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MIKKO RASILA ON GOING BEYOND THE CONSTRUCTS OF MASCULINITY

MIKKO RASILA ON GOING BEYOND THE CONSTRUCTS OF MASCULINITY

Since his humble upbringing in Finland, Mikko Rasila has been a creative force celebrated for his talents. Inspired to follow his vision at a young age, Rasila has expressed himself through many mediums, but photography is the one that stuck. Having traveled the world for his commercial work for almost two decades, Rasila has covered everything from fashion, to photojournalism, to still photography for the Tom of Finland biopic. Since 2009, Rasila has been working on an ongoing series called IL ADOR. The black and white nudes are about “a personal journey into self, masculinity and sexuality.” Rasila’s work is...

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CONSTELLATIONS By Tyler Matthew Oyer

CONSTELLATIONS By Tyler Matthew Oyer

Tyler Matthew Oyer is one of those people who is prolific, not just in one space, but in many. With roots in theatrics, Oyer does everything from producing full length music albums, to conjuring dead queer artists as performance. His CV reads like a novel filled with impressive turns; the most recent creative endeavor is portraiture, which he started shooting informally in 2019. CONSTELLATIONS, his first photo exhibition can still be seen online at Culture Edit, where prints are also available. The show documents a modern cast of one-of-a-kind individuals (stars), which forms a greater community of bohemians (constellations). Having spent...

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ALL ABOUT "THE GIRLS" - INTERVIEW WITH K.NGSLEY

ALL ABOUT "THE GIRLS" - INTERVIEW WITH K.NGSLEY

Kingsley Gbadegesin is a charmingly vibrant, first-generation Nigerian-American who uses fashion to liberate and redefine Black, queer, femme bodies. Born of activism, his brand K.NGSLEY seeks to uplift Black, POC and queer communites, “the people who built the US and its culture in the first place.” One look at the sleek and sexy gender-neutral designs and you’ll understand why K.NGSLEY quickly gathered a cult following. He’s adorned celebrities and socialites galore with strappy fluid tank tops, which no doubt make the wearer feel like a superhero. It all started in 2019 at a party called “Fist”, where a masterfully cut...

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ROBERT KNOKE & CASEY SPOONER ON THEIR FANTASIES OF A HOMOSEXUAL PRESIDENT

ROBERT KNOKE & CASEY SPOONER ON THEIR FANTASIES OF A HOMOSEXUAL PRESIDENT

Robert Knoke was born in Hannover, Germany and splits his time between New York City, Hannover, and Paris. He began a portrait series of the friends he made within the creative communities of New York, Paris, and Berlin. This impressive series of large-scale, mixed-media drawings started with the late painter Leon Golub in 1991 and continued throughout the 2000’s. His subjects include Iris Apfel, Fabien Baron, Bret Easton Ellis, Nicola Formichetti, Debbie Harry, Marc Jacobs, The Kills, Rick Owens, Andrée Putman, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Liza Thorn, Lawrence Weiner, and Olivier Zahm, to name a few. Knoke challenges traditional styles...

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MATTHEW HOLROYD: DEATH AND ART

MATTHEW HOLROYD: DEATH AND ART

With a shame riddled and emotionally violent upbringing (common amongst queers) Matthew Holroyd found a way to create art with the fragments society deemed broken. He found beauty and intrigue in what most Westerners label as morbid and/or taboo. His first published works were New Grave fanzines, and Holroyd has gone on to become the founder of Baron Books, a UK publishing house that publishes and stocks the world's finest art, fashion, and photography books. Baron Books published the Death Book, and its second edition is a collaboration with the irreverent artist and filmmaker Bruce La Bruce, a dear friend of Tom of Finland...

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Artist Pol Anglada on queer ephemera as blueprint

Artist Pol Anglada on queer ephemera as blueprint

Since 2008, when JW Anderson came howling from Northern Ireland into the fashion world, the brand has become one of London’s most well regarded of the 21st Century. Seamlessly blending male and female genders, JW Anderson seeks to evoke critical thought, moving fashion ever forward. Pol Anglada is an artist who has always been drawn to queer ephemera and erotic images as he works to depict a community’s ever-evolving irreverence. Pol has been illustrating all his life and in 2016 he released his first fanzine FreeTime, a project that would expand to art and objects. His playful and colorful work...

