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Gregory’s Bushwick Oasis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”5487,5489,5506,5497,5485,5496,5479,5481,5500,5507″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bushwick is a hub of creativity. Artist studios, cool cafes, and an abundance of street art is what makes this neighborhood stand apart in the borough. It is home to many artists, including photographer, Gregory Prescott. Prescott, who has lived in this 3-bedroom home for two years, has created a space that is a true reflection of who he is as a photographer. Part home, part studio, this light-filled oasis is where he creates, away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. “I am my own inspiration,” says Prescott when asked about the design of his interior. “My decor is all a part of me and who I am. The African art is cultural. My favorite animal is the zebra, so you see a little of that here and there. I like clean lines and shapes that can be seen in my photography and in my home. Red is my favorite color so that as well can be seen throughout my home. My space is a reflection of who I am.”

The space has a mix of clean-lined furnishings and collections from where Prescott once lived – Houston, Texas. “During spring and autumn there are a lot of outdoor festivals in Houston and there you will find a lot of African art retailers and vendors, and that is where my pieces were purchased.” His collection of masks are a beautiful backdrop in the home’s living area. And African figurines sit atop his red bookshelf that’s used for display.

Throughout the space you can spy a few of Prescott’s stunning black and white photographs. Many exploring the human form. His book, HUMAN, sits on the coffee table, a monograph of his work in portraiture.

A walk outside and you enter Prescott’s studio. It’s an unconventional space, with a black backdrop, and the natural light of the outdoors that’s used to create stunning photographs. “It’s all about my backyard. The majority of my work is shot back there. I love natural light so I take advantage of the warm months to shoot new material. It is my studio plus it is an oasis.” It is where some of his most beautiful photographs are produced, including one that we have hung in our own home. It is, as Gregory puts it, “photography for the soul.”

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Homes of Brooklyn: Delphine Diallo

Homes of Brooklyn: Delphine Diallo

Dandy Lion Is Fashion As Political Resistance

Shantrelle P. Lewis is the woman behind Dandy Lion, an intriguing exhibition that examines the Black Dandy phenomenon.

New Pieces From Our Favorite Botanical Photographer Kari Herer

We are fans of Kari HereR’s beautiful botanical prints, and have written about them before on this blog. Her dark and moody portraits of peonies, ranunculus, roses and other poetic flora are absolutely striking. Just in time for the wintery days ahead, here are a few more of her beautiful flowers portraits that will add the right amount of attitude to your space.

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

Source: Kari Herer

This Fashion Editorial Is Packed With Color Inspiration

Model, Monica Adeng, has us inspired with this absolutely colorful fashion editorial. Exploring neon shades, bright corals, and blues, one could create a stylish color palette centered around these gorgeous hues. Take a cue from Adeng, and this fall, explore vivid shades for a fun color pop!

AphroChic: This Fashion Editorial Is Packed With Color Inspiration

AphroChic: This Fashion Editorial Is Packed With Color Inspiration

AphroChic: This Fashion Editorial Is Packed With Color Inspiration

AphroChic: This Fashion Editorial Is Packed With Color Inspiration

{Source: Aric Yeakey}

 

 

The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

It’s through Instagram that we first spotted the work of Adma Delphine Fawundu. The Brooklyn photographer has been documenting hip-hop culture since the early 90s. Her most recent project is one that examines African youth and music culture. We spotted a few images from her photographic journeys to Ghana and Nigeria, documenting everything from beach parties, to classic vinyls being sold at street stands. The images are arresting, beautiful, thought-provoking. There is even more from this photojournalist on Instagram. We invite you to check it out.

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

Stylish Fashion Photography By Street Etiquette

Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the duo behind Street Etiquette. The popular website dedicated to men’s fashion is now a full-fledged creative agency.

Fashionable Florals

Dark, fashionable florals are like red wine. There is depth, complex layers, and in the end something so sweet and romantic about the moody elements presented.