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Melanin x Color: NY Photographer Poses Black Women Against Colored Backdrops for Stunning Photo Series

Avatar • Aug 4, 2015

Culturally when we discuss black skin, it is often framed as problematic. It is “too dark” or “too light”, but New York photographer Chandler Easley of the Cherry Collab highlights the simple beauty of black skin by posing women of color against vivid backdrops. Check out some of the stunning pictures;

CHASITY SAMONE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

CHASITY SAMONE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

AUDRA THE RAPPER PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

AUDRA THE RAPPER PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

BRITTANY SKY PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

BRITTANY SKY PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

AALIYAH JAY PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

AALIYAH JAY PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

JUJU PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

JUJU PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

YARISBETH DONALDSON PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

YARISBETH DONALDSON PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

NIARA MICHELLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

NIARA MICHELLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

KARIN JINSUI PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

KARIN JINSUI PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

JACQUELINE GABRIELLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

JACQUELINE GABRIELLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

LIZ NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

LIZ NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHANDLER EASLEY

You can find the Cherry Collab on Instagram, Tumblr and at their official website.

What are your thoughts ladies?

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Mahogany
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Mahogany

I’ve been following this guy on instagram. I would love to have my portrait taken by him.

HisMercy
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HisMercy

Love this!!!

crazylyn
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Poetic Justice’s Brittany Sky

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Mahogany
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Mahogany

Where did my original comment go? Anyway, I love his portraits. I follow him on IG

Myllee
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Myllee

Absolutely stunning pictures and women.

cryssi
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cryssi

Beautiful

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We do rock vibrant colors really well. I see it when we rock bright African clothing/fabric. Color does really pop against our skin tone. I wished we did it more, especially with the natural hair. We simply look gorgeous with that combo.

Elle P.
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Elle P.

These photographs are absolutely gorgeous!

Christina J
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Truly beautiful!

G. Betts
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G. Betts

Gorgeous — perfectly done.

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truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

Beautiful pictures.

Nicole
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Nicole

Gorgeous

Isabelle
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Isabelle

This reminds me of that saying, “I’m black, I match everything”.

maya
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maya

omg this is the same guy who posted all of someone’s nudes and sent them to her school because she wouldn’t sleep with him. disgusting human being. idk how much he claims to love black women.

Tiffani Keaton
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:SWOON:: I need prints…these are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!

Sithé Annette Ncube
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Sithé Annette Ncube

Wow. The photographer and makeup artist worked with the skin undertones and backdrops really well. This is art.

leah
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leah

Black girls are everything. Too gorgeous.

Kercinogen
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Kercinogen

I need these printed and posted in my dorm room. Absolutely gorgeous. Easily some of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.

india?
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india?

These girls are stunning.

Speck of Dust
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Speck of Dust

Wow, so gorgeous! 😀

Iman
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Iman

COME THROUGH MELANIN!

DZ349
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DZ349

If only black men could see the beauty in us that we see in ourselves.

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