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@iw.wm is stone-stepping through Spanish mountain ranges like it’s nothing. We love to see it. 🏃 ⛰ #Lr_PhotoHunt
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@iw.wm is stone-stepping through spanish mountain ranges like it’s nothing. we love to see it. 🏃 ⛰ #lr_photohunt
Photos by @shepreebright || Admittedly on the shy side, Sheila was initially drawn to photography due to her own introverted tendencies because it allows her to speak what she sees. When she began photographing The Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, she knew that she was mainly capturing protest imagery, but “wanted to take people beyond that, to show the universal commonalities of all people,” race aside. This proved to be a challenge though, as she found that if a photo features a black person, people cannot “get past the blackness”, even though “we all bleed the same, we all have fear.”⁠⠀
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This underbelly of universal acceptance is found in all of her work, as she is in a continual pursuit to get us to come together, despite division into our own countless, personal protests. Though our beliefs and passions are split between the movements of Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and Immigration Rights, etc., we are not coming together, which Sheila identifies as a crucially divisive fact of the world today. We hear about one another, we see each other marching for our beliefs, though we don’t know each other. Through her powerful storytelling, she hopes to bridge our differences, guide our passions, and unite under one ubiquitous truth: “there is no love without beauty and justice.” To learn more about her impact, click the link in our bio.
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Photos by @shepreebright || admittedly on the shy side, sheila was initially drawn to photography due to her own introverted tendencies because it allows her to speak what she sees. when she began photographing the black lives matter movement in 2014, she knew that she was mainly capturing protest imagery, but “wanted to take people beyond that, to show the universal commonalities of all people,” race aside. this proved to be a challenge though, as she found that if a photo features a black person, people cannot “get past the blackness”, even though “we all bleed the same, we all have fear.”⁠⠀
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this underbelly of universal acceptance is found in all of her work, as she is in a continual pursuit to get us to come together, despite division into our own countless, personal protests. though our beliefs and passions are split between the movements of black lives matter, #metoo, and immigration rights, etc., we are not coming together, which sheila identifies as a crucially divisive fact of the world today. we hear about one another, we see each other marching for our beliefs, though we don’t know each other. through her powerful storytelling, she hopes to bridge our differences, guide our passions, and unite under one ubiquitous truth: “there is no love without beauty and justice.” to learn more about her impact, click the link in our bio.
#Lr_Texture Photo by @johnmwu || Detours are worthwhile.⁠
Living life spontaneously means going out of your way, if only to see something momentarily. In the comforts of your own home is where you miss the most opportunities. Live life without regrets, welcome the unexpected and take the journey of uncertainty with confidence. These are the experiences that make life genuinely engaging.
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#lr_texture photo by @johnmwu || detours are worthwhile.⁠
living life spontaneously means going out of your way, if only to see something momentarily. in the comforts of your own home is where you miss the most opportunities. live life without regrets, welcome the unexpected and take the journey of uncertainty with confidence. these are the experiences that make life genuinely engaging.
#Lr_Texture Photo by @amitmansharof || I took this picture in Batad Rice Terraces near Banaue, Northern Philippines during a trip around Asia. The area is very remote—it took me 1 flight and 5 hours of driving to get here. My first thought when I woke up in Banaue and looked outside the window was ”amazing.” ⁠
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The area is green, surrounded by tropical forests and flourishing rice terraces. I went on a 3-day trek up the mountains, where I traversed villages, steep cliffs, rivers and of course, rice terraces.⁠
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The 2000-year-old stone rice terraces are so big and beautiful, maybe the best I've ever seen. In the middle of the terraces sits the Batad village with its nice people and unique Ifugao culture.
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#lr_texture photo by @amitmansharof || i took this picture in batad rice terraces near banaue, northern philippines during a trip around asia. the area is very remote—it took me 1 flight and 5 hours of driving to get here. my first thought when i woke up in banaue and looked outside the window was ”amazing.” ⁠
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the area is green, surrounded by tropical forests and flourishing rice terraces. i went on a 3-day trek up the mountains, where i traversed villages, steep cliffs, rivers and of course, rice terraces.⁠
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the 2000-year-old stone rice terraces are so big and beautiful, maybe the best i've ever seen. in the middle of the terraces sits the batad village with its nice people and unique ifugao culture.
#Lr_Texture Photo by @_jujujust_ || With my weaves I try to find the area between tactile textures and visual synesthesia. I want you to touch colors, listen to textures, taste shapes, and perceive colors represented by certain shapes, and vice versa. My purpose is to share this experience with others and hopefully give you some colorful goosebumps.⁠
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While I’m weaving a tapestry, I tend to jump between diverse ideas all at once, like a distracted butterfly. I try to make fast sketches to secure some of the color combinations that suddenly pop into my mind. Sometimes while I’m on a walk, thoughts pop into my head. Sometimes I imagine and interpret a song, smell or landscape. Sometimes I dream about certain textures.
