“The Further Door” by Peter Grahame of ironic-horse.com
Forget the past. What am I doing
with the rest of my life?
Divine Mother Father, give me the courage
to step through the further door.
-- Peter Grahame
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 are posting art by Peter Grahame every Tuesday in June as part of our celebration of GLBT 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