Starting May 12th, MIX NYC will be auctioning off disposable cameras full of personal photos from 150 amazing artists and celebrities. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see inside the world of some your favorite personalities!
Come back here on May 12th to find links to each celebrity’s auction page on eBay. And then join us on May 15th at The Slipper Room, for an evening of amazing burlesque and drag with such legends as Michael Musto and Alaska Thunderfuck (RuPaul’s Drag Race).
MIX NYC to Auction Original Undeveloped Photographs by Celebrities in Film, Television, Music, Performance, Fashion & More
April 8, 2014 (New York) — MIX NYC, the nonprofit media arts organization behind the annual New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, is partnering with major celebrities in film, television, music, fashion and the arts in the The Naked Eye Celebrity Camera Auction. Undeveloped disposable cameras filled with tantalizing and exclusive candid images taken by celebrities will be available for bidding worldwide via eBay on May 12, 2014, with a blockbuster launch party to follow in New York City on May 15. Proceeds will benefit MIX NYC’s ongoing programs to promote, preserve, and produce queer experimental film.
Over 100 celebrities have contributed their unseen selfies and real-life photos including the likes of James Franco, Lea DeLaria, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julie Bowen, Michael Cera, Catherine Opie, Amy Sedaris, Mink Stole, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Hilton Als, Buck Angel, Betty Buckley, Christian Coulson, Parker Posey, the cast of Bob’s Burgers, Justin Vivian Bond, Le1f, Terence Koh, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sally Jessy Raphael, Rick Castro, Jake Shears and numerous others. Collectors, fans and friends will have the opportunity to bid on and be the first to see images created just for them by their favorite celebrities.
The cameras themselves are being auctioned “naked,” i.e. with undeveloped negatives included, giving fans a unique opportunity to own original, one-of-a-kind photographic artworks. Celebrity partners have been encouraged to have fun and create candid and surprising images that reflect their real lives. With top actors, comedians, musicians, drag queens and even porn stars participating, there truly are images to appeal to all types.
A kick-off party emceed by Ru Paul’s Drag Race superstar Alaska Thunderfuck will celebrate the Naked Eye on May 15th at New York City’s famed downtown venue The Slipper Room, described by the New York Times as “a beacon in the New York burlesque scene.” The party will feature live performances, fantastic prizes, and VIP experiences. Tickets for the show will cost $25, with a limited number of $50 VIP front-row seats available. Tickets go on sale on April 15th and are available on the YOU CAN BID ON MY CAMERA HERE~