Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Island Life (then & now)

The original:
album cover for Island Life by Grace Jones (1985)
composite photo by Jean-Paul Goude

The Remix:

album cover for Selfish by Hard Ton (2010)

Wow! While I might have a complex relationship with my plus-size frame, I just love it when anyone owns their body. And Hard Ton is definitely doing just that in this picture. I remember buying Island Life when it first came out. As a 13 year old closeted gay boy living in Spokane, Grace Jones was an angel sent from the planet Weird. I'm sure it was quite puzzling to my mother when I'd spend my few precious dollars from my allowance on building my Grace Jones discography but she always drove me to the record store anyway.

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