Alexey Kim
Photographer
Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens.Alexey started his career as a photo contributor to Gayletter magazine in June 2018, covering events, parties, and fashion shows, and photographing still life and editorial shoots for the magazine’s blog as well as print issues of the magazine.Alexey’s work has also been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, V magazine, WWD, Paper, Out, The Cut, them., Glamour, Advocate, People, Buzzfeed and more.In June 2019 Alexey decided to start his own venture and founded an LGBTQIA+ news editorial vertical called Sidewalkkilla.com, concentrating on nightlife, events, and personal stories from the LGBTQIA+ community.Alexey has extensive experience in social media management, still, product, portrait, fashion, event, and nightlife photography. His past and present clients include Indochine NYC, Sotheby’s, Douglas Elliman, Geena Rocero, Major Food Group, Gayletter, The Beau Next Door, Flowerling, EdoEyen, Revery clothing, and Octomobility.

LINKS

DISCOVER

Digna’s Monthly Balingbayan Box Brings All-Filipino Drag Cast to Hell’s Kitchen
NSFW-September 9
Glow Di Notte Photo Booth
Bushwig 11 (Day 2)
Bushwig 11 (Day 1) NSFW
NSFW With Kerri Colby, @dombeeef, @airikprince and More
Papito & Lucas Skywalker End Summer With Tropikal Punch
TENz Mag’s “Some Nice Things” Celebrates “Miss Honey” Moi Renee

TIMELINE


Collaborations

  • Digna’s Monthly Balingbayan Box Brings All-Filipino Drag Cast to Hell’s Kitchen


    Moments from last event with Diva Soria, Mancie Mandell, and Bombalicious Eklaver.

  • defthatjason sits in a split on a bar weating yours jockstrap

    NSFW-September 9


    Moments fromthe latest BDSM-inspired party at Hush bar in Hell’s Kitchen.

  • Glow Di Notte Photo Booth


    Potraits from the monthly party curated by drag artist Glow Job.

  • NSFW With Kerri Colby, @dombeeef, @airikprince and More


    Join Papito, June Weimar, P_A_T, Lafayette Bless, Ickarus, and Sidewalkkilla at Hush every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

  • party promoters papito, lucas skywalker pose with djs tory thee stiletto, oscar nn, young wavy fox, rio bamba

    Papito & Lucas Skywalker End Summer With Tropikal Punch


    A new day time QTPOC party inspired by Afro-Caribbean beats finds its space in Brooklyn.

  • TENz Mag’s “Some Nice Things” Celebrates “Miss Honey” Moi Renee


    The 13th issue of cabaret-style mini ball pays homage to the 90s iconic drag star.

  • Chelsea Manning Headlines Hyper Pop Party in Brooklyn


    along with THELIMITDOESNOTEXIST, Food House, D4ARKCIRCLES, and Swan Meat.

  • Kline Time Pride Raises $10K for Ali Forney Center


    Every year Evan Klein celebrates pride and his birthday by raising funds for charity.

  • New Yorkers React to Roe v. Wade Decision (VIDEO)


    On June 24, 2022 U. S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on constitutional rights to abortion.

  • The Future Now & Glitter Milk Present: Creature


    Charlotte of The Future Now and Alana AKA Glitter Milk join forces for another themed party at Rubulad, BK.

  • Rochelle Jordan Plays With The Changes


    Toronto-bred sonsgtress embarks on the US tour after a seven-year break.

  • Ukraine 2022: “Is This Happening?”


    New Yorkers gather at The Stonewall Inn, protesting Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • “MEET MARKET” Grindr Valentine’s Day Party


    1 night, 10 parties, 10 cities. Highlights from NYC.

  • Devil’s Playground: Bloody Valentine 2022


    Ty Sunderland’s Valentine’s Day party with Aquaria, Slayyyter, Gigi Goode and Symone.

  • Glam Awards 2022


    Sidewalkkilla is nominated for two awards.

  • 2021 Roundup


    Stories that shaped our year.

  • Horrochata’s “Be Cute” Halloween Bash


    Horrorchata’s 8th Annual Halloween Bash is back to Littlefield in Gowanus.

  • Grindr Halloween: Fright Now


    Grindr hosts 10 in-person parties all across the US. We covered the one in NYC.

  • Bushwig 2021 – Day 2 (NSFW)


    Looks and performances by The Dragon Sisters, Casey Spooner, La Zavaleta and more.

