Mark Minton
Mark Minton
Journalist
pictureplastic is the online persona of NYC-based photographer, writer and journalist Mark Minton. What began as a catchy Instagram handle intended to be memorable after long nights out quickly became an alias and ultimately a brand. A Nashville native and J-school alumnus of Columbia College Chicago, Mark’s writing has appeared in publications such as the Garden City Telegram, High Plains Public Radio, Wichita Eagle, Native Magazine, Dodge City Globe and Topeka Capital Journal, and his photography has been featured in publications such as the Global Fund’s Annual Report, Document Journal and Gayletter. After leaving his job as an award-winning reporter at a regional newspaper in southwest Kansas, he moved to New York to expand his creative horizons. His current work centers mostly around queer nightlife, fashion and personalities, but his journalistic career as a whole encompasses hundreds of stories and multimedia coverage of topics including local and state government, cops and courts, e-commerce, agriculture, local business, the environment, and education.

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New Yorkers React to Roe v. Wade Decision (VIDEO)
Dive & Drag: Pride 2022! at Nemacolin
The Future Now & Glitter Milk Present: Creature
Movies With Matvey Cherry: Fantastic Beasts 3
NSFW
Rochelle Jordan Plays With The Changes
Ukraine 2022: “Is This Happening?”
Hysteria, Longing, and the Eros of Open Mouths

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    A notorious NYC party producer has taken to the internet to keep the rhythm going despite the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Susanne Bartsch Is Back On Top (Virtually)


    A notorious NYC party producer has taken to the internet to keep the rhythm going despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Mark Minton
Mark Minton
Journalist
pictureplastic is the online persona of NYC-based photographer, writer and journalist Mark Minton. What began as a catchy Instagram handle intended to be memorable after long nights out quickly became an alias and ultimately a brand. A Nashville native and J-school alumnus of Columbia College Chicago, Mark’s writing has appeared in publications such as the Garden City Telegram, High Plains Public Radio, Wichita Eagle, Native Magazine, Dodge City Globe and Topeka Capital Journal, and his photography has been featured in publications such as the Global Fund’s Annual Report, Document Journal and Gayletter. After leaving his job as an award-winning reporter at a regional newspaper in southwest Kansas, he moved to New York to expand his creative horizons. His current work centers mostly around queer nightlife, fashion and personalities, but his journalistic career as a whole encompasses hundreds of stories and multimedia coverage of topics including local and state government, cops and courts, e-commerce, agriculture, local business, the environment, and education.
DISCOVER
New Yorkers React to Roe v. Wade Decision (VIDEO)
pennsylvania drag artist Andy Whorehol poses in orange and green fringe hat on front of drive & drag projection
Dive & Drag: Pride 2022! at Nemacolin
The Future Now & Glitter Milk Present: Creature
illustration of jude law as Albus Dumbledore holding up a wand with light beam coming out of it on brown background
Movies With Matvey Cherry: Fantastic Beasts 3
NSFW
Rochelle Jordan Plays With The Changes
Ukraine 2022: “Is This Happening?”
Hysteria, Longing, and the Eros of Open Mouths

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BIOGRAPHY

pictureplastic is the online persona of NYC-based photographer, writer and journalist Mark Minton. What began as a catchy Instagram handle intended to be memorable after long nights out quickly became an alias and ultimately a brand. A Nashville native and J-school alumnus of Columbia College Chicago, Mark’s writing has appeared in publications such as the Garden City Telegram, High Plains Public Radio, Wichita Eagle, Native Magazine, Dodge City Globe and Topeka Capital Journal, and his photography has been featured in publications such as the Global Fund’s Annual Report, Document Journal and Gayletter. After leaving his job as an award-winning reporter at a regional newspaper in southwest Kansas, he moved to New York to expand his creative horizons. His current work centers mostly around queer nightlife, fashion and personalities, but his journalistic career as a whole encompasses hundreds of stories and multimedia coverage of topics including local and state government, cops and courts, e-commerce, agriculture, local business, the environment, and education.

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.