Although I’ve previously written for Noisey, my first essay for Vice proper premiered today. It is about black subcultures and the internet. It was difficult thinking about the images for the story. I sat at an Intelligentsia downtown with my friend Maurene discussing projects for Inland when Kenya and V walked by. 

"They’re perfect!" I shouted.

Maurene ran after them while they were running after a group of men nearby. The above images aren’t stylized. We asked them to dress in their normal style and they even dressed down from how we saw them in the street. Even more than my story, I’m excited to share these stunning images. 

We discuss this great piece by Britt in the latest episode!






Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from “The Ten Commandments” and “Jesus Christ: Superstar” to this year’s “Son of God” and “Noah.” But despite those movies’ different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible’s characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.

Lewis’ “Icons Of The Bible” photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."


Gabriel tho!

Gabriel can take me up immediately