Photos: Playing on the beach with the boys of Fire Island

With the celebration of WorldPride raging across New York, let’s not forget easily accessible Fire Island. It is, perhaps, after WorldPride in Manhattan, the second gayest place on earth right now.

Alex Geana’s FIRE ISLAND: PHOTOGRAPHS makes sure the gay mecca will not easily be forgotten, especially if the gorgeous book sits in its rightful place on your coffee table. The result of four years of work by Geana, it brings awareness to not only the theme of queer love on the island but also to the climate crisis that is impacting The Pines community of Long Island.

Geana, a commercial and fine art photographer for the last decade, captures the essence of these changes after falling in love with the destination himself.

“I was following a long list of artists who used the community as a safe haven from the city, to find inspiration, connection, and love,” he says. “With this project, I wanted to share the respect, fun, and happiness and as well as heartbreak that one experiences here, in addition to focusing on how climate change is affecting this special place.”

Geana generously shares here a selection of photos exclusively with GayCities.

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