OVER_LOVE

Photo/ Caterina Romei

Photographer/ Art Director: Caterina Romei

Model: Anna Pau, Sara Americolo


American Wildlife / From Europe, with Love

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.


Feminine Beauty

Photography by Lee Jae Jin


Photographer: Lee Jae Jin (@charmtrue.lee)

Model: Look (@bora_look)


DADS

Photography by Carlos Marti Gracias


Photographer & Model: Carlos Marti Gracia (@carlosmart1)

Art Direction & Styling : Hernán Esquinca Rovelo (@hernan.esquinca) & Martin Niklas Wieser (@martinniklaswieser) at goodtimes.productions (@gdts.productions)


Eva

a Photography Story by Francesco Brigida

Shirt_Miu Miu

Body_Maison Martin Margiela

Skirt_Jil Sander

Body_Maison Martin Margiela

Body_Paco Rabanne

Dress_Miu Miu

Shirt_Marni

Jacket + Culotte_Miu Miu


Photo: Francesco Brigida (@francescobrigidaphoto) francescobrigida.com

Style: Mauro Demestria (@maurodemestria)

Hair/MUA: Judy Bedetti (@judybedetti)

Model: Eva (@warvariations)


She Makes Me an Egon Schiele

(Self-portrait and social maladjustment)

Photography – SungHee Moon (instagram.com/biuti_ful)

Model – Sumin Kim (instagram.com/sm.co.kr)


Wear a tattoo

Photography: Lucas Castro Pardo

model: Jalen

lucascastropardo.net


Kevin

Photography Richard Kranzin

Boy Kevin

richardkranzin.foliodrop.com


Public Toilets, Private Affairs

Urinals have always had a bad reputation.
For some years now, French photographer Marc Martin has been exploring the history and the stories of public toilets.

In these shrines, hijacked by men who have sex with men for generations, countless relationships and friendships have been forged, furtively, intensely, unexpectedly.
This re-purposing of public toilets will have left many more traces in the archives of vice squads than it has in the annals of world literature.
Such activities are, even today, more synonymous with shame than with gay pride. And yet, these public toilets, whose history is intertwined with the lives and adventures of many gays, Transgender people, escorts, libertines, are also unlikely bastions of freedom.
Transient, unusually social, these places were class equalizers where the differences between cultures and backgrounds were wiped away. Braving fear and risk, all sorts of men whose desires were repressed by society, found haven and came closer together in tearooms and cottages.
These “sordid” places offered the chance of immediate and anonymous sex. They served well all of those who couldn’t use their own homes, or who couldn’t be open about their sexual and sentimental lives. The cottages, the tearooms, had a clear purpose in society.
This underground visibility, often considered undignified and degrading, soon became the most visible manifestation of the existence of homosexuality. Ignored,later banned in law until the 1980s, this phenomenon has spread everywhere possible where there were men.
Behind closed doors, on shiny tiles, on peeling paint, millions of graffiti have built up. Devoid of rules and constraints, they’ve served to showcase the richness and variety of a parallel world. They had a voice that speaks a raw language; a vulgar language; a language that reflects the unspoken desires of a whole subculture, of a whole distinct world.
These graffiti were the precursors of classified ads, themselves the precursors of hook-up apps. In every city and village, these catalogues of desire had become totems of freedom and liberty, post offices, welcoming spaces to indulge in forbidden fruit – all at once. Hidden among racist slurs, insults, politics, jokes and cheap philosophy, was a manifestation of the need for love and intimacy. Marc Martin’s work has been shaped by all of these perspectives.

Marc Martin is not afraid to show explicit acts, even extreme, even dirty; but his photos always bring a different light from among shadows. His focus on the culture of urban urinals isn’t random; his approach transcends ages and generations. Marc prefers the messy realness of humanity to sanitized social expectations.
His objective is therefore not limited to capturing the last existing relics, like so many of the vestiges of the past. Marc gives new life to these relics through reconstituted settings, filmed confessions, and archive documents collected over many years.
He will also present his more recent photographic work, as well as the work of others, all surrounding a variety of relevant quotations collected from everywhere, down to a few unexpected urinals mentioned in the verses of Verlaine and Rimbaud.
From poetry to pornography, his work bears witness to the generation of today, of a type of sexual interaction that has virtually disappeared now.
Glorious or shameful, our good old cottage toilet no longer needs to blush about its past.

Text Daniele Pratolini

The exhibition is on display at the Schwules Museum Berlin from 17 November 2017 to 5 February 2018, accompanied by a program of events (talks, discussions and film screenings).

schwulesmuseum.de
marcmartin.paris


By the sea

These are some pictures I took on the beach in Sant Pol de Mar, Spain.

Krystian Lipiec
lipieclipiec.tumblr.com
instagram.com/lipiec_lipiec