Posts tagged figure
Posts tagged figure
One of many favorite pictures taken in a photo shoot I did with Joseph of JLC Images.
This legit makes me want to cry because I have *never* seen a picture of an older trans man naked. It’s always young guys, usually much younger than me. It’s like we don’t have a future, an adulthood, a middle age, an old age. It’s like we just stop.
As a trans man who’s well past the age (and transition status) of ~sexxay tranz boiz~, pictures like this give me some kind of hope. We’re not just one image stuck in time, snapshot of a skinny white andro urban-queer young trans dude with perfect top surgery scars, poster boys for young radical queerdom. We’re not all Youth. We live in more than two dimensions, and one of them is time.
Older queers tend to fall off the map full stop. Trans people, even more so. But we don’t disappear once we stop being, basically, fashionable. Supporting our young people is important, but we need to show them we have a future, too.
I literally cannot envision my own future. There are no images of older men like me.
One image obviously can’t address all the lacks in representation, much less one image of a hot skinny (apparently?) white man. But just to have that one extra factor in there, of age, it’s - it’s important.
Great commentary above.
Side commentary - what a silver fox. oooooooooi
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artwork by http://bradyq.tumblr.com/
Happy friday, have some male pin ups.
V Man #13 Spring 2009
True to Form
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Stylist: Olivier Rizzo
Models: Nils Butler, Tristan Knight, Bastiaan Ninaber, Alex Loomans
Risen Phoenix Photo
Most of Sarah Harvey‘s paintings are self-portraits. She aims “to create paintings that arouse both a sense of well being and pleasure, whilst simultaneously suggesting notions of insecurity, fantasy and sexuality. Entirely suspended by the water, the human forms are fragmented by the ripples and swirls created by the water, abstracting them, and often with implausible results such as the appearance of disfiguration or distortion”
Jason Shawn Alexander, expressionist painter