1001 Black Men–#654


MacArthur Blvd., near Poppy’s Bubble Wash, Oakland, CA.


I took some artistic license with this one. Rather than depict him in the white t-shirt he was sort of wearing (in that way that some young brothas do, with one arm pushed through one of the arm holes, and the other side of the shirt pushed up around his shoulder), I just removed his shirt entirely. This enabled me simplify the color palate and emphasize the contrast between the smooth areas of color and the textured ones.

Ajuan Mance

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