We at Out fancy ourselves a bunch of keen, ahead-of-game taste, style and art makers, so it comes as no surprise to any of us that our February 2007 cover (pictured top) shot by Matthias Vriens is being included in the International Center of Photography's exhibit "Weird Beauty," which presents the most innovative fashion photography of the past few years.
No -- we're more modest than that. We're super surprised! And totally excited that our own contribution to fashion -- queer or otherwise -- is being recognized on such a grand scale. Of course, it's all due in no small part to Vriens himself who, beyond the cover being shown in Weird Beauty, also snapped a shot for this month's Out feature Physique Pictorial (pictured bottom). With the help of a few others of photography's finest, the portfolio recreates the erotic aesthetic established by the iconic magazine. With any luck, we'll hopefully be seeing a lot more of Vriens' work (and boys) not only in Out, but in future exhibitions.