John Simone's Nuit Rose festival 2017 exhibition:




John Simone's exhibition RuPaul: Evolution of an Icon is available in 8 editions (in inches):
4x6 - $75
5x7 - $150
8x10 - $300
10x15 - $500
12x18 - $700
16x24 - $850
20x30 - $1000
24x36 - $1250
To purchase, email requests to:
john@johnsimonephotography.com or call: 647-247-3421

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john simone's
summer exhibition opened on
thurs. july 13th and hung until sat. sept. 23rd, 2017
at montreal's never apart gallery

Femme Realness: A Celebration of The Effeminate Gay Male


Femme Realness:
A Celebration of The Effeminate Gay Male


Artists - George Stamos, Pansy Ass Ceramics, Nicholas Contrera, Jihef Portelance and John Simone


The intention of this exhibition is to celebrate the poof, the sissy and the peacocks of the LGBTQ2+ community.
Stereotypes depicted over the past century established a dominant narrative that all gay men were “nelly."
In our misogynist and heterosexist culture, we have been taught that men whom are flamboyant and feminine are lesser than,
unattractive and not “real men”.

In attempt to disprove the stereotype, aspects of gay culture slowly began to embrace and
fetishize mainstream masculinity. From uniforms to sports to body hair, a more masculine aesthetic began to take over gay culture
and the girlie boys were, once again, stigmatised. Only this time, it was within our own culture and that hierarchy continue today,
both outside and inside of the LGBTQ2+ community.

The queer movement has come a long way but it is still not safe for many folks to simply be whom they are.
These unapologetic “queens”, like many other visible minorities, generally endure ridicule, bullying and discrimination
at various points in their lives. Yet “queenie” portrayals are not something to be looked down upon but, instead,
highlighted as a powerful archetype within our diverse rainbow of humanity. We want to celebrate the style makers,
the eccentric visionaries, the innovators and the brave individuals who are often ahead of their time and are not afraid
to be their authentic selves in the face of adversity.

Femme Realness puts these magical and colourful beings on a pedestal, where they belong, with the intention of
creating dialog and finding greater understanding within our community and society at large. Got to be real!


John Simone's Nuit Rose festival 2016 exhibition:


This project received an Exhibition Assistance Grant from the Ontario Arts Council




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Exhibition Prints

Contact: john@johnsimonephotography.com - 647.247.3421


Press about John Simone's 2014 WorldPride Toronto Exhibitions

University of Toronto Magazine: Party Out of Bounds
Artist profile article on advocate.com
Michael Musto writes about John Simone's photos
Sissydude writes about John Simone's photos in Xtra Magazine

This project received an Exhibition Assistance Grant from the Ontario Arts Council



jetsetjohnny.ca features
John Simone`s exotic-destination travel photography


Simone spent 5 years traveling
to over 80 countries as Senior Photographer
and Photography Teacher on Princess Cruises


These are the first thirty cities posted - with more to follow

Click any city to visit on John Simone Photography's jetsetjohnny.ca:

A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Beijing, China
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Bergen, Norway
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Cape Town, South Africa
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Casablanca, Morocco
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Dakar, Senegal
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Dalian, China
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Chan May, Vietnam
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Funchal, Madeira Islands
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Ganvie, Benin
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Hong Kong, China
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Hue, Vietnam
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Keelung, Taiwan
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Ko Samui, Thailand
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Kristiansand, Norway
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Lisbon, Portugal
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Lome, Togo
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Mindelo, Cape Verde
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Mumbai, India
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Muscat, Oman
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Nanortalik, Greenland
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Saigon, Vietnam
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on St. Pierre et Miquelon, France
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Seoul, South kOREA
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Tenerife, Canary Islands
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Tetouan, Morocco
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Thorshvn, Faroe Islands
A photo montage by John Simone Photography on Yangon, Myanmar

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