THREE THINGS: Sébastien Lifshitz’s OBSESSIVE queer photo collection @ i-D / NAKED BERLIN @ KALTBLUT/ MONSIEUR Butterfly portraits by LORD MARIPOSA
i-D: Parisian collector Sébastien Lifshitz has been building a robust and internationally-sourced photo archive since he was a teenager. His focus is on queer identity, from the art of drag to transgender metamorphosis. His collection of amateur photos is displayed for the very first time at the Rencontres d’Arles — a major festival in the south of France — under the title Sincerely Queer (Mauvais Genre, also a book). Collecting these images has been his hobby and passion alongside his films, most notably Bambi, a portrait of one of the first French transgender women, for which he won the best documentary César in 2013.
Read the FULL article & see more pics HERE @ i-D
Fedya Ili: 15 years experience in art-direction of glossy magazines and web, interior, graphic design. 2012 brought me to the decision — devote myself to photography. Cosmopolite (lived in Moscow, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Thailand, Kiev, Lisbon, Saint Petersburg).
SEE more of BOOK CLUB #32: NAKED BERLIN BY FEDYA ILI HERE @ KALTBLUT
More butterfly portraits HERE @ LORD MARIPOSA
Define Beauty: His Sweat
Matt Lambert gets under the skin of our infatuation with the bodily fluid
For the first instalment of the new series of Define Beauty, our series exploring the nuances of desire, Berlin-based director Matt Lambert delves into the sensual side of sweat. Here, the American filmmaker and photographer—known for his often-NSFW work exploring sex and intimacy—talks about his film asking: exactly what it is about our most-prevalent bodily fluid that have so many feeling weak at the knees?:
“I held an open casting call via my Instagram, inviting people to share thoughts on their love of sweat. The film aims to demystify, celebrate, sensualize and add humor to sweat and the love many gay men have for it.
“Sweat becomes a metaphor for love, sex, masculinity, vulnerability, excretion, exhaustion and intimacy”
“It’s a film about sweat, but we rarely refer to the sweat itself. It’s much more about its essence and what it represents. Sweat becomes a metaphor for love, sex, masculinity, vulnerability, excretion, exhaustion and intimacy.”
burning man photos by IVÁN ARÁNEGA more PICS HERE
A flower wedding : described by two wallflowers
by WALTER CRANE, 1845-1915
Just MEGA-ADORE the art direction/ vision and pinkness of WOO YEAH! Solidly AWESOME…
shooting by Jade Young
published in OH LA LA mag
sissydude hearts lttlsr
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.”
Articles & Images:
VOGUE RUNWAY: Haute couture is inherently a push-and-pull of old and new: old techniques, new materials; old maison, new designer; old silhouettes, new interpretations. Today, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren transformed their old collections into dramatic new clothes. This wasn’t an ordinary exercise in upcycling, nor a trip down memory lane. Rather, it relied on varying proportions of everyday base layers handwoven with leftover fabrics, boosted with swirling tulle volumes and embellished with heaps of hardware and buttons. Essentially, the designers performed a wondrous feat of conflating rag rugs with riches.
pics @ VOGUE RUNWAY
BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW premieres tonight on CBC in Canada! So exciting to see these four women ( Caroline Taylor, Aurora Brown, Jenn Whalen & Meredith MacNeill) getting a lot of praise and love… they deserve it. So extra proud of Jenn, my bestie for like 30 years. Yay Jenn!!! Hooray for everything!!!
A very clever and extremely funny show. If you’re like me and ultra-love funny women, you will adore this show. Check out the videos below to get a taste…
Episode one and the following 5 episodes can be streamed here @ CBC starting tomorrow.
on CBC TV on TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 9:30/10NT
Whatever, Boyfriend Jeans. You’ve had your moment. It’s time to move over and make room for Slutty Cousin Jeans, Ex-Husband Jeans, and the horrifyingly shapeless Sister Wives Skirt.
Welcome to your 40s, a magical place where you’re suddenly okay with strutting around naked in your gym’s change room for as long as it takes to pluck out each individual armpit hair in front of 12 full-length mirrors.
Caesars with breakfast? We’re at the cottage!
Busy day? Dry shampoo. No time to shower? Dry shampoo. Marriage falling apart? Dry shampoo. Nervous breakdown? We cannot stress it enough: dry shampoo.
Ever find yourself weeping over a coworker’s dead body one night after work as you awkwardly dig his grave in your stilettos? No? You clearly aren’t taking ‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ seriously enough.
I FINALLY FOUND ONE!! Look mummy I'M ON SALE!! I'm affordable (some may say cheap) and glossy, clearly tanned for the gods and I keep selling out so I was a nightmare to track!. 😂 My @attitudemag cover is now out in stores in print to go pick up! I especially love the irony that it comes with a free shaving sample 🙄 GO BUY ME NOW!!!
ATTITUDE MAG: Join us a we get intimately acquainted with world-class canoeist and the British Athletics Commission’s first LGB ambassador, 24-year-old action man Matt Lister…
Cassandro El Exotico, a Mexican wrestler, owns a championship belt. But the biggest difference between this lucha libre wrestler and his opponents is his garb. In a sport of rampant machismo, Cassandro stands apart. With an outfit that mixes masculine and feminine styles, and a fierce determination to win, the openly gay wrestler defies stereotypes and looks great doing it.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
1874 – 1951
ACADEMIC NUDE IN THE ACADÉMIE JULIAN
signed J.C Leyendecker and dated 96 (lower left), inscribed PRIX / Ex. AEQ (upper left) and S (upper right)
oil on canvas
32 3/8 by 23 1/8 in.
82.2 by 58.7 cm
19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART
18 MAY 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT
Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD