BEING RAISED IN A MACHO SOCIETY SUCH AS THE MEXICAN, BEING GAY AND CREATIVE AND FEELING THE IRRESISTABLE URGE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF… WHAT CAN YOU DO? FOR ANGELJOB IT WAS NO QUESTION. HE SIMPLY PUT HIMSELF OUT THERE, NOT TO BE IGNORED, AND TRANFORMED HIMSELF INTO THE ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MEXICAN GAY COMMUNITY.
He is obsessed with angels, a theme that repeatedly finds its way into his photographic work. And this is also where his chosen name comes from: AngelJob. Born into an artistic and liberal family, AngelJob was brought up with creativity. His father made a living as drummer and rocker, his mother was a model and fashion designer. And thus AngelJob danced and sang himself through his childhood years, and his innocent live was one of self-created cabarets and performances. And while photographing his accomplishers he soon came to realize the power and strength a photographic image could have.
Through his work AngelJob shows the wealth of diversity in the artistic Mexican gay society. AngelJob doesn’t only concentrate on the perfect faces and beautiful bodies. He looks for eroticism in every aspect. Which lead him to explore the deeper ins and outs of the leather scene, the universe of the Mexican drag queens and the world of the transsexuals. This curiosity, this interest in his fellow human being and dedication to the underground movements of Mexico City, has made AngelJob a characteristic photographer and personality in his city. And all that has resulted in a porfolio that holds portraits of a large variety of gay men, some of them strippers and escorts, some radio and TV entertainers, dancers and graphic artists. And all of them angels
AngelJob’s photography combines all his talents and skills he developed in his childhood years. And each portrait is a small scene, a little cabaret by itself, and a littel angle captured by his camera. The Mexican society is well known for its macho Latin character. But AngelJob’s work is a testimony to the flamboyant side of the community. And it is the unmistakable verification of how colorful Mexcian life is. –BM-
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