The Pink Choice
Even though many people seem to be open about homosexuality, it turned out to be untrue when I showed people photos of homosexual couples in intimate moments. Most of them found the photos disgusting and unacceptable. This reaction was a source of inspiration to me. My goal was to make photos about homosexuals that incite feelings of romantic love that is natural and beautiful. I chose to capture casual daily activities of the couples that can be familiar to anyone. By doing so, I hope to make the audience become interested, then gradually empathize with homosexual people.
Many projects/artworks on homosexuality in Vietnam tend to focus on either deviances (especially in movies, with images of homosexuals portrayed in ridiculous clothing and make-up, mincing, shrewish or rude manners…) or symbolic images. In photography, homosexuals are not presented as themselves in pictures. And if they are, they’re usually photographed from behind or with masks on. These all foster weird and absurd images of homosexuals rather then present more understanding perspectives. In turn, homosexuals become even more intimidated and isolated.
The Pink Choice has a different approach as it seeks out personal stories using direct language: documentary photography to capture real moments and real people.
Moreover, stories about homosexuality in Vietnam and also in the world usually end in tragedy, especially in movies. On one hand, this tragic style of storytelling can make audience become more sympathetic and understanding of the difficulties that homosexuals experience. On the other hand, the drama of homosexuals can also cause misunderstandings that lives of homosexuals are vulnerable and regretful, and that the choice to “come out” is an incredible effort against the community’s way of life. The point is, in real life, there are many homosexual people who live happily with their identity. There are homosexual couples who love, nurture and build a happy family life together.
The Pink Choice is a series of photos about the love of homosexual couples which focus on living spaces, the affectionate touches, and more importantly, the synchronized rhythm of lovers sharing life together. Viewers may not feel the personalities of the subjects in the photos, but hopefully they can feel the warmth of their love and caring. In way, I wanted to show what I see of homosexual people and not how they see themselves.
Photographer: Maika Elan
THIS MADE MY SO HAPPY I CAN´T EVEN TELL YOU
I made such happy noises when he made a face when she calls him that and then he explicitly calls her out and it’s great.
And I think if Kurt were in his shoes here and now, he would too? But when Kurt and Rachel start being friends, Kurt is so desperately lonely, and now enough time has passed in their relationship, he brushes off things he probably wouldn’t from anyone but her.
But I love Elliot and wish he would stay.
Rachel shouldn’t even be making comments like this in the first place … you know … have two gay fathers and all
jack whitehall and russell howard are national treasures
just look at
imagine how proud the queen must be
I fucking love these two so much <3
Thermochromic table by Jay Watson
imagine banging someone on that table
Before and After Pictures of Animals Growing Up [via]
Previously: Animals Using Other Animals as Pillows
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
this movie is EVERYTHING to me
literally my favorite thing about the ENTIRE MOVIE is thinking about this. bc. okay. there are three avengers who could easily ascend stark tower and reach tony’s apartment and three who’d have to ride along. so did hulk grab steve and tony grab clint and thor grab natasha and all just fly up there with varying degrees of grace? or did they, as a group, walk into the lobby of stark tower and push the elevator button and wait for it to open? did hulk fit? did they shuffle around because they set off the weight alarm? and like, tony and steve go up? and clint and thor? and natasha waits with hulk last because she’s starting to feel real warm toward him? or did they all go up together? silent and exhausted? hulk nodding his head to the muzak?
EVERY POSSIBILITY IS A DELIGHT.
I never even thought about that
kurt + being 100000% done with pezberry’s shit
Saw this for the first time today. I just love Tom being like, “YAY PEOPLE! I WILL PUT THIS IN MY MOUTH SO THAT I MAY SIGN MORE THINGS.”
And Luke just being all, “bb. no. There are cameras and you are not a golden retriever.”
Ben Whishaw for anotherman 2007
"We actually didn’t shoot our scene at the same time. We were in separate rooms. I just did it with a green screen instead of Ben."
"We couldn’t stand the sight of each other."