  • Bushwig 2019 – Day 1 (NSFW)


    Looks and performances by Azealia Banks, Untitled Queen, Nicky Ottav, Boulet Brothers and more.

  • Detox and Love Will Save the Day


    Fashion week party at The Seville.

  • Chiquitita’s “Chromatica”


    Drag tribute show to Lady Gaga’s latest album.

  • Violet Chachki “A Lot More Me”


    Snaps from Chachki’s first US solo tour.

  • Matvey Cherry is a Lovely Dark Thing


    Matvey Cherry brought out an intimate soiree for the 2nd installment of Lovely Dark Things at the Triad Theater.

  • Femme Fatale


    Event by The Future Now & Glitter Milk celebrating the feminine divine.

  • The List Is Closed


    Moments from a party hosted by Terence Edgerson at Le Bain, The Standard Hotel in New York.

  • Stop Asian Hate


    New Yorkers step out and speak out on anti-Asian hate crimes

  • House°Bones FWSS°21: All The Birds That Couldn’t Fly


    “I’m Not Worried About Walking On This Earth Anymore, I Now Think About How to Fly and Swim With Infinite Breath.”

  • #UsToo: The Alexander Wang Case and Sexual Abuse of Men in the Fashion Industry


    Opinion of an ex-model.

  • 2020 Roundup


    15 stories shaped by 2020.

  • First Days of NYC BLM Protests Recap


    Revisit the first few days of the racial injustice protests in New York City.

  • Drag King God Complex Succumbs to Bliss


    Watch drag king God Complex succumb to the Bliss of his art via the exclusive video premiere below.

  • Bar d’O: 27 Years of Cocaine, Cock Sucking, and Love


    Bar d’O closed its doors in 2001, but the legacy still lives on.

  • Junior Mintt: The Only Voices You Need to be Listening to are Black Trans Voices (VIDEO)


    It’s been 6 months since Brooklyn Liberation- the largest Black Trans Lives Matter march in history.

  • RFTCA: HIV/AIDS Cure Won’t Come in a Pill


    We are finally starting to see the day where getting rid of HIV/AIDS is plausible, scientifically thinkable.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020: Remembering Amelia


    On this day of International Transgender Visibility let’s remember to support our trans friends and remember the ones gone too soon, like Amelia.

  • Spectrum Formosus Carves Out Space For Techno Loving Queers In Mountainous Outskirts Of Taipei


    what the title said

  • Being Queer When Noone’s Watching


    @ARTpartmentNYC curates and exhibits queer art out of a Brooklyn apartment.

  • The Stonewall Protests are Here to Abolish the System


    Every Thursday, Black queer and trans activists assemble at The Stonewall Inn to fight for all Black life and abolish the system.

  • NYC’s Biggest Drag Festival Sort of Just Happened in Spite of Corona


    The social-distancing event happened over the course of a Saturday evening in Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn.

  • We Need to Talk About Belarus


    Because it might be a cautionary tale for the upcoming US elections.

  • Ball to Action: Ballroom-Styled Direct Action Event for #OccupyCityHall


    The Ballroom community and Kiki Scene get together to speak out against police and state violence at #OccupyCityHall.

  • J’royce Jata: “Soft” EP First Listen


    “The reason I called it Soft is because Black men do not get the opportunity to show our many facets, as much as our counterparts.”

  • Amsterdam Pride Walk: Walking For Those Who Cannot Join


    The annual Amsterdam Pride Walk has been cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus, but it still serves as a good reminder of why Pride marches started happening in the first place.

  • Dèvo Monique: Dear White People


    NYC-based Black drag performer Dèvo Monique addresses Black queerness in relationship to the NYC nightlife scene, the BLM movement, and white society.

  • Untitled (America) Is Our Future (?)


    Brooklyn-based drag artist Untitled Queen offers a glimpse at a new America, through her July 4th digital fundraiser.

  • Bushwig Celebrates Pride & Rides In Solidarity With BLM


    Bushwig drag festival celebrates Pride and honors the Black Lives Matter movement in Brooklyn, NY.

  • HBO’s “We’re Here” Creators On Why It’s More Than Just A Show About Drag Queens


    Lucia Fuscia and Benjy Bradshaw sat down with the creators of the HBO series “We’re Here” to talk about the heartwarming reality show.

