we're partnering with one of our favorite graphic + visual artists and a celebratory natural hair initiative for a day of outdoor shenanigans and photo taking!
the SLAPcollective is hosting a public photo walk and shoot at a few gem locations in Brooklyn - featuring graphic artist Maximus Jaxson & the My Mane Narrative. We'll be networking and snapping pics (+polaroids) in some graphic tees and in all our natural glories. If you rep BK, love hip hop, rock the funk out of some natural locks or just want to be a part of positive times and collaborative creations, meet us on the streets of BK and show out for your culture!
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Feel free to come as you are, meet the teams, and add to the goodness that is communal creativity; speak to the artists, learn more about the initiatives and be a part of the expressions!
Maximus Jaxson is a self-taught digital illustrator that has been developing his drawing talent formally and informally since childhood. Born and raised in Harlem, NY, urban culture and the broader black experience is the primary inspiration and lens through which he creates his work. Jaxson aims to add color to the dreary as well as revitalize, and bring innovation and freshness to history. He hopes that his work will invoke a sense of pride, inspiration and happiness to its viewers.
My Mane Narrative is a multi-media initiative in honor of and celebrating the many shapes and forms of today’s natural hair styles: Afros, Dreads, Close Cuts, and Twists. Through dialogue and images, Gregory Clarke (CG Lawrence Photography) and Bri Laboss explore the modern crusade of natural hair as more and more world-wide embrace the uniqueness and beauty of their own natural mane. From social constructs and reactions to personal triumphs and implications, each mane carries its own bold and beautiful story worthy of celebration.