Video by: Mikhail Torich: http://torich.net
Prod. Assistant/ Photographer: Lev Chesnov
Big Locks is the name of David Hawe’s new series of photos, currently hung at Wayla Bar. The show consists of six gigantic head-and-shoulder shots of men in big, beautiful wigs (made by wig-master Mikah Styles). The photos don’t have the jazzy, bold colour play Hawe frequently uses in his professional work (Now, Xtra, Fab); this time he’s going all black and white on your ass . . . and it’s stunning.
“This is my first of many solo and group art exhibits I’ll be doing this year,” Hawe says. “I love wigs! My mother wore a wig every day of her life . . . so there were always lots around while I was growing up.”
The images evoke the old movie-star glamour photos of George Hurrell or even those awesome 1960s yearbook photos of bouffant teen girls that have inspired so many queer artists, from John Waters to, well . . . Every. Drag. Queen. In. The. Universe.
“It doesn’t matter how butch a man tries to act; there’s something magical that happens once he gets a big ‘do’ put on his head . . . and the bigger the better,” Hawe says. “The eyes sparkle, a hip falls down . . . and his world gets sassy. These photos are just about that.” —Sissydude
via DAILY XTRA
Big Locks opens Thursday Feb 6th and runs until Mon, March 3rd @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St E.
Look for SISSYDUDE’s Q&A with Mr. Hawe in this Thursday’s DX!
Dir. Eli Rarey
Make Up- Donald Simrock
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Go to antoniodasilvafilms.com/daddies to watch the full length film.$6
There’s always the first time you’re called Daddy. It’s more than just a question of age. Leather Daddies, Daddy Bears and Daddies that don’t fit into the usual categories. The ten men over forties interviewed and shot on super 8 are gay men based in San Francisco who practise and talk about sex and their bodie openly and meaningfully. Monogamy and open relationships co-exist in San Francisco as they do everywhere, but nowhere else has so many polyamorous men, men who embrace multiple love in their own personal way within the community. ? It’s not just Daddy/Son, there are also guys in a number of relationships, or men in triads or foursomes.
Antonio Da Silva was in town for the first time to attend Frameline San Francisco LGBT film festival 2013. By the second day of the festival, it became clear to him that he had to shoot some of the men who were filling the iconic Castro cinema and celebrating the final overturn of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage.
This is a film not just for Daddies and Daddy lovers, but for all the family.
A film by Antonio Da Silva
With: Andrew, Bob, Brad, Frank, Karl, Ken, Kevin, Paul, Travis and Walter.
Camera, Editing and Sound Design: Antonio Da Silva
Thanks to: Angelos, Elga Ferreira, Elena Fernandez, Mark Hammerman, Scott Smith and Tom Smith.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VIEWERS FOR WATCHING AND SUPPORTING ANTONIO DA SILVA FILMS
Did you know that as a young child in the Netherlands Juul moonlighted as a photographer’s model? It’s true! It’s a JUUL FACT!
My friend Erin McMichael is directing a documentary on the SUPER lovely & talented JUUL HAALMEYER. Movies cost a bundle to make and McMichael needs to start this campaign to get this thing made. One of the perks: “receive a custom styled Juul Haalmeyer Dancers outfit, styled by Juul himself! This perk also includes formal induction into the Juul Haalmeyer Dancers (by way of certificate signed by Juul) and a Facebook shout out from Juul himself.” Can you imagine! Only 30ish HOURS to go!
Did you know that in November of 1966 Juul Haalmeyer donned a white dinner jacket and ONCE AGAIN beat out local rival baton twirlers and other competitors to take home First Prize at the Springfield Oregon Stars Of The Future Talent Show? Juul sang “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha?
MORE JUUL FACTS HERE!
Check out some SCTV bits that really show off the importance of that brilliant Haalmeyer touch…
Brain&Beast presented its Fall/Winter 2014 collection during 080 Barcelona Fashion. Entiled “ROMANTIK“, the collection is an “exercise in sensory memory that evokes past present and future, possible and impossible loves, a collection of memories, not for the indulgence of nostalgia, but in the pursuit of rekindling the pleasure evoked by a smell or a texture or simply, by your presence“. via FUCKING YOUNG!!!
A SISSYDUDE IS NOT A HOUSE/ MEGA P: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, FASHION, HAIRY BUM-BUMS, DIRTY TONY BOYZ & DRIPPING DINKIES.
Hey kids, if you love vintage as much as I do (and you live in Toronto) Kingpin’s Hideaway is a really fun place to go. My friend Justus works there and I’ve never been till yesterday. The store is no bigger than a suburban kid’s bedroom. It’s chock full of Edwardian, Victorian and twentieth century dandyish goodness. Gentlemenswear with balls, indeed! Here are some pics of my adventure…
309-19 Mercer Street
more pics after the jump…
“Juul Haalmeyer: THE MOVIE will be a character-driven portrait documentary about Toronto’s Emmy award-winning costume designer, Juul Haalmeyer. Although Juul is known publicly for his minor recurring role on SCTV as the leader of the Juul Haalmeyer Dancers, within the industry he is recognized as a distinctive costume designer who has worked in film and television for over 40 years.”
My friend Erin McMichael is directing a documentary on the SUPER lovely & talented JUUL HAALMEYER. Movies cost a bundle to make and McMichael needs to start this campaign to get this thing made. One of the perks: “receive a custom styled Juul Haalmeyer Dancers outfit, styled by Juul himself! This perk also includes formal induction into the Juul Haalmeyer Dancers (by way of certificate signed by Juul) and a Facebook shout out from Juul himself.” Can you imagine!
PLEASE check out JUUL HAALMEYER: The Movie INDIE GO-GO!
Ummmm… SCTV & Juul are a MAJOR part of my young queer life. I can’t love the man more!
ONE MORE TIME! JUUL HAALMEYER: The Movie INDIE GO-GO! XXXO
Check all Phillips’ designs HERE!