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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Ukraine 2022: “Is This Happening?”
Hysteria, Longing, and the Eros of Open Mouths
“MEET MARKET” Grindr Valentine’s Day Party
Devil’s Playground: Bloody Valentine 2022
Filmography Portrait of Keanu Reeves
Glam Awards 2022
Oscars Portrait of Adam Driver
Team Japan: We Are Family

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      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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        DISCOVER
        Ukraine 2022: “Is This Happening?”
        Hysteria, Longing, and the Eros of Open Mouths
        “MEET MARKET” Grindr Valentine’s Day Party
        Devil’s Playground: Bloody Valentine 2022
        Filmography Portrait of Keanu Reeves
        Glam Awards 2022
        adam driver illustration painted on ipad with black, light and drak grey tones on cyan background
        Oscars Portrait of Adam Driver
        Team Japan: We Are Family

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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.