I am creating a fine art photography project, based on fears of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer community. Many are not accepted in society and some have been abused physically and emotionally. However, at the end, one’s own mind is what is hurting oneself the most. Photographs will be portrayed throughout a narrative of nightmares from my vision to explore subconscious fear, the fear that continues to haunt the subjects with or without the counterpart's harassment. The nightmares can also be interpreted as universal fears that I hope everybody will resound. I am hoping that this project will not only wake and give courage to gay people to be strong, but also make people understand the pain LGBTQ community is go through.
Oneida C.- I can no longer find my way back... back to God, back to my family. I've lost the me I thought I knew. If straight is no longer my path, do I cross the caution line and forge a new way of being?
Manut B.- Guilt, I felt it almost every night after the passing of my mother. I did not know what to do to make up for what I have done..for who I am. She did not know but she sure does now. I was running, begging, feeling pain. I stopped. Now I realized, I am forgiven..., by "me".