My momma came for a visit recently & I was so very happy to see her, smell her, touch her…

Having her in my new home for the first time made the visit extra special. I needed her official stamp of approval that only a mother could give.

After she got settled in & before the rest of my family showed up, I said, momma, get ready for your official photograph.

She disappeared for a few moments then reemerged like a phoenix from the ashes. All I could saw was damn. Then the photo above happened. You can see a color version of the photo on my Flickr page here.

I loved everything about what she was giving the camera. She owned it without any effort.

What I really loved about it was that the photo of my momma reminded me of “Afro Goddess With Hand Between Legs, 2006” by Mickalene Thomas but much less provocative.

It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon filled with love, food & laughter. A supreme family day in black & white, just because.

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Believe it or not, all of these photos were taken & edited on my iPhone 6.