1. Today was an exciting experience- documenting the healing process after a mastectomy. Niko had his surgery 3 months ago and has been going to acupuncture twice a week to help heal the scars.

     
  2. Corey

    In Between & Outside


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  3. Getting prepped with Harrison before our big shoot In Between &amp; Outside</p>In Between & Outside


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  4. sara-swaty:

    #inbetweenandoutside in #losangeles

    Niko

    In Between & Outside


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  5. sara-swaty:

    1 year ago today, I photographed Eli for #inbetweenandoutside. I remember he was in recovery from a recent #mastectomy and covered in surgical tape…with an unwavering smile. It is a gift to witness such joy within the #beautiful #transformation he has undergone. I hope our sessions never end.

    Eli

    In Between & Outside


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  6. beckdrop:

    Here is some yellow paper.

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    We say it is yellow because that’s what color it is.

    Simple enough, let’s move on.

    Here is some white paper.

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    We say it is white because that’s what color it is.

    Now, imagine some stuff happens to the white paper - something spills on it,…

     
  7. Shawn - In Between & Outside


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  8. In conjunction with Palm Springs’ Gay Pride Weekend Celebration, Savage Gallery presents a special Weekend exhibition: In Between & Outside: Portraits by Sara Swaty at Savage Gallery in Palm Springs, CA!  Opening reception is NOVEMBER 2, 6-9 PM.  

    Address: 870 Research Dr., Palm Springs, California 92262

    RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/231799663641390/

    About In Between & Outside:

    Mainstream culture and society impact how we as a people view gender. Where we live and how we are raised dictates our own perceptions of gender, and what is ‘normal’ or ’weird’, ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’

    In the spring of 2010, I began a project focused on gender expression, which led me to photograph individuals within both straight and LGBT communities in an effort to capture images that question traditional gender roles and explore identities beyond the male-female binary. 

    The idea of Gender and the roles, responsibilities, and expectations associated with it has fascinated me for years.  In Between & Outside is a series of portraits that explores gender identity and the body across a broad spectrum of individuals. The works were created with an interest in how cultural preconceptions about gender have created unattainable ideals about masculinity and femininity. Subjects range from those born into a gender they do not identify with, to transgender individuals who have physically transitioned and changed their bodies. The images aim to share the personal stories of a gender variant community while challenging stereotypes that LGBT communities face.

    Follow the creative process on my Instagram and Facebook page

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  9. Tristan - In Between & Outside


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  10. Tristan - May


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