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Photographic works taken by Kélétigui Touré in Mali during the 1940s.

Recently came across this small collection of studio portraits taken by another great Malian portrait photographer, Kélétigui Touré.

Touré, who was born in 1922, passed away in 1998. Along with the likes of Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe and Adama Kouyaté, he was part of the group of photographers who operated studios in Mali in the years prior to and after the country’s independence from France. Although Touré is one of the lesser known photographers, his work is incredibly striking and greatly stands out from his peers.

All these photographers were taken during the 1940s.

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After all this time being out of touch with my body, and now recovering, I feel like I’m finally rediscovering my tattoos. They almost feel foreign and new, even though I haven’t been tattooed in quite a few years. This is my treasure map tattoo on my left arm… You can just see a compass and ship from this angle, but there are little islands and serpent and a treasure chest on the other side too.

After all this time being out of touch with my body, and now recovering, I feel like I’m finally rediscovering my tattoos. They almost feel foreign and new, even though I haven’t been tattooed in quite a few years. This is my treasure map tattoo on my left arm… You can just see a compass and ship from this angle, but there are little islands and serpent and a treasure chest on the other side too.

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I’m back after 2 years of not posting. I had a lot of health problems I didn’t admit to myself, caused by being extremely underweight for 10 years. I was able to gain over 20 pounds and am finally within a normal range for my body. I feel sane again, and I feel strong. I can’t believe I was starving for 10 years. I was ready for this change. I’m learning to accept myself again. Truly, I feel like a different person.

I’m back after 2 years of not posting. I had a lot of health problems I didn’t admit to myself, caused by being extremely underweight for 10 years. I was able to gain over 20 pounds and am finally within a normal range for my body. I feel sane again, and I feel strong. I can’t believe I was starving for 10 years. I was ready for this change. I’m learning to accept myself again. Truly, I feel like a different person.

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