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When Momma Visits

Author: Tafari, Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 2:09 PM

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My momma came for a visit recently & I was so very happy to see her, smell her, touch her… Having her in my new home for the first time made the visit extra special. I needed her official stamp of approval that only a mother could give. After she got settled in & before the rest of my family showed up, I said, momma, get ready for your official photograph. She disappeared for a few moments then reemerged like a phoenix from the ashes. All I could saw was damn. Then the photo above happened. You can see a color version of the photo on my Flickr page here. I loved everything about what she was giving the camera. She owned it without any effort. What I really loved about it was that the photo of my momma reminded me of “Afro Goddess With Hand Between Legs, 2006” by Mickalene Thomas but much less provocative. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon filled with love, food & laughter. A supreme family day in black & white, just because.

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Believe it or not, all of these photos were taken & edited on my iPhone 6.


3 Responses to “When Momma Visits”

  1. Stella Stevenson Says:

    Beautiful love you more son.


  2. Anna Says:

    She is stunning!


  3. Laura Bien Says:

    Mr. Stevenson-Howard, your photograph of your mother is stunningly beautiful. There is so much presence and grace in her photo, and you composed it very well.

    Please excuse an ignorant question, but are you doing photography professionally? In about half a year I will need an author photo, and I would like to know if I may please commission your services at that time. If you have a business website for your photography, I would be grateful for the link and could contact you via that when the time comes. Thank you for your attention to my question and thanks for the superb photograph above.



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