“I first became interested in using photography as a medium of artistic expression in the mid 1980s. It was a time when, as a young man, I was coming to terms with my own sexuality against a backdrop of political intolerance and a media that was referencing gay men as harbingers of disease in relation to AIDS.
I was influenced by writers and philosophers who referenced the way photography is deployed to reinforce concepts of belonging and otherness in relation to class, race and gender. Making images that respond to themes of gender, belonging and otherness has been a major preoccupation in my work.”
Kings, Queens & Fairy Tales: One Day My Prince Will Come by John Paul Evans (4/5)