The Odalisk Diaries

Navid Sinaki was born during a war that most people watched on television. As a gay man under relentless oppression of Iran, he found that he didn’t exist. It wasn’t until his family fled the the conflict to sunny California that he materialized. After the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979, some old films were drawn over with black marker to cover objectionable material. Something about that struck Navid. As he puts it, “My Polaroids are my nudes and I dress them in delirium.”


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  • noel
    January 4, 2017 at 08:56

    Oh, boy! you have an unique vision!

  • Nicole
    January 8, 2017 at 00:05
  • Laura
    January 8, 2017 at 16:56

    I can’t understand it… is it ART?

  • lonelycat
    January 9, 2017 at 09:34

    relax, you don’t need to understand, just feel it 😀

  • Zoe~
    January 9, 2017 at 10:58

    Looks strange

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