Robert Chesley - Stretching Reality
1982-1990 #1
all images © Mark I. Chester

Robert was a San Francisco gay writer and playwright. He was an ex-lover and friend. These were my first portraits of Robert after we met in 1982. These portraits capture very different moods and personalities. The captions/ideas are mine, not Robert's.

Robert as gay activist

Robert as he saw himself

Robert as a gay writer

Robert as a doomed romantic