Photo story by Mickey Aloisio

“American Wildlife is a road trip during the fall of 2016, in which I spent three months driving across the United States creating portraits of queer men and the surroundings.”

I saw this trip as an opportunity to create an America as I wanted; By choosing what and what not, or who and who not, I was able create something entirely real, but also something that does not simply exist on its own, a nation where the ‘other’ is the majority. In search of a sense of inclusion, camaraderie and compassion.

“From Europe with Love” is a collection of images from a two-month backpacking trip throughout Europe during the spring of 2018.

I am interested in how much our experiences shape our identity, specifically the
experiences we share with others. By turning the image making process into a collaboration between subject and photographer, we are able to observe our human connection.

We are recognizing and responding to one another. We are giving and taking, pushing and breaking, and opening up the boundaries of the other. We are exploring how our presented identities are challenged and perceived.