Weekly Portraits: Women Part Two
So I am posting old photos that I haven’t shared since I have fallen behind on my weekly portraits series. Life happens and you just have to roll with it!
I went to New York a few weeks ago for a mental break. I had watched Black Panther, and while I am enjoying living in Grand Rapids (perfect city to study in), I felt that I needed to be in the presence of "my people." Now, "my people" means a lot of things: people of color, BLACK KINGS AND QUEENS (we get a special shoutout), friends from college, people that GET me. The "not in medical school" me. I had to get out. I got home that night and booked my flight.
I hadn’t been off the plane long before I shot these images. I had just wanted to go to the iconic touristic street in Dumbo where you see the bridge between two buildings. Know what I’m talking about? But what ended up being a chill meet up, became a time to create with beautiful minds. We didn’t have a stylist on deck or anything, but I think we made something magical. My boy TyTy had all of Best Buy on his back, and was whipping out lenses left and right for me to play with. He even donated his hand to hold my little Lensball so I could play with it for some portraits. Sone was being the hype man getting his shots and some bts. Silas was making the orange fabric flap in the wind as Nancy was just Nancy. We laughed and shot as the sun set, enjoying each other’s company. While no one else is pictured but Nancy and TyTy’s hand, each person left their mark in the photos. It wasn't a fancy stylized shoot with a deep concept, we just made due with what we had.
My muse: Nancy Hernandez aka Goblin. Check out the hashtags #somethingOrange and #NAHsomethingorange on instagram to see some of her work.