Estas son las rompedoras fotos de la belleza negra rodeada de flores

Las redes sociales son un arma muy potente para romper todo tipo de estereotipos. Desde allí, cualquier persona puede aportar una visión completamente única del mundo que enriquezca miles y miles de mentes. Es el caso de Maurice Harris, un fotógrafo y genio de los arreglos florales nacido en California que lo está petando en Instagram con sus particulares publicaciones: fotografías sin una pizca de photoshop que combinan la belleza negra con el exhibicionismo floral. Un enfoque distinto de la cultura negra que abre nuestros ojos a la diversidad.

May I present the first image from Shades of Blackness vol.2 #untouched #nofilter #naturalopulence Click the link in profile to pre-order I could barely sleep filled with excitement and anxiety from the idea of sharing a project that has been probably my biggest labor of love to date. I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to put myself out in the world with something that is very close to my heart. But I never let fear stop me from doing anything I feel strongly about so in the words of Janet Jackson in Throb #herewego For the last couple of years I have been on a journey trying to love myself for who I am which is not easy when you are a big black gay man that doesn’t fit into society in the way in which it was taught to you. This sent me on a journey to find myself in other people, so over the course of this past year I cast a diverse group of amazing people for their natural beauty and constructed unexpected (or at least I think so...) Floral compositions that could Only occur with the human touch. All manipulation was done in camera #nophotoshop so the final image would be as is meaning none of the flowers are photoshopped or moved around in post #likeforrealthough What you see is what you get. Each flower, feather, fruit, or vegetable has been strategically placed by hand to create each composition. This project explores stripping away the filters to create images that highlight our natural beauty flaws and all. This project was made with so much love! I thought I would drop it like it’s hot with my little brother @letmypplgo for he truly has been such an inspiration in my life as my training partner, business partner (Bloom & Plume coffee opening dec2017), a true example of staying the course and putting one foot in front of the other, not stopping to look to the left or the right because we are all on the path that we are suppose to be on aka take the time it takes so it takes less time, and a overall big hunk of love and support, oh and I guess it helps that he is fine lol! Anyway y’all know how much I love my siblings... so start your holiday shopping earlier with a gift for yourself... lol #getintoit #imintoit #good #buyfelicia

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"Durante los últimos años, he estado en un viaje tratando de amarme a mí mismo por lo que soy, lo cual no es fácil cuando eres un gran negro gay que no encaja en la sociedad. Esto me envió a un viaje a encontrarme en otras personas ", explica Maurice en su cuenta. Las decoraciones primaverales con las que adorna a estas personas en sus fotografías se deben, explicaba el propio Maurice recientemente a Saint Heron, a su abuela: "Hacía sombreros de la iglesia. Ella era florista. La forma en que compuso las cosas fue muy interesante. Su trabajo influye en lo que hago hoy".

It's black history month y'all and my girl @whitneyalix is representin in our calendar Shades of Blackness Vol. 1! I am just so happy and proud of this project!!! Working with @theglasszipper on this project was magical!! Still a few available if you want one! #blacklivesmatter #blackinblackisbeautiful #bloop #shadesofblackness

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Para la gran mayoría de nosotros, su Instagram es la confirmación de la diversidad y la profunda belleza que habita en la comunidad negra. Para otra parte de la sociedad, este proyecto, Shade of Blackness, es una bala para combatir el racismo y la homofobia absurda que continúan vigentes. La mirada de Maurice, que envuelve la melanina y los cabellos rizados de halos, coronas y otras figuras florales en su cuenta @BloomandPlume, destroza los prejuicios. Su propia existencia lo hace: hombre, gay, negro, florista y con un talento admirable.

The color of fear Birds of A Feather 2015 Shakir&James Being black and gay is a huge part of who I am and a huge part of the culture that we all live in. In a society that does a poor job celebrating the nuances of the black man I figured I would continue to do my part to rewrite this narrative. Photographed by @bloomandplume aka Maurice Harris Models @shakir.shakir @fly_celebpersonality #blacklivesmatter #blackgaylivesmatter #mylifematters #blackisbeautiful #boldandthebeautiful #birdsofafeather #onflock #slay #werk #naturalopulence

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