My name is David Tesinsky, I'm an independent photographer of the subcultures, urban cultures, street stories and people's stories in general AKA reportage/social documentary photography. I was born on April 1990 in Prague.

I'm always in search for somehow controversial, unique, special lifestyles and I'm capturing bright moments and also problematics of nowadays. To me, photography can be the cure for the people which can heal people through seeing other people's stories captured in a specific way. It's a great motivation for me to capture such moments which makes people realize things or just be simply enriched by knowing and seeing that.

I'm photographing subcultures and different people's stories worldwide. For example activists and new generation of freedom in Iran, exorcism rituals in Ethiopia, tragi-comical life of Japanese businessmen, Rap as a religion in Detroit, NY and Baltimore, living legends and real VS fake Rastafarians in Jamaica, life of the drug addicts in Prague, soldiers in Ukraine, Satan community in Prague, life in slums in many Asian countries and some more.

I got my first camera when I was 12 and I was bothering my classmates, I was much more into skateboarding at that time so it took a while before I found a higher meaning of it. Then I've started studying photography in Prague but the trouble was I get myself more into punk rock, grunge and playing guitar than photography. Before I've finished my graduation I've decided to quit the school as I was only sleeping there and finally get myself on the plane to USA where I was searching for the inner goal of my focus and my meaning in that focus. I've started to travel a lot since I was about 20 into Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan etc. It was always very low cost which was the reason it was quite possible to stay for even few months for me. Sometimes I had to sleep in the park or in some wrong place in Africa where I found myself in the middle of a bloody fight because of me and my "expensive bag".

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Trump Won, Americans In Prague After Trump Won The Elections In US

Trump Won, Americans In Prague After Trump Won The Elections In US

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Adriana E. Henricy
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3 years ago

Thats sad, its sad all thats happening

Leslie Hose
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3 years ago

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😂

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Yuna Aita
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3 years ago

I was really sad too. But honestly, whoever gets picked, remember that their only thinking for the good of the country.

Benny Lava
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3 years ago

Well, no they don't.

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Alex McGrath
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3 years ago

Weather forecast for slight snowflakes falling in Prague

Clucker Chicken Cluckers
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3 years ago

and a slight shitstorm of hicks is about to rumble

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Andrzej Raczynski
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3 years ago

people really need to get a life/purpose, other than crying about who is sitting in the white house, AFTER he/she's been elected. seriously people, grow the F up, your time on this planet has an expiration, do something useful with what you have.

Anna Harding
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3 years ago

You can seriously say this after all the crap that's happening now in the US?

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Katerina Peskova
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3 years ago

When zeman won in czech,I did the same,just cry it off

Monika Przymuszala
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3 years ago

And now months after we all should just sith at the corner of the street and cry. Even Stephen King would have trouble writing that one.

Andrei Dima
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3 years ago

I am happy he won

It's All About Luna
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3 years ago

Why, yes indeed. She didn't want to build a freaking border around the country for petty little reasons.

It's All About Luna
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3 years ago

Oops. Double post lol

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Bobby Clemente
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3 years ago

As if things would be better with the witch known as KILLary...

George Miloslawski
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3 years ago

LOL.

Joseph Wagnon
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3 years ago

Having trump in the w.h. is like living with cheap scratchy toilet paper for four stupid years.

Ladislav Pollo
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3 years ago

Trump is ridiculous, but this kind of people are ridiculous too...

Jay Hamburger
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2 years ago

Very good work....hope we meet in Houston!

WhiteFox
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2 years ago

this was in australia too. i feel for you

Kathryn Myrman
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3 years ago

This looks like the 80s

Kim Lorton
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3 years ago

It's more sad, Teump is the president!

Alex McGrath
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3 years ago

Snowflakes in Prague

basson6
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3 years ago

That was just about everyone I know and me in America as well.

Amy Lynn
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3 years ago

how very sad...

Kati
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3 years ago

That was me and my polish friends too.

Allana Rose
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3 years ago

Yeah this is how a lot of us Americans felt about it too.

