Photography by Tafari © 2019

Category : Culture

November 7, 2014 Working With A Sheroe: Alice Walker

Last week, I was contacted to photograph one of my favorite artists… ALICE WALKER. Needless to say, I was very excited & totally looking forward to the opportunity. Fast forward to the day of the event… I woke up feeling very bad, horrible, like death was upon me. I

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September 5, 2013 New York Fashion Week: Sitting This One Out

After my time at New York Fashion Week last February I decided to sit the fall season out New York Fashion Week out. Crazy right??? Although I will not be in & out of fashion related events photographing beautiful people, I did have some thoughts on fashion week that I sha

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June 2, 2013 The Color Purple

"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." ~ Alice Walker, The Color Purple

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March 8, 2013 Vivian Maier on Film

I've been fascinated by the work of Vivian Maier since her work made it's way to the internet a few years ago. Talk about a true hidden treasure discovery. I cannot wait until this film is released. Seems like she had quite the secret life.

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March 5, 2013 The Church Lady

I’m no Christian but even when I was, I never really liked gospel music but I do have a few songs that I like for sentimental reasons. While I I'm not into gospel, I do happen to love gospel-house music & have tons of it in my music library. I guess if you put anything t

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March 4, 2013 Dancing Feels Like

Dancing is my favorite form of stress release and this weekend, I danced like no one was looking and got my life right. ————————— "Sometime I disappear, I'm not in the room anymore. Most of the time I look at the floor, I don't want to make eye contact with

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February 19, 2012

After my first Fashion Week experience a few years ago, I had a desire to attend/photograph shows & presentations that were not at Lincoln Center. Although I wanted to, logistically, it was difficult for me to make that happen with how my schedule was set. This past season,

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February 17, 2012 Falguni and Shane Peacock

One of the more interesting shows I photographed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week last season was Falguni and Shane Peacock. They presented some interesting cuts, patterns & embroidery but most interesting was the make up. I was not sure what to make of the super exaggerated

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February 5, 2012

Most invitations to New York Fashion Week shows are quite mundane to say the least. For the most part, they do not get me excited, make me want to RSVP or know more about what’s going to be shown. Yesterday, I got this HOT image as part of a fashion presentation invite from d

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February 5, 2012

This is one reason why I love NYC... I mean, where else in the world can you assemble a mass amount of people for the purpose of song, dance & soul??? And to be fair, Everbody knows..... that I came up with the idea for a Flash Mob last Wednesday: "I'm calling for all of my f

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