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Tumi Adeleye Explores Love In Latest Photo Series

The Nike-approved artist discusses love and art in LA.

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Tumi Adeleye Explores Love In Latest Photo Series

The Nike-approved artist discusses love and art in LA.

Photographer Tumi Adeleye dives into dating through her latest photo series.

Titled “This Shit For Da Birds” Adeleye’s Tells the story of Koko, an unimpressed woman and “a boy with a few tricks up his sleeve,” she shared. Inspired by personal dating experiences, her skills in portrait photography bring each of love’s phases to life.

Based in Los Angeles – a complex city to date in – Adeleye’s love life led her to revelations about her true self. From finding herself in situationships to vowing to never learn the same lesson twice, each connection is a “new way to learn about myself,” she continued.

 

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“My dating life is somewhat like a novel,” Adeleye told Hypebae. “From the odd, sexy and charming characters hopping in and out of my life like chapters, to my character development as a queer Black woman, the plot writes itself.” Most importantly, “It keeps me busy,” she continued. “Being a source of inspiration into how I share my experience with the world as a visual storyteller and photographer. ”

Merging her expertise in photography and fashion styling with hints of symbolism, “This Shit For Da Birds” creatively expresses the many layers of cultivating Black love.

Take a look at the vulnerable series above.

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