This series was definitely colouring outside the lines for me, but I thought, why the heck not? However, beyond the 'why not', sex has always been a topic of fascination for us all as human beings — the tension between having too much, not having enough, with whom we do it with, who other people are … Continue reading Sex Positive Selfies
Sometimes all you need is the type of friend who randomly sends you a message reading, "I love you, and I appreciate your presence in my life". When I got that from Muvhuya I knew I found myself a soul sister for real. Not everyone will appreciate you as you are, and always support your … Continue reading Soul Sister — WCE
Our Crawford's Gem has matured into the World's Gem. My longtime friend and basically sister from another mother is moving to Belgium for a year to advance her studies. And when I say advance her studies, I mean homegirl is going to do her second Masters — hey now! I am super happy and inspired — I … Continue reading Au Revoir Dinner
August is considered Women's Month. But really, when I think about it — I think celebrating women, celebrating each other as women is actually an everyday ritual. I say this more significantly as a single mother who has experienced the sheer love and support from other women each and everyday. The understanding without having to over-explain … Continue reading Women’s Day Celebrations
I honestly love celebrating my siblings, you don't even understand man. This series consists of some of my favourite shots of Whitney aka Design Therapy. She's the dopest Graphic Designer under the sun! I can't even handle how much sauce this girl is repeatedly serving on a daily. Best still, she makes it all look … Continue reading She’s Got The Juice!
Outside Drake, I love the notion of actually NOT having to be nice for anything or anyone. The nicer you are, the more likely folks are to take advantage of you. It's as if being nice is equated to being weak when really, maybe you were just being fudging nice and strength wasn't considered in … Continue reading Nice For What?
This past weekend I decided to take some portraits of my brother Tanaka Ryan Shava. Fun fact, the Shona name Tanaka can be translated to "we are good/well (now)". Needless to say, the boy's neck for art is nothing short of outstanding. His work is essentially one of the most intriguing journeys of self-discovery and … Continue reading T A N A K A
Something about black and white portraits is always so alluring for me. It's like you're turning down the volume on all the other distractions and you get to see the essence of a person. I had not shot any black and white portraits of anyone (excluding silhouettes) in a long time, until a couple weeks … Continue reading Black & White
My little sister went to Zim a couple months ago, but homegirl was gone for so long it felt like she didn't wanna come back. I was like, "girl you best get your behind back here." Eventually she did, but my mama wouldn't let her come sleepover at my place — shock and horror! So what … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back
This self-portrait series was inspired by the short poem below: There are parts of you that want the sadness. Find them out. Ask then why? — Yrsa Daley-Ward For portraits of yourself or your loved ones, contact me.