Check out the short interview I did with reporter Hannah Kingsley Ma of the Audiograph series at San Francisco's NPR affiliate KALW. Featuring Olivia Hart and other performers from Aunt Charlie's Lounge. Listen here.
Here are some photos by Shot in the City and video by Marie Alyse Rodriguez from the screening and performance at the Tenderloin Museum on 2/24/16.
I took over the Instagram of the Telegram Gallery for a week. They are a fine art gallery based in the UK that focuses on photography from emerging artists.
I shot the cover and several portraits for SF Weekly's issue of interviews with homeless individuals.
Huffington Post Arts & Culture features my work in an article about art and the aging body.
"Artists obsessed with the human form have long illuminated the nuanced process of growing older, its complex effects on the body and on the soul. The following icons, through painting, drawing and photography, explore the process of aging while challenging the dominant, negative perception of it."
Frank becomes Olivia in his hotel room, mid-transformation cigarette. “Beautiful By Night” by @jameshosking captures the transformations of San Francisco's veteran drag queens who perform at Aunt Charlie’s in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. See more at: motherjones.com #motherjones #auntcharlies #jameshosking #dragqueens #drag #beautifulbynight #mjphoto #tenderloin #sanfrancisco
Hi, this is @jameshosking. I’m a filmmaker + photographer based in San Francisco. Over the next 3 days I’ll explore the city’s booming medical marijuana industry—specifically, the rise of on-demand cannabis and delivery apps. Most sources estimate that somewhere between 30K-50K people use medical marijuana in SF. Although some deride cannabis’s medicinal benefits, the reasons people use it are complex, personal, and often surprising. Here are a few of their stories, as interviewed and recorded by writer Jeremy Lybarger (Twitter @jeremylybarger). Photo @jameshosking for #featureshoot #sanfrancisco #sf #documentary #landscape
The Washington Post interviewed me about Beautiful By Night
“Drag interests me a lot as a form of labor,” Hosking said. “As a routine, it’s fascinating. We go to work, and at times we can embody different personas, but not as directly as the transformation they undergo. I think there’s something ritualistic and fascinating about emerging into the world and embodying this new persona and feeling the power through that to sort of escape yourself.”
Huffington Post: Gay Voices features an interview about Aunt Charlie's series and Beautiful By Night
Why do you think raising the visibility level of these performers is so important?
Their stories explore themes of aging and self-acceptance that implicate all of us -- we're all going to be where they're at physically and mentally. I only hope that I, personally, exhibit the same grace and gusto they have. And, ultimately, I just found them fascinating both as individuals and as performers. I'm delighted to see the positive feedback from readers online. I feel privileged that the performers trusted me to document their lives.
Feature Shoot features Aunt Charlie's series and Beautiful By Night
Beautiful Decay features Aunt Charlie's series and Beautiful By Night
Huffington Post features Slate article and photos
The Bold Italic features Aunt Charlie's series and Beautiful By Night
Dangerous Minds features Aunt Charlie's series and Beautiful By Night