"I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girls, on a similar journey, that you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty."
|Bioware:||so inquisition comes out in october|
|Me:||wake me up when september ends|
One Night in NY (2003-2005) - Indian Artist JAISHRI ABICHANDANI
A series of photographs taken at night parties thrown by Sholay Productions, which is a production company in NYC that seeks to create safe and comfortable spaces for Queer South Asians. All images are shot by a Contax point and shoot camera with long exposure on film, with no digital manipulation. I thought of introducing this set of photographs first because they highlight Jaishri’s early beginnings in the arts, which is photography, but also speak about an issue (I personally can relate to) that is very important and recurring in the rest of her work, which is the availability of safe spaces for different groups of queers of color to exhibit and share their collective identity in the manner they see representative and in accordance with their own individual identities.
View the rest of the series on Jaishri’s official website.
she’s getting ready to go on a date, can you guess who with? i’ll give you a hint: it starts with ‘p’ ends in ‘atsy walker’. also if you’re wondering who’s on the phone it’s my inability to draw collarbones calling bring bring please pick up.