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There’s an incredible sense of both empowerment and vulnerability present in these black-and-white photographs, taken by Rotimi Fani-Kayode, that explores the complexities of sexuality and hypersexuality, eroticism, intimacy, agency - or lack of, tradition and race - all highly critical aspects that form part of the experiences of many black gay men.

With a short-lived career that spanned between 1982 and his death at the age of 34 in 1989, the Nigerian-born artist centered most of his work on the many factors in his life that spoke to the tensions in his life that resulted from his constant sense of otherness. Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1955, Fani-Kayode was part of a prominent Yoruba family who eventually moved to Brighton, England in 1966 to escape a military coup in the country and the ensuing Biafra war. From the age of 12, Fani-Kayode would continually struggle with frictions caused by his layered and intersectional identities of being a black, African, gay man, something he would eventually convey and express through his art work.

“On three accounts I am an outsider: in matters of sexuality; in terms of geographical and cultural dislocation; and in the sense of not having become the sort of respectably married professional my parents might have hoped for.”

"My identity has been constructed from my own sense of otherness, whether cultural, racial or sexual. The three aspects are not separate within me. Photography is the tool by which I feel most confident in expressing myself. It is photography therefore — Black, African, homosexual photography — which I must use not just as an instrument, but as a weapon if I am to resist attacks on my integrity and, indeed, my existence on my own terms.”

September: Highlighting African Photographers

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nearlyvintage:

FREDDIE MERCURY

nearlyvintage:

FREDDIE MERCURY

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Everything I know I learned from the Rocky Horror Picture Show

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1. Gay is okay. image

2. Straight is okay. image

3. Crazy is awesome. image

4. Transvestites are fine. image

5. Rock ‘n roll is fantastic. image

6. How to do the time warp. image

7.Balding men can be cool. image

8. Wheelchair-bound doesn’t make you anything less than you are. image

9.Feeling sexy is nothing to be ashamed of. image

10.Dress to express. image

11. Don’t dream it, be it. image

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likeafieldmouse:

The first ever photographs of lightning shot by amateur photographer William N. Jennings between 1885 and 1890

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myonlyfrearofdeath:

This is like so simple but so cool…

myonlyfrearofdeath:

This is like so simple but so cool…

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“You [Prince] have to write about sex, so you must not be intrinsically sexy. I don’t have to write about sex because I am intrinsically sexy.”

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/stevie-nicks-haim-interview/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1&

You [Prince] have to write about sex, so you must not be intrinsically sexy. I don’t have to write about sex because I am intrinsically sexy.”

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/stevie-nicks-haim-interview/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1&

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