story of my life.
everyone makes them out to be so intense and cool but i know in my heart that they are mega nerds
|—||Albert Einstein (via psych-facts)|
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
If you are a writer
And you say you haven’t already thought about the fandom of your book
And that you aren’t already thinking about all the fan art and shipping there will be
you are lying
THE GIFSET I’VE BEEN WAITING MY ENTIRE LIFE FOR.
i hate every last one of you
and i say
Sleeping Beauty Animation
I have just been sitting and staring at this for the longest time. I mean, LOOK AT IT. Look how outstanding this animation is. All by hand. The way her hair moves, the way the lines in that skirt move, everything is perfect. It’s hypnotizing.
Ain’t no party like a Microsoft paint party
i like how the gray/black/white squares are like
“can u not”
alice in wonderland/through the looking glass is one of those things u just want to make revamps of (very loosely based on the original tbh)
Hey 8’D I hope you don’t mind I did some fan art of your designs OAO I really liked them, and thought they were sooo pretty and just HNNNG <3 ;v;
YALLLLL LOOK AT THIS „, papabay u are so lovely and so is your art!!! (the lil hearts u drew on QoH’s cheeks though ohh hHH my gosh marina and the diamonds lvl gorgeousness 人´//∀//` )