Am I Blue?

This project is called ‘Am I Blue?’. It is about illness and survival, hope and regret, how one can be both joyful and fearful. It tells of my experience as a HIV+ man and a long term survivor. I hope that this work resonates with other people living with life threatening illnesses and those who have loved them.

In the last few years, I’ve been creating visual images that capture different aspects of being positive. Facing HIV has been a major task of my adult life. These images expose the struggles that might exist alongside well-being and gratitude.

The effects of years of struggle, uncertainty and survival has marked me in many ways creating unexpected symbols and unforeseen reactions. I’ve seen other respond in similar ways. Some of my self portraiture, not only represents myself but also others. 

Some of the photographs from this series have been presented in the following shows and forums

Here’s a picture of me at the SF Camerawork’s show with my self portrait, Am I Blue?

Me posing in from of my photograph, Am I Blue? at the SF Cameraworks show on Jan. 17, 2014.

Me posing in from of my photograph, Am I Blue? at the SF Cameraworks show on Jan. 17, 2014.