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. 2009.

NY Photo Festival
ABC No Rio
Rencontres d’Arles 
Wallpaper installed for Gay Men Play at the NY Photo Festival, curated by Chris Boot.

Photo courtesy of Stephan Ruiz.