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#lr_texture photo by @_jujujust_ || with my weaves i try to find the area between tactile textures and visual synesthesia. i want you to touch colors, listen to textures, taste shapes, and perceive colors represented by certain shapes, and vice versa. my purpose is to share this experience with others and hopefully give you some colorful goosebumps.⁠
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while i’m weaving a tapestry, i tend to jump between diverse ideas all at once, like a distracted butterfly. i try to make fast sketches to secure some of the color combinations that suddenly pop into my mind. sometimes while i’m on a walk, thoughts pop into my head. sometimes i imagine and interpret a song, smell or landscape. sometimes i dream about certain textures.
Welcome to #LrInsiderTips. In this first episode, Adobe Evangelist @jkost shares how to make your photos look as dynamic as they felt in the moment of capture. Tune in next month for more insider tricks in Lightroom Mobile.
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Welcome to #lrinsidertips. in this first episode, adobe evangelist @jkost shares how to make your photos look as dynamic as they felt in the moment of capture. tune in next month for more insider tricks in lightroom mobile.
Photos by @debwillisphoto || While focusing on the history of visual storytelling within African American traditions and simultaneously infatuated with beauty, Dr. Deborah Willis has worked to ground the histories of the two concepts into her work. Growing up in her mother’s beauty shop in the 60’s, Deborah found herself surrounded by glamor, observed the ritual of self care, and listened to the way women would speak about their lives within the trusted walls of the beauty shop.⁠⠀
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“I used to sit on the floor and listen to women talk about their lives, their hopes, and their disappointments. I was a kid, but I understood that there was something central and important about that experience,” she shares.⁠⠀
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Typically perched with an issue of LIFE, Ebony, or JET,  Deborah would self-pontificate the “lack of stories [about] women” and knew that she wanted to become a photographer to tell visual stories that she seldom saw or read about. She was about seven years old. From these early experiences sprung a natural direction for her work thereafter: the idea of women embracing their beauty, and communal storytelling that coincides.⁠⠀
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Dr. Willis’ fearlessness and undying passion for photography cannot be silenced. Nor can her thirst for purposeful, impactful storytelling for and by the black community. To learn more about her incredible career, click the link in our bio.
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Photos by @debwillisphoto || while focusing on the history of visual storytelling within african american traditions and simultaneously infatuated with beauty, dr. deborah willis has worked to ground the histories of the two concepts into her work. growing up in her mother’s beauty shop in the 60’s, deborah found herself surrounded by glamor, observed the ritual of self care, and listened to the way women would speak about their lives within the trusted walls of the beauty shop.⁠⠀
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“i used to sit on the floor and listen to women talk about their lives, their hopes, and their disappointments. i was a kid, but i understood that there was something central and important about that experience,” she shares.⁠⠀
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typically perched with an issue of life, ebony, or jet,  deborah would self-pontificate the “lack of stories [about] women” and knew that she wanted to become a photographer to tell visual stories that she seldom saw or read about. she was about seven years old. from these early experiences sprung a natural direction for her work thereafter: the idea of women embracing their beauty, and communal storytelling that coincides.⁠⠀
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dr. willis’ fearlessness and undying passion for photography cannot be silenced. nor can her thirst for purposeful, impactful storytelling for and by the black community. to learn more about her incredible career, click the link in our bio.
#Lr_Texture Photo by @jimchanfc || I was visiting Hong Kong for the first time alone. I really admire the rustic and traditional vibes of the architecture in Hong Kong, and this spot really showcased that perfectly. My local friend brought me here, this is actually the exterior of the famous Transformer building, as shown in the movie “Transformers.”
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#lr_texture photo by @jimchanfc || i was visiting hong kong for the first time alone. i really admire the rustic and traditional vibes of the architecture in hong kong, and this spot really showcased that perfectly. my local friend brought me here, this is actually the exterior of the famous transformer building, as shown in the movie “transformers.”
#Lr_Texture Photo by @the.vintage.mason || This is Joshua, the son of my pastor at my former residence. I took this shot of him one Sunday morning as he walked by my house on his way to church. ⁠
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There was this huge blanket on the walls that day in front of my house and I thought he would look great with his green attire against the bright orange blanket, with the sky in the background. I had a good quick session with him, and the contrast was just perfect. This image just came together on its own, so it wasn’t really planned. It all happened in the moment.
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#lr_texture photo by @the.vintage.mason || this is joshua, the son of my pastor at my former residence. i took this shot of him one sunday morning as he walked by my house on his way to church. ⁠
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there was this huge blanket on the walls that day in front of my house and i thought he would look great with his green attire against the bright orange blanket, with the sky in the background. i had a good quick session with him, and the contrast was just perfect. this image just came together on its own, so it wasn’t really planned. it all happened in the moment.
