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Self-Portrait

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“Who will cook? Who will clean? Who will paint the fence?” Lyrics taken from “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” song by Deep Cotton. Modeled, photographed and edited by Nastassia Davis

Finally did something about these thoughts in my head pertaining to a song I’ve been playing on my headset for weeks. Check out Deep Cotton’s new tune “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out”.

Creating this was fun, and a bit uncomfortable due to the cold and occasional folks passing by as I snapped away with my remote control. I’ve been wanting to do this photo for some weeks now but always had some silly excuse as to why I should put it off for another day. Well it’s here, and I love this!

It’s a photo composite where more than one image are combined into one. Background comes from Hurricane Sandy wreckage photos I shot about a month ago, and second part was shot three days ago at the same spot.

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Red Shoes w/ Lace Dress

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Red shoes w/ Lace Dress

Woman Wearing Red Pumps Sitting In Chair

Women Wearing Crossing Her Legs Wearing Red Shoes in A Chair

I attempt to create a time in the early past of last century – albeit ambiguous, through the color, dress, and props. I try to evoke a particular history and politics. With this image, I believe I create an intersection between myself as individual and myself as a historical and political subject.

This was created alone in my apartment with a lamp light, digital camera and self-timer.

Have any thoughts about this photo? Does this make you think of anything in particular? References? Please leave your comments in box below.

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October 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

PRINT GIVEAWAY

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To show my appreciate for your awesome support, I’m hosting my 1st online print giveaway! Want to enter? Follow instructions below:

a) Pick any of one my photos you’d like from my flickr stream.
b) Post the photo in the comment box below and what it means to you or why you’ve chosen it.
c) I’ll make a video in a couple weeks picking 5 random names out of a hat to send a print to.

Another way to win a free print:

Promote this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarika/7139219267/in/photostream in your facebook status, twitter account, tumblr, etc and link it back to my facebook photography page -> Nastassia A. Davis. If you do that, please @nastassiadavis on twitter http://twitter.com/nastassiadavis or let me know in an email to contact@nastassiadavis.com. Thanks everyone!

That simple. 🙂

So good luck! And thank you again!

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May 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

A beautiful interpretation on “Two Sides To Every Story” by René Couret

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I was thinking about how leaves are a part of nature and the fact that they are falling mean that they are shedding and the plant is growing. I was thinking that this image has two sides. A woman who is natural and accepts herself, but is shedding her idea of her own thought of what beauty is. That one side is a dark skinned woman who sometimes wishes she was light skinned. And the light skinned woman who wishes she was dark skinned. Since yellow represents wisdom/joy/happiness and the fingernails stay the same color on both sides, it means to me the reconsiliation of wanting to be soemething other than what is. Accepting of oneself. The eyeliner squiggles remind me of the eye of ra or (horus); The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet which means Green; known to the Greeks and Romans as “uraeus” from the Egyptian “iaret” meaning “risen one”. This persona depicted in this image means that she has risen above her ego and sees equality in both because they are one in the same. Furthermore, green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster). Since the leaves are falling and the eyes are now equal, it shows that in general this woman has grown and has accepted her roots that she is all and all is within her. ♥”

Absolutely love it. The best piece of writing to “Two Sides To Every Story” that I’ve seen from anyone else. She has immensely inspired me. I love learning from my supporters about my photography. Check her out here.

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April 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Featured on HLN. (Trayvon Martin Photo + My Thoughts)

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Click photo to read article online and how I briefly share my feelings on Trayvon Martin.

Link: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/04/03/trayvon-martin-art-movement-art-imitates-life

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April 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

Moments 2011: Reflections

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It’s the last day of 2011 and I’m so thankful to God for allowing me to see another year. For 2012, I’m working on being healthier, more disciplined and focused on creating more stimulating art. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings but for now, I want to share and reflect on some of my own personal achievements and images from 2011.

“Goddess Love Dance” was created during a time I wasn’t feeling too good about myself and wanted to case those negative feelings away creating an image that loves the things that physically make up who I am. From my hair, to my mind, my creativity, my body, just everything that makes me feel beautiful. (Shot in Bern, Switzerland. Collaboration with Marcel Hadorn)“Which way to go?” was a self portrait created in Bern, Switzerland.

“Break Out of My Shell” was initially inspired by my own shyness. It’s also the desire to constantly challenge myself for the better, personally and professionally. (Shot in Bern, Switzerland. Collaboration w/ Marcel Hadorn)“Illusion of Beauty”

“Crown & Glory” KinHairitage Salon & Spa Shoot. Subject/Model: Jada Lacayo-Gomez.

Capturing real love w/ couples on engagement & wedding shoots. Carl Revels & Essence Worthy.

Promo shots of Swiss Music Artist. Helder Varela. Bern, Switzerland.These were photos of Bern, Switzerland around Christmas time last year. Thanks to Marcel and his family for having me, I had my first out of the country experience. I met a lot of great people, worked as a photographer and photo editor plus ate a lot of cheese and chocolate. 🙂

Adam and his Flammen Bar.

Days before my flight back to America, Marcel and his friends threw me a beautiful surprise birthday celebration with the sweetest and most appropriate cake I’d ever seen! Felt so blessed to spend my special day like that.

An interview featuring my self portraits were showcased on Chicago based beauty blog, AfroBella!

Featured on an up and coming arts and culture blog in NY, The Daily Merger.

Started working as a freelance event photographer for the Atlantic City Weekly Paper.

Shot and edited during a time I felt a bit overwhelmed with my Sallie Mae loans. Thank God I’ve been blessed with steady income from photography jobs (events, weddings, selling my photos) and working part time in public schools to keep me up with my payments. The location for this photo was at The Chelsea Heights Elementary school library in Atlantic City.

Photoshoot w/ V Ferg of Stereo Crowd in Harlem, NYC.

Luz Pestritto and family portraits.

Used without my permission but thankful I have an image that so many people love. “@NastassiaDavis, I would take it as a compliment. You are well on your way to becoming a household name. You are relevant! Cheers!” – @Humza_Shakir from twitter.

First 30×30 print sold to an art lover in Pleasanville, NJ. More prints sold to others via my Society 6 shops.

Pictured with NYC Street Photographer, Louis Mendes, at his D.C. workshop. Polaroid by Jacqui Graham.

iPhone snapshot of photo students & I at my first on campus workshop.

What a journey.

Here’s to 2012!

Much Love,

Nastassia

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December 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Sold 30×30 Art Print

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So delighted to share that a 30×30 selfie print “Goddess Love Dance” was sold to wonderful art lover in Pleasantville, NJ. I took this photo with my iphone right before delivering it to her home. Amazing feeling! Thank you God! For more of my art prints head over to my Etsy & Society 6 shops.

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November 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm