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At first sight, Blush is all drag queens and kings, every color of the LGBTQ + rainbow, hedonistic abandon, and a fuck load of glitter. Yet blush, as you may know, is applied in many layers. Thomas’ portraits are masks that aren’t meant to hide. Paradoxically, each persona is leveraged so the person behind it can be free - blatantly so. Many of those populating the London Sink The Pink scene are a lot more themselves when they dress as someone else than when they are in plain slacks and a T-shirt, riding the underground to work. Their self-expression is aesthetically so profound and authentic it flirts with a form of modern art. In its essence, the series is identity in its purest form. Who are you when all usual standards are made superfluous?