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Clayton Cubitt  nyc | nola | nsfw Photographer/Director. I created Hysterical Literature. Available for commissions worldwide.

I believe in the healing power of water, and the laughter of friends. I believe in holding hands and I believe in nightswimming. I believe there's just as much beauty underneath the surface as above it. Maybe more.

My portraits of the brilliant artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra, captured during their Brooklyn residency preparing for their collaborative project We Will All Be Well
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@__moreferalthan__ @xara_thustra @we_will_all_be_well

I believe that pleasure shared is pleasure doubled. I believe that pain shared is pain halved. I believe we're all in this together and I don't end where you begin. I believe that love is more powerful than hate. I believe a better world is possible.

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Inspired by the cacophony of life I've lately been creating a lot of kaleidoscopic videos of nature abstracts and artporn. I don't have any venue for the artporn, so here's a nature abstract.

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. –Gustave Flaubert

Susan Sarandon and Klaus Biesenbach in Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” installed at Fort Tilden, closing after this weekend. Go see it if you’re able! For more images visit my Instagram stories today.
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#rockawaykusama @klausbiesenbach @susansarandon @momaps1 @rockaway_artists_alliance

Today is a deeply felt day for those of us who survived Katrina, 13 (!) years ago today. My mom and little brother were missing for a week after the storm hit. I documented everything from my first worst fears as she was missing, and then to our rescue efforts, stories of the survivors, and to rebuilding.

Eventually I was totally burnt out by the lows and the highs and the lows again. I can't honestly say I ever fully recovered from the intensity of the effort needed to feel so fully and witness while working and organizing and surviving all at once. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and while that has truth to it, sometimes I feel more inclined to fear that some things do kill us, and it just takes our bodies a while to catch up to the trauma.

I made this portrait about ten days after the storm. We had been without power or water or news. Some roads had opened and we drove up to Jackson Mississippi to stay a night in the closest motel we could find. We turned on the TV news and this was my mom's reaction to seeing what had happened in New Orleans for the first time.

Link to a gallery in my bio, with captions under each image. I'll post more in my stories today too. Take care of each other. We're all we've got.

He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something. –Josephine Baker

Good mom out there helping capture that fire sunset content for the gram

We're from New Orleans so our favorite exercises are bouncing and jazzercise

Clouds don't respect a border. The wind doesn’t respect a border. The tides don’t respect a border. Birds don’t respect a border. Borders are make-believe. They're against nature.

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