NYT: The British fashion stylist IB Kamara, originally from Sierra Leone, and the South African photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman have collaborated on a project titled “2026,” which addresses heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. The photographs imagine what men’s wear may look like in 10 years, through the use of fabrics rescued from garbage bins and thrift shops in Johannesburg and made into contemporary garments.
“I wanted to create a utopia where you can be whatever you want to be, without emphasis on masculinity or sexuality,” Mr. Kamara said last week, as he put the finishing touches to the large-scale photographic prints of young African men in dresses now hanging from the walls of Somerset House, one of Britain’s grandest palaces. “I wanted men, in particular black men, to just be able to be and breathe like every other type of man has been able to breathe for centuries, without the pressure and policing of black masculinity lingering over them.”
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Just watched The Danish Girl the other night… loved the costume design/ art direction… the movie, not so much. Beautiful to look at but the story didn’t draw me in… and the wigs got worse as it went on. But it made me want to look at the art of Gerda Wegener. Goddess, she was soooooo good! Take a look…
FASHIONABLY MALE: Erik Lazarini a whispered mind and photographer in NYC who showing off an artsy photography entitled “Lines and Shadows” a beautiful geometry set with natural lighting and featuring Mitch all eyes on shapes, lines and the male form . Erik born and raised in Mexico City, he’s cuttingly based in New York City, running the project, based in the deconstruction of the human figure into basic elements based on the geometry, using the lines provided naturally by the body. SEE MORE IMAGES FROM “LINE AND SHADOWS” HERE @ ERIK LAZARINI
“Exactement,” says Joni Mitchell, happy that, after several hours of conversation and half a pack of cigarettes, I get it — at least this point anyway. “All my battles were with male egos,” she says. “I’m just looking for equality, not to dominate. But I want to be able to control my vision. There are those moments when I wax feminine and I get walked on.”
LAST SISSYDUDE/19TH CENTURY BOYFRIEND POST HERE
WELL, CLUTCH MY IMAGINARY PEARLS MEGA-POST!!! starring rubberlegz, gabe, seth, bette, paco & dwan!!!
MOST fun Vintage photos/ illustrations via AWESOME Goldenfleecing
SISSYDUDE LOVES: WORLD PREMIERE of DAMIAN MOREAU’S O H B O Y // épisode1_ S É B A S T I E N EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE SCREENING @ SUMMER DIARY PROJECT was SO BEAUTIFUL & VERY SEXY!
presented by S U M M E R D I A R Y + D A M I E N / M O R E A U, O H B O Y a mini-series by D A M I E N / M O R E A U in collaboration with O U R O B O R I X
starring S É B A S T I E N V E N A B L O Fleshcrew Mexico C A I T L I N D O N O H U E casting B E S O S run time 2 1 : 5 6
J A N U AR Y 2015
Screen grabs after the jump…
Every year my friends Gordon, Maurice, David & Robert get together and kick Halloween’s ass with supremely inventive and goofy costumes, make-up… and WIGS! I have had the pleasure of dressing up with them on several occasions…but haven’t for a few years. This year my friend Grant and I decided to hang out with them and watch the process. I couldn’t resist taking pics (and filming a video). So here are more than 100. ENJOY the MAGIC!
I so adore what Chiuri & Piccioli do at Valentino. Really beautiful/ magical stuff. SEE THE WHOLE COLLECTION HERE @ STYLE.COM
D A M I E N / M O R E A U : ARTISTE DE SEXE / GOLDEN SHOWER ANOINTED / PURSUIT OF THE HERMIT
more DAMIEN @ DAMIAN MOREAU tumblr
“Moreau and I chatted via La Internet about his journey into pornography, sex as art and his newest erotic short Kangourou. In it, Moreau blurs the lines between fantasy and reality manifesting a scene we’ve all played out in our mind’s eye. The short stars Ryan Patrix, Moreau, and one lucky hanky.”
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MORE MOREAU ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS AFTER THE JUMP…
SISSYDUDE LOVES: noodles & beef’s very honest answer to an anon’s question: IS YOUR LIFE AS PERFECT AS YOU MAKE IT OUT TO BE?
Its all in the eyes of the beholder, anon. I think my life is pretty awesome, but its not without negative parts:
- Here’s a photo from this morning. This is my fifth or sixth EKG this year, I lose track. I’ve got some heart health issues that make my life not so perfect. Last year was very difficult.
- I’ve had a difficult childhood and have trouble with socializing, which you can read a little about here.
- Contrary to the sexual nature of my photos, I’m not a very sexual person.
- While I’ve made tremendous progress with my body dysmorphia, I still have some body image issues which I’m working on through therapy and my photo projects.
Again, its all in the eyes of the beholder. I’m aware of the things in my life that aren’t “perfect” and am actively working to make them better so I can be a better person.
But what is “perfect” without some struggle? I couldn’t appreciate the good parts of my life if it weren’t for the bad ones.
MOST CAMPY images from this post via Poseidon’s Underworld