La’Porscha Smith visited Azule this month from Charlotte! Focused on portraiture, unconventional beauty standards, and imbued black-ness, La’Porscha immersed herself in the creative energy contagious in Azule’s artist studio.

Inspired by quiet moments in nature and the women in her community, La’Porscha creates captivating portraits categorized by dynamism and decorative formalism.

Listen to our interview with La’Porscha below.

Works in progress in the studio.

La’Porscha in the studio.