About the photos

Del LaGrace Volcano was born in California and currently lives in both Sweden and the U.K.  s/He studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute in the late 1970s, and received an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Derby in 1992. Volcano has published five books, Love Bites, Gay Men’s Press (1991); The Drag King Book (with Judith Halberstam), Serpent’s Tail (1999); Sublime Mutations 2001; Sex Works, Konkursbuchverlag (2005); and Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities (with Ulrika Dahl), Serpent’s Tail (2008). Current projects involve researching the transformative power of queer reproduction and being a MaPa to Mika Alexis Volcano.

An exhibition of Del’s latest work, (including one image from this campaign) opened in NYC at the Leslie Lohman Museum on the 19th September 2012.

Contact: dellagracevolcano@mac.com

Del says…

“It was a pleasure and a privilege to be asked to create the images for this Galop campaign dealing with the timely issues of consent within gay male relationships. I only accept commercial commissions when they involve issues I consider vitally important to the health of the LGBTIQ community. This job was one of those. What I found most compelling about this campaign were the multiple layers embedded in the dynamics of consent: power, desire and the need for clear communication between sexual players. And working with so many hot and politically smart guys was definitely a bonus!"