Thursday, May 27, 2010

Within every body is a sacred heart

“Inner Flame,” detail, photo © 2005 by Peter Grahame of

Within every body is a sacred heart.
-- Peter Grahame

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This photo and text come from “Contemplations of the Heart: A Book of Male Spirit” by Peter Grahame, a gay photographer and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The 96-page hardcover book features transformational, spirit-centered male nude images, plus brief poetic text to go with each image.  Full disclosure: these are nudes who bare all -- the images on this blog are cropped for a general audience.

“The book is about self image, and its intention is to help alleviate self hatred and internalized homophobia,” Peter says. “The images are sensuous but not overly erotic and present guys of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages (all over 18.).”

We will be posting more art by Peter Grahame every Tuesday in June as part of our celebration of LGBT Pride Month. Click here for the Peter Grahame series.

Click the titles below for previous posts with more of Peter’s gay male photos and commentary.

Gay spirituality versus everybody spirituality: A new closet?

Image: “After the Rainbow Ceremony,” detail, by Peter Grahame

Exploring Jesus the Bisexual

Image: “Saying Goodbye to John and Mary” by Peter Grahame

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Trudie said...

Peter's generous offer got me to take the plunge and set up a monthly donation. Sorry it couldn't be more, but I'm a bit nervous about the whole commitment thing. Anyway, though, I'm going to be in Albuquerque in less than a month, and I hope I'll be able to look him up at that time and say hi and thanks.

KittKatt said...

Trudie, thank you so much for your **commitment** as well as your generosity.

I love my copy of Peter’s beautiful book, and I expect that you will, too. I’ll ship it to you as soon as possible.

Wow, I’m excited that you and Peter might be able to meet in Albuquerque next month. Maybe you can send a photo or write a reflection for this blog about it.

KittKatt said...

I especially like this photo because it emphasizes the beauty of our elders. Too often our culture says you have to be young to be beautiful, but age brings another kind of beauty.