Still Here, Still Queer
There are two types of queer people: those who perform in drag and the young white men that paint rainbows on themselves and waltz around during pride… or so the media and their straight photographers would have you believe. I’m not the first to critique one-sided depiction, but I firmly believe the more queer people photographing other queer people, the more our representation can begin to unfold as a multifaceted reality. My most recent project, “Still Here, Still Queer,” has centered around photographing the queer community in their homes among their belongings, away from outside projection and performance. The photos are a collaboration with each subject, and I shoot medium-format color film photos to give the LGBTQIA+ community the materials and time they deserve from a photographer.