Thursday, June 17, 2010

match up the innards

i respect a person who is actually him- or herself.  even better when the "self" is a complete anomaly.  enter jon.

there are about a million things about jonny that would probably surprise those who didn't know him, but it all makes sense when you go to his home.  he's a world-renowned tattoo artist and avid hunter.  he builds, he paints, he gardens, he cooks and he wears cowboy boots.  if i had never met jon, and i spent 10 minutes in his house, i would probably be able to paint a very clear picture of him.  i love it when a person has taken the time to figure out who they are, and it shows in the space where they exist.

antlers are everywhere; either trophies from his own hunt, or something he found along the way.  his paintings are perfectly placed and varied.  his kitchen is customized and self-made, complete with a vintage stove and a whiskey/wine cabinet.  more antlers.  a homemade meal every night. the interior of jon's home mirrors who he is inside.  it's ideal; we should all try to blur the lines between who we are and what we create.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

wear it with pride

summer finally showed this last weekend with impeccable timing.  last year's gay pride festivities were overcast and rainy, and it's never advisable to dampen a tranny.  thank god we made it to sunny and 80 degrees.  it was perfect for a Pre-Pride Pool Party a la Pond.  i love it when people look good; when they actually wear what they wear.  if you can do that, the clothes don't really matter.  so, it goes without saying, that i ADORE it when what they wear happens to be next to nothing.

my friends showed up in unpredictable poolside garb; fabulous heels, roller skates, silky robes, short, short short-shorts (trust me, the repetition is necessary).  it was amazing and perfect.  the norm is a snooze.  lose the board shorts and t-shirt, and make an attempt to stand out in some way.  summer's here, people.  put it on.

photos by joshua sarlo