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SEMPER FIDELIS (2013) is an homage to and conceptual portrait of a dear friend who succumbed to cancer in 2013. A former Marine, a published writer, and a gay man living with HIV, Deke embodied the contradictions of gender and sexual identity that define modern queer experience. In these kaleidoscopic photo abstractions, I wanted to evoke the pageantry of gay male identities, the military, and Baroque aesthetics in the organic and cloud-like forms found in Deke's collection of undergarments.

Semper Fidelis (No. 8901)
       
     
Semper Fidelis (No. 8901)
Semper Fidelis (No. 8906)
       
     
Semper Fidelis (No. 8906)
Semper Fidelis (No. 8892)
       
     
Semper Fidelis (No. 8892)