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Eye Candy's Blog – February 2016 Archive (59)

FEATURE: Check out The Gibbs Sisters’ forthcoming steampunk comic adventure "The Invention of E.J. Whitaker"

L.A. based Shawnee´ Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs(The Gibbs Sisters) are the ridiculously talented creative team behind the forethcoming steampunk comic adventure "The Invention of E.J. Whitaker". The duo has created award-winning multimedia stories and content, including the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame inductee "Ravishing Raspberry", their Tribeca-funded short "Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks", and their individual work include Producing credits for Emmy-Award winning…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Trinidadian-Canadian photographer Ishmil Waterman presents thought-provoking portrait series "Activated Melanin"

"Activated Melanin" is an imaginative portrait series by Trinidadian-Canadian self-described "light catcher" Ishmil Waterman. The spooky, thought-provoking series serves as the visual representation for a conscious awakening of black minds into a higher state of being. "I created this portrait series to showcase all shades of…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Writer Sulma Arzu-Brown pens charming bilingual children’s book "Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe"

Saying that hair in the black community is a sensitive subject is a bit of an understatement. Especially in American society where nappy/kinky/coily/ziggly/corse hair is scarcely represented in the already limited representation of black people in the media, where creamy crack and weaves are staples of (what is sometimes) forced assimilation into mainstream (read: white) culture and where there are …

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Added by Eye Candy on February 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

EDITORIAL: Ethiopian-Canadian fashion model Senait Gidey stunned in this colorful editorial series by photographer Sebastian Mader

Check out this short and sweet editorial which featured Ethiopian-Canadian high-fashion model Senait Gidey shot by photographer Sebastian Mader for Glamour Magazine (US). Bright, candy paint colors and a melanin-rich babe? Recipe for perfection.…



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Added by Eye Candy on February 29, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

EDITORIAL: Take a look at this gorgeous editorial series starring models Maria Borges, Francine James, Jasmine Tookes and more

Vogue España features the powerful beauty of black models in their "Tendencias" shot by photographer Greg Kadel for their March 2016 issue. The editorial features models Herieth Paul, Kai Newman, Jasmine Tookes, Ysaunny Brito, Maria Borges, Francine James, and Riley Montana. Check out some of our favorite looks below and see the entire spread right …

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Added by Eye Candy on February 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Check out the work of Dallas-based photographer VHSplus

Check out the work of Dallas-based photographer VHSplus. Much of McGrady’s work employees the use of black models which he shows off by juxtaposing them against bright and pastel backdrops. See some examples down below and follow him on Instagram.



By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor…



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Added by Eye Candy on February 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments

FEATURE: Meet Bronx born and raised figurative painter Irvin Rodriguez

Painter Irvin Rodriguez is a fine artist born and raised in the Bronx. He simultaneously studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Grand Central Academy of Art with a focus in academic drawing, earning a B.A. in 2010. Rodriquez’s work has been acknowledge as the Golden Brush Award winner for the…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Amsterdam-based visual artist AiRich shares colorful afrofuturism portrait series "ANCESTRY IN PROGRESS"

This series of eight portraits is based upon the energies of the ancestors of the African Diaspora and the return/pass-over of their knowledge and guidelines to the new age. It’s about a spiritual trip or trance of embracing the energies that carried and protected our African ancestors.



I felt the urge to capture and rapture a fragment of the energies and personalize them in a way that exists in the visible world. It’s not a new story, but this is my…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2016 at 2:21pm — No Comments

MOVIE PREMIERE: Watch Georgina Warner and Imraan Christian’s short film “Jas Boude”, a day-in-the-life portrait of Cape Flats skateboarding collective 20sk8

"Jas Boude" is a documentary short film by filmmakers Georgina Warner and Imraan Christian that chronicles a day in the life of Cape Flats skateboarding collective, …

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Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Salvador, Brazil-based photographer Helder Conceição consciously captures black beauty in ‘Cores e Pele’ series

Helder Conceição is one of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil’s editorial photographer leading the charge in the local movement for black visibility and acceptance, in general spaces and as a significant change in cultural ideology. “We live in a period of developing an awareness reafirmativa policy of both our identity and as a photographer and resident of the black, peripheral zone of the city where many black people are killed every day, I could not forgo strengthening this aspect…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Brazilian model Marlon Diniz features in Stéphane Goanna Munnier-shot photo series

