My mom tried to grow a lemon tree here in rainy Washington state.
David Wojnarowicz wore this jacket in 1988, just 4 years before he’d ultimately die from AIDS. Sadly, just a few years ago some of his artistic work was censored at the Smithsonian. People in power are still content to try and erase his history and the continued struggles of people with AIDS
JJ Levine- Switch
The series "Switch" is a brilliant extrapolation of Levine’s earlier works. A viewer giving these images a passing glance might say that these are just nice double portraits of two couples in prom-style suits and dresses. A closer inspection will reveal that these aren’t four different people, but two models who switch attires between each take.
Levine plays around with the conventional ideas of portraiture: strong distinguishing features between male and female roles (accented by the prom-like attire), masculine and feminine poses, dark and pastel colors, and others small details that might not be given a second glance in an ordinary portrait. Here however, the presence or absence of each gender aspect accentuates the differences.