"Rock Bottom," David Hilliard, 2008.

“David Hilliard’s vibrant, multipanel images find a delicate and unique balance between fact and fiction. Combining frames from his four-by-five view camera shot at different times, Hilliard creates composite panoramic images that are seemingly fluid, but instead form a narrative that shifts between time and place. These escapist photographs focus on the ideas of masculinity, identity, and personal relationships through a cinematic style of portraiture.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/07/25/david_hilliard_a_photographer_combines_fact_and_fiction_cinema_and_photography.html

(H/T: Jonno of http://jonnodotcom.tumblr.com/)

"Rock Bottom," David Hilliard, 2008.

David Hilliard’s vibrant, multipanel images find a delicate and unique balance between fact and fiction. Combining frames from his four-by-five view camera shot at different times, Hilliard creates composite panoramic images that are seemingly fluid, but instead form a narrative that shifts between time and place. These escapist photographs focus on the ideas of masculinity, identity, and personal relationships through a cinematic style of portraiture.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/07/25/david_hilliard_a_photographer_combines_fact_and_fiction_cinema_and_photography.html

(H/T: Jonno of http://jonnodotcom.tumblr.com/)

I was in New York for Pride this year and while trying to get to the parade route (technically, trying to get through the parade route to get to Macys beforehand) Paul and I made a right and ended up in the press area, where Laverne Cox was giving her remarks as a Grand Marshall of the parade. But she used her time not to promote herself or congratulate our communities, but to give media attention to Dolores Nettles, the mother of a black trans woman named Islan Nettles, whose murder in New York earlier this year remains unsolved; and to comment about violence against trangendered people in general.
http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/06/laverne_cox_pays_tribute_to_slain_black_trans_woman_at_nyc_pride.html

I was in New York for Pride this year and while trying to get to the parade route (technically, trying to get through the parade route to get to Macys beforehand) Paul and I made a right and ended up in the press area, where Laverne Cox was giving her remarks as a Grand Marshall of the parade. But she used her time not to promote herself or congratulate our communities, but to give media attention to Dolores Nettles, the mother of a black trans woman named Islan Nettles, whose murder in New York earlier this year remains unsolved; and to comment about violence against trangendered people in general.
http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/06/laverne_cox_pays_tribute_to_slain_black_trans_woman_at_nyc_pride.html

"Cast By Spell" by Franz Szony

"Maleficent has been my favorite animated character since I was a child. It seemed the perfect time to create a piece of art in homage to the 1959 Marc Davis animation. Using black paper and smoke grenades, I transformed the fabulous Deven Green @thedevengreen into this incredible villain. Abounding gratitude to everyone who helped me create this photograph “Cast By Spell!” @occmakeup @lifeofada @ditunair @gabrielgely @graphicsmetropolis @_the_uncanny @conner_sorensen @francisgum @lissle @noahconrath @tennesseeloveless”

"Cast By Spell" by Franz Szony

"Maleficent has been my favorite animated character since I was a child. It seemed the perfect time to create a piece of art in homage to the 1959 Marc Davis animation. Using black paper and smoke grenades, I transformed the fabulous Deven Green @thedevengreen into this incredible villain. Abounding gratitude to everyone who helped me create this photograph “Cast By Spell!” @occmakeup @lifeofada @ditunair @gabrielgely @graphicsmetropolis @_the_uncanny @conner_sorensen @francisgum @lissle @noahconrath @tennesseeloveless”