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Calvin Holbrook


The hyper-sexualisation of gay men within LGBT media and the rapidly changing landscape of gay dating are addressed in a series of tongue-in-cheek collage works. Contemporary gay dating is undergoing a radical shift with the proliferation of smartphone dating apps, where men are often reduced to emotionless, clickable torsos which make sex as easy as ordering a pizza.

Likewise, the gay media's emphasis and promotion of sex, physique and partying puts pressure on young gay men to conform to these specific mentalities, helping fuel the issues of bareback sex, narcissism, drug use and body image pressures that run throughout the queer community.

Do the gay scene and LGBT media help to perpetuate and encourage these myths about gay men or do they simply reflect the truth about how gay men really live their lives today?

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http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin Holbrook Self Absorbed.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Eat-It-Lo_v3.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Good-Evening-Lads-Lo_v3.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Wild-Animal-Trap_Lo.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Ballwork-Lo_v3.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Your-Reward-Will-Be-Death.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin Holbrook The Early Bird Catches The Worm.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Top-Off-The-Poppers-lo.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin Holbrook The Killing Moon.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin Holbrook Closet Case.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin Holbrook Ill Use This.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Aargh!-LoRes.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin-Holbrook-Brut-Force-LoRes.jpg
http://www.calvin-holbrook.com/files/gimgs/th-52_Calvin Holbrook My Favourite Waste Of Time.jpg
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