Ours will be a love story about scraped knees.
From a stoop, the block boys cooed at my quick transition from grace to chaos. I looked at my knee, resembling hamburger meat, and pouted about the yoga classes I’d miss. Yeelen retrieved my skateboard and I stood up, a nonchalant facade making up for the street cred seeping out of the new hole in my leggings.
At our apartment, I asked if he’d love me even if my knees were ugly. He cleaned my cuts and told me that the brown marks gave my flesh more character. He said, “I’ll love you no matter how much character your knees have.”
I really want to get into photography, not like serious photography, just for myself to document good times. I really like your photos(a lot). I like the lomography, disposable, yet good quality look they have. What camera do you use, or what type of camera can I buy that would give me that effect on photos? Film? Thanks.
Thanks! The majority of my work is made with point and shoot 35mm cameras that look like this. You can find them in thrift stores or camera shops, I’ve never paid more than $40 for one. Keep in mind that most of my work is color corrected in photoshop, also.
Tips for growing out natural/mixed hair?
Surround yourself with positive images of natural haired sisters to undo a lifetime of eurocentric beauty standards!
The cop on the left tried to flex on me for this.
I guess the punk in me will forever have a problem with authority.
Gussied up to get my Buffalo Exchange hustle on.
Photo by Yeelen Cohen
“Gemini Unisex Hair Salon
No lines. No waiting. No reservations.”
Fillmore, San Francisco
Chris Voss is on tumblr!
Yeelen rushing to his first commercial acting gig. I’m all proud because he’s wearing the shirt I made him for Christmas.