Through his Queer Aperture project, photographer Jeffrey Horvitz has spent years documenting the LGBTQ communities of Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C. He’s well aware that a picture paints a whole mess of words, but here he offers a few actual words to better acquaint us with his dynamic subjects.
What is your name?
How long have you lived in Portland?
When did you first notice that gayness existed?
When I was 8 or 9 my brother came out to me. [I had] my first girlfriend at 13.
What would you consider a guilty pleasure?
I no longer experience guilt in my life.
You are having a dinner party of 6; whom would you invite?
Ellen, Whoopi, John Travolta, Pink, Sharon Stone, and Elton John
What would you consider a perfect meal?
One that includes my favorite foods, made fresh and served to me all day.
What would be a perfect day off?
Snuggling, meditating, hiking, reading, watching a movie, making yummy food
Too many to choose
Cannot choose just one
Least favorite word?
Favorite swear word?
For fuck’s sake
What is your profession?
Global Shift Leader, Conscious Evolution Teacher, Energy Worker, Life Coach
If you could change your profession with a snap of your fingers what would choose?
A personal Energy Facilitator and massage therapist to Pink, Halle Berry, and Sharon Stone
What person, living or dead, would you like to meet?
Buddha, my brother that died a year before I was born, my birth parents, and my 13-year-old self