No One Captures A Butt In Black And White Quite Like…

Instagram has desensitized us to the beauty of the body in ways our generation will probably never truly recover from. But I like to look at the bright side of things and also acknowledge the fact that it brings into light so many artists I might never have come across. Bryan Liston has this way of taking a picture that anyone else might take and yet, it stops me as I scroll through my feed. There are so many butts, why are his butts so much more captivating than anyone else’s butts?

I think it has something to do with his black and white style, and a lot to do with how quick the moments feel. They are as fast a shutter and then gone and somehow that comes through. They couldn’t be recreated, his girls looking like they just happened to be there and with him, like it wasn’t all planned out. And isn’t it nice to pretend sometimes? A few of the images feels resurrected from an entirely different era, moments never intended for the Internet.

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A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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