more PICTURES OF ME… HERE!
more PICTURES OF ME… HERE!
“Out of the closet come” means without exception, rejection by family and friends, no work and the risk of imprisonment of up to ten years.
Ernst had 45 people willing to let portray themselves, thereby giving a face to the hidden and forbidden life of the gay scene in West Africa .
As a product designer Coppejans (1974) visited West Africa regularly for work. As much as he enjoyed the countries, each time he realized he could never really be himself. A situation that West African gay men and lesbians have to deal with every day.
Coppejans – now an accomplished photographer – wanted to tell this story by giving this anonymous group a face through a series of portraits. Easier said than done. But through the help of the COC and Human Rights Watch, last winter he managed to get in touch with two persons who fight for the rights of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). They put him into contact with several young people he then portrayed.
Now, six months later, there is a wonderful series of portraits of brave Africans. “I met beautiful, sweet, inspirational and talented young people who refuse to hide behind a heterosexual marriage and therefore have no future. Some stories brought me to tears. It was tremendously brave of them to cooperate with me on this project.
MORE AWESOME JENKEL PHOTOS @ ELOGIO A LA PEREZA
vintage shots via MYSELFIXION
more great B. STACIELL photos @ THE MAN WHO LOVED FLOWERS
“A bit about me; Art History/French major – Taught English in Rome for years – Like to dabble in photography and tinker in the home music studio – have written and recorded around 60 songs over the last 20 years – Other than the great personal satisfaction music has given over the years, the only success in music so far has been a dance cover of Tasmin Archer’s “Sleeping Satellite” which charted well on many dj record pool charts across the US and in parts of Europe – Started charity “Music for Animal Shelters ” that helps fund shelters thru YouTube views – Live in Boston – 48 yrs old – Never done a porn flick or cam show, just post pics and vids for fun.” – David
check out more images of David and others HERE
Sissydude is so excited to share photographer Drasko Bogdanovic’s new picture series of lovely (and smoking hot) model Mike. A Sissydude EXCLUSIVE!!! Woohoo!
Thank you Drasko, for sharing these lovely works of yours with Sissydude followers.
Check out Drasko’s Website HERE & TUMBLR
Drasko’s FACEBOOK page HERE
And check out his stunning limited edition prints for purchase HERE (including one of “My New Boyfriend” Mike entitled “Portrait Of A Man With An Erection”)