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A drag queen I met in a street of Florence, Italy, a few days ago. He was really expressive and had giant "Queen cards" on his hat.

I just came back from a great 3 days trip in Northern and Central Italy. I visited Venice, Rimini, Florence, Bologna, Forli, Faenza and Cesena. Many thanks to my guides and friends HEESUN and PAOLO. I'll share many artistic photos in the coming weeks.
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:icondvandyk:
DVanDyk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
masterful
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!


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:icondahvievanityrules:
DahvieVanityrules Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Oh he's beautiful <333 I love it ^_^
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:iconnickinovember:
NickiNovember Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Very cool
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:iconmaryofcheshire:
MaryOfCheshire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oooooh awesome!!
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:iconnum1musicfan:
num1musicfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
An amazing caption! Are his eyes really mismatched like that?
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:iconfryerock:
fryerock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Photographer
his eyes... now i have a new goal: meet a wonderfully dressed drag queen just like him! :)
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:iconsverigeundschweden:
sverigeundschweden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
love the eyes¡ awesome pic
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:iconyellowbuttonart:
YellowButtonArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Woah, I get a strange feeling looking at this photograph. This is actually amazing. I'm going to florence next year, maybe I will meet him and try and match your photographs of him? :)
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:iconzaphura:
Zaphura Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love this too!
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:iconwerelou:
Werelou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
This photograph is amazing. The make-up phenomenal. The eyes... Great picture.
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:iconshaheeda:
shaheeda Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lucky you, meeting amazing people like that on your travels ^^
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:iconayeshad:
AyeshaD Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ah-mazing!
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:icondreamsofnostalgia:
DreamsOfNostalgia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:


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You have me. I have you. Amen. :blackrose:
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:iconsix-foot-two:
Six-Foot-Two Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
wow! incredible!
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:iconmebilia:
mebilia Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
your wonderful work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconjubliantjess:
JubliantJess Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
The colours are so vibrant ,and even though all the colours stand out you still managed to bring out the eyes. Very well done!
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:iconmarius-creb:
Marius-Creb Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Intense eyes.
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:iconkryptonitexxxxx:
Kryptonitexxxxx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Oh my GOSH. I saw the exact guy!! I was in Italy a week ago, haha. XD
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:iconwiggler94:
wiggler94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Absolument magnifique ! Je viens de découvrir quelques unes de vos oeuvres et je suis totalement fan ! :)
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:icondreamseeker82:
dreamseeker82 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
contacts?
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Fabulous!
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
their are all so awesome!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconnaanya:
Naanya Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Wow sweet :D
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:iconbandgeek9723:
BandGeek9723 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I wouldn't consider this to be drag. Especially considering that he's wearing a suit and has a mustache painted on his face. I would just say that he's a street performer.
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:iconelsietabatha:
elsietabatha Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I second that, but he's still so god damn pretty!
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:iconanadeviant:
AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Wow...looks more like Boy George to me :laughing:
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:iconkitzmonster:
KitzMonster Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can't take a bad photo can you? Heh heh
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:iconsp3cial7:
sp3cial7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
WOW!! his makeup is amazing...and so perfect ^_^
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:iconlaurakayleigh93:
LauraKayleigh93 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I love this! :D
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Great shot
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such bright color!! :D
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:iconxxxsoullessangelxxx:
xXxSoullessAngelxXx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Sander Cohen? Anyone else see it?
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:iconakswad:
Akswad Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Heel mooi, ik kan niet wachten op de rest.
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:iconalexandrel:
Alexandrel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
god his makeup is beautiful! it makes me wish i could be a drag queen sometimes. :3 <3
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L0v3-Or-H4t3 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore the colours in this one...Even the background colur doesnt drain from this pic...XD
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
How interesting. . .I love it
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Vermillioncurse Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Did he actually claim to be a drag queen, or do you just assume he is a drag queen because of the cards in his hat.
It doesn't look like he was even attempting to go for a drag look honestly.
Don't get me wrong, his makeup is fantastic, as well as the rest of his look, but there's not really any drag queen attributes to it whatsoever.

Not knowing the context of any actual conversation you may or may not have had with this person, I feel like you are incorrectly labeling him as something he wasn't even trying to be.
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:iconl0v3-or-h4t3:
L0v3-Or-H4t3 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, He doesnt seem to be a drag queen..
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:iconnaramyon:
Naramyon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How awkward was it, asking for permission to take his picture? How do you politely ask/demand how people pose?
- He is gorgeous though. (Did you do any photo-editing to him? He's so vibrant!)
I love his eyes. Do you think there's any possibility that's his natural eye-color?
But damn, is this guy good with make-up or what?
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:iconkawaiikitty65:
kawaiikitty65 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Omg I was thinking the same thing about his eyes! That can't be real!
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:iconnaramyon:
Naramyon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*shrugs* I've seen dogs/people with different colored eyes before, so it's not impossible.
BUT... *double checks photo* Yellow-Gold and Orange-Brown? Highly unlikely.
What I really want to know is if this picture is just that, a picture, or did BenHeine do some editing?
Either way, this guy is gorgeous! And BenHeine managed to capture that, which is difficult to do.
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atashaikh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Aww nice really cool

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:iconelsietabatha:
elsietabatha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's beautiful! :love:
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:iconmanda-j-panda:
manda-j-panda Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The eyes are amazing... you can tell he put a lot of work into how he looks. I like how you blurred the background so just the man is in focus... I can't stop looking at his eyes! Great work!
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:iconpuddingofdarkness:
puddingofdarkness Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, I love his eyes.
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:iconchirito:
chirito Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
wooo.. wondeful guy.. gay.. gey!? xDDD lovely!
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:iconsleepingevil:
SleepingEvil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
beautiful composition and colors. a very expressive makeup and face. did you edit it much?
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:iconkiltul:
Kiltul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Photographer
Coolest. Drag-queen. Ever.
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:icon8-bitgirl:
8-BitGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is an amazing photograph! Those eyes look great. :)
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