Styled by Denver fashion designer Mondo Guerra for the 2007 gay pride issue of Metromode Magazine, this image was also exhibited in an international photography exhibit at the Center for Fine Art Photography last year. The heightened contrast of the colorful, outstretched hand against the model’s ultra-pale complexion evokes a variety of interpretations. Is the image political in nature? Does it provide a visual commentary on the process of coming out? Or is it simply a stylized reflection of the gay community itself?
I am a fine art photographer in Denver, Colorado. My work runs the gamut from high-end fashion to the deconstruction of masculinity. My curiosity and appreciation for the many different methods art is created and perceived has led to a diverse expression. I find myself drawn to a multitude of different themes, mediums and how they all relate and object to each other. My work stems from a belief that art is in everything.