Wednesday, November 25, 2015
'Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.'
'For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.'
'Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.'
'Falling leaves hide the path so quietly.'
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Tristan Duffy, American Horror Story: Hotel
Room 33, November 11, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
On Health & Fitness
'Gradually I’ve developed a hybrid of all styles that I’m hoping to channel into my own a unique martial arts system. Although I’m not a competitive fighter, MMA specialist, etc., I do see myself as a true martial artist in the most conceptual of senses. Martial arts tends to be difficult for us because we comprehend the “martial” aspect, but the “art” aspect is about the intangible qualities.'
I very much like the flirtation and sexual expression that the modern arts have always captured. My first drawings of comics were a sexual outlet in a family environment that largely focused on properness. As I got older and after I was 18 I finally started to see a non-religious spiritual connections between my art and sexuality. I started to realize the connections in Buddhist theology in acknowledging that existence is a mode on sensualism rooted in the impermanence of physical manifestation. I could make the connection in Christian theology in the pursuit of finding salvation through God’s love and realizing unyielding forgiveness.'
I was able to see it in Judaism and its constant search for justice; I could see it in Islam and the themes of divine submission. These days I’ve concluded that most people have sabotaged their sexual and creative lives by getting stuck in mutually exclusive thinking and a contract mentality. The truth is we all need love and love is non-exclusive. And furthermore art is the appreciation of beauty as we are bestowed it by nature. Appreciating our sensual nature is love and for me that’s art and therefore divine. I don't personally support the belief in a 100% time orientation because beauty is universal.'
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
'Talon, is exactly what you see, just a calm straight guy, who is an exhibitionist and doesn't care who is watching.'
I so loved Fred Sugar's image of Talon leaning and listening at the wall, I wanted to share a bit more of Talon in, and out of his baby blues.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
In Bed With Nick Wolanski
As I was putting together the piece featuring Mount Photography's work with Juanjo, I came upon an old e-mail from photographer Mark Montovio with the title ' In Bed With Nick Wolanski.' I have no idea why I didn't feature them at the time, but 4 years later I have rectified my mistake!