Stephen McPadden

Stephen McPadden’s Portrait

Just before, just after

From a young age, I always found a form of escapism in the coastal landscape. A space offering a calming experience, an unfixed horizon with limitless possibilities. Possibilities of freedom, of acceptance, to love who I wanted to, and even be loved. Now, as an adult, I can return to this landscape and find this escapism within. 

Just before, just after is a love letter to my youth, and takes place in a landscape I found so freeing while coming to terms with my sexuality. Adopting a fashion editorial style this work embraces queer identity by using gay models while employing a strong sensibility around narrative and place. 

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