For some reason I’ve never really got into Twitter or Instagram. But Instagram has been on my mind. So while I’m on my NYC vacation I thought I’d share images to get the ball rolling. I won’t be posting anything on Sissydude while I’m away (April 22-27). Sissydude’s archives are vast so either pic a year and month and enjoy… or follow me on SISSYDUDE INSTAGRAM and check out what I’m up too. XXXO J
here are some random past pics from 2010 & 2011
By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge
Photographs by Jeff Hirsch
Does the St. Mark’s Place railroad apartment belonging to Beauregard Houston-Montgomery qualify as a period piece? People in New York don’t live like this any longer, utterly, even vulnerably, themselves amid the accumulated evidence of a lifetime’s fascination with something unconventional—in this case dolls and dollhouses. Beauregard’s particular interest is in more contemporary dolls and, especially their accessories. It occurred to us later, after talking to him, that by charting the changes and the ever-expanding line of accessories belonging to Barbie, Bratz and American Girl, the history of post-war American life can itself be told. A photographer, archivist and writer, he has written a memoir, “Dollhouse Living” (Fotofolio Inc.) accompanied by his own strange and moody photographs of dollhouse interiors, which he bases on old films of the 1950s and 1960s. READ THE Q&A HERE @ NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY
fashionisto: New Soul model Keith Milkie hits the studio with photographer Ricardo Nelson. The former Varsity wrestler turned model is new to the Big Apple. Expanding his portfolio with Nelson’s photos.
RED HOT iS THOMAS KNIGHTS’ FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AND HAS BECOME NOTHING SHORT OF A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. WITH EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON, AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORK TO DATE, THE ONGOING PROJECT THAT AIMS TO ‘REBRAND THE GINGER MALE STEREOTYPE’ HAS RECENTLY BEEN TURNED INTO AN ART BOOK CALLED ‘RED HOT 100’. WITH WORLDWIDE PRESS INCLUDING A FEATURE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE AND COVERAGE ON THE BBC AND THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW IN THE US, THE TOURING EXHIBITION AIMS TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF RED-HAIRED MALES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND HAS BROUGHT THOMAS GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR HIS EFFORTS.
RED HOT HAS ALSO RAISED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS FOR ANTI-BULLYING CHARITIES AND RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH THE DIANA AWARDS FOR THE RED HOT 100 ART.
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FABULOUS NOBODIES- SISSYDUDE talks to JOHN SIMONE about his AWESOME NYC Party Photos! (via Daily Xtra)
Sissydude: Photographer John Simone has two photo retrospectives happening during Toronto’s World Pride. The shows feature New York club culture icons from 1987- 1990. They include Rupaul, Kenny Kenny, Leigh Bowery, John Sex, Quentin Crisp, James St. James, Divine, The It Twins and of course “Party Monster” Michael Alig. Even Cher, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Sandra Bernhard pop up!
Simone left Toronto for New York in 1986 and immediately started working for Club-18 (The Roxy), Details Magazine (including Details’ influential nightlife column by Stephen Saban), Vanity Fair and The Village Voice. Of course the magic really started happening for him when friend Michael Alig appointed Simone chief photographer for his Project X Magazine.
I recently went to visit the very excitable and engaging Simone (above, pictured on the right, with Michael Musto) in his studio apartment in Toronto to get a glimpse of his gorgeous photos and talk, talk, talk about his subjects and his very interesting life during that time. Of course the magnificent creatures in the photos are what really gets him going…
READ THE ARTICLE @ DAILY XTRA HERE
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read the “EXCLUSIVE” unedited version after the jump…
THE TENTH is a publication of art and culture based on the history, culture and research in ideas and aesthetics of the BLACK, GAY community. Loosely inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ influential 1903 essay, “The Talented Tenth” and playing off of Alfred Kinsey’s popular, mythical 10% estimate, THE TENTH is a product of the dialogue at the intersection of this “10th” — the vanguard minds of the BLACK, GAY community. Print Issue out this APRIL 2014. FIRST PRINTING SOLD OUT reserve a copy (coming in July) HERE.
GREAT article on the publication HERE @ T MAG (via Thomas D)
Pink Rooster Studio is a creative studio focusing on print, identity, exhibition, and interactive work with clients in fashion, film and music. The studio was founded in 2009 by 3 vanguard minds in the creative industries who’d each created unique visual identities.
NYT: In 1968, 20 years after his arrival in New York and before he made his name chronicling fashion and society in pictures for The New York Times, Bill Cunningham began another fashion project, a body of work that became a 1978 book, “Facades,” and is the subject of a delightful yet subtly profound exhibition at the New-York Historical Society through June 15.
“Bill Cunningham: Facades” is the result of a long-term collaboration between Mr. Cunningham and his friend, fellow photographer and neighbor at Carnegie Hall Studios, Editta Sherman, who died last year at the age of 101. Like Mr. Cunningham, “the Duchess of Carnegie Hall” was a devoted collector of vintage clothes. On weekends, Mr. Cunningham photographed her on the streets of New York wearing ensembles put together from their collections. Each image matches clothing with architecture that exemplifies the period, ranging from the late 18th century to the 1950s. The exhibition features most of the 88 gelatin silver prints from the series, which Mr. Cunningham donated to the New-York Historical Society when the book was completed. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Nelson Sullivan was enrolled in film school when he shot this Super 8 film at the Westside Piers, a gay-friendly area near the West Village in New York City
photo from an old feature in CREEM via Alan Cross
Julie Andrews introduces Katharine Hepburn and Company in COCO on the 1970 Tonys. Totally ridiculous… no french accent and stunningly awful dialogue… but the whole “Bob Mackie/ Carol Burnett Show” style fashion show is what it’s all about!