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MALAWI, Lilongwe : James Kasimu Banda tries to wear a client’s skirt which he made in his tailoring shop ‘MTSOGOLO MOYO MBUYO MOYO’ (meaning there is life ahead of one’s life just like there has been in the past) on August 14, 2014, at the Thanki Market of the Area 23 suburb of Malawi’s Capital Lilongwe. Self employed Malawian tailors, mostly those who are not formerly trained, and working in their small tailoring shops or verandas of big shops in the city, have over the years to pay a lot of attention listening to clients who are mostly women. They however come up with pieces of design as described by the clients and to their satisfaction. However their work has been simplified by the sheets of fashion catalogues from West African countries like Nigeria which the tailors hung on their walls for the clients to easily choose a design of their choice thereby easing the tailors of the hard work of listening attentively to the unwritten descriptions coming from the women clients. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA

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Petzval Artist: AM Renault of Yamanaka Yuko

As the core person behind Yamanaka Yuko and Six Dimen Boy, AM Renault’s enthusiasm for nature manifests in the themes he incorporates into his art and photography. In this exclusive interview, AM shares his impression of the Petzval Art Lens. http://bit.ly/1mu0bwG

People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.

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I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.

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HE SAID MORE THAN HE DID ALL SEASON. I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T CARE. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST BEING NICE AND LETTING HIS BABY MAMA SEE THE BABY THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN’T REALLY WANT AND BARELY LOOKED AFTER BUT I WAS FUCKING WRONG. I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIM. HE’S JUST QUIET. THE DUDE IS STOIC AS FUCK AND HE FUCKING LOVES MARIA AND HE LOVES THAT BABY AND IT’S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE WAY HE GUSHES AND TALKS TO HER LIKE MARIA ASKED HIM TO DO BECAUSE HE WANTS HER TO GROW UP SMART AND LOVED.

But also look at how cute the baby is dressed in each visit. Who did that? Daddy did. But that’s exactly the kind of visual cue that gets lost when he’s getting judged for his bald head, tattoos and stoic (thuggish?) demeanor.

(Source: jamescookjr, via neverpleasingyou)

Every person has their own color. Did you know that?” he said. “No, I didn’t.” “Each individual has their own unique color, which shines faintly around the contours of their body. Like a halo. Or a backlight. I’m able to see those colors clearly.