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
I saw this before and IT GOT BETTER.
I need one.
I’m sorry. Can we just go back to the bit where you just have a LAWN DINOSAUR? Where can I get one of those?
THEY FUCKING DRESSED IT UP AS BARNEY FUCKING BARNEY YES HAHAHAHAH
Lupita Nyong’o forthe March issue of ESSENCE Magazine. In the 4-page spread entitled, “Lupita Shines”, the actress shared her feelings about her major award nominations and how she’s dealing with the brightness of the spotlight.
Want to know her beauty regimen? The stunner keeps things as simple and natural as possible.
“She moisturizes with argan oil, pomegranate oil and kukui oil from Hawaii interchangeably[,] and removes her makeup with avocado oil. Should she ever break out – which is rare – she spot-treats with a fresh garlic clove. “My mother instilled in me that nature knows best,” she says.”
buying all that shit
If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!
yo fuck this i aint gonna call no beekeeper i’m moving before i’m dead
I’m going to call an exterminator so the exterminator can kill them. I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that there are less bees in the world.
No bees = no food.
No food = no life.
Congratulations on destroying the world.
Because you seem to not understand that bees pollinate flowers and literally bees are the reason we have food.
Did you guys even watch bee movie
you really really must call a bee keeper!
People who believe money can’t buy happiness have obviously never been in debt
i hate this line its literally just “shut up poor people”
like maybe money doesnt buy happiness per se but you know being able to go out sometimes and have a life does, being able to buy your family nice presents for christmas does, knowing you can pay your bills does …
Welcome everyone! For my first ever post on my PCOSupport page, I’ve decided to put together a collage of posters from my favorite (and quite frankly, the best) advertising/awareness campaign for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Watch this space!
Reminder that PCOS Awareness Month is in September :)