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Former Ukraine. In the south of Putin's Crimea, a giant factory with chimneys is built: a Crematorium for gays. Four couples are picked to test a new machine to turn them straight. Torture, interrogation, death and cleansing in the fiery furnace await them.
Earlier this month I profiled Asylum, featuring the art and images from visual artist Alexander Kargaltsev. Kargaltsev's new work and exhibit, Crematorium, is set to take the stage May 31st at Shetler Studios & Theatres Inc in New York. Persecution remains a passionate core of Kargaltse's work with Crematorium a powerful protest of Vladimir Putin’s antigay legislation in Russia and occupied Crimea. Check it out if you're in the NY area, maybe see if you can drag Kimberly and Beck and Amy Kushnir along with you. Persecution is not confined to countries outside US borders.
'As You sail thru life, don't avoid rough waters, sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor.'
Last week at this time I introduced FH readers to photographer Nathan Scott and his work with model Gregory Stiles. (Fleet Week) Inspired by the sailor hat Nathan picked up prior to the shoot, a Fleet Week theme was created. My story last week ended with a sneak peak of how Gregory spent his seven days and the climatic culmination of our sailor's shore leave.
Like many of you, I couldn't get enough of Nathan's collaboration with Gregory. Within the many captures Nathan shared with me for the piece, there were many featuring Gregory with his girlfriend, so I decided to save some of my favorite images of the two of them, for a follow-up. It was clear from the images of Gregory alone, Nathan had an eye for form and body design. It is clear from this set, Nathan is also skilled at capturing that unseen, but undeniable chemistry felt between a couple in love, or maybe more precisely... in lust.