Long time, no see. It's been a while, I know. I have been a busy bee this spring and summer with research and writing taking up my spare time, so blogging has been on the backburner this year.
But I am making a bit of a cameo to show a brand new queer vintage themed photo series that Jirina Alanko and I brainstormed.
I have previously touched upon my frustrations regarding heterosexism in the vintage scene and in the history of mainstream visual culture. It can be frustrating when you're queer and really into old films and photographs, and when the massive majority of the material focuses on depicting heterosexual coupling, romance and sexuality.
So like with our previous noir themed series, Jirina and I wanted to highlight queer visibility in the vintage scene. Drawing inspiration from Finnish films of the 1930s, our attempt is reimagine the heterosexist history of romantic imagery by depicting two women enamoured with each other.
A little bit about our outfits later - meanwhile, we hope you enjoy these!