Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Divine Mother Father, give me courage

“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

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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 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

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Trudie said...

Now that my copy of The Contemplative Heart has arrived and is being thoroughly enjoyed, I think this is a splendid idea. Go, Kitt and Peter!to

KittKatt said...

I’m glad that the book arrived safely and you’re enjoying it so much. It has an almost luxurious, high-quality feeling to the touch.

I picked this photo and text because I liked the words “Divine Mother Father” and the idea of focusing on the future. I don’t want to forget the past, but sometimes I hold onto it too much.