Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Back to Black

* This is not an image misplacement. It's the introduction of the article.
Wait, WHAT?

They say that the color of truth is grey - but then again, grey is merely a shade of BLACK. "The grey area" that supposedly leaves room for doubt is doomed. I think that all colors would agree that the *real truth is kept secret, hidden in the dark, or whatever cliche sentence there is out there to describe the veil behind which the ultimate, pure essence of "truth" (with a small t) is hidden.
I believe that the Black belt is the color of achievement in both martial arts AND life. We all know the old (glass empty/glass full) theory to test one's outlook on reality .. Well, here's an upgraded version for you: If you define black as - the lack of color - then your perception of the world is based on primordial void & emptiness. On the other hand, if you define black as - the combination of colors - then you are a bundle of happiness and optimism.

                     Even VOGUE -the most influential magazine in the global fashion industry- let go of its "front faces" & mind numbing visuals and dedicated its covers to the basic shades of black throughout design history.

Even though I'm not a fan of heels, nothing makes a stronger statement than these black studded ones.

a verse in the Wholy Koran: " The ink of Scholars is holier than the blood of Martyrs " - That's unfortunately not the image portrayed about Islam. We should start practicing what has been preached to us .. It should be engraved in our conscience, in BLACK.


Behind the sky scrapers & across thousands of high walls, is a garden of wonders and dreams. There is an unseen world where individuals share one common goal : to make it BIG (Trust me, dreams don't get any bigger than the Big Apple itself)
This is me during my blonde phase (don't know what I was thinking) - It's just an example of how shades of black can create striking contrast in photography.
This is Eddie Sedgwick (Andy Warhol's muse) - She basically defines the ideal woman of the 1960's. Beautiful yet vulnerable.. To get acquainted with Andy's artistic revolution, check out the article : "you're the boss, apple sauce" found on my blog archive.

Gemma Ward, one of my all time favorite models.

movie still from "The Black Swan"

Tags: Mickey Mouse, the face of Disney land - Child in the vietnamese war - McDonalds clown.
enough said?
I must say, I believe there's not enough Black in a photo carrying such a heavy & exploitive meaning

une fille au masculin -- ou un garcon feminin? This is a photo that my good friend & very skilled photographer Tanya Abou-Ghazaleh took of me last year in her little studio.


  1. completely 1000% agree! Love youu <3

  2. gave me thoughts.. never actually analyzed what "black means to me"

    ahh and those Jeffrey Cambell Litas with spikes, is something I am planning to get my hands on pretty soon.<3

    love your post Tee, as usual <3

  3. I swear, I just found a definition to your blog!
    "Tanyapedia" - a free encyclopedia to open eyes, minds and hearts of people.

    I love VOGUE for not being only a fashion bible, but also(as a Playboy magazine and few others) behind all these pretty and colorful pictures, at the end of the day its educational literature.

    ""I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black."