Dwain Leland

The musings of a muse. See all of me here: http://white-steel.tumblr.com

“Finally, you ask if, by wanting queers to take pride in gay culture rather than joining you in a pas de deux on its grave, I’m ‘secretly rooting against the continued progress of our people.’ Nope, I really do want full equality for queers around the world—and I believe we’ll achieve it some day. But as we assimilate, I hope we’ll remember the lessons of our years of exile: We must watch out for one another; respect diversity; and question whether institutions really serve our needs before we leap on the bandwagon. When it comes to creating art, there’s something very valuable about being an outsider, about maintaining a bit of distance from which to clearly view and perhaps critique the mainstream—queers blending in completely would represent a great loss to world culture.”

—   June Thomas: Slate culture critic and editor of “Outward”, Slate’s LGBTQ section.

(Source: Slate)

On set with @errikosandreou for @JabeMakeup’s #OOBmagazine.
Assistance: #BenjaminLuiset
Studio location: #Athens, #Greece.
Composition en bleu, rouge et blanc.
#PietMondrian, 1937. (at Centre Pompidou)
Sans titre.
#FrancisPicabia, 1922. (at Centre Pompidou)
#Art. (at Centre Pompidou)
#Art. (at Centre Pompidou)
#Art.
Post-shoot #selfie with premiere photographer @samir_newsmile of @LASHmagazine, #Paris. (at Paris 9éme Arrondissement)

Shoot with @samir_newsmile of @LASHMagazine. #opulence (at 9th Arrondisement)

#Wardrobe: #Baubles.
@LASHmagazine (at 9th Arrondisement)
#Studio.
@LASHmagazine (at 9th Arrondisement)
#ShootingWith:
#LASHMagazine, #Paris. (at 9Th Arrondissement)
#Redux:#Paris. #Destination 6.
#EuropeanTour2014 (at 9Th Arrondissement)
#DoubleCapp. #London. (at Gran Caffé Londra)
The #StPancras #Renaissance #Hotel. Fit for a king… (at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel)