Mark I. Chester

images from Outcasts

Daddy Mark with boy David
11/1999

 

I like it when people create their own realities.  Most people will tell you that daddies are older than their boys.  It just is the way things are.  But it isn’t the way things have to be.  Daddy/boy is a state of mind.  A psychological construct, not a numerical counting of your years.  So it was great to photograph Marc and David, a younger Daddy with an older boy.  I had already photographed Marc for a previous show, “Sexual Portraits & Private Acts from the Warzone,” and there was nothing packaged, commercialized, or commoditized in my leather portrait of Marc.  I’ll take real men any day.