Mark I Chester photo of the day
Mark I Chester studio  1229 Folsom St./SF  415-621-6294 

August 12, 2011


 

photo of the day Aug 12, 2011. photo Mark I Chester.

One of the things I love about photographing men from the sexual underground is that there is an authenticity to these men. We are still fighting to define ourselves in words and images rather than be defined by a mainstream society that is still exceedingly negative towards us, our culture and our lives. Even images from our own community can be problematic. There is nothing wrong with loving Tom of Finland's men, as long as you don't forget that they're not real and they're not meant to be actual role models for who we are and what our bodies should look like.