Photographer Magnus Hastings came up with the idea of inviting his LGBTQ subjects to pose in a simple white box, presenting themselves exactly as they wished to be seen. His #GayFace photos became all the rage, with many seeking out the celebrity photog for the chance to express themselves.
The gimmick, launched in 2018, became a long series of startling portraits that are now gathered in his coffee-table book Rainbow Revolution.
Added to the imagery are essays from some of the subjects. Hastings says:
The essays elevate the book for me and give it a purpose beyond the social media recognition the images have gained.
As of November 24, Rainbow Revolution — featuring everyday folks, famous actors, RuPaul's Drag Race stars, porn actors and every other kind of person you can think of — will be available wherever you buy books, from Chronicle Books or here!