Check out this neat photo series by Brazilian photographer Stéphane Goanna Munnier featuring model Marlon Diniz and inspired by Rio de Janeiro's counter-culture party event, Yolo Love Party.…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 24, 2016 at 4:18pm — No Comments

[FR] INTERVIEW – Racisme, afroféminisme… : Naya Ali (@laringarde) fait des vidéos

Summary: Dolores, co-founder of L'Afro, interviewed the French vlogger (and brand new TV host for BET France) Naya Ali, about afrofeminism, racism. Naya believes sisterhood is the key for black girls in France to get better and reach their goals.



ENTRETIEN – Y a pas que les vlogs sur le contouring, le gaming, les astuces beauté et les sketches sur YouTube, il y a aussi les vidéos de La Ringarde. Derrière ce nom se cache la journaliste Naya Ali, afroféministe…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 24, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Check out this editorial series from photographer Marco Carvalho

Marco Carvalho is an editorial photographer from Brazil who has been doing photography since 2008 and completed a associates degree in photographic studies. Check out his newest series, feature black female models, down below.…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 23, 2016 at 6:28pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Check out this short fiction excerpt by AFROPUNK contributor, Valencia Davis, where a black girl gets into a knife fight with skinhead at Dropkick Murphys show

Photo: By T.H. Taylor

The concert hall floors were glossy and black, reflecting distorted images of every surface in the room. I walked through a pair of black doors and was suddenly bathed in a rainbow of lighting, the mood of reception of good music being set. I moved towards the stage and was swallowed by darkness, a mass of black clothing-clad bodies moving briskly to the jarring beat of the…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Illustrator and painter Odera Does A Race-Bent Sailor Moon Series, launches Patreon project

Odera Igbokwe is a fantasy illustrator and painter and graduate of R.I.S.D. who created this gorgeous race-bent Sailor Moon series. Starting today Odera is launching a long-term Patreon campaign for his "Melanin Mythologies" project. The project will include…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 23, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Carlton Hair South Africa showcases the versatility of natural hair in this gravity-defying style collection

The latest style collection by Carlton Hair South Africa, named "Couture Rebels", draws inspiration partly from the non-conformity of the fashion rebels of The Social Market in Pretoria. The gravity-defying models’ natural hair highlights to a new degree the colour graduations, geometry and asymmetry in the cuts. Check out the rest of the editorial below shot by Thomas Bekker.



By Julie O.*, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 23, 2016 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: ATL photography Roseography shows off Mardi Gras-inspired series

Check out Atlanta-based photographer Roseography’s recent Mardi Gras-inspired series. One of the photographer's trademark styles includes saturated color palettes that evoke a certain level of eroticism, even when his model is (technically) fully clothed. Check out the series below and…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: Michael Jablonka's 'Myriads' EP Is Alt-Pop/Rock Perfection #SoundCheck

My favorite recordings have always been the ones that present a sonic world to explore and get lost in. Pair that with some passionate performances and clever songwriting and you basically have perfection.

That's the new EP Myriads from London-based Michael Jablonka.

With that elusive balance between atmosphere and taut songwriting, the EP is a soft fuzzy couch for ears. Lying somewhere between the neo-soul of Gary Clark Jr. and the dreamy alt-pop of The…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Cosplayers Kill It For #29DaysOfBlackCosplay

Cosplay is like wearing your favorite band’s t-shirt x10, on Halloween. Some people switch up their dietary and fitness routines, spend thousands of dollars on obscure materials, learn how to sew/weld/whatever to make a cosplay outfit that’s impressively accurate to the original or the perfect blend of their fave character and their own personality. …

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Added by Eye Candy on February 22, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Check out radiant lifestyle blogger Mama Cāx #BlackGirlMagic

Check out the magnificent Mama Cāx, a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in NYC and an ambassador for Alleles Design Studio. Alleles makes fashion-forward ready-to-wear prosthetic covers for both men and women. Follow her on Instagram and check out her blog fabulous …

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Added by Eye Candy on February 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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