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A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Wows

What does it look like to be queer in 2020?

LA-based, British photographer Magnus Hastings has the answer. 300 of them to be exact.

In Rainbow Revolution, out today, Hastings explores the LGBTQIA community in a series of exquisite photos taken over two years. Each subject (or subjects) pose in a custom-made white box, which became a three-dimensional canvas that elicited both poses and performances.

What makes the book really special is its use of everyday, un-famous people, not just celebrities. But there are plenty of them for good measure, including Kathy Griffin, Jade Thirlwall, Luke Evans, Boy George, Peppermint, Adore Delano, Eureka O’Hara , Alaska Thunderfuck, Gigi Gorgeous and Nico Tortorella.

What a spread.

Not only does it make for one of the most spectacular coffee table books of the year, its artistic relevance shines. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter.

And also gives us more than a few ideas for our next selfie shoot.

Rainbow Revolution by Magnus Hastings
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All photos by Magnus Hastings