Hiya! I just wanted to thank you for the kind words. I love what you wrote with regaurds to my photography because I think you nailed down what I do, or try to do, and even clarified it for me,lol Hope that doesnt sound arrogant. Not my intention but love the glamorize normalize Thanks!!!
You’re so welcome!! Thank YOU! I love your work and have been a fan since I was a teenager. I think what you’re doing now especially is some of the best stuff out there.
I’m flattered that my words could help you clarify your art to yourself, or rather give you the words to talk about it (normalizing bodies through glamorizing them). I really think the power in your art is just that—and your photography is just stunning—so the combination is a big win for every body. keep doing what you do! and let us know about it!
Readers, check out Velvet’s publication if you haven’t. Vol-Up-2
“Everyone likes black stuff when it’s not on a black person. Ask Elvis. Ask Led Zepplin. Ask the “Justins” – Timberlake and Bieber. Our music, asses, lips, hair, dance moves are all crass vulgarities until some non-white person “cleans them up” and “makes them accessible” by doing the exact same thing – but being white while doing it. And these days, you can be white and completely sincere about your love of R&B or Hip Hop or having a fat ass and society will still gladly put you on that “Oh, but a white person did it this time” pedestal – whether you asked for it or not. And they’ll go there “oooing” and “aaahing” as if your mentors and predecessors meant nothing. As if your pop n’ lock routine came to them mature and fully-formed like Venus from the sea foam.”—
Clutch Magazine: “Celebrating the Black Beauty on White Women” (via thespunkywallflower)
This is why I get so uncomfortable when people make a big deal of me having a big ass while being white…. I’ve never been able to put it in the right words.