Men Over 50 Photography Project by Tommy Wu

To be honest I’m not sure if this project is still current but it fits right into the new project I’ve starting researching, what I am calling, A Survival Guide to Gay Aging, aka “gayging”. A few years back I produced a campaign called #SMARTSEXYSTRONGSILVER along with Provincetown-based artist Timescapes

“Enders says he launched the campaign to raise awareness about the discrimination faced by many in this vibrant yet often overlooked group.”

“People are now living longer than ever, so we need to start mapping out the road ahead and start preparing,” he wrote. “We also need to be conscious and take care of those who have paved the way with blood, sweat and tears for our LGBT lives today.”

“The photo series will feature a bevy of sexy, silver-haired gents, in order to challenge the LGBT community’s fixation on youthful beauty.”

Photographer Tommy Wu writes -“Welcome to the MEN OVER 50 Project! This personal project was created to raise both visibility and temperatures by featuring some hot men that range in age from the big 5-0 to the mid-70s. The men look good, but they are not models by trade. And while the pictures burst with swagger and confidence, the accompanying audio clips sometimes contrast with the photos. Many of the men in this project talk with us frankly about both their triumphs and their struggles. We felt it was important for you to hear their stories in their own words, so please turn on your audio to hear a clip one or two minutes long from each model. Several men talk about surviving serious illnesses and how that gave them an appreciation for turning 50 and beyond. Other topics of conversation include ageism, self-doubts about looks, and struggles with societal conventions. Yet other inspiring topics include looking at one’s life clearly from a wiser vantage point, creating community, and manifesting personal power as part of growing older. One of the subjects even mentions that 50 is “the best kept secret.” We’ll let you unlock the secrets of MEN OVER 50. Click a thumbnail to begin! We are located in Southern California, to be part of our project, please email us one or two clear and recent photos that contain the following: – Your face – Your shirtless torso – to Tommy Wu. Please pass this link on to anyone who might be interested! InstagramFacebookTwitter

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