photography by Daphne Chan
direction and words by Sasha Velour
(Thanks to Iru Ba and Paula Lombardi)
For Velour: The Drag Magazine, Issue 2. Sasha Velour and photographer Daphne Chan took inspiration from surrealist and realist painters to create mood-pictures that capture the very real experience of grieving in public. The piece is dedicated to Sasha's mother Jane, who died 5 days after the release of the magazine's inaugural issue. Jane was a fierce advocate for non-violence and community activism. The books and clothes in this shoot belonged to her.