PHOTOS: Elias Wessel Shoots Amanda Lepore For “There Must Be More To Life”

Gay-nightlife icon Amanda Lepore is playing muse to a new photographer with the upcoming exhibit “There Must Be More to Life,” a series of oversized images by high-fashion shutterbug Elias Wessel going on view at New York’s ADC Gallery on September 20.

Taken at the hipster-haven Jane Hotel, the photos will be accompanied with videos “adding a sarcastic note, a touch of humor, a fresh regard, a question mark,” according to the press notes. “‘There Must Be More To Life’ looks with an ironic and critical eye at our permanent struggle with expectations and search for acceptance, both our own and society’s.”

An opening reception is being held on September 21, with Wessel and Lepore both in attendance, and the exhibit will run through September 23.


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  • yaoming

    Does anyone find this sexy?
    Just wondering.

  • Ruhlmann

    Not me and that little kids hand on her knee is disturbing.

  • Eric Auerbach

    @yaoming: I don’t get the appeal at all.

  • Burlington

    All the images are full of expectation, anxiety in an atmosphere that seens to be frozen. One second more and something will happen because… There Must Be More To Life. The presence of Amanda Lepore, the food and the ‘ fast food ‘( so colorful ), the decoration: old furniture in an old scenario makes a weird place for a storie that, maybe we can imagine…Very interesting, very good. I like these things.

  • kodienyc

    I don’t think Amanda is really into sex with children, but I am! I’ll take her castoffs any day.

    P.S. Can’t wait for the deluge of prefabricated “opinions” about pedophilia by all of the media tools and slaves who think they have independence of mind. I’d also like to ask if there’s any bigger jackass than one who is (righteously and indignantly, of course) against adult sex with children and who “believes” that such is necessarily harmful. Let’s see. Which other manufactured beliefs do you hold? Maybe the idea that homosexuality is a lifestyle? Maybe the idea that the Democratic Party is pro-gay and the lesser of two evils? Oh, and here’s another good one that I bet you anti-pedophilia flunkies hold in stock: the idea that N.P.R. and the New York Times and MSNBC are liberal. Or maybe you also hold that the totally anti-gay Judaic cults (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) can be watered down and made acceptable for gay and lesbian people?

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