Noisy Rain Magazine Issue LXXIII

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INTHISPUBLICATIONBELONGSTOTHEPUBLICDOMAIN. ALLARTISTICANDCREATIVEWORKCONTAINEDINTHIS PUBLICATIONISPROTECTEDBYTHEIRRESPECTIVECREATORS. ©2023. COPYING,ALTERING,DISPLAYINGORREDISTRIBUTINGANYOF THEARTWORKSINTHIS PUBLICATION,INANYFORMATORANYMEDIUM,ISSTRICTLY PROHIBITED. ©NOISYRAINMAGAZINE2023 ADDITIONALARTE.HIRANO FIRSTEDITIONJANUARY·I·2O23
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However,hispassionforartishistrue "raisond'être".Hestartedpaintingfull timeonlyattheageof47,leavingbehind anexceptionalcareerandwonderful memoriesintherestaurantbusiness.

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Theself-taughtpainter,giftedwitha naturalfacultyforobservation,nourished histalentsvoraciously,andthroughhis work,discovergreathappiness-a contentmentmissingfromhispreviouslife. Paintingappealedtoallofhissenses, allowinghimtoexpresshisdeepest emotions.Throughthegazeofhissubjects, paintedwithpainstakingprecision,he shareshisthoughts,feelings,andthe beautifulsoulofhischaracters.Forhim,art istheabilitytoseewiththemind'seye,to taketheimaginaryandmakeitrealwith whatevertoolsarewithinreach.

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Iamamalefigureandportraitartist basedinNYC.Irigorouslyexplorethe fundamentalsofartbasedonartanatomy andtechniquesusedbygraphitecharcoal andpastel.BeforeImovedtotheUnited States,Iwasastilllifepainter.Flowersare usuallymypaintingtheme.AfterIcame toNewYork,Iwasgreatlyimpactedby thegaycultureinNewYorkCity,which inspiredmetoworkwiththemalefigure. Ibelievethatmalenudityartisjustas valuableasfemalenudityart. BEAUTIFUL

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Istarteddoingphotographyinthe early90’s.Upuntilthatpoint,I wasdoingalotofwritingforlocal orregionalgaypublications. However,ahandinjuryledto monthsofphysicaltherapyand rehab,whichleftmeunableto type.Withtonofcreativeenergy andnooutlet,afriendsteppedin withanoffertohelptakemymind offmyproblems.Hewantedsome nudephotosdone,andaskedifI woulddoit.Ihadneverdonethat typeofstuffbefore,butwas thankfultohaveanythingcreative todo.Thatkindgestureunlocked ahiddentalentIdidn’tknowI had.Thankstohim,Ihavean almost30-yearcareer(and counting)asanartist.

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