The encyclopedic nature of my work is seen in Faggots, in which I invited gay men indiscriminately to pose in a completely neutral environment, either clothed or naked by their choice. Rhetorical devices generally associated with fine art portrait photography have not been employed. Nuances of lighting, focal length and pose that work to convey information regarding a subject’s status and interior life are eliminated. The repetition of pose and setting exploits the cameras, and the general population's, claims to objectivity, reducing the visible differences between those pictured to their most basic physical characteristics.
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