Adrien Leavitt – Queer Feelings. Opening Thursday, June 8, 2017 6-9pm

| May 24, 2017

Adrien Leavitt’s “Queer Feelings” is a photographic exploration of queerness and our intimate, complex relationship with our bodies, both physically and emotionally. This body of work presents vulnerability by blurring the space between private and public realities and expresses a new reality where our desire, mutability, and openness are able to gaze back at us. This ongoing project is already over 3 years in the making.

Photographs are for sale – 24 x 16 inches, $150, unframed. Framed $450. Other sizes available upon request. Small prints will be for sale at the opening.

Books will be for sale at the opening and for the duration at Vermillion. Full color, 138 pages, printed at Girlie Press. $40+ tax each. They are also available at

About Adrien Leavitt:
Adrien Leavitt (b. 1981, Seattle) Lives in Seattle, Washington. Adrien has BA in mathematics from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts (2005). and a JD (Magna Cum Laude) from Seattle University (2011). He is now a practicing attorney in the area of criminal defense as a public defender and a self-taught photographer.

Previous Exhibits:
Queer Feelings, The Factory, Seattle, 2016

The Subject of Distance, Porchlight Coffee and Records, Seattle, 2015

The Subject of Distance, Caffe Vita, Seattle, 2015

#1 must have, Here and Now: Queer Geographies in Contemporary Photography, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburg, 2014

#1 must have, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, 2013

Other work:

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Selected Bibliography:
Samantha Ladwig, “These Gorgeous Photos Show ‘The Aesthetic Beauty Of Queer Bodies,” Bust Magazine, June, 2016

Amanda Manitach, “An Alter to Ourselves,” City Arts Magazine, June 15, 2016,

Chelsea Grimmer, “Death of the Gayborhood: Queer Aging in the Time of Gentrification,” Broadly, February 20, 2016,

Aline Smithton, “Rafael Soldi Curates Here and Now: Queer Geographies in Contemporary America,” LENSCRATCH, May 14, 2014,

The Stranger, cover photograph, “The Queer Issue,” June, 2014,

Selected Press:
1/10/13 The Stranger, The Stranger Suggests: Sweet Angels

12/12/12 Tumblr Storyboard #1 must have: A Blog To Celebrate Queerness

5/7/12 Queerie Bradshaw, Interview: Adrien & Slaven, Creators of “#1 must have” Queer Photo-Zine

3/14/12 Bitch Media, Sm{art}: #1 must have: Queer Photo Zine

2/1/12 Velvetpark, #1 must have: An Interview with the Founders, Adrien & Slaven

1/10/12 Autostraddle, #1 must have Brings Photographic Queer Realness to a Zine Near You

12/2/11 Out Magazine, Seattle Unlocks Its Pics for Us

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