#MOONx: PHOTOGRAPHIC FEMINISM PT. 1 (f/ digital photography by Natasha Mia Turner)

PHOTOGRAPHIC FEMINISM: OVERSEXUALIZATION

Photography by Natasha Mia Turner

A photographic study of feminism, looking into themes of sexuality, gender and taboo. Exploring the over-sexualization of young females, the identity and gender of transgender males and the effect female clothes can have on transvestite males and how it transforms their confidence and persona. This will be posted as a 3-part series with this being the first post focused on the over-sexualization of young females.

#MOONX: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE GLOBAL (PHOTOS BY NATASHA MIA TURNER)

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE GLOBAL

Photography by Natasha Mia Turner

As the women of America protest for Planned Parenthood funding and reproductive health coverage and allowance in a new healthcare plan, women all around the globe are battling the patriarchal stronghold on reproductive rights. For 2017 International Women's Day, art and design student, Natasha Mia Turner, set out in Manchester, UK to capture one of these protests on 35mm film that will hopefully help draw momentum towards the 'Repeal the 8th' movement. This movement is in response to the 8th Amendment added to Ireland's constitution in 1983 (the year I was born) that criminalized women who had abortions (unless mother's life was at harm)...and house them behind bars for up to 14 years (women faced life imprisonment up to 2013). 

In these photos, we find the many faces of protest. Mothers, fathers, daughters and sons of all ages gathered to let their voices be heard and it is important to remember that this is a global fight of women everywhere and not just in our city or our state or even our country. As a leading nation, we must stand up and be heard and demand our reproductive rights, so that other countries can follow precedent. We must fight GLOBALLY!

Thank you, Natasha, for capturing this important event and allowing your art to bring the discussion of reproductive rights to everyone.

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE...

LISTEN: I AM WOMAN by HELEN REDDY

#MOONX: HONEST f/ Katie (NSFW photos by Alexandersikwitit)

HONEST

MODEL: Katie
PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexandersikwitit

The year of 2016 was a real shit storm for most and, like any good fuck up in life, leaves us with a yearning for something different. I find it is best to start this transition in a place of honesty. As you navigate the tumultuous waters of change, remember to be honest with yourself, first. Katie, with the help of Alexandersikwitit, has brought this honesty to the moon and we could not be more thankful.

(see soundtrack for viewing at end of post)

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

DRINK: AYAHUASCA
LISTEN: THROAT SINGING

#MOONX: HILLARY + DONALD by RACHEL SCHWEBACH

HILLARY + DONALD

as this disgusting campaign cycle winds down to the day of reckoning, i can not be more thankful to rachel schwebach and her fearless photography that throws popular concepts in your face. please remember that everyone has an opinion and it might be different than yours. please respect everyone today. when you go down the cereal aisle, you simply just go to your favorite and put your box in your cart and head to checkout. you do not grab your favorite and then destroy all the other brands and kinds. and please always respect your artists and their viewpoints. 

FEATURING THE WORK OF RACHEL SCHWEBACH

for enhanced viewing pleasure, please see soundtrack at end of post

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE:

DRINK: A CUP OF BLOOD
LOCATION: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BOTH PARTIES ELECTION PARTY IN NYC
LISTEN: HAIL TO THE CHIEF

#MOONX: play pt. 2 f/ lara beard (NSFW photos by trash her ink photography)

the follow up to the ever-popular play pt. 1 which you can find by clicking HERE

PLAY PT. 2

lover, i don't know who i am.
am i Barry White - am i Isis?
lover, i'm laced with your unconscious
i will be your Desdemona.
(see soundtrack for viewing at end of post)

MODEL: LARA BEARD

PHOTOGRAPHER: TRASH HER INK PHOTOGRAPHY

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE:

DRINK: YOUR PARTNER'S CUM
LOCATION: SNUGGLING UP IN THE ARMPIT OF THE ONE YOU LOVE
LISTEN: FEELIN LOVE by PAULA COLE

#MOONX: ghouls gone wild by rachel schwebach

GHOULS GONE WILD

From the editor: The fourth of July is when America celebrates 'freedom' but for those of us on geminijunemoon, we know what's really up. In a time where most Americans feel their lives and decisions (and votes) stand in quicksand as the world watches, Halloween could not come at a better time. A time for us all to cut a little slice of the freedom pie again by embracing the true beast or slut or demon within. (For some, costumes are not even necessary!) We shall run the streets for a night, living the satire of the American dream. A huge thank you to Rachel Schwebach for letting the ghouls go wild and capturing the very essence of the American halloween!

featuring the work of rachel schwebach

#MOONX: final lament f/ june ann d'angelo (NSFW photos by allure)

FINAL LAMENT

The curtains were half drawn; the floor was swept
And strewn with rushes; rosemary and may
Lay thick upon the bed on which I lay,
Where, through the lattice, ivy-shadows crept.
He leaned above me, thinking that I slept
And could not hear him; but I heard him say,
"Poor child, poor child"; and as he turned away
Came a deep silence, and I knew he wept.
He did not touch the shroud, or raise the fold
That hid my face, or take my hand in his,
Or ruffle the smooth pillows for my head.
He did not love me living; but once dead
He pitied me; and very sweet it is
To know he still is warm though I am cold.
- After Death by Christina Rossetti (1862)

(see soundtrack for viewing at end of post)

MODEL: JUNE ANN D'ANGELO

PHOTOGRAPHER: ALLURE

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE:

DRINK: BURNT MADEIRA WINE
LOCATION: CABARET DU NEANT (Paris, 1890)

#MOONX: play pt. 1 f/ lara beard (NSFW photos by trash her ink photograph)

it was so good, we had to make this into a 2-parter... here's the first...

PLAY PT. 1

you make me feel like splendor in the grass while we're rolling...
you make me feel like the amazon's running between my thighs...
(see soundtrack for viewing at end of post)

model: lara beard

photographer: trash her ink photography

TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE...

DRINK: MAMA PALE ALE by OEPIDUS BREWERY
LOCATION: TOP OF AN RV UNDERNEATH THE STARS SNUGGLED WITH YOUR SWEETHEART
LISTEN: FEELIN LOVE by PAULA COLE

#MOONX: back2school f/ Arch Apparel (look #1)

LOOK #1: girl, put your records on

as Arch Apparel garners city-wide attention for their STL-branded tees, we grabbed some of our favorite shirts to style up some different back2school looks to complement the breezy weather rolling our way. here we have our first look perfect for any bohemian book nerd. skip ahead to the end and find the perfect song to listen to while you find your moon magic...

B A C K 2 S C H O O L   f /   a r c h   a p p a r e l

model: jordan hangee
photographer: steve yancey
hair: caitlin ford (Notch)
makeup: leta groseclose (Notch)
stylist: laura heying
director: june ann d'angelo
producer: geminijunemoon

shirt: arch apparel
denim: free people
location: records plus (st. louis, mo)

#MOONX: EXPOSED

recently, justin culton had his first art show at The Nest of Cryptic Winged Photography and sold out both his Friday and Saturday shows. selling over 10 pieces, he will be able to replace his camera that was recently stolen. the midwest is lucky to have this creative photographer that loves popping color and enhancing natural reflective surfaces and has truly created his own style.

E X P O S E D   f /    j u n e   a n n   d ' a n g e l o

photo: justin culton

assistant: antoine johnson
hair: kristen parks
art director: june ann d'angelo
production: geminijunemoon