Photo shoots to change mindsMar 14 03:37
Disabled Life Media is the latest coming together of awesome gimps, spearheaded by Andrew Angulo, in an attempt to show the world that sex appeal and disability can coexist. Andrew, who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in 2009 and is a father of three, has crafted a burgeoning site that includes themed photo shoots, videos and a tongue-in-cheek blog highlighting the latest (craziest) disability current events.
What I love about Disabled Life Media is that they’re showing disability in a fresh way through their photos. So far they’ve done some pretty interesting photo shoot themes including my personal favorite, a “Dia de Los Muertos” esque theme for their October “The Bridge” shoot. The photos show three gorgeous women in wheelchairs donning creepy skeleton face paint as they’re dressed to the 9’s (while parked on an isolated bridge). So effectively sexy-creepy. Love it!
They’ve also done a great job of uncovering fresh new faces in the disability community to be their models. In their most recent Steampunk-themed shoot, they used this very cute African-American paraplegic who is one of the best disabled Steampunkers I’ve ever seen. Steampunk combines Victorian-era elements with sci-fi elements (which is all the rage now among Comic Con nerds). Here's a list (scroll to bottom of the page) of some of their talented models.
And Disabled Media Life continues to go full-steam ahead. After launching their site last Fall, they’re planning to be at the Abilities Expo coming up in L.A. (March 30th - April 1st). Look for their table if you plan on attending!
- Their official site: Disabled Life Media
- Watch an introduction video of what Disabled Life Media does narrated by the man himself, Andrew Angulo
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Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.