Practice Practice: Black Masq

Episode 1.9

Portrait of artist, Black Masq. He is looking directly in the camera. He is wearing a black tank top and round wire frame glasses.


In this episode

Isa and Dylan interview Black Masq.

Black Masq is a photographer b. in Oklahoma City. His work uses the nude to explore isolation and the search for authenticity as a queer person: “The ability to live and express authentically is often remote for queer people; we have to censor or suppress the expression of our identities to maintain social or familial networks or career opportunities. My work tries to reclaim a sense of agency through queer eroticism and self portraiture, and also in the methods used to create the images — where not only the subject but also the photographer become vulnerable in the service of creating an authentic image of the queer self. The portraits happen in a space where we are able to present ourselves in ways discouraged in our day to day — exposed, uninhibited — where we are most powerful.” 


About the Practice Practice podcast

Practice Practice is created by Isa Rodriguez and Dylan Cale Jones. Season One of Practice Practice is funded by a THRIVE Grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the Andy Warhol Foundation.