Jim (Daylight Studio). NYC

Jim (Daylight Studio). NYC

An older, middle-aged bald male model with a moustache in denim jeans and button-up shirt sits in a little chair in an empty daylight studio against a blue backdrop in Manhattan. New York City, NY

Melisa (Stairwell). Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Melisa (Stairwell). Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Portrait of a young black African-American woman and fashion model with big curly, frizzy, kinky hair like an afro wearing a lace bra and leggings standing in the staircase of her apartment against a blue painted wall. Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

John-Mark, 20, Upper East Side, NYC.

John-Mark, 20, Upper East Side, NYC.

Young curly-haired man wearing necklace and open striped shirt and jeans stands in front of trash cans chained against a building's green wall. Upper East Side, New York, NY

Hailey (Blue Dress). Salt Lake, Utah

Hailey (Blue Dress). Salt Lake, Utah

Portrait of cute slim young red-head ginger teen model girl wearing a blue dress sits on green grass revealing blue panties underwear in suburban backyard. Salt Lake City, Utah

Halle (Sucking Lollipop). Far Rockaway Beach, Queens

Halle (Sucking Lollipop). Far Rockaway Beach, Queens

Fanta (M&M Store). New York, NY

Fanta (M&M Store). New York, NY

Edo, 19, Harlem, NYC

Edo, 19, Harlem, NYC

A young teenage Hispanic Latino man in blue plaid shirt with long hair stands in lush green foliage and leaves that hang all around and surrounds him. New York, NY

Leza (Window). Brooklyn, NY

Leza (Window). Brooklyn, NY

Leza Art Edgy Slim Girl Deer Tattoo Pink Panties Lingerie Blue D

Zrinka (Beer in the Park). Provo, UT

Zrinka (Beer in the Park). Provo, UT

Young white European woman in purple dress sits on green grass in the park with a beer she is drinking next to her. Provo, UT

Queen (Bedroom), 22. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

Queen (Bedroom), 22. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

Young Black Woman With Hoop Earrings Lies on Pink Bed in Room, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn "Modeling was something very liberating to me and exciting. I wanted to create a new market for a new kind of model. A market that the human body, despite shapes or sizes is a very beautiful and wonderful thing." I believe that true beauty comes from inside and always shows through. I have no problem with whatever the next look is, whether it's big blonde hair and blue eyes or green hair and dark eyes. That's fine, as long as there isn't just one ideal image.

Xenia. Queens, NY

Xenia. Queens, NY

Young Thin Japanese Asian Man stands outside during winter wears a white coat and gloves. Queens, New York

Smokey (Bodega). Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Smokey (Bodega). Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Portrait of young black African-American man nicknamed Smokey leaning against window of cornerstore bodega with neon lights advertising fruits, vegetables and million dollar lottery. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Destiny (Occupy Wall Street Protestor). Zuccotti Park, New York,

Destiny (Occupy Wall Street Protestor). Zuccotti Park, New York,

A young teenage black African-American woman from New York City blows hookah out of both side of her mouth with friends wearing a bright pink head scarf, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park (Liberty Plaza), New York, NY

Niina Ratsep

Niina Ratsep

Portrait of young blonde teenage eastern European fashion model Niina Ratsep from Estonia stands in Herbert Von King Park on abright sunny afternoon in the cold wearing a coat that is half-way on. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York

Dylan (Occupy Wall Street). New York, NY

Dylan (Occupy Wall Street). New York, NY

Young man from Northampton, MA with blue dyed hair and colorful scarf in tank top and moustache works sanitation at Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park (Liberty Plaza), New York, NY

Matching Bunnies. Comic Con, New York, NY

Matching Bunnies. Comic Con, New York, NY

Portrait of two pretty Asian female girlfriends in matching sexy orange bunny costumes standing by two concrete pillars outside New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City.

Duke. New York, NY

Duke. New York, NY

Young black African-American man with long curly hair from Brooklyn, NY has a band-aid on his face. Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park (Liberty Plaza), New York, NY

Marsha (Central Park). New York, NY

Marsha (Central Park). New York, NY

A young tall, teenage black African-American girl with long legs and Converse sneakers lies on the sidewalk and grass on a trail in Central Park in the dark night, New York City

Kaci. Roosevelt Island, NYC

Kaci. Roosevelt Island, NYC

Portrait of the back of a young slim black African-American woman with big hair wearing short shorts walking tree-lined Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island on sunny afternoon by East River. New York, NY

European Tourists. Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center,

European Tourists. Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center,

Two young male European tourists stand against the glass looking over the Hudson River into New Jersey at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, as the sun sets. New York, NY

Chebna (Manhattan Bridge). Brooklyn, NY

Chebna (Manhattan Bridge). Brooklyn, NY

Portrait of young attractive twenty-something mixed ethnicity black and Indian woman from small caribbean country Guadaloupe standing in fedora hat, white scarf with braided hair extensions standing on Manhattan Bridge. Brooklyn, NY

 Portrait of young teenage eastern European fashion model Niina Ratsep from Estonia sitting on the stoop in front an an inner-city, urban apartment building. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York

Portrait of young teenage eastern European fashion model Niina Ratsep from Estonia sitting on the stoop in front an an inner-city, urban apartment building. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York

Hailey (Fence). Salt Lake, Utah

Hailey (Fence). Salt Lake, Utah

Portrait of cute slim young red-head ginger teen model girl wearing a slip leans against wooden fence in suburban backyard in late shadow contrasty afternoon light. Salt Lake City, Utah

Hip-hop Artist Josh Baze. Brooklyn, NY

Hip-hop Artist Josh Baze. Brooklyn, NY

A young black African-American man who is an aspiring rap hip-hop artist sits on the corner of the dock of an old manufacturing brick building with his hand touching his head in an inner-city, urban neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

Marsha 18 Teen Tall Busty Black Ebony Lace Lingerie Bra Panties

Marsha 18 Teen Tall Busty Black Ebony Lace Lingerie Bra Panties

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Jula Fae, 22, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jula Fae, 22, Salt Lake City, Utah

Crystana (Bed). Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

Crystana (Bed). Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

Crystana, 23, lays on her bed looking out the doorway. Brooklyn, NY

Melisa (Cat). Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Melisa (Cat). Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Portrait of a young black African-American woman and fashion model with big curly, frizzy, kinky hair like an afro sitting on the edge of the couch with her pet cat on her lap looking out the window of her messy apartment. Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Hailey (Couch #2). Murray, Utah

Hailey (Couch #2). Murray, Utah

Author Leland Pitts-Gonzalez

Author Leland Pitts-Gonzalez

Middle-aged author amd writer Leland Pitts-Gonzalez wearing a jacket and tie  stands in the middle of an empty lot with graffiti on a wall behind him in an inner-city, urban neighborhood. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

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Erica. New York, NY

Erica. New York, NY

Erica in her studio apartment in the Bronx. New York, NY

Gabrielle, 19, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Gabrielle, 19, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Young thin teenage Black Woman Wearing Tight striped Body Suit and white pearl necklace gazes out the window with a blank wall behind. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY