briandanielbaker I love free public art events.

Depicted here is California artist Sheri DeBow's "Persephone & Her Pomegranate, Reluctant Bride of the Underworld."
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briandanielbaker Hope everyone is having a great night tonight! 2d

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briandanielbaker From #AttackOfTheUtopians, 2011

Tightly, tightly
to your shackles cling
And let a song
of serfdome ring.
With a word be cracked the stocks in half,
Yet you stay and laugh with the jackal king.

Collaborative image with @HeatherLOwens: my edit on iPhone 5S.
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briandanielbaker Harambee beads, made by the women and children rescued out of war-torn Africa through Exile International (run by my dear friend Bethany). "Harambee" is "to come together for a greater purpose" in Swahili.

ExileInternational.org: "Restoring former child soldiers and war-affected children to become leaders for peace through art therapy and rehabilitative care."
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briandanielbaker Had a great 4th of July at @Esseri's party! Had great food and drinks, met some amazing people, and watched the fireworks show from the balcony.

Hope everyone had a fun and responsible night!
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briandanielbaker Tap #BDB_cello to read the heart behind the art… and to see an AMAZING video of @el_silard playing! So very talented. 1w

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briandanielbaker Here's the thing about misunderstandings: you don't usually realize that's what you're having, when you're having it. 1w

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briandanielbaker We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to show you… this! (Like this post if a YouTube video has ever brought you joy! And comment below with your favorite YouTube videos!) I did a photoshoot with @vanessalynn_2002 (and posted one of the shots here not long ago), and Vanessa is using them on her brand-new YouTube page! She's my friend, so… check her out. http://YouTube.com/user/VanessaLynnAultman 2w

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briandanielbaker Got to meet the lovely @augusta_price25 today! 2w

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briandanielbaker Got up at 4:00 this morning to do a sunrise shoot with @GivensKatie! We went to the abandoned Starwood Amphitheater just south of Nashville and got a ton of photos! —until 9:00 A.M. hit and it just got too hot out.

See #Hipstanudes for more Hipstamatic-shot nude art, and see @BrianDanielBaker_SAwH for images from my last shoot with Katie, plus a bunch more!
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briandanielbaker Really enjoyed meeting and shooting with @livy_loulou and @polakop today! Thank you, @frankiehathorn, for recommending me to them :) Gonna have to shoot with both some more! 3w

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briandanielbaker Officially announcing that I recently joined Tumblr! Tap the link in my bio or type http://BrianDanielBaker.tumblr.com in your browser to see more of my image work. Much more to come!

And if you want to shoot with me, just let me know
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briandanielbaker It was really great meeting Tabitha today and shooting at one of my favorite abandoned locations! See #Hipstanudes for more Hipstamatic-shot nude-art images.

Tabitha was raised in Germany, and she was telling me about how common it is for folks to go without clothing at the swimming pool, and I asked if people are also less inhibited in their communication and in relationships, and she said yes! It seems so common for comfortable vulnerability in one area of life to cross over into other areas, and that's important to realize, so that we can be free to treat one another with the grace we ourselves wish to receive.
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briandanielbaker I wish I could say this story has a happy ending.

It was when I posted a color version of this photo I shot (a photo of @erpiaggio) that the local actress/model @LaurenStaggs expressed excited interest in shooting with me. For months we talked on the phone (and via text message) planning ideas and becoming friends. We were going to meet in person on March 30th, to do our photoshoot, but on the day of the shoot she texted me and told me a death occurred in her family, and that she felt awful about having to reschedule. But I could only express my sincere condolences, and be there for her as a friend. Over the following month, we exchanged encouraging text messages, and then I didn't hear from her anymore. This was a month and a half ago.

I found out yesterday that Lauren died, nine days after her last text message, from unknown causes.

I never got to meet her.

RIP, Lauren.
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briandanielbaker Life is complicated. 1mon

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briandanielbaker For those who don't know, I have another page that isn't iPhone-only. My @BrianDanielBaker_SAwH ("skin art with heart") page has been updated with some of my latest works from my travels, with tons more to come!—and each post lists the technical specs of what I used for shooting and editing. (I love iPhone-only works!—but if someone is paying me to shoot, I make sure they're getting plenty of DSLR shots too.) I had an absolute blast meeting amazing people in Atlanta last week (such a jam-packed schedule!) and then stopped in Columbia and Knoxville before returning home to Nashville yesterday. Phew! 1mon
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briandanielbaker Met @amberlynn_maam today! Thank you, Columbia, SC, for keeping your dear alligators away from our shoot.

Time for this boy to hit the road and drive back to Nashville!
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