  • Looking Back At Miami’s First Controversial Wynwood Pride


    In 2019, Miami’s 1st Wynwood Pride split local talent into 2 opposing camps. In 2020, the festival is back in digital form.

  • 15K People Show Up For Black Trans Lives At Brooklyn Liberation March


    On June 14, 2020, 15K people wearing all white, marched at Brooklyn Liberation for Black Trans Lives.

  • Queer Juneteenth Jubilee in Harlem


    Three black led organizations bring Juneteenth Jubilee to Harlem, celebrating Black Lives through Joy- a celebration in the form of protest.

  • Conversations: What Are We Doing To Protect Black Trans Women? (Part II)


    Remy Black is an artist, a sex worker, and a black trans woman. Remy explores many sensitive subjects and the reality of “living in a dangerous body.” Part II

  • Conversations: What Are We Doing To Protect Back Trans Women? Part I


    Family members and loved ones gathered to hold this year’s candlelight vigil for World AIDS Day with guest speakers and performances.

  • Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza: 1 Year Without The Ballroom Legend


    December 30th of 2019 marked one year since the passing of one of the most influential figures in the Ballroom community, Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza.

  • Digna’s Monthly Balingbayan Box Brings All-Filipino Drag Cast to Hell’s Kitchen


    Moments from last event with Diva Soria, Mancie Mandell, and Bombalicious Eklaver.

  • defthatjason sits in a split on a bar weating yours jockstrap

    NSFW-September 9


    Moments fromthe latest BDSM-inspired party at Hush bar in Hell’s Kitchen.

  • Glow Di Notte Photo Booth


    Potraits from the monthly party curated by drag artist Glow Job.

  • NSFW With Kerri Colby, @dombeeef, @airikprince and More


    Join Papito, June Weimar, P_A_T, Lafayette Bless, Ickarus, and Sidewalkkilla at Hush every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

  • party promoters papito, lucas skywalker pose with djs tory thee stiletto, oscar nn, young wavy fox, rio bamba

    Papito & Lucas Skywalker End Summer With Tropikal Punch


    A new day time QTPOC party inspired by Afro-Caribbean beats finds its space in Brooklyn.

  • TENz Mag’s “Some Nice Things” Celebrates “Miss Honey” Moi Renee


    The 13th issue of cabaret-style mini ball pays homage to the 90s iconic drag star.

  • Chelsea Manning Headlines Hyper Pop Party in Brooklyn


    along with THELIMITDOESNOTEXIST, Food House, D4ARKCIRCLES, and Swan Meat.

  • Kline Time Pride Raises $10K for Ali Forney Center


    Every year Evan Klein celebrates pride and his birthday by raising funds for charity.

  • New Yorkers React to Roe v. Wade Decision (VIDEO)


    On June 24, 2022 U. S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on constitutional rights to abortion.

  • The Future Now & Glitter Milk Present: Creature


    Charlotte of The Future Now and Alana AKA Glitter Milk join forces for another themed party at Rubulad, BK.

  • Rochelle Jordan Plays With The Changes


    Toronto-bred sonsgtress embarks on the US tour after a seven-year break.

  • Ukraine 2022: “Is This Happening?”


    New Yorkers gather at The Stonewall Inn, protesting Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • “MEET MARKET” Grindr Valentine’s Day Party


    1 night, 10 parties, 10 cities. Highlights from NYC.

  • Devil’s Playground: Bloody Valentine 2022


    Ty Sunderland’s Valentine’s Day party with Aquaria, Slayyyter, Gigi Goode and Symone.

  • Glam Awards 2022


    Sidewalkkilla is nominated for two awards.

  • 2021 Roundup


    Stories that shaped our year.

  • Horrochata’s “Be Cute” Halloween Bash


    Horrorchata’s 8th Annual Halloween Bash is back to Littlefield in Gowanus.

  • Grindr Halloween: Fright Now


    Grindr hosts 10 in-person parties all across the US. We covered the one in NYC.

  • Bushwig 2021 – Day 2 (NSFW)


    Looks and performances by The Dragon Sisters, Casey Spooner, La Zavaleta and more.

  • Bushwig 2019 – Day 1 (NSFW)


    Looks and performances by Azealia Banks, Untitled Queen, Nicky Ottav, Boulet Brothers and more.

  • Detox and Love Will Save the Day


    Fashion week party at The Seville.

