photographic excellence


We are celebrating two years of #Blackout creating visibility for Black creatives.

Allow us to introduce you to @icedteasupremacy, the talent behind @petragraphy.

Petra, on her work and journey: 

“I’m Petra Shrieves, a 20 year old, self taught, New York City based photographer. I was born and raised in the city, and though it’s an art filled place, I didn’t become fully invested in photography or art at all until I was 15. During my tough times in high school, I turned to my camera, and thus, Petragraphy was born. Petragraphy is the balance of reality and surrealism, the dream state that clings to you when you’re on the brink of waking, Petragraphy is the vision so many artists are afraid of. In a world filled with forced minimalism, I only want to inspire those to find the color. To seek out the vibrancy in life and share it with the rest of the world.”

We salute your talent and celebrate your Black Excellence Petra!

Follow her photography journey:

In all the silence of this weekend a very special thanks to @ponderation  @outwardboundmedia  Amy @my-shadow-box  and @blackandwhite–photos for showing my photographs on your wonderful blogs among all the excellent photographer. And, of course, thank you too to all the others who found my last pictures strong enough to find their way to you.

One of the best Tumblr blogs for photography lovers, mpdrolet, was recently shut down due to two copyright claims made by the same person.

Mark Peter Drolet is an excellent photo editor, and has been sharing excellent photographs, exposing and promoting the work of photographers from around the world to his thousands of followers, and making our dashboards a beautiful place to spend time on.

Even if there was a copyright violation, we hope that this can be solved on a case by case basis, without having to delete mpdrolet’s archive altogether, and letting Mark keep on updating his Tumblr.

Please reblog this to ask the Tumblr staff to #BringMPDroletBack!

This is my neighborhood Circle K, just a short walk from my house, at the corner of Southern and Hardy Avenues in Tempe, Arizona. This convenience store was famously used as a location for the filming of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989. 

If you stop by someday and Haley is working behind the counter, be sure to ask, “When did the Mongols rule China?” Haley was not born when the movie was released, but she is a good sport and will play along. She will shrug and say, “I don’t know, I just work here,” even though she knows the answer.