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The Male Gayze
The Goldfinger Suite
During the time I was in my MFA program at Parsons (2013-2015), I developed a series of conceptual websites and the idea of onas (online personas). Escart Girl, Devotology, ArtSexyStudio, Free Girl, Painted O, Art Child. These websites are currently archived. Read the ona gen essay here.
My Modeling Portfolio
My Modeling Portfolio (2011) was my attempt to own my image as a female model. Inherent in the default photographer/model TFP (time for print) contract – as it is enabled by leading websites such as OneModelPlace.com and ModelMayhem.com – is the fact that the photographer (usually a man) owns all images from the shoot with the model (usually a woman), which I believe both disempowers the model and devalues her artistic contribution to the images. In 2012 I took my modeling portfolio (shot from 2002-2012) and created “derivative” works in an attempt to own my image. Above you see a few samples from my portfolio. Below are a couple quotes from photographers:
Photo-poems from 2008-2012.
The following images were commissioned by Glamour Magazine for their Summer of Sex 2017 series.