#FollowFriday, June 22: You Should Be Following These 5 Artists, Photographers and Performers

#FollowFriday, June 22: You Should Be Following These 5 Artists, Photographers and Performers

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From India to London, New York to Copenhagen, the five fabulous, inspirational Instagrammers we’re highlighting this week each have a different way of expressing their art and bearing their soul. We hope they inspire you to live the second half of 2018 with twice as much passion!

1. @queerkingofdiamonds

The simplistic use of form and color by Queer King of Diamonds makes some pieces of his art look downright timeless. It’s powerful stuff from a closeted artist living in India.

He says, “I’m quite a late, late bloomer. It took me a long time to realize my feelings towards men, and I am still coming to terms with it. I started my gay art projects to express my loneliness, my desires and libido. I just wanted to express my hidden feelings of love and lust. I love to make simpler graphic art, to present sexuality in simpler and sometimes in an indirect, suggestive or maybe innocent manner.”

2. @jaxieworld

Jaxie is a bearded artsy drag queen from Copenhagen, Denmark, whose quirky and jaw-droppingly original looks would give any of RuPaul’s All Stars a run for their hunny. As well as performing, she runs ‘gender-bending’ workshops throughout Europe.

“I’m a very visual and conceptual queen who loves interacting with my audience, having a good time while making a difference,” he says. “What I do is very gender-bender oriented because we need to pick up all the crayons in the box instead of just the blue and pink one.”

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