In cultural conversations about trans people, the wide diversity of gender identities beyond “trans woman” and “trans man” largely go unmentioned…. More at Advocate.com
A compelling new book showcases the faces of individuals identifying across the trans, genderqueer and gender nonconforming spectrum…. More at Huffington Post.com
I have several photos of Oriana in The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography Vol. 4.
Edited by: Maxim Jakubowski
Other photographers include: Steve Diet Goedde, Chas Ray Krider, Natacha Merritt & George Pitts.
BH- What is the working title of your next book?
DN- I’m always working on several projects at the same time. My publisher (Goliath) usually decides which project will be published next.
— For the sake of this interview, I’m going to talk about my Genderqueer project.
BH- Where did the idea come from for the book?
DN- Drew DeVeaux emailed me about working together. I wanted to, but Drew didn’t really fit into the projects I was currently working on. I liked Drew’s look a lot and had recently seen photos of Syd Blakovich & Jiz Lee. I wanted to explore this group of models and their identity.
BH- What genre does your book fall under?
DN- Genderqueer, Trans, Masculine of Center
BH- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
DN- I think Tilda Swinton & Martha Plimpton are a good start.
BH- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
DN- Exploring the looks and personalities of people in a genre that is largely unknown by popular culture.
BH- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Dn- I will have a publisher.
BH- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
DN- I’ve been working on this project since 2009 and I have a ways to go.
BH- What other books would you compare this to within your genre?
DN- Catherine Opie is a huge inspiration. I love the work she’s done in this genre, although in her case, she’s closer to it.
BH- Who or what inspired you to write this book?
DN- The look and identities of the models I’ve shot and continue to shoot for this project.
For more info check out Genderqueer