Title: Visible Self
Model: Felipe Ramirez
Make Up: Adriana Pacheco
I hadn’t seen Felipe in like two years, he moved to San Francisco to continue his journey as an artist. I’m proud of him, I tried that once and it didn’t work out. I met Felipe when I was like 15 years old, I didn’t have that many friends into art at that age so I loved his friendship even though at that time it hardly involved making art. Felipe came out to me right before making his move to SF, it was fucken rad, I was stoked for his independence in a new city. For those two years I checked in on him here and there to hear his naughty guy on guy stories and of course to hear how the art was going. Finally, he was coming to visit.
I asked him to get naked for me but he denied that real quick hahaha I asked Adri to paint him for me. I was excited to work with the two humans that are pretty fucken special to my being.
Adri is really good at what she does, she nailed the make up application. I’m glad Felipe got comfortable with me and getting his photo taken. Even though he didn’t get undressed for The Beauty of Men series this is still about self love- also open to interpretation.