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Uplifted roots, shapeless and almost human, confuse. A photograph can characterize. This friend and memory never left Roma, nor did the park.
Men who more often than not, declined being photographed by him. The Vale is a place of changing and staying, and the assumed stigmas of sex are only a piece of the place.
The book can be purchased here. A close friend frequented the park, asking Roma — one summer day — for a ride there.
A body of work aptly named, In the Vale of Cashmere. Men waiting and wanting, for desire or disappointment, levels of uncertainty and scrutiny. Thomas Roma conjugates the subjects of his show In the Vale of Cashmere.
See all guides. Roma feels his way in the brush and with the men hidden in the Vale.
It often takes an image-maker to add light, and the subtle magic of intimacy for a connective relationship. Get a Guide. Death is a waste of time.
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The Vale is synonymous to those who know it, as a location where countless men are able to feed desire, gender, identity, race and community with other men. This is where Roma has constructed his new body of work for Steven Kasher Gallery. The photos converse as a group.
There is an interchange of fellowship kindled by the ability of the landscape. The answers are in the photographs. In the Vale of Cashmere is a dedication to Carl Spinella, the friend he dropped at the park that summer day.
Prospect Park Alliance has announced that the park is due for an overhaul, with much focus on the Vale of Cashmere.
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In Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan, thick branches and bramble have long provided cover for those seeking sex outside.