When I made my first Red, Black and Green Heart I fashioned it after the African American Flag. I was saying Love Black Fundamentally at its Core. The word LOVE is in brown to represent our melanin, depending on the light either you see or you don’t but the love is always there. From the perspective that our adversity is our super power the Pan African heart is stronger and bigger than the “S” on Superman’s chest.
The first person I photographed is my nephew born to an older brother I am just getting to know. My brother looks amazingly like our deceased father who did not raise him but raised me. Incredibly my brother has a son who looks and kind of acts like me. We both got that creative gene. This was our second meeting the first time I saw him was at my father's funeral. My nephew and I are like instant long lost best friends we could not stop talking and laughing, we had so much catching up to do. We connected on the deepest level, it was so fundamental, it was comfortable. It was familiar, it was no coincidence that I was photographing Harry, it was déjà vu.