  • Chiquitita’s “Chromatica”


    Drag tribute show to Lady Gaga’s latest album.

  • Violet Chachki “A Lot More Me”


    Snaps from Chachki’s first US solo tour.

  • Matvey Cherry is a Lovely Dark Thing


    Matvey Cherry brought out an intimate soiree for the 2nd installment of Lovely Dark Things at the Triad Theater.

  • Femme Fatale


    Event by The Future Now & Glitter Milk celebrating the feminine divine.

  • The List Is Closed


    Moments from a party hosted by Terence Edgerson at Le Bain, The Standard Hotel in New York.

  • Stop Asian Hate


    New Yorkers step out and speak out on anti-Asian hate crimes

  • House°Bones FWSS°21: All The Birds That Couldn’t Fly


    “I’m Not Worried About Walking On This Earth Anymore, I Now Think About How to Fly and Swim With Infinite Breath.”

  • #UsToo: The Alexander Wang Case and Sexual Abuse of Men in the Fashion Industry


    Opinion of an ex-model.

  • 2020 Roundup


    15 stories shaped by 2020.

  • First Days of NYC BLM Protests Recap


    Revisit the first few days of the racial injustice protests in New York City.

  • Drag King God Complex Succumbs to Bliss


    Watch drag king God Complex succumb to the Bliss of his art via the exclusive video premiere below.

  • Bar d’O: 27 Years of Cocaine, Cock Sucking, and Love


    Bar d’O closed its doors in 2001, but the legacy still lives on.

  • Junior Mintt: The Only Voices You Need to be Listening to are Black Trans Voices (VIDEO)


    It’s been 6 months since Brooklyn Liberation- the largest Black Trans Lives Matter march in history.

  • RFTCA: HIV/AIDS Cure Won’t Come in a Pill


    We are finally starting to see the day where getting rid of HIV/AIDS is plausible, scientifically thinkable.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020: Remembering Amelia


    On this day of International Transgender Visibility let’s remember to support our trans friends and remember the ones gone too soon, like Amelia.

  • Spectrum Formosus Carves Out Space For Techno Loving Queers In Mountainous Outskirts Of Taipei


    what the title said

  • Being Queer When Noone’s Watching


    @ARTpartmentNYC curates and exhibits queer art out of a Brooklyn apartment.

  • The Stonewall Protests are Here to Abolish the System


    Every Thursday, Black queer and trans activists assemble at The Stonewall Inn to fight for all Black life and abolish the system.

  • NYC’s Biggest Drag Festival Sort of Just Happened in Spite of Corona


    The social-distancing event happened over the course of a Saturday evening in Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn.

  • We Need to Talk About Belarus


    Because it might be a cautionary tale for the upcoming US elections.

  • Ball to Action: Ballroom-Styled Direct Action Event for #OccupyCityHall


    The Ballroom community and Kiki Scene get together to speak out against police and state violence at #OccupyCityHall.

  • J’royce Jata: “Soft” EP First Listen


    “The reason I called it Soft is because Black men do not get the opportunity to show our many facets, as much as our counterparts.”

  • Amsterdam Pride Walk: Walking For Those Who Cannot Join


    The annual Amsterdam Pride Walk has been cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus, but it still serves as a good reminder of why Pride marches started happening in the first place.

  • Dèvo Monique: Dear White People


    NYC-based Black drag performer Dèvo Monique addresses Black queerness in relationship to the NYC nightlife scene, the BLM movement, and white society.

  • Untitled (America) Is Our Future (?)


    Brooklyn-based drag artist Untitled Queen offers a glimpse at a new America, through her July 4th digital fundraiser.

  • Bushwig Celebrates Pride & Rides In Solidarity With BLM


    Bushwig drag festival celebrates Pride and honors the Black Lives Matter movement in Brooklyn, NY.

  • HBO’s “We’re Here” Creators On Why It’s More Than Just A Show About Drag Queens


    Lucia Fuscia and Benjy Bradshaw sat down with the creators of the HBO series “We’re Here” to talk about the heartwarming reality show.

  • Looking Back At Miami’s First Controversial Wynwood Pride


    In 2019, Miami’s 1st Wynwood Pride split local talent into 2 opposing camps. In 2020, the festival is back in digital form.

