Jacob Mehr

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Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

(via manhood)

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Something I’ve been working on but have decided to put on hold for now. In the future I’ll revisit this, but as for now it’s an ongoing series. 

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Beth Hoeckel

These gently apocalyptic images are mixed media collages by artist Beth Hoeckel. The dreamlike quality draws you into another world of a futuristic past. An impression of the future reflecting on a bygone era. A 1950’s futurism study.

They are brilliantly entising, you wonder about the situation, the story behind the collated image.

As though you have jumped into a famous five or secret seven story, but way better.

All images from her website here.

(via peachyxx)

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“Do you think she’s gay?”

“She looks like a lesbian.”

“She looks a bit butch. Especially with that haircut. She must be gay.”

“Oh… She definitely looks like a lesbian.”

What exactly does gay look like? Does being gay force people to adhere to a set appearance? 


This parallel series follows the lives of two individual women; one who identifies as heterosexual, and the other identifying as homosexual. Sexuality in itself does not define a person. It does not make you dress a certain way. It does not make you style your hair differently. It is merely an aspect of your life that is different from someone who is straight. I decided to capture the daily routine of two women to show the similarities between their lives and keep their sexuality in question until the end. I started the series with a portrait from both women and then followed them around their homes to capture what they do on a daily basis. Showing that sexuality doesn’t matter nor make you look or do anything different from anyone else. To conclude the series, I captured a portrait with their significant other that embody’s their love for one another. 

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