Complicit, photographs of older men, is about the existential reality all humans face.
In 2010, my grandmother died. It was a difficult time for my family.
So I started making portraits of older men to learn about aging.
In contemporary culture, there is almost no representation of older people, even less older gay people.
For 8 years, from 2010 - 2018, I sought out, photographed, and maintained relationships with older men in an effort to learn how to age without bitterness or fear.
My early 20s were colored by anger frustration and loss. But as I photographed these men, learned their stories—some triumphant, others heartbreaking—I gained a fresh perspective on masculinity and aging that, I believe, needs to be seen.
When I first showed this work, the title photograph was turned into a meme that circulated beyond my control. No commercial gallery would touch it.
Now, I am delighted to be presenting it as a series of NFTs.
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