young negro queers at the bayou: new orleans, Louisiana - 2019
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We don't usually talk about sex. Or, as my friend told me "any time we talked about the body or sex growing up, it was a bad thing". The general conversation around sex within our society is limited and typically negative. It seems defenses are heightened in the midst of the Medias attention to sexual violence, identity politic debates, or human rights issues. Sex work and HIV/AIDS remain stigmatized - shame, guilt, and secrecy abound - and the link between sexuality and mental health is apparent. On the other side of that exist space for open dialogs, healing, wider collective understandings of human sexuality, and how we communicate about it all. 


"Variable Embrace" is a conversation based social experience backed by visual media. Since June of 2018, I have met and photographed 18 individuals using analog film, and gathered various audio interviews, video, and drawings.


This project is still in development. For any questions or if you'd like to get involved contact me: mail@bilhan.website

stripped in the hunting blind: bavaria, germany - 2018

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alain and lin: leuven, belgium - 2018

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modified singlet: berlin, germany - 2018

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finns sneakers: berlin, germany - 2018

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stefan as juwelia: berlin, germany - 2018

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stefan as stefan: berlin, germany - 2018

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cowboys in early evening: berlin, germany -2018

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guntrams boots: berlin, germany - 2018

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tangerine and conversation: berlin, germany - 2018

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