lakiya

Nigga nigga nigga.

I DONT SEE ALL THE FUCKING HYPE ON WHY WHITE PEOPLE GET SOOO MAD THAT WE SAY NIGGA.

I DONT SEE THE HYPE FOR WHY ITS ANY OF UR BUSINESS.

WE HAVE WHITE FRIENDS TOO WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT ITS NOT OKAY TO CALL ANY AFRICAN AMERICAN A NIGGER. *If they do, I can’t stop that asswhoopin. Js*

BUT I ALSO DONT SEE THE HYPE FOR WHY WHITE PEOPLE CANT SAY NIGGA? Like. Okay I understand. Slavery. Racism. Segregation. Allat. But come on. We call each other niggas instead of saying their name or we replace it with friend.

So it wouldn’t be okay for me to let my friends call me a nigga when I call literally EVERYONE a Niggga because I can ?

Nah.

I can’t pass out who can say it and who can’t say it. Bc it’s a fucking word. Boohoo. You heard someone say nigga/nigger.

Did you have to go thru what the niggas actually had to go thru back in the day? No. So shut the fuck up.

I finally have photographs to post from rolls of film that I shot with my Canon AE-1. Being financially crippled to the extent that I can’t support my film habit as best as I want to, when I usually develop film, I get it developed straight to CD-Rom and then I go home and back it up of my computer, flickr, and external hard drive so I don’t lose the files for when I am ready to get prints. I’m fine with this, I only sort of feel like heel for not having physical prints:

Overall, I like the image quality that I get from the AE-1. I usually use Fujifilm film rolls varying between 400 and 800 asa in the camera, having not experimented with different film much. I have a roll of Ilford FP4 black and white film that I plan on using in it next, but those prints will be most delayed in me posting them, for I have to send that film off to a lab for development.

Lakiya

What is this madness? Art? Drawn by me? Yeah, I have several things I’m working on, one of them is getting back into the swing of things over at EnterVoid.

This is Perdita (ink in progress)

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Part of a duo character with Lakiya (whose appearance is subject to a lot of change)

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Once I have Laki’s appearance figured out and the inking done, I just have to get the intro pages done and start a fight. XD (if you know void, you understand)

Anyhoo, happy new year and stuff. 

(and yes: Perdita and Lakiya// Perdi and Laki // Pretty Lucky XD )

So on my birthday me and my sister got dropped off at Barnes & Noble. And my sister was pretty much right beside me the whole time. Which made it hard for me to just be focused on books.

Miami Group Mentor Session [September 6] | Washington, DC Photography Instructor

Happy [late] Mentor Monday! Lol

I didn’t forget about my Daily Dose December! Just running a bit (a lot bit lol) behind today but I wanted to make sure I got this post up on Monday so I could technically still be on schedule :)

I have 4 group mentor sessions to share with you, two of which I will share this week ahead of announcing the 2015 travel dates and mentoring programs! First up is Miami!

I visited Miami this past September for a mini getaway but while I was in town I did a mentor session with these lovely ladies!

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The weather worked out beautifully for us and we had a great time together!

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All of us! Thanks Lakiya for snapping this! (Ya’ll see my tan?? I was so pressed to have some color lol)

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I was visiting Miami with my girlfriend Lakiya (who tagged along for the session!) so Fran snapped a few shots of us together :)

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After the session, we had our own little mini shoot because there was so much awesome art around and Lakiya did a great job putting into practice what she just learned :)

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So what did the mentees think of the day? Hear from one in her own words:

"Though I was a little nervous the morning of our mentor session, that quickly changed when I reached our first location and everything got started. Danielle is so down to earth, and her warm personality and genuine smile made me feel super comfortable. Her teaching style was very thorough and she really made sure to give each one of us individual attention throughout the day. She helped me to discover functions on my camera that I didn’t even know were there, and showed me various tips and techniques for shooting and editing which have made things so much easier for me…and it has only been a week! I’m so glad that I was able to participate in this mentor session and would definitely attend future workshops with Danielle."
-Latoya Osborne

If you’re interested in participating in the next group mentor session and would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself, email me today! View more information on the photographer education options offered here!

Whhhhyyyyy.

Idk why I do this to myself.
I should really start thinking about
How things will effect me if
I do something I know I
Shouldn’t.

I always do things that I know I shouldn’t
Because
I feel as though I am strong
Enough
To handle it.

But I’m not.

Instead,
I just cry about it.
I cry & I lie to myself.
The lying to myself is only to get
Me to be able to sleep at night.

Sucks that I can keep it 💯 with
Anyone

But myself. 😔

I'm stupid.

I do things that I know I shouldn’t after I already tell myself that I’m never gonna do somethin again. I can never get myself to say no. And that sucks.

So I know this one particular situation is going to not end okay at all but I just cannot say no.

U. G. H.

Can u not?

Confusion. Don’t fucking confuse me. Don’t do that shit to me man. Not only does it fuck with my head, it also fucks w my feelings, and my heart 😪 I don’t like feeling confused. Makes me feel stupid. I’ve had it with all the bullshit. All the misunderstandings. All of the non communication. Be straight up. And let a nigga know.