At the Same Time
62 pages, perfect bound, softcover
5.8” x 8.3” / 14.73 cm x 21.08 cm
Published July 2012
Edition of 500
At the Same Time is a photography book by Zachary Ayotte, Steven Beckly, Ted Kerr, Dylan Macneil, Colin Quinn, and Oisín Share. Self-published by the artists, the collaboration explores the evolution of their personal romantic relationships as couples over the past three years.
At the Same Time includes 65 colour images by the six artists, and features essays by AA Bronson, Paul Mgapi Sepuya, and Sholem Krishtalka.
At The Same Time reminds me of shared writing, of epistolary novels, of narratives told in letters between lovers. […] These are lovers writing between and for each other, as well as in exchange with other lovers. They hover around each other in a narrative of self-conscious description and revision, for anyone who so wishes to follow.
— excerpt from Timeline by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Surely this beauty, this image of male beauty gazing, is the image of our desire, of our love for another, of another’s love for us. This tenderness, the tenderness we can find nowhere else, is the sweet touch of the gaze, the touch of this boyish trusting glance upon manliness, upon our manliness, reflected in another’s eyes, entangled limbs, two bodies touching.
— excerpt from This Trusting Glance by AA Bronson
These works are about ampersands, tying yourself to someone: the giddy process of mutually creating that ampersand, of putting all hands on the same marker and slowly drawing the upward slope, the top loop, the bottom curve – together; the slow, awkward process of living in those slopes and loops and curves, exploring their comforts and wrestling with their crosses and knots…
— excerpt from Notes on & by Sholem Krishtalka
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NOTE: All orders will be shipped after our book launch on August 10th at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives in Toronto, Canada. If you plan to pick up your copy in person on August 10th, please email me before you purchase: stevenbeckly[at]gmail.com