Sly and the Family Stone sung "Everybody is a star" and Saturday night, it sure felt like it, as revered celebrity/drag queen/art star photographer Austin Young unveiled the shots he's been working on for the past several weeks as part of "Your Face Here," an exhibit which offered attention whores, undiscovered club kids and average Joe Schmo's alike the chance to get dolled up by pros, lit like J-Lo and air-brushed to perfection.
The party featured live music from Killsonic Orchestra but the real musical highlight had to be San Francisco's Juanita More, whose nearly all disco and soul DJ set had the gallery outdoor patio bumpin.' Guess what? Disco (and we mean, the hits: Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band, Lipps inc) feels fresh again.
YFH subjects included Semi-Precious Weapons' Justin Tranter, Margaret Cho, Perez Hilton and even yours truly. We opted for a modest 5x7 shot, but wished we'd splurged for more after seeing the big blown up beauty of it all. "My ego is bigger than 5x7," said one 'Your Face Here" glamour gal. After last night, guess ours is too. A sampling of faces (and hot bods!) below. Read our story about PoptART's grand opening and see how the walls went from bare to bodacious in this post.
More -including our own glamour shot!- in this week's Nightranger slideshow.
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