Toya Tenice in the Cemetery - MASTER POST
Model - Toya Tenice
Photographer - yours truly
Makeup, styling - done by the both of us
Location - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown, TX
I met Toya at work about a year and a half ago. She didn’t like me at first, but I won her over. Her desire to model came up in conversation at work and we scheduled an impromptu shoot that same week. Those are still some of my favorite photos. We no longer work together, but luckily have kept in contact so that I have someone nearby that will let me talk them into crazy ideas like shooting in a cemetery on a Saturday morning. Her modeling improves every time I photograph her. I know this girl is going places.
Pete Holmes interviewing/getting advice about hosting from Rachel Maddow. My dad sent me a link to this video on youtube and OH MY GOD count me in as in love all over again. How is she so funny and perfect and brilliant all at once?
Starting with “People. News, sure!” and continuing through everything IT IS ALL SO LOVELY. She makes stupid jokes! They’re somehow hilarious! This is what love feels like, I’m sure.
Grown-ups like numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters. They never ask: ‘What does his voice sound like?’ ‘What games does he like best?’ ‘Does he collect butterflies?’ They ask: ‘How old is he?’ ‘How many brothers does he have?’ ‘How much does he weigh?’ ‘How much money does he have?’ Only then do they think they know him. If you tell grown-ups, ‘I saw a beautiful red brick house, with geraniums at the windows and doves at the roof…,’ they won’t be able to imagine such a house. You have to tell them, ‘I saw a house worth a thousand francs.’ Then they exclaim, ‘What a pretty house!’The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (via juliaraupp)
You're so full of hate and ignorance yourself it is kind of sad. Did you learn nothing of MLKs teachings, you won't get anywhere being indignant towards a whole race of people, that's not how you seek change.
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Little did you know, Martin Luther King fucking hated you lmao oops..
White interviewer:If it was our white ancestors who bought you and enslaved you, we are their children. We are the new generation. Why don't you call us your brothers?
Malcolm X:A man has to act like a brother before you can call him a brother. You made a very good point, really, that needs some clarification. If you are the son of the man who had a wealthy estate and you inherit your father's estate, you have to pay off the debts that your father incurred before he died. The only reason that the present generation of white Americans are in the position of economic strength that they are is because their fathers worked our fathers for over 400 years with no pay. For over 400 years we worked for nothing. We were sold from plantation to plantation like you sell a horse, or a cow, or a chicken, or a bushel of wheat. It was your fathers who did it to our fathers, and all of that money that piled up from the sale of my mother and my grandmother and my great-grandmother is what gives the present generation of American whites [the ability] to walk around the earth with their chest out; you know, like they have some kind of economic ingenuity. Your father isn't here to pay his debts. My father isn't here to collect. But I'm here to collect and you're here to pay.
Charles James, 1954
The Metropolitan Museum of Art