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JAGC Photography Tour

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Raised by 76 people in 6 months
I am a  photographer who works in fine art. I have been building an outstanding body of work over the last ten years. My subjects are primarily creative portraiture and tableaux featuring Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Showgirls and Showboys of all kinds.
 
 From portraiture to socially and political imagery, I love to dive into creative image making that embraces and celebrates age, gender, beauty and of  course our differences.  

I have an incredible opportunity to have a beautiful, quality coffee table book of my work published by Norfolk Press in San Francisco.

The book will consist of carefully curated images from my archives and new bold images of some of our favorite entertainers, but I need to go where my subjects are  in order to finish the shots needed to perfectly complete my book.

Here is where I need your help--

I am asking for your assistance in raising funds for the travel and expenses. First stop is Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Vancouver, Portland ,Las Vegas, Palm Springs , Los Angeles, The more the campaign makes the more cities I will get to. 
 
 Perhaps your favorite entertainer is on the list? Want to make sure their image can be part of this project? Help me get to them so we can make it happen!


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Hi guys! Happy Pride! Here is a little update and video clips from some of the shoots on my JAGC PHOTOGRAPHY tour. 5-6 more cities to go ! Thank you for your love and support
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I definitely want to thank you guys for all the endless amount of love and support.
This photography tour has giving me an incredible opportunity to travel the country and work with some incredible folks that bring many so much joy.
I’m getting so much new work for my table book that will compliment some of my awesome older work. It is such an honor to be creating with so many artists that I would normally not get a chance to work with.

This work is a time capsule of performers from all walks of life. This new table book will feature my drag community, from legends to new hopefuls that I saw something magical in.

Like most of my work it is about celebrating Queens, kings, performance, movement, age, race, sensuality, politics, and the list goes on...

Some people have asked, “What makes you an expert on drag?”, and my response is simple...“ I have walked in those heels”.

Together we have raised about $4,600 through the gofundme campaign, and every penny has gone exclusively towards flights and checked bags. I’ve been fortunate that in every city I’ve been going to a friend, or a friend of a friend, puts me up and feeds me.
I’ve been to New York, Pennsylvania , New Orleans, Portland, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and San Francisco, and I want to hit at least 5-6 more cities this summer. I’m looking to turn in at least 250-300 images to Norfolk Press in San Francisco when they are all finished. I also have to buy the name of the book, so after everything is shot I go into editing mode for about 3-4 months - then the layout process begins...

Please donate what you can - even $5 will help get me closer to the next city or town, and help me fulfill a dream of a lifetime.
I have so many great stories that I will be sharing with you all about the images and the journey once we wrap it all up!

Thank you,
José
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Thank you Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon! Next stop Las Vegas ✨✨
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