My photographic work examines life before the AIDS epidemic. By creating imagery with Al Parker, one of the most famous gay porn stars of the 1970s, I have created a stand in, producing photographs that memorialize and draw attention to a lost generation of gay men. The process of making these new pictures and reworking images from the past has allowed me to catalog and emphasize a neglected history, one that is imbued with my own fantasies of a place and time which I never lived through.
I was born at the height of the AIDS crisis. My uncle died shortly thereafter from HIV complications. I have no recollection of who he was or what he looked like. My work investigates the lives of men like my uncle who have faded from our memory.
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