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Drew looking dapper for @rosemusebeauty 🌹
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Model: @jus_drew18
Creative direction: @ai.michaels
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Fresh-faced + Laced ✨ Every @laced_jewellery accessory tells a unique story that inspires strength and empowerment. Definitely check them out for some ravishing gems! 💍#tytakesphotos

Applying pressure 💎
Model: @jasmyne.flowers
Stylist: @maiya.michele
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“Designer sneakers”
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“A picture is a poem without words” 🌺 #tytakesphotos

Your heart will always take you further than your mind ever will🌹
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“Growing up I never saw multidimensional examples of Blackness that went beyond stereotypes and fitting in was always hard for me. Although I was liked by many, I could never commit to being part of just one group of friends or living my life according to one set of behaviors. I often found myself on the outside looking in. For many years I felt as though I had to choose between parts of my identity. In the company of my Black friends, I felt like I had to hide my intelligence because I didn’t want to get called an “Oreo.” I felt as though my Blackness was somehow compromised by my desire for knowledge and that the two could not exist harmoniously.

In the company of my white friends I felt like I had to hide my poorness and my Blackness because they wouldn’t understand my struggle, but with them I was free to explore other interests of mine like science and travel. With them I also found myself exploring different genres of music...I was able to gain understanding and discover pieces of myself that I would not have known otherwise.” -Ebonee Davis (@essence)
When you are living in your truth, it gives others room to embrace theirs as well. Thank you @eboneedavis for being a voice for girls like me. 💛 #AFROPUNK2018 #tytakesphotos

🖤 AFROPUNK 2018 🖤
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My Arizona time is coming to a close. With any luck I'll be able to take some cool storm photos when I'm in the Midwest.
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#tytakesphotos #doubleadobe #cochisecounty #az #instagramaz #weownthenight_az #lightning #nightsky #monsoon #monsoon2018 #purplerain #nikon #d750 #nikonnofilter #explorearizona

Last night's storm rolled in quickly so we took shelter under a gazebo. It was a good spot to set up the camera to shoot some lightning while making sure my beer wasn't getting too warm.
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#tytakesphotos #saltriver #arizona #instagramaz #lightning #nightsky #desertlife #storm #nikon #d750

I walked down to the bank of the Salt River yesterday evening before the storm rolled in and shot a few photos. I love water in the desert. It’s cool to get away from the farm for a little while as I finish up some military business before moving.
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I love that I get to meet so many amazing people through what I do and @_ellaforyah is certainly no exception! She is a social entrepreneur and founder of Intermixsphere, a platform committed to optimizing economic relief opportunities for those disabled and formerly incarcerated. Ella plans on launching the platform this Fall. She knows firsthand how marginalized groups are silenced and is determined to create a change! ✊🏾 #tytakesphotos

Digitals with @ashley.brehmer 🌺 #tytakesphotos

Gone with the wind 🍃
Model: @its_montannah
Styling: @jaime__lee__
Clothes: @funkxme
Creative direction: Jaime + @colordearie 💖 👯‍♀️
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The dogs and I tried to brave the sudden wind and sand in the air to photograph the sunset at the pond this evening. I stopped before the water to shoot this Sacred Datura. None of the other photos turned out well, partially because of the sand and wind an partially because Rommel wanted to play and splash water on me and the camera. That doesn't bother me though, taking cool photos and playing with the puppy are equally fun in my world.
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#doubleadobe #cochisecounty #arizona #az #datura #sunset #sky #cloudporn #skyporn #nikon #d750 #arizonacollective #instagramaz #arizona_landscapes #desert #desertsunset #explorearizona #tytakesphotos

I’d forgotten about these few lightning shots I took a few nights back before the new laptop was set up. It’s been a light monsoon here as far as rainfall but hopefully that’ll change after this little heat wave.
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I've been out of the photography loop for a long time now. I redeployed from the Middle East and went straight to work on the farm seven days a week. Then, when I finally took a few photos, my old MacBook Pro died on me. I've waited for a little while on my new 15" MacBook Pro and I'm pretty happy with it. Here's the first of the photos that I've edited with 32GB of RAM. It's fast.
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This was such a dope performance! There’s nothing like live music. To feel the rhythm, the energy, the vibes.. @elektra_kumpany is cut from a different cloth 🔥 #exoticfunk #tytakesphotos

Plant-based goodness 💚 #tytakesphotos

I hope @forbes is ready for some melanin ✨

MUA: @jimimua
Hair: @raymi.desiree
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