afrosensuality. In the days and weeks to come, much discussion will be had regarding what Afrosensuality means because it definition plays a huge part in culture of the Pangea’s Garden. And in a way Midnight Erotica was a reflection of that influence. As the evening progressed that hot night in August, the patrons who had surve...

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Makeda… body science in nature

Makeda… body science in nature

Makeda has contributed to the cultivation of Pangea since the beginning. She has always been a favored muse. She is inspiration in body and mind. I’ve wanted to create captures with her since her first commentary here in the Garden. But I am in Atlanta and while this New York resident travels frequently, the sensual strength guru was always busy training her clients and hosting workshops. Bu...

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pgp:184 Behind the Scenes with earthSista Aya

pgp:184 Behind the Scenes with earthSista Aya

Click. As Nobella painted earthSista Aya in preparation for our photoshoot, I captured the process and thought about what I could say about the origins of these images we were about to create. I wondered what you would want to know. Click. Sometime ago I approached Aya joining us in the Garden. Her extraordinary naptual beauty had caught my eye and her vegan lifestyle had piqued my curiosity. I wo...

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Violet… lovingly adorned

Violet… lovingly adorned

Emerald trinkets gracefully draped Violet’s shoulders, ears and wrist while Nobella added the final touches of the earthSista’s adornment; bright white dashes above her eyes. These captures were part of a series of images Nobella and I had been working on. We’ve been creating pictures of her jewelry and paintings for Nobella’s shows and website. And on the day of this shoot...

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Nena…the first captures…

Nena…the first captures…

Nobella makes jewelry. And this all started when I asked Nobella for some jewelry for a fashion shoot. That led to me shooting her for the Pangeas Garden Project, surrounded by her Art and Jewel creations. I then asked her if she wanted to do a shoot for the Portal’s gallery and she said no because she knew the perfect person for it. Nobella of New Orleans introduced me to Nena of New Orlean...

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