feature: west coast-based photographer mercy d. showcases black diversity

March 28, 2016

Mercy D. (of Merciful Photography) is a West Coast-based fashion, celebrity, and editorial photographer. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Mercy was attracted to the arts from a young age. By 2010, she was shooting up and down the coast as a professional photographer. More recently, Mercy has taken up another business as a bow tie designer, when she’s not taking pictures. Check out some of our favorite shots from Mercy down below and follow her on Instagram.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Model: Sasha Spruill

Model: @glamourpussbri

Model: @pebblescrown
Hair: @shalenashairvisions
Stylist: @ej_ealy


Model, MUA, Tee-Shirt By: porcheniema

Model (left): @illy
Stylist: @dhaleterdesigns

Model: @beautifullsheek1
Stylist: @haircontrol

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at