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UNTITLED QUEEN

aka

MATTHEW DE LEON

is a

VISUAL ARTIST,

DRAG QUEEN

& GRAPHIC DESIGNER

who lives and works in BROOKLYN. She was born and raised on GOVERNOR’S ISLAND, NY until its shutdown in 1996. She received her BFA from the UNIVERSITY OF CONNETICUT and her MFA in visual arts from PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN. She is a GRAPHIC DESIGNER @ BRIC, a cultural organization in Brooklyn.

WE shot her as she got ready for BOTTOMS UP, a weekly UNDERWEAR PARTY, with her cohort LADY SIMON.

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TAKE A LOOK SEE and some of her fabulous work below:

The boyfriends are separated for the summer; The actor away at summerstock, and the artist at home in the apartment. In a duet apart, they search for each other in song.

Credits:
performed by Matthew de Leon and Adam Kee
edited by Matthew de Leon

Song:
“Somewhere Out There”, 1986
copyrighted and written by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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Me and the Standards

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Self Portrait
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Chain Gang

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Ribs

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Millions of Crushes

She COHOSTS a monthly drag show on the 2nd thursday of every month called CALENDAR GIRLS with LUCY BALLS @ TNT in Williamsburg.

CHECK OWT

matthewdeleon.com

sam bSAM BRANMAN IS

DESIGNER

DJ

+

PHOTOGRAPHER

BORN in the CATSKILLS.

He is pictured here with his partner in crime ERIC getting dressed in a leprechaun outfit HE MADE for a CHERYL (http://cherywillruinyourlife.info) an art collective based in BROOKLYN who make videos, do performance art, and throw a long-running series of costumed theme-parties.

He has a BFA in PHOTOGRAPHY from the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, SUNY and recently earned a certificate in PATTERNMAKING from the FASHION INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY.

He started out as a PHOTOGRAPHER, shooting the things he loved. His primary subjects are his friends and hobbies, shooting some of the same people for ten years. He began shooting COSPLAYERS shortly after he began COSPLAYING himself at anime conventions in Baltimore, Dallas, and New Jersey. During and after college Sam performed with THE TERROR PIGEON DANCE REVOLT!(http://theterrorpigeondancerevolt.com/), making costumes, taking photos during every show from the middle of the crowd, and shooting the cover and other exterior art for the debut album, as well as recording some back-up vocals. In the past few years, he has appeared in videos and performed with CHERYL.

Originally starting out as half a JOKE, creating and interpreting costumes and day-to-day outfits became his primary means of expression. Sam MAKES clothes that are as much about people as his photography is. Custom pieces, spandex, comfortable knits, and borderline-insane prints all feature heavily in his design aesthetic. Body-baring, occasionally confrontational, and blending MASCULINE and FEMININE style, his work is always focused on FUN.

CHECK OUT HIS WORK

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA pr8pr23wyzyrdSam can be found on the DANCEFLOOR, on the ACTUAL FLOOR sewing, online, and occasionally DJing at Rock Bar’s KINK night.

CONNECT with HIM
TUMBLR:
http://tenyards.tumblr.com
http://murder-shewore.tumblr.com

INSTAGRAM:
@blamsamran

TWITTER:
@blamsamran

ETSY SHOP

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TenYards

DJ MIXES:
http://www.mixcloud.com/blamsamran/

PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE:
http://sambranman.com

BellaBELLA FRANKS is an

ARTIST

PHOTOGRAPHER

CREATIVE.

Her work focuses  on the HUMAN FORM.

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She completed a foundation year of art at CITY & GUILDS in London before studying Sociology & History of Art at University. After this she completed a foundation in commercial photography to increase her skill set in creative outputs. She has worked on art event teams at charities & teaches a weekly drawing class to homeless people at CRISIS. She also hosts a number of life drawing classes across London as well as running a weekly pop-up life drawing session and lunch at her own home which is attended by a wide group of her creative friends, including musicians, artists, photographers and the like.

Bella works more jobs than she has fingers & tends to fly between them on her ROLLER BLADES. She loves life, particularly when it’s experienced on wheels. She dresses in as many COLOURS as she can & her bag is always filled with colouring pencils and pens for her to inject into her life drawing studies. She is inspired by the energy of others & works to illuminate this through her work.

WE shot her in her house and garden sporting a vintage 60s dress from Screaming Mimi’s as well as a variety of hats.

FOLLOW/INTERACT with HER on

TWITTER @BellaFranks

&

INSTAGRAM @Bella_Franks