#AnOdeToBlackBoyJoy is a visual series of stories centered around black men and their work in Chicago. Although the series celebrates black men, the concept is dedicated to all individuals and our political make-ups attempt to keep us confined and any act fulfilling our soul purpose can result to image distortion.
The individuals vary in style interests and take on different parts of the city, attracting different audiences. The broken mirror mosaic piece is made of broken mirror glass suggesting a myth of "bad luck". A broken mirror that once reflected a perfect image now deflects a distorted one. Intentionally breaking mirrors and looking into the various reflections of one person is intentionally breaking barriers and being open to who we truly are.
#AnOdeToBlackBoyJoy is the spark that ignites the fire in Groupy Love. Thank you to all the men who gave me the opportunity to tell their stories.