Photo by @mark.c || Love is a complicated emotion. There are so many layers, textures and sides to love. A common phrase during wedding ceremonies is “for better or for worse” and I wanted to have a conversation about the “for worse” part of the phrase.⁠
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What happens when a partner is devastated about something and there is nothing that you can do? There are times when you want to console your partner but have no real advice to offer. Sometimes there’s nothing you can say. Sometimes it’s best to just be still and present. I realize that sometimes presence is enough.⁠
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I’m here, I love you. I’m here, with you.⁠
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To illustrate this nuanced texture of love, I used double exposure on Marsha’s face to show an internal struggle, while Jaidus is just behind her supporting in the only way he knows how.⁠
For this image, It was important for me to highlight black love between people with darker skin tones and coily hair textures here—as opposed to fairer-skinned black subjects.⁠
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Thank you so much for following along with me on this journey, it’s been wonderful. If you hadn’t already figured it out…the February theme in Lightroom is #Lr_Texture. Submit your work using the hashtag for the chance to be featured!
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Photo by @mark.c || love is a complicated emotion. there are so many layers, textures and sides to love. a common phrase during wedding ceremonies is “for better or for worse” and i wanted to have a conversation about the “for worse” part of the phrase.⁠
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what happens when a partner is devastated about something and there is nothing that you can do? there are times when you want to console your partner but have no real advice to offer. sometimes there’s nothing you can say. sometimes it’s best to just be still and present. i realize that sometimes presence is enough.⁠
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i’m here, i love you. i’m here, with you.⁠
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to illustrate this nuanced texture of love, i used double exposure on marsha’s face to show an internal struggle, while jaidus is just behind her supporting in the only way he knows how.⁠
for this image, it was important for me to highlight black love between people with darker skin tones and coily hair textures here—as opposed to fairer-skinned black subjects.⁠
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thank you so much for following along with me on this journey, it’s been wonderful. if you hadn’t already figured it out…the february theme in lightroom is #lr_texture. submit your work using the hashtag for the chance to be featured!
Photo by @mark.c || There’s a special relationship between anxiety and confidence. In a way, you can’t have confidence without first addressing your own anxieties. However, in this image, I wanted to explore a very specific flavor of anxiety.⁠
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The anxiety that comes before a big moment in your life that you’ve prepared for. The moment just before hitting the stage after months of preparation.⁠
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The nuanced texture of anxiety that reminds you that you are alive.⁠
It was my intention to illustrate the feeling of stretching your comfort zone. ⁠
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The truth is, I'm nervous before every shoot, no matter how big or small, and I know it’s a good type of anxiety because it’s rooted from me caring so much about the final image.⁠
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We used a thin sheet of fabric to wrap around her head -- this gave us the exact texture of insulation that we wanted, while also highlighting the texture of her hair. It signifies a bit of anxiety, but her head is held high and looking forward. She’s confident. She’s ready.
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Photo by @mark.c || there’s a special relationship between anxiety and confidence. in a way, you can’t have confidence without first addressing your own anxieties. however, in this image, i wanted to explore a very specific flavor of anxiety.⁠
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the anxiety that comes before a big moment in your life that you’ve prepared for. the moment just before hitting the stage after months of preparation.⁠
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the nuanced texture of anxiety that reminds you that you are alive.⁠
it was my intention to illustrate the feeling of stretching your comfort zone. ⁠
•⁠
the truth is, i'm nervous before every shoot, no matter how big or small, and i know it’s a good type of anxiety because it’s rooted from me caring so much about the final image.⁠
•⁠
we used a thin sheet of fabric to wrap around her head -- this gave us the exact texture of insulation that we wanted, while also highlighting the texture of her hair. it signifies a bit of anxiety, but her head is held high and looking forward. she’s confident. she’s ready.
This February, we’re celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with three extraordinary photographers, each with enough critical acclaim to blow you away. Most impressively, they use their visual storytelling talents to amplify the messages they care most about, while highlighting important facets of black culture through a multi-generational lens.
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For the next three Fridays of the month, we’ll be honoring each artist’s spectacular work. To kick us off, @debwillisphoto will share treasured pieces from her photo-archives. Tune in on 2/14/20, but in the meantime, read more about @debwillisphoto, @shepreebright, and @gunnerstahl.us, and their striking photographs at the link in our bio.
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This february, we’re celebrating #blackhistorymonth with three extraordinary photographers, each with enough critical acclaim to b**w you away. most impressively, they use their visual storytelling talents to amplify the messages they care most about, while highlighting important facets of black culture through a multi-generational lens.

for the next three fridays of the month, we’ll be honoring each artist’s spectacular work. to kick us off, @debwillisphoto will share treasured pieces from her photo-archives. tune in on 2/14/20, but in the meantime, read more about @debwillisphoto , @shepreebright, and @gunnerstahl.us, and their striking photographs at the link in our bio.