Here are some recent portraits as part of my ongoing non-binary series - if anyone is interested in participating in the series feel free to reach out any time! I am located in Montreal but do travel fairly often. This project has grown a lot over the years, it is something I do for free out of love and am happy to make fun/honest/gender-affirming portraits of any fellow trans/gender-non-conforming ppl out there (non-binary or not) any time, don’t hesitate to ask
Hobbes in my room (she/they). Hobbes is one of my favorite photographers, you can see her work here: https://www.hhobbess.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/hhobbess/
Arielle (she/her) in my studio in the fall. Arielle is an amazing Cree two-spirit writer and sex educator, you can see her work here: https://arielletwist.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/arielletwist/
& Kris (they/them) in my studio this fall as well. Haven’t edited all of this shoot yet but here is a preview! Kris is a wonderful drag artist & dj, you can follow them here: https://www.instagram.com/awwful/
To go along with my solo exhibition of the same title, Arizona O’Neill and I collaborated on a short film this fall, which we premiered at the exhibition and today it has premiered online on Adolescent. You can view it here, along with some words by myself & Arizona on the project, and some images of the opening night : https://adolescent.net/a/me-vs-others-short-film
& here are some images of the exhibition and opening night :
next up will be more non-binary portrait photos, and some new personal projects I am working on <3
Here are a few images from my installation “me vs others” at The Letter Bet- the exhibition is on view until November 27 in Montreal! You can also purchase the exhibition artwork on the Letter Bet’s website here: https://www.theletterbet.ca/collections/laurence-philomene
I’ve also made a playlist for the exhibition which you can listen to here : https://www.theletterbet.ca/blogs/listen/welcome-home-074
in related news, an interview I did with my dear friend Clara about a year ago came out this week in BOMB magazine, which is a huge honour. You can read that here: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/gender-dysphoria-laurence-philomene-interviewed/
Hi! My solo exhibition at The Letter Bet in Montreal is coming up in just a week!
The opening night is November 8, from 6 to 9 pm, with a special showing of the short film I’ve co-directed with Arizona O’Neill at 7 pm. Hope to see you there if you’re in Montreal! The exhibition will be up until November 27.
I’m making a few very special edition cmyk screenprints for the occasion as well ~
You can rsvp to the opening on facebook & read more information on the gallery’s website as well.
Lucky’s butt & satin, 2017 - the day after my solo show opens, this amazing group show I have work in also opens in LA at @juniorhighla curated by @irrisrray 💖 event link & info below:
“Boys Will Be Boys” is a photography group show that tells stories about masculinity, ones that expand and challenge our cultural expectations for masculine identity. In our work, the nine contributing artists lend our unique voices to the subject by representing masculinity in ways that have historically been denied visibility. Each of us has felt the negative impact of masculine ego in our lives - from ridicule, to abuse, to erasure of identity. This show allows us an important opportunity to subvert the masculine qualities upheld by tradition and normalize diverse expressions of masculinity. It’s a defiant celebration. ♥
The exhibit will be hosted at Junior High in Hollywood, running from November 9-30!