While Pitti Uomo in Florence I had a chance to do three quick shoots featuring days 1, 2 and 3 with Neil Watson of A&H Magazine. Credit and hat tip to Neil Watson, a dear friend and one of the most talented guys there is for perfectly capturing the details.
Balancing between light and darker shades, wearing a very lightweight G.Abo Napoli double-breasted blazer made of Loro Piana indigo dyed linen, blue-striped Kamakura button-down shirt and Finealta “diversity” cotton slacks. The dark green checked linen tie from Berg&Berg is partly (but not too much) mathched in tones to the string loafers from Carmina. Bracelets by Viola Milano and D.C.I Sweden.
"I was reading the New York Post when I was doing the movie Juice and it was this story - it started out to be this big story about this family who died because they didn’t have heat and they left the gas on. Everybody died except for this girl who moved in with her cousin. (Second cousin.) She started dating her second cousin. He got her pregnant. Nobody knew that she was pregnant, and I was like "dag!" And it was over a week, but the story kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I was like, "This is very important. More important than Juice, to me! It was a bigger story than Juice!
And right now, nobody talks about that. No young black male… No black males talk about black females like we should. We need to take more responsibilities for our sisters because if we don’t, who will? Because if you look at it now, black females are held lower of the totem pole than anybody." (1992)
Tupac Was Trying To Teach Us Something.. But Some Will Never Really Get It
Reblogging again because I’m sure there’s still someone who needs this message …. Strike that I know.