ARTIST: ANTWAN THOMPSON

The reason why I want to be part of this platform is because as a queer and African American person like me can’t find acceptance. I do not have access where I am allowed to be me, to be raw as I want or to be free as I want. I have to limit myself in order to play their rules of acceptance. I heard about Balaclava.Q and read the website. I realize I found a safe place where I can submit without judgement.

From the PUG series by Antwan Thompson

The purpose of this photoshoot is about control. I want to advertise my power as I am his master. The submissive role and the dominant role is what I am interested in and curious about what power do I have. What you see here is the power dynamic between the pug and me (the dom). As he striped off his control one by one, I was able to capture the willing to please me and you.

From the PUG series by Antwan Thompson
From the PUG series by Antwan Thompson
From the PUG series by Antwan Thompson
From the PUG series by Antwan Thompson

To explore Thompson’s works further please visit their website and Instagram.

For more queer contemporary art please visit www.balaclavadotq.net.

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