Fashion & Art, shoots

Embellished Velour with Drag Artist Xerox Blac

‘Embellished Velour’ is a collaborative visual story between photographer Kyna Marie and drag artist Xerox Blac. The photographs were shot on medium format film in New York City, where both artists reside.  From Xerox Blac, “When I think of drag life, I think of nothing more than pure, honest art. It’s a way of expressing […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

The Way Social Media Makes Me Feel

‘The Way Social Media Make Me Feel’ explores dark matters in bright depictions. Poor mental health doesn’t only come in forms of wearing all black and sad faces.  For social media in particular, we tend to put on a happy face and only show our best self to the world constantly portraying happiness and wealth with […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Malama: A Liberation from Guinean Morals & Rules

Mohamed’s conservative Guinean upbringing does not make room for dyed hair and vibrant styles. This series is less about rebellion, and more a document of Mohamed’s liberation from morals and rules that weren’t his own. Our goal was to create an outward physical representation of his inward change. The clothes and chains are a line […]

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Fashion & Art, features

Power Dressing with The Black Market x Melisa Minca

The evolution of women in the workforce peaked during World War II. Working women were everywhere: steering the wheels of trucks, welding metal parts for war machines, and completing labor-intensive tasks in factories. Like any job, it came with challenges such as dealing with the male gaze and negotiating pay. And a huge part of […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Nobody’s Clown: Gender Bending

‘Nobody’s Clown’ is a play on the interpretation of masculinity where gender bends and uses hues to make a statement. Vibrant, bold and handsome men can take on any fashion brought their way. Credits Photographer: Ronald Flowers @rome_god Stylist: Steve Gatez @stevie.gatez Make-up Artist: Tahira Ahmad @tahira_ahmad Model: Jalen Domonique @jalen.xx

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