Out & Proud: The Man with The Child in His Eyes

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For LGBT month, it seemed important to me to talk about the love of my life through my photos. He is the one who inspires me the most, the one I never miss when it comes to taking pictures. His love and strength makes him my muse. Even if life has not always been kind to us (and especially lately), it will always be there for me and I'll always be there for him.

Dawn, Taken using Lomo 400, Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day.

This picture means so much to me. A few years ago, my husband became seriously ill. I really thought I’d lose him. I felt the anxiety and fear of losing everything I had in life, his presence, his love, his support. I used for this photo, the image of the dawn as it represents renewal. This image is also often present in the film or tragedy.

“It’s a beautiful name, woman Narses. This is called the dawn.”
- Electre, Jean Giraudoux, Act II, Scene 10 final tirade.

Renewal, as I see here in the image of sunflower, a flower that is oriented towards the sun. The sun, the source of life and happiness, is a symbol of a cycle that repeats forever.

Here, like in Electre, the city was on fire but was rebuilt to be stronger and more beautiful.

Credits: jaybees80

The Dawn III, Taken using Rollei Crossbird, Diana F+

The tree is the source of life, which is why I often incorporate the whole image of trees when I take pictures of him. Water, trees, flowers — organic things that are continually reborn in an endless cycle: life, but also symbolically, that of love.

Credits: jaybees80

At a time when the democratic debate was at its height in France, we were disconcerted and shocked by all the violence and those who showed ignorance about us. Thats why at the time, I came up with my series The Tree in Love. It was necessary that we remain standing strong against intolerance.

I conclude this article with a musical note that expresses what it is for me:

A special thought for
atria007, for her words that are so comforting at this time.

written by jaybees80 on 2013-06-07 in #lifestyle #videos #arbres #tree #redscale #lover #love #sunflower #out-proud #tournesol #self-expression #reflection #lomography #lgbt #gay #analogue-lifestyle #man #art
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42 Comments

  1. aanum
    aanum ·

    Great Read :) i hope all the Best for you

  2. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Beautiful article <3

  3. jandra
    jandra ·

    great article, come to live to Spain!!=)

  4. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    Great read. I wish you the both the best!

  5. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @jandra, THANKS, I really love your country but don't have seen it since 1998 ....;(

  6. antea
    antea ·

    all the best my friend!! awesome article!!

  7. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    some loves, seem easier than others. for many people love is just a habit, a convention. these people can not tolerate difference, because it is the difference that undermines their supposed "normality". long live to your love!

  8. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Kinda shocked with the intolerance in France too! Never imagined it would be so violent... don't people have their own lives to care about?! Wish all the best to both of you!

  9. peterbalogh
    peterbalogh ·

    Sweet and beautiful... thank you!

  10. rik041
    rik041 ·

    Dear Jabee80, I am touched by your pictures and life story.
    Like these pictures very much, your words, your story.
    Kate Bush I've known for so many years, thanks for the song
    Love greeting rik.

  11. triky76
    triky76 ·

    Que bonito.

  12. weaver
    weaver ·

    lovely!

  13. wenlathestrange
    wenlathestrange ·

    Beatiful ! Thanks for sharing this with everyone :)

  14. avola
    avola ·

    very touching to share this with us!!!

  15. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    A nice assortment of photographs and text telling how the major issues of the day manifest themselves in ordinary people's lives.

  16. andyresag
    andyresag ·

    Great photos and article. All the best for both of you. Some reactionary forces won't stop the inevitable progress in thought, I think.

  17. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful article!! Love and support to you both!! I vaguely remember an anthropology lecture about 1970, where the teacher said that, prior to the 10th century, a lot of Christian congregations in southern and western Europe were really more interested in social stability than in who married who and had a liturgy to marry a boy to a boy or a girl to a girl, and most of the homophobic intolerance came into Europe with Persian Christians, driven out by Islamic expansion by fire and sword, who brought the seed of the Renaissance first to Italy. Think about Persia's difficulty with the very idea of the Spartan 300.

  18. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Love article....Best wishes...^..^

  19. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Love article....Best wishes...^..^

  20. phzhi
    phzhi ·

    Wish you have a beautiful life, my friend. : )

  21. gabthewanderer
    gabthewanderer ·

    Love it man, best of luck to both of you guys.

  22. andrus_n
    andrus_n ·

    beatiful story! all the best wishes!

  23. wolfinthewoods
    wolfinthewoods ·

    Poetic and touching article, your photos are outstanding, live your way and don't waste your power to the idiots ....

  24. hoseun
    hoseun ·

    Very touching indeed. All the best to you my dear friend. :)

  25. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    This is so lovely. I'm glad your husband recovered and you are sooo in love <3

  26. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    Love article....Best wishes...^..^

  27. lucaro
    lucaro ·

    Nice photos, great article! All the best to you my friend!

  28. wontonowisdom
    wontonowisdom ·

    Sorry for all of the ignorance and prejudice that you have faced! Best wishes to you and your husband!

  29. signals_pulsate
    signals_pulsate ·

    Love this pix. Cute guy : )

  30. deirdre89
    deirdre89 ·

    I am ashamed and apologize for this world that knows no tolerance and respect. all the best for you

  31. gatokinetik-o
    gatokinetik-o ·

    All my respects for you, my friend. Share the love, share the lomolove, share all the good and bad experiences :)

  32. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    all the best my friend :) @jaybees80

  33. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    Beautiful article :)

  34. peachy_yb89
    peachy_yb89 ·

    More power to you and the LGBT community! :D :D

  35. troch
    troch ·

    Lovely article! Wishing you continued strength and pride!

  36. 2y2son4
    2y2son4 ·

    Love it!

  37. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    Thank you for sharing. Best wishes!!

  38. hxloon
    hxloon ·

    Very sweet, I wish both of you happiness hand-in-hand together forever and ever.

  39. frau_inga
    frau_inga ·

    Thanks for sharing! Lots of love to both of you!

  40. yomimmo1
    yomimmo1 ·

    precioso!!

  41. druid
    druid ·

    Sad tone in a beautiful reflection! Peace, man :)

  42. jaybees80

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