I was let go from my day job recently. It was a bit of a shock… yet kinda funny in a way. I had a few pissed off “FUCK THEM!” days.
But it’s all good… I take it as a positive swift kick in the ass!
I’ve almost been unemployed for a month and I just seem to finally be getting it back together and “focusing” (not on that work time schedule anymore). Thank goddess for a good severance package so I have time to work on what I really want to do.
I’ve been an artist pretty much all my life (except maybe from birth to 8 months). The thing is I’ve never seemed to make a living as just an artist. There has always been full & part-time work involved so I can stay a float. I’ve seen friends after years of struggle finally get to do what they love full-time & survive, some just through talent, guts and/or luck have just been doing it from the get go. It’s inspiring to see how they blossom. I can be a tad jealous of them at times but when you love them it’s easily manageable.
Well, I’m a late bloomer. I come from a family of them I’m told.
This morning photographer Luis Carlos Aguayo sent me these STUNNING photos of his to share with you all. I’m blown away my their beauty. The styling… the models… the images… PERFECTION! Get ready to be dazzled…
Luis Carlos Aguayo
International photographer born in Caracaas, Venezuela, presents FRIDA. A video projection of photos, that takes inspiration from the Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo. An artist that with her creations and self portraits marked a new era of change and surreal modernity. The same vision that the photographer wants to convey today, with a contemporary approach, by immersing the viewer in the most deep and erotic subconscious. For the photo-shoot, models wore clothes from the Tom Rebl summer 2013 collection.
Photo and Video: Luis Carlos Aguayo
Stylist : Liborio Capizzi
Accessories and Folk Mexican Dresses : Liborio Capizzi’s private collection
Hair /Make Up : Etienne Stefano Guglielmo
Clothes : Tom Rebl (summer 2013)
Special Thanks : Luca Carioni, Luigi di Lella
Models : Gianluca di Sotto (Q management NY) Pol Gerez, Francesco (Major Milano), Roger Balduino (Urban Management Milano)
Ether Merman chews her way through “Tomorrow” from the Broadway show Annie, as only she can. A clip from 1978′s “A Special Sesame Street Christmas”.
Fontaine James is not from a musical family per se but his Dad sang a lot of Johnny Cash around the house and his Mom would hum along to Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 while passing hors d’oeuvres at their soirees. It wasn’t long before Fontaine was standing in front of a mirror using a tennis racquet as a guitar.
Also, He went to Catholic school where the nuns made him sing the soprano solos because he could hit the high notes. They thought that was a hoot. Fontaine’s radar is always up for a colorful anecdote or a slanted opinion. He will eavesdrop at a confessional for good material. Life is about the struggles and foibles of the hoi polloi – the skewed view of the quirky. Fontaine James aims to set these stories to music in praise of joie de vivre.
Photos are by Weston Clay @ seedyfilms
Check him out on xtube too, Ladytron82.
fun things from sissydudettes! “boston’s BEST drag show”, “gay kitsch’n”, “cock soup” & “sketchy paris”,
“Perestroika” Boston’s premiere Drag Revue! Drag in Boston is legit! Crowds just eat up humorous queens! The “Perestroika” monthly drag revue celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2011 having cemented a surge in Boston infamy.
“Perestroika” is First Mondays at the legendary Jacque’s Cabaret.
AWESOME Boston’s BEST Drag Show STUFF from Tom B.
“Cock Soup” from Buddy
Paris Hall Costume Sketches from Mr. David Z MORE HERE!
“THE FAMOUS JOE PROJECT is a feature film about a young gay man who records everything he does on a hand-held flip camera — including his experiences coming out to his family, falling in love, and trying to make a film with his friend Jesus. It’s based on a short film I made about five years ago, though the character of Famous Joe has been in different stories and scripts I’ve written over the last ten years, since the first original screenplay I ever wrote.” – Eli Rarey
“I wanted to share a summer series and new video initiative with you in the hopes that you might share it with Sissydude readers, since it’s such a fabulous blog. For the last year and a half, Dirty Looks, a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video has played to packed houses of 75 – 200 film goers per month. We are thrilled to announce our new project” -
Dirty Looks: On Location, will be a month of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Throughout July we will work with 12 emerging curators, to install experimental film and video in social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (shuttered bars, baths, meeting spaces and sex clubs). 31 works, a different location, each night of July. To launch the project we have created a series of videos which commemorate historical sites of queer interaction in New York City (http://youtu.be/Wr4hudLpPKg ). Please take a look at our first video, detailing the tumultuous past at the Everard Baths. This is also part of a fundraising campaign and I thought Sissydude readers might be interested in. We are offering exciting artist editions from Mike Kuchar, Curt McDowell and Luther Price, as well as a many pieces of original artwork and free entrance to our screenings for a year.