Brian, The Digital Gryphon:
In addition to working various full-time jobs since leaving school, I’ve been producing photographic images for over 40 years. My first assignment was for the high school yearbook. I offer my photography & design on apparel & gift items, and as frame-able prints. My on-line history goes back to CompuServe, Freenets and 2400 baud modems. In fact, Dad introduced me to ‘puters by letting me write code (in ‘basic‘) for the IBM-5150. Now I operate a number of web-sites and on-line shops.
I came out as gay to my family and the world (well, the readership of the Chatham Daily News) in 1978. I have self-identified as Queer# for more than a decade. My designs here, as well as my blog posts, are sex-positive and pro-diversity; created from a progressive point of view.
The Digital Gryphon LLC is the business entity behind my various creative endeavours.
@DGC DigitalGryphon.com (this site) focuses on photography, graphic design and book publishing. My photography & design work are available as frame-able prints. Photography subjects range from florals and animals to city scenes. Graphic designs are generally commentary on life; from current sex & gender politics to deeply-repressed memories of childhood abuse. Fun stuff.
@GT GuncleTarot.com– supporting creative folk with Tarot and other Oracle Card readings from a very queer point of view.
@SFCA SisterFlirt.ca– the Ministry of Sister Flirt began when Brian took vows in the Toronto Order of Perpetual Indulgence in 1983. Now based in central Ohio, Sister Firt offers a range of rituals from various faith traditions to honour your ‘cycle of life’ events. That work is supported by sales of Joy, Kindness, Love text designs.
@SDA Smart(ass)phone Delivery Apps offer filthy lucre (income) to supplement the above projects, while maintaining the Digital aspect of the business name.
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# Some words on words (from my blog):
Queer is more than just shorthand for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans; Queer encompasses diversity in Sexual Orientation, Sexual Proclivities, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression. That includes who we engage with sexually/sensually and how. From whether or not traditional romance is involved, to how long a relationship is expected to last and how many participants. It also includes who we are and how we experience & express our personal gender.