This is the collection that started it all — porn downloaded from sex and social web sites starting in the late 90s. A hundred images grew to one then two thousand and inevitably the images spilled over into the studio. It documents the history of the selfie and the formation of a networked gay aesthetic. Moreover it’s a Self-portrait of me without picturing me.

Wallpaper installed in infamous bathroom at ABC No Rio, a progressive punk-rock collective in New York. This photo was taken years after the initial install just before the building was demolished. ABC saved the bathroom walls for their archive.
Photo courtesy of Jade Doskow.
Mark