Doug Spearman & Marc Anthony Samuel

Tom Atwood21st Century


White Plains, United States

Kings & Queens in Their Castles is an ambitious photo series of the LGBTQ experience throughout the United States. The work offers a window into the lives and homes of some of America's intriguing and eccentric personalities. Over the course of 15 years, Atwood has photographed more than 350 subjects from 30 states, including dozens of families and nearly 100 celebrities.

The images portray whimsical and intimate moments of its subjects’ daily lives. The photographs shift between the pictorial and the theatrical. While the series looks at eccentric creatives, such as artists, fashion designers, music makers and dancers, it features people from all walks of life, including business executives, politicians, religious leaders and doctors. It also documents a population that blossomed in the 1960s and 1970s but seem to be slowly disappearing – urban bohemians, beatniks, mavericks and iconoclasts.


  • Title: Doug Spearman & Marc Anthony Samuel
  • Creator: Tom Atwood
  • Date Created: 21st Century
  • Location Created: Connecticut, USA
  • Physical Dimensions: 16"x20"
  • Type: Photography
  • Medium: 35 mm Digital, Inkjet

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