Julia Russell
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3 years ago

I feel her pain :( Lord, help us all!

Arclight
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3 years ago

...lol good, stay in the Prague

Jennifer Gonzalez
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3 years ago

:-D geez ppl

Lukas Thompson
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3 years ago

lol

Molly Irvine
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3 years ago

As an American who was living in Prague when he was elected, i remember it was a day of mourning all around

Tremor Terror
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3 years ago

This gives me such a joy ... :)

Otis Spunkmeyer
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3 years ago

Yup! Liberal tears. 8 years of Obama was disastrous to me, my family, and my community. But I didn't cry once. Friggin snowflakes.

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Anett Takács
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3 years ago

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Ridiculous.

Harley Quinn
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3 years ago

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Bipolar Trump

PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

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this is just ridiculous, people are have made this into a bigger deal than what it is

Otis Spunkmeyer
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3 years ago

PARANOIDANDROID is correct. You don't learn from history if you erase it.

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Branislava Simić
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3 years ago

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People exaggerating too much... Like they really have any right to choose their leaders.

PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

they think that any of this puppets they call presidents are actually gonna care or do anything for them.

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Some Body
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3 years ago

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Hahaha, stupid bitch. She could shut out her vagina as a protest.

Deby Reyes
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3 years ago

And YOU should shut your cunt mouth as a protest, you insipid bitch!

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

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She's not crying, she's covering her nose from the smoke of the other ladie's cigarette.

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Nuns Getting High, From Satirical Project 'Life Is Good'

Nuns Getting High, From Satirical Project 'Life Is Good'

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

Hell yeah would love to hang out with them two girls, we would have a deep philosophical discussion about religion

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LGBT Prague Pride And Its Contrasts

LGBT Prague Pride And Its Contrasts

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

Thoughts of the younger girl with hijab in right hand side "he got some nice legs!"

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Sexuality Of The Handicapped, Prague

Sexuality Of The Handicapped, Prague

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Seems to have better sex life than most of us commentors.

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#5

Chicago's Rappers Are Showing Off Their Opinion

Chicago's Rappers Are Showing Off Their Opinion

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Adriana E. Henricy
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3 years ago

Love this pic!

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#6

Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

fuck you and live long rock and roll

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Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

I love pics including mirrors. Great work <3

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Malu, Who Identifies As Transgender, Has Achieved Somewhat Of A Celebrity Status In Cuba. From The Series 'Before Night Falls' About Transgender And Transvestites In Cuba

Malu, Who Identifies As Transgender, Has Achieved Somewhat Of A Celebrity Status In Cuba. From The Series 'Before Night Falls' About Transgender And Transvestites In Cuba

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Adriana E. Henricy
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3 years ago

Aww this picture is so cute. Trans people are no so different from cisgender people, they ARE people <3

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#9

Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks. Near Port Antonio, Jamaica

Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks. Near Port Antonio, Jamaica

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Sophie G
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3 years ago

give this man a tower and an elderly princess

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#10

Life Is Good! Satirical Set That Kills The Stereotypes, Leuven, Belgium

Life Is Good! Satirical Set That Kills The Stereotypes, Leuven, Belgium

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

I sthis part of the "Nuns Getting High" series?

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The Happiest Day. Slum In Osaka, Japan

The Happiest Day. Slum In Osaka, Japan

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

Yes I was truly ignorant to the fact that there were homeless in japan, specially since their population is declining maybe they took care of the few hobos they had, I guess one is not allowed to be ignorant at bored panda

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Jaromir Joo Is Taking A Tiger Out Of A Circus For A Walk. Czech Republic

Jaromir Joo Is Taking A Tiger Out Of A Circus For A Walk. Czech Republic

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Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

Saddest pic so far :(

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Mira Ahimsa That Lives More Than 10 Years Without The Money, Czech Republic

Mira Ahimsa That Lives More Than 10 Years Without The Money, Czech Republic

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Ronja Rövardotter
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3 years ago

Yes, he looks kind of wild but he also has happy and kind eyes. Maybe this is how real freedom looks like :) He looks as calm as the water surface. True bonding with nature.

