"Charlie's Smile" by RJ King + Charlie Knepper
Proceeds from these #ModelPride NFTs will benefit The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
Charlie and I met in April of 2020, as COVID was raging in NYC. After spending 6 months in lock-down, we left NYC on a whim in search of something different. We settled into an upstate cottage secluded on the side of a mountain, where we are surrounded by nature and have no neighbors in sight. Here, we are free to be ourselves, even if that means being naked in the garden.
Recently, Charlie slipped and fell on the wet grass and I quickly doused him with the garden hose and snapped this shot, which to me captures the absurdity and joy of everyday moments in love. It’s moments like these that remind us just how fortunate we are to have found each other. And how privileged we are to live as proud members of the gay community, tending to a garden—albeit nude—just as any other "normal" couple would.
About the Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.