© Danny Ghitis
On June 26th, Feature Shoot hosted the second edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we ask a selected group of remarkable photographers to each tell the stories behind one of their favorite images. This time, the theme was Subcultures, and Danny Ghitis selected his portrait of Riley Kilo, a 25-year-old woman who is an active part of the Fetlife.com community of sexual fetish enthusiasts. Riley, whom the photographer describes as an “adult-diaper-baby-lover” was the first he met, and she welcomed him with an open mind and eloquent thoughts. Although it was curiosity that initially motivated him, by the end, he had a better grasp of the nuances of sexuality, eroticism, and gender.
The next BlowUp event will take place on the evening of December 10, 2015 at ROOT (Drive In) from 6:30-9:00 PM, and this time, the theme will be photography that has gone viral. We have some incredible photographers lined up to speak including Sophie Gamand, Arne Svenson, Caroline Tompkins, Victoria Will, Kristine Potter, Allaire Bartel, Amos Mac, Kirra Cheers, Nina Berman, and Henry Hargreaves. You can purchase tickets here.