BY: Seigar

This series presents the love relationship between Yuli (24) and Alekai (27), who have a strong bond among them as it shows in the photographs. They have been together for two years and three months, and one year and a half with Frida: the little pet. They look like and they are a nice family. Yuli and Alekai have a dream, they want to set up a house together and get married. They dream of a beautiful wedding celebration and share it with the people they care about. Covid-19 and the so-called new reality have slowed down their plans. She is very outgoing and he is a bit shy, she loves being taken photos and he likes taking them, so they complement each other sweetly. Their past hasn’t been easy, Yuli was maltreated by an ex-partner and Alekai suffered his dad’s rejection at the age of 7. But these and other difficult experiences have made them capable to deal with other obstacles in life. They both are activists and have fought actively for social rights and against all types of discrimination. They have supported many people in hard situations. They are trans people, both straight oriented, and they just fell in love with each other because they understand love is above genitalia. The series Trans-Love shows the intimate interactions of two people who love each other, and it looks for respect and understanding through empathy. Trans-Love also belongs to the photographer’s last interest that is identity, everything that defines us.  

Participants:

https://www.instagram.com/alekaihi/

https://www.instagram.com/la_bichoo/

About the Artist:

Seigar is a passionate travel, street, social documentary, and conceptual photographer based in Tenerife. He feels obsessed with the pop culture which shows in his series. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, curious finds, and religious icons. He also flirts with journalism and video. His main inspiration is traveling. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, creating a continuous storyline from his trips. His most ambitious projects so far are his Plastic People, a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world, and his Tales of a City, an ongoing urban photo-narrative project taken in London. He is a philologist and also works as a secondary school teacher. He is a self-taught visual artist, though he has done a two years course in advanced photography and one in cinema and television. He has participated in several exhibitions and his works have been featured in many publications. He has collaborated with different media such as VICE and WAG1. He writes for Dodho and The Cultural about photography and pop culture, and for Memoir Mixtapes about music. Lately, he has experimented with video forms. His last interest is documenting identity. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award.

Connect with Seigar:

Website: https://seigar.wordpress.com/

Galleries : https://www.flickr.com/photos/theblueheartbeat/albums

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jseigar/

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