Cruising with Chad States

I saw Chad States the other night and he told me that he had updated his project Cruising. As an out gay man for the better part of my life this terrain is not exactly unfamiliar to me. So with a little bit of posteriori knowledge I went looking. And what I found was a strong visual depiction of what that experience can feel like. I think it succeeds so well in respecting the privacy of the participants. Which I know is an ethical question that Chad struggled with and I believe he solved it quite thoughtfully and still was able to show us something. The work leaves you with a sense of mystery surrounding these anonymous encounters and the erotic communing in nature is highlighted beautifully by Chad's sharp eye.