jelani "What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, freedom is to the soul of man" #jelaniphotography #289 1w

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jelani We've had a good run, 6 years strong. My only desire is that you be confident, continue to grow, continue to love, and keep working toward your dreams! I'll see you in the Chi... #jelaniphotography 1w

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jelani I guess this is goodbye #jelaniphotography 1w

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jelani #rainydays any models interested in shooting? Granger.Rey@gmail.com #295 #jelaniphotography #iphone6plus 2w

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jelani Where has the time gone? #298 #jelaniphotography 2w
  •   wilde_ This is everything!! 18h

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jelani Everybody loves the sunshine #299 #jelaniphotography 2w

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jelani Inspired by fellow photographer @joshuakendellmartin to get out and shoot! Time lapse of this evenings sunset. 2w

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jelani Oldie but goodie. I think I'm around day #303 or so! #jelaniphotography 3w

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jelani "The world as we have created it is a product of our thinking; it can not be changed without changing our thinking". In the end, what will my story be? How will I have made you feel? Would I have gained your admiration, earned your respect? For the greater part of 26 years I've been a consumer of life, taking in everything I could get a hold of. But what have I given? I aspire to plant a seed of love, hope, unity, peace, and understanding in those who I come in contact with. I pray at the end of it all, I will be remembered for what I've given to the world, and not what I've taken. I love you all, and I'm grateful for the love you've given me. Let year 27 be a year of giving, not only for me, but for everyone. Mothers and fathers give to your children. Teachers give to your students. My brothers given to your calling (Domo I want to see that comic book). My sisters give to your aspirations. This world is in need of you, and what only you can give to it. Here's to #27. #jelaniphotography 3w

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jelani "I live life in my mind. It's sensible there. At least in my mind beauty isn't a substitute for substance. At least in my mind my approach doesn't threaten you. At least in my mind a compliment isn't a marriage proposal. That's right, I'll live inside my mind. It's much more sensible there." Why is it so hard to talk to beautiful women? Legend has it most beautiful women lack beautiful personalities (lol). What if your character determined how beautiful you were? What if women (and men) with the greatest character also had the greatest physical beauty? 2mon
  •   katinamarie87 Rey!!! You and your beautiful artistic mind... Some of the most beautiful people are beautiful inside and out. I think society has a misconception of what's beautiful... These days it's all about who wears their make up best... But if you strip it all away, you'll find beauty inside and out 2mon
  •   staywoo Whew...I can't even formulate a response here. 2mon
  •   mrmoss2u Dude... We need more of this 2mon
  •   bombshael Ummmm, I Feel like you've stopped at day 341...I need more from your 356 days of creativity! 1mon
  •   jelani Sis I know. It's been hard but I'm going to get back on it. I've been writing, just not posting much @bombshael 1mon

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jelani My friend Dwight told me once, that it always comes down to love. A lot of the worlds problems, many social issues, and personal deficits, all point back to love and the lack thereof. Years later, it still holds true. It's crazy that we (me) can get to a point where we become so Christian, that we forget Christ. We become so American/patriotic, that we forget that most of us are immigrants, and a large part of our population here in America aren't native to America. We become so Afrocentric, and caught up in the fad of being "black and conscious", that we forget that God didn't just die for black people. We are ALL in need of grace. We are all in need of love. And we are all in need of forgiveness. So as quick as we are to condemn, let's be quicker to love. 2mon

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jelani The good ol' days #jelaniphotography 2mon

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jelani Had a great time shooting this Frida Kahlo inspired shoot with @staywoo. Pushed me out my comfort zone a bit, but the pictures came out really great (in my opinion)! #jelaniphotography #342 #fridakahlo #art #staywoo 2mon

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jelani My big man! #jelaniphotography #343 2mon

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jelani I used to struggle fitting in (still do sometimes). I remember in high school a girl took my "black card" because I hadn't seen Boys in The Hood, as if a movie is somehow a measuring stick for my blackness lol. I'm not one for going out, not one for crowds, and I HATE small talk. Sorry if I've ever seemed avoidant or standoffish lol. I'm really a swell guy! Truth is, I'm an introvert. We really take in the world around us quite differently than our extroverted counterparts. To my introverts, know that you aren't weird, you're perfectly normal! We just live in society that glorifies extroversion. The assertive, outgoing, the social butterfly... #jelaniphotography #346 2mon

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jelani Another shot from yesterday's sessions. I think we laughed the whole time lol! #jelaniphotography #starbucks 2mon

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jelani Oh the places you'll go... #jelaniphotography #349 2mon

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