I was a part of a group show at DSF Clothing on Haight here in San Francisco. The theme was “Floating City” and I was prompted with the idea of envisioning the future of this city - a world’s fair type notion of the possibilities of what could be. I ran with it in multiple directions, some straying further than others from the theme of the show, but this piece/idea had been bouncing around in my head for quite some time now. I love and appreciate well-built, studly, hot men as much as the next gay man, and walking around in the Castro you are bombarded with idealized imagery touted on posters and promos and flyers. I wanted to create an image showing what the majority of gay men look like here in SF. There’s nothing less fun than seeing a couple walking down the street where the men are both tall, white, buff, and identical to each other. But when I see a couple that looks real, sweet, distinct, and casual my heart can’t help but go “awwww.” What does this image have to do with the future of San Francisco? Well, I’m not entirely sure. But I’m glad I got it out of my head and onto paper.