MLK Day: Championing Black Beauty

“London-based photography and film duo The Masons create images that spell out new perspectives on representation and beauty; their work reveals the multidimensionality of black existence and the power of vulnerability. Their images are intimate and timeless, and their style is bold and dramatic. Partners in life and business, Maruska and Donna-Marie Mason are known for their exquisite photography and for their unapologetic engagement with dark skin. The duo’s imagery is defined by a relaxed sensitivity, and stands out for its exploration of diversity, equality, and creativity. Through their advertising, editorial, fashion, and portraiture photography, The Masons tell compelling tales of black existence, capturing not only the physical beauty of their subjects, but also their aura, the personalities of the models, and their stories.”  Don’t miss more photos and their website here: The Masons’ or @ ignant.com here: The Masons’ Photographs Champion Black Beauty.

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  1. Gorgeous!

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  2. how beautiful

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  3. Stunning! To be able to see an image in your mind’s eye and construct it by working with another person(s)…truly a gift. And these models—wow! Thx for sharing, pal.

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    From an amazing blogger friend … THE MASONS … ‘Maruska and Donna-Marie Mason are known for their exquisite photography and for their unapologetic engagement with dark skin. The duo’s imagery is defined by a relaxed sensitivity, and stands out for its exploration of diversity, equality, and creativity. ‘ …. impressive!!

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  5. freddiegeorgia says:

    Lovely to see on this special day!

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  6. Yes, gorgeous, I love this kind of natural photographs, subtly underlining what nature gives us.

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  7. You sure do love women with red hair and freckles! My Mom and Mother in Law were Gorgeous Red Heads, too! I wonder if the women in the stunning photo happen to be sisters?

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  8. Enjoyed the trailer, we don’t have Netflix…My favorite “Anne Of Green Gables” is this one from 1985: https://www.anneofgreengables.com/
    Me and my redheaded sisters have watched Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea many times!!! The Story and the Acting Superb!!! Superb!!! Haven’t seen The Continuing Story or The New Beginning… I also watch reruns weekly of Little House On The Prairie and The Walton’s…I watch Hallmark Movies too & The Man From Snowy River…this might explain why the dear hubby calls me “good” your “you are so full of goodness” because I am wholesome…he also calls me “Wonder Girl” and “Beauty” He such a decent man & is from Good North Dakota Stock!

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    • Christie, no Netflix here either – but boy, do I love your man….. nobody ever called me Wonder Girl, Beauty, or You are so full of Goodness…. gosh, what a keeper he is!

      That series of Anne of Green Gables sounds good too.

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      • He is really wonderful…an intelligent, gentle “Man of True Value” curly headed, sparkling blue eyes and handsome and your term what a “keeper” well that is what he said one of the time he came to me from the neo nate intensive care unit with a photo in hand to show me our beautiful daughter, when she was born…he said Christie she’s really a neat baby…she sure is a “keeper” a term from when we have gone out crabbing …He makes me laugh, smile and he reads out loud to us, he tends an amazing garden every summer…he loves to cook, he cooks daily and bakes and makes jam too! He is an excellent father…he loves our pup and our cats…I am so glad he didn’t pass away -came so close -and I always think about all THE JOY of Life with HIM that so quickly Could Have Ended…and How Grateful I ma to Have Time with Him…and Kiki thank you! and aka Kiki ” Baroque Girl” please go read what I said in DK’s offering on the 16th I spoke to you about a Baroque Music concert we attended…EACH Breath is a Gift…

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  9. Different – powerful

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  10. So beautifully powerful.

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  11. First there is no horse in the post
    Next beauty is beauty in any shade or colour

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