Tawnja owns Ricochet Vintage Wears in Joshua Tree California. Everything about TQueen spells art, the way she moves, her clothes and her lifestyle. She is the most beautiful and resilient loving person. She exudes wisdom and lives her life in honesty and with passion. You can see it in her store. She is a magpie with a hawk's eye, collector of amazing things. She combines the knowledge of good stuff with creative thinking, always loving the story behind each and every object, photograph or record album. Her pure love of life is seen in each of these photographs of her store. It should be a museum of everything kool and fun that we have in life!
Tawnja has been my friend since 1989. We met when she rode past me on her vintage bicycle on Telegraph Ave in Oakland. We had both recently shaved our heads. We had a mutual street musician friend named Christopher- we called out her name and she stopped her bike and came home with us. The next day we packed up my bags and I moved in with her! Tawnja has taught me more about how to be a good person, live a full life and love completely each and every moment of my life. She has gifted me in many ways. I love this store and I love Tawnja! Joshua Tree is an amazing place - go visit!
Tri-X film scan
I love black and white… and my amazing model Alexis Demech.
Thanks to Ashley Proctor and Lila at Sweetheart Gallery for the inspiration for this piece…