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LUIS VENEGAS: A ONE MAN SHOW

LUIS VENEGAS: A ONE MAN SHOW

I was a bit starstruck when asked to interview Luis Venegas (I'm a huge fan). He’s collaborated with many of my idols including a SEAN FORD by GUS VAN SANT moment that blew my mind. There’s no other way to describe Venegas other than, powerhouse. He’s the visionary behind several of the glossy magazines you love: C☆NDY, EY!, The Printed Dog, Fanzine137… but what’s most impressive, he does it all himself. What does that mean and how is it possible, you might ask…? Still not entirely sure, but apparently conceptualizing, producing, and distributing multiple projects almost entirely on his own...

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TREVOR WAYNE ON TWISTING POP ICONOGRAPHY

TREVOR WAYNE ON TWISTING POP ICONOGRAPHY

Trevor Wayne was undeniably born into a piece of Americana. Raised on a blueberry farm outside of Chicago, and then the town where “A Christmas Story” was filmed, iconic imagery was a subversive part of his childhood. His early years as an artist were fraught with lackluster mentorship, but ultimately, Trevor couldn’t keep away from creating work with a sense of humor, undercutting the darkness around him (and all of us). Now located in Palm Springs, where he operates his own shop, Trevor Wayne has become a pop art machine. With the internet as a launch pad, Trevor was able...

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MASTER OF THE HOUSE ON EXPRESSING FETISHES

MASTER OF THE HOUSE ON EXPRESSING FETISHES

Master of the House is a fetish brand based out of Amsterdam. Since its inception in 2017, the creators have put themselves at the forefront of the fetish scene in order to research products to celebrate a wide diversity of kinks. Their products range from pins, to tie clips, to clothing, and are meant to be wearable in kink settings, as well as everyday life. The gold metal accessories look sleek and classic, but present uncensored kink images. The pup community loves these guys, and you’ll notice many products to reflect that. Master of the House is committed to exploring...

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ZACH GREAR ON SETTING HIS OWN STANDARD OF BEAUTY

ZACH GREAR ON SETTING HIS OWN STANDARD OF BEAUTY

Zach Grear is a collage artist who uses found materials in order to create new images, and thus, new meaning. Using anything from smut magazines, to famous portraits of queer icons, Zach will draw over just about anything. His line drawing emulates vintage tattoo art, which perfectly partners with a whole assortment of images from decades past. The work is an exploration of alternative beauty — anything rooted in individuality — and brings a fresh vision to queer nostalgia. Having collected smut magazines as a youth, Zach has now found a way to work vintage pornography into his collection, making...

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JULIAN ZIGERLI ON LOVE, COLOR, HUMOR AND POSITIVITY

JULIAN ZIGERLI ON LOVE, COLOR, HUMOR AND POSITIVITY

In spite of the global quarantine, Julian Zigerli is super busy! He runs a small (but fabulous) brand in Zurich, which is currently in the process of churning out masks using archival fabrics already in the studio. He was able to step away for a moment for a quick phone interview where we laughed at the insanity of the world, and discussed fashion, which for Julian, is more about joy than pretension. His technically executed clothes are designed to be modern and wearable (I’d wear anything he puts out). Julian’s attention to detail is clear in everything that he does,...

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STUART SANDFORD ENCAPSULATES 1421 LAVETA TERRACE

STUART SANDFORD ENCAPSULATES 1421 LAVETA TERRACE

In many ways, my time living at TOM House was defined by Stuart Sandford. Not only were his works prominently featured in the house during my residency, but he shepherded me around the queer art scene in LA. I won’t go into too much detail about our friendship, but let it suffice to say, he’s a real pal and a true lover of the arts. Stuart’s work spans the erotic gamut: photo, sculpture, film, writing, and curation. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world, as well as in numerous publications— my favorite, “The House...

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