  • 15K People Show Up For Black Trans Lives At Brooklyn Liberation March


    On June 14, 2020, 15K people wearing all white, marched at Brooklyn Liberation for Black Trans Lives.

  • Queer Juneteenth Jubilee in Harlem


    Three black led organizations bring Juneteenth Jubilee to Harlem, celebrating Black Lives through Joy- a celebration in the form of protest.

  • Conversations: What Are We Doing To Protect Black Trans Women? (Part II)


    Remy Black is an artist, a sex worker, and a black trans woman. Remy explores many sensitive subjects and the reality of “living in a dangerous body.” Part II

  • Conversations: What Are We Doing To Protect Back Trans Women? Part I


    Family members and loved ones gathered to hold this year’s candlelight vigil for World AIDS Day with guest speakers and performances.

  • Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza: 1 Year Without The Ballroom Legend


    December 30th of 2019 marked one year since the passing of one of the most influential figures in the Ballroom community, Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza.

Alexey Kim
Photographer
Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens.Alexey started his career as a photo contributor to Gayletter magazine in June 2018, covering events, parties, and fashion shows, and photographing still life and editorial shoots for the magazine’s blog as well as print issues of the magazine.Alexey’s work has also been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, V magazine, WWD, Paper, Out, The Cut, them., Glamour, Advocate, People, Buzzfeed and more.In June 2019 Alexey decided to start his own venture and founded an LGBTQIA+ news editorial vertical called Sidewalkkilla.com, concentrating on nightlife, events, and personal stories from the LGBTQIA+ community.Alexey has extensive experience in social media management, still, product, portrait, fashion, event, and nightlife photography. His past and present clients include Indochine NYC, Sotheby’s, Douglas Elliman, Geena Rocero, Major Food Group, Gayletter, The Beau Next Door, Flowerling, EdoEyen, Revery clothing, and Octomobility.
DISCOVER
Digna’s Monthly Balingbayan Box Brings All-Filipino Drag Cast to Hell’s Kitchen
defthatjason sits in a split on a bar weating yours jockstrap
NSFW-September 9
Glow Di Notte Photo Booth
Bushwig 11 (Day 2)
drag performers julie j and nicky o on stage at knockdown center with buswig screen dehind
Bushwig 11 (Day 1) NSFW
NSFW With Kerri Colby, @dombeeef, @airikprince and More
party promoters papito, lucas skywalker pose with djs tory thee stiletto, oscar nn, young wavy fox, rio bamba
Papito & Lucas Skywalker End Summer With Tropikal Punch
TENz Mag’s “Some Nice Things” Celebrates “Miss Honey” Moi Renee

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BIOGRAPHY

Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens.Alexey started his career as a photo contributor to Gayletter magazine in June 2018, covering events, parties, and fashion shows, and photographing still life and editorial shoots for the magazine’s blog as well as print issues of the magazine.Alexey’s work has also been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, V magazine, WWD, Paper, Out, The Cut, them., Glamour, Advocate, People, Buzzfeed and more.In June 2019 Alexey decided to start his own venture and founded an LGBTQIA+ news editorial vertical called Sidewalkkilla.com, concentrating on nightlife, events, and personal stories from the LGBTQIA+ community.Alexey has extensive experience in social media management, still, product, portrait, fashion, event, and nightlife photography. His past and present clients include Indochine NYC, Sotheby’s, Douglas Elliman, Geena Rocero, Major Food Group, Gayletter, The Beau Next Door, Flowerling, EdoEyen, Revery clothing, and Octomobility.

BIO

Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens.


Alexey started his career as a photo contributor to Gayletter magazine in June 2018, covering events, parties, and fashion shows, and photographing still life and editorial shoots for the magazine’s blog as well as print issues of the magazine.


Alexey’s work has also been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, V magazine, WWD, Paper, Out, The Cut, them., Glamour, Advocate, People, Buzzfeed and more.


In June 2019 Alexey decided to start his own venture and founded an LGBTQIA+ news editorial vertical called Sidewalkkilla.com, concentrating on nightlife, events, and personal stories from the LGBTQIA+ community.


Alexey has extensive experience in social media management, still, product, portrait, fashion, event, and nightlife photography. His past and present clients include Indochine NYC, Sotheby’s, Douglas Elliman, Geena Rocero, Major Food Group, Gayletter, The Beau Next Door, Flowerling, EdoEyen, Revery clothing, and Octomobility.