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Iran's Children Of Islam

Iran's Children Of Islam

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Amelie Remy
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3 years ago

I've been through your website and your photos are so powerfull,i can't honestly tell which serie is my favorite, every one is some kind of hypnotic... It's a very great work you did there.

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Rasta Church (Rasta Camp) In The Hills. Time To Teach Rasta History And Philosophy

Rasta Church (Rasta Camp) In The Hills. Time To Teach Rasta History And Philosophy

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Leni
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3 years ago

They look so bored lol

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War Isn't Over Yet, Soldiers That Came Back Home From The War Against Russia. Lviv

War Isn't Over Yet, Soldiers That Came Back Home From The War Against Russia. Lviv

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Susanna Vesna
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3 years ago

Arghhh...Fuck off with this bullshit! "War against Russia"- look at their kitchen! People in Donetsk & other cities & villages lost their homes. This is not war against Russia, this is discrimination of Eastern Ukraine, cause they dont want to suck the Western dick!

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Rasta'n'reggae Culture In Jamaica

Rasta'n'reggae Culture In Jamaica

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Selina Ali
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3 years ago

Dayum, look at those pretty leaves... What a reefer they'd make 😵

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Flying Away, Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

Flying Away, Iran's Children Of Islam, Tehran

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Andrew Cas
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3 years ago

nothing can be better than swan drive into the asphalt

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#19

Before Night Falls, About The Cuban Transformistas. Havana

Before Night Falls, About The Cuban Transformistas. Havana

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Curt Clemenson
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3 years ago

Fidel Castro was a total homophobe. It was illegal to be homosexual in Cuba until 1979. Having said that, Castro told Mexican journalist Carmen Lira in 2010 that he was responsible for the vile treatment of gay people.

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Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum (Kathmandu, Nepal)

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago

Imaginary?

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#21

Satanists Are Preparing For The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

Satanists Are Preparing For The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

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Leni
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3 years ago

Looks... fun? :/

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Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum, Kathmandu, Nepal

Imaginary Kids From Thapathali Slum, Kathmandu, Nepal

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ChubbySquid
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3 years ago

Woah. That kid in blue wants fight.

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#23

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

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Zenozenobee
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3 years ago

I've seen pagan or animist culture using their mouth to spread liquids for purification or cleanig aura... maybe a kind of syncrétism. Or just holy water droped from a jug from above. Hard to tell with this view.

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Heroin In My Heart, Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague

Heroin In My Heart, Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague

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Luc Mailloux
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3 years ago

);

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Rap Cypher In The Streets Of Manhattan. Rap Is Our Religion Series, New York

Rap Cypher In The Streets Of Manhattan. Rap Is Our Religion Series, New York

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

I love the NY culture.

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Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague From The Series 'All Along The Watchtower'

Stories Of The Drug Addicts In Prague From The Series 'All Along The Watchtower'

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Ladislav Pollo
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3 years ago

poor bastards :/

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Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

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Tiffany Harding
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3 years ago

Forget that Satanist clown thing, I wanna hang out with this guy!

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Stories Of The Real And The Fake Rastafarians In Jamaica, Kingston Ghetto

Stories Of The Real And The Fake Rastafarians In Jamaica, Kingston Ghetto

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

Admittedly, this is possibly a silly question: how can you tell the real and fake apart? I honestly don't know. In fact, I didn't know there WAS a fake.

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Satanists During The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

Satanists During The Ritual Called Dark Harlequin, Prague

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PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

this people seem to me as ridiculous as any other religion

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Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

Rap Is Our Religion. Everyday Life Of The Rappers In United States, Detroit

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Kathleen Lovell
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3 years ago

Urban and civilizational decay.

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Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

Exorcism In Ethiopia (Near Addis Ababa)

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It's All About Luna
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3 years ago

That lady is all like: "NUU! WHATCHU DUIN!? STAAAAHP!!!!!"

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