Gary Braids, 1977

Gary Braids, 1977

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Gary Braids was the most gender ambiguous person I had ever met. He was so androgynous—tall with feminine grace and smooth delicate skin—that I wasn’t sure if he was a man or a woman until he told me his name was Gary. Denise Thomson-Tangalin, his longtime friend and roommate, remembers once when, “Gary put on a dress and we went to a party.  Gary had hair down to his butt and was the hottest chick in the room!”

Taylor Camp had its share of gay and bi-sexual people. As a recovering Catholic from Notre Dame in the 70’s, it seemed like a very gay place to me. But now we know that it probably didn’t have any more gay or bi-sexual people than any other community; it was just that Taylor Camp had a very open, honest and accepting attitude toward sexuality—and besides, when everyone’s living in houses with walls made of 6 mil clear plastic, you can’t really hide in the closet.

Gary called Denise recently.  He’s living in Western Australia, married and has two kids. His daughter is a successful fashion model — chip off the old block! — and Gary has taken up the bag pipes.

Prints are on Hahnemuhle heavyweight (315 gsm) 100% archival cotton “Photo Rag Baryta” paper, using archival inks and archival spray coating. They have a 200-year life expectancy before any deterioration of the print will be observed when stored, handled, and displayed under archival conditions.

What is often called “Gallery Wrap Canvas” is a fine art inkjet (Giclee) print on canvas, with printed edges to wrap around a wooden stretcher frame, like a painting. With canvas prints, your print image is still the same size, but given a "wrap effect" around the edges to account for the thickness of the stretcher. Canvas can be rolled and shipped with no effect to the print. Your local framing shop should be able to mount the canvas to stretchers at a fraction of the cost of traditional framing, making for an overall more economical way to get fine art on your wall. The canvas is printed to wrap around a 1-inch stretcher (1.5 inches on larger sizes). Specifications will be provided with your order. Feel free to contact us if you need guidance with your canvas order.

John prints, titles, dates, and signs all of his photos.

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