Tucked, 2014

Image 414, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/80 sec, ISO 4000

Image 465, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/80 sec, ISO 4000

Image 593, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO 4000

Image 68, 34mm, f/5.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

Image 145, 95mm, f/5.3, 1/80 sec, ISO 2500

Image 520, 50mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO 4000

Jeremie Warshafsky

Jeremie Warshafsky is a visual artist based in Toronto. His work examines the tensions between humans and their environment, concepts of landscape, and urban issues related to the built form. He is always interested in new ways of seeing through photography. He holds a BSc in Environmental Biology from Queens University and an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. He has exhibited works at Prefix ICA, Contact Festival, and Smokestack Studios in Hamilton. His images have appeared in Architectural Digest, Fashion Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star.

Tucked follows drag artist Jada Shada Hudson over the course of a few weeks at Toronto queer bars. With its focus on Jada, the series explores drag as an intersection of performance, identity, and work / livelihood. I wanted the photos to straddle two perspectives, one familiar and public (the audience, the stage) and the other typically private or unseen (backstage). In the series, both perspectives share an intense (sometimes unsettling) scrutiny of the performing body.”