Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
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
Maciek Jasik. A Thousand Souls & Bypassing the Rational.
This is a closeup of the tentacles of Portuguese Man O’War (Physalia physalis)
Photo by Simon de Glanville
(Source: , via mad-as-a-marine-biologist)
Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean
Here’s a magical view of “frost flowers” blooming over the surface of the Arctic Ocean. Frost flowers form when newly formed ice “sublimates,” or changes directly from a solid to a gas without going through the liquid stage in subzero air temperature (-22C or -7.6F).
Colors by Lea’s UW Photography
Beauty from artist Angèle Etoundi Essamba~ Noir 45, 2001
Le Figaro Madame - June 09, 2012
Ph: Benoît Peverelli
Nadine Swart’s effervescent macro photography.
Anderson photographed men who called to her or whistled her on the street. In her artist statement she writes about one experience:
“As I walked along Houston Street with my fully automated Nikon, I felt armed, ready. I passed a man who muttered ‘Wanna fuck?’ This was standard technique: the female passes and the male strikes at the last possible moment, forcing the woman to backtrack if she should dare to object. I wheeled around, furious. ‘Did you say that?’ He looked around surprised, then defiant. ‘Yeah, so what the fuck if I did?’ I raised my Nikon, took aim, and began to focus. His eyes darted back and forth, an undercover cop? CLICK.”
Anderson takes the power from her male pursuers, allowing them nothing more than the momentary fear that their depravity has just been captured in a picture.
Spiro Scindo in all her awesomeness.
This is so beautiful.
Francis Bacon photographed by John Deakin for Vogue, 1962
Me in the dance show “New Directions” (2012) at UCSD/ La Jolla Playhouse