home is where the idiosyncrasy is
The home is a reflection of the private self and is implicit in an individual’s self-expression. Through staging portrait photographs in the home, there is an apparent vulnerability. I see this vulnerability as a strength that queer people possess, and which becomes vital in presenting the esoteric nature of queer lives. There is no hiding, and there is nothing to hide: the mask is the face. We share our queer affinity, but we do not live the same queer experience. Through a collaborative effort between myself and each individual, we attempt at queer visibility. In this attempt I present my technical ability, and they perform self-determination and creative control. They are the director and star of their own idiosyncratic narrative, and the spotlight shines on them.
Read their names, read their pronouns.
Use their names, use their pronouns.