How do you immortalise that significant milestone in your life? Why not trap that in amber or, alternatively, as a snapshot? Having spearheaded ‘Out in Japan’, a photo project about LGBTQ people in Japan, celebrated photographer and filmmaker, Leslie Kee, cast his eye back home and had an open call to local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals who are out for the ‘Out in Singapore‘ Project. Besides portraying Singaporeans who are opened about their sexuality, this exhibition also aims to educate the public in accepting and supporting those who wish to come out.
Other than these projects and his fashion works with Kate Moss and top-tier labels such as Yohji Yamamoto, the Japan-based Kee is also the official photographer for NHK’s project in support of both Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
‘Out in Singapore’ hopes to shine a ‘gentle spotlight’ on the beautiful faces of 150 portraits of local LGBTQ participants rendered in elegant black and white in hopes for the public to familiarise themselves with members of the marginalised community.
The ‘Out in Singapore’ project exhibition by Leslie Kee is free to the public and runs from now till July 29 at Intermission Bar.