Black Intimacy

Black intimacy isn’t often photographed. And when it is, it can be hyper-sexualized or portrayed unrealistically. As people of color however, we know what black intimacy looks like.

the process- black portraits- portraitnoire - inspiration
the process- black portraits- portraitnoire - inspiration

We know it's those moments of laughter, the slight and gentle touches, the deep connection you feel with your partner. Black intimacy exists just as intimacy exists amongst other races.

Portraitnoire Black Intimacy, portrait photography
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Intimacy is intimacy. It should be displayed in its variety and not the monolith we find on the web.

Portraitnoire Black Intimacy, portrait photography
Portraitnoire Black Intimacy, portrait photography
Portraitnoire Black Intimacy, portrait photography
 

//the process

When we began the process of creating a moodboard for the vision we saw. Here’s is what we stumbled upon.

The lack of diversity was astounding.

the process- black portraits- portraitnoire - inspiration
the process- black portraits- portraitnoire - inspiration
the process- black portraits- portraitnoire - inspiration
the process- black portraits- portraitnoire - inspiration
 

So we created our own.

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