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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  • Laura
    February 1, 2019 at 22:24

    I can’t understand it… is it ART?

  • Zoe~
    February 2, 2019 at 04:52

    Looks strange

  • lonelycat
    February 2, 2019 at 23:49

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

  • Nicole
    February 7, 2019 at 11:54
  • noel
    February 7, 2019 at 20:02

    Oh, boy! you have an unique vision!

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