Anonymous asked: Hi! Your work is awesome. I use one photo to study painting and it help me to understand light and shadow. Thanks! Cátia Ana, from Brazi
Happy it helped!
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manais asked: Hi, I am anais a french student in art school come from Guadeloupe. Your work is for me just gorgeous, the photography and the subject. That's inspired me for one of my work, I did photography of my friends with a motif I painted on their skin and it was so funny and a beautiful experience. I just want to say that I love your work and please continue!! hope to see a lot of more pictures of those wonderful women
Anais, thank you for your message. I’d love to see your work!
Anonymous asked: I love your pictures! I am an african girl raised in Norway and growing up here I always felt different and I always fell to see the beauty in myself because all I saw in my friends was the opposite of what I looked like. Today at 25 I am still learning how to love that brown skin, muscular and curvy body I have been blessed with. Your tumblr makes me love it even more because I now see that there are others like me out there. Yeah for beautiful, non-sexualized pictures of women.
Lovely to hear from you. I hope Norway is treating you well. Any plans to visit US?
gogs65 asked: Dear Maxim, I'm a second year student at West London University studying a Photography Foundation Diploma. My main subject of interest is Portrait and inspire to the works of Nada, Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmutt Newton just to name a few. I'm producing a project for a module which, relates to black beauty ideals within the advertising industry and focusing my attentions to Colourism. Came across your page while researching was taken aback, simplistic beautifully presented work.
Happy to know you’re enjoying the photographs. If you get the chance, take a look at the work of African photographers Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé. Also, Paolo Roversi and Thierry le Goues are some great ones.
Merely wanted to take a moment to thank all my followers. Looking forward to sharing new images and projects with you in 2013.
fundiswantoyi asked: YOur work is purely amazing. I am inspired. God bless you! I am out of words to express the joy I feel when I look at your work.
You are too kind.