Over 25 LGBTQ+ creatives and allies from the worlds of music, fashion and arts will feature in a new limited-edition digital portrait series, by British photographer Luke Nugent, released for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022.
The collection takes inspiration from legendary filmmaker and gay rights activist Derek Jarman’s cult classic film Jubilee (1978), a now-iconic cinematic reaction to the spectacle of state jubilation. To mark this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the This Other Eden collection is celebrating the creative force of queer culture, whilst shaping a historic record of its presence here in the UK at this moment of national celebration.
The Queen’s Jubilee in 1977 marked an era of incredible sociopolitical change. Subcultural movements, such as punk, embraced individual freedoms and anti-establishment views and gave a voice to the unheard and the first glimpse of a queer new world in emergence.
Model and activist, Munroe Bergdorf, beauty influencer and performer, The Plastic Boy, upcoming DJ and child of Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball, Woody Cook, and DJ Fat Tony, are just some of the cultural trailblazers taking part in the project, which aims to shape a historic record of queer culture in the UK at this moment of national celebration.
The project is put together by Temporal Shift who partnered with Palm NFT Studio and Nifty’s. 50% of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to The Outside Project, the UK’s first permanent centre and shelter for homeless LGBTIQ+ individuals.
The NFTs will be available to purchase from the 9th June. The limited edition portraits will be sold at prices ranging from £250 to several thousands. The pieces will also be exhibited on the evening of the 9th June at a London gallery.