As artists, CreativeSoul Photography is constantly responding to the world around them, both visually and politically. What we see every day in everyday folks is the beauty of blackness. It is an extraordinary beauty that is rarely represented in its full glory. We didn’t want to just question traditional standards of beauty – we wanted to shatter them. We wanted to create images that flew in the face of the established spectrum of acceptable standards of black beauty. Within each image, we want to tell a story of a people who for centuries were artists and artisans, strategists and intellectuals, warlords and warriors, kings and queens.