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Friday, July 07, 2017

Meet My Friend David Ayllon

Written by  Christy Girlington
Meet My Friend David Ayllon credit: David Ayllon

Hello friends! I know Miss Girlington took a few weeks off from writing “Christy’s Corner,” but this Queen needed a break. I also don’t want to present you with gratuitous nonsense. I want you to get to know the queens and key people that do so much for this community.

This week I’d like you to meet my friend David Ayllon. Not only is he married to one of my favorite squirrel friends, Pissi Myles, he’s amazingly talented in his own right. I’m going on the record for saying that I believe that he is the master mind behind the amazing marketing behind his accomplished “wife” Pissi Myles. David Ayllon is a photographic genius! I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in front of his lens for a shoot for a show I did with Pissi Myles “Queens Against Humanity,” and have also used him professionally for his skills as an accomplished graphic designer.

David is a comic-book aficionado which is clear when you see his work either on logos or in his photography. Even though David has only been doing photography professionally for three years, he has received several awards and recognition for his brilliant work. He’s the winner of the 2016 Seeing the Light competition, as well as the 2009 IAC award for Best Design Website. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Next magazine (on the cover!), and Rangefinder magazine.

Last year for the benefits that happened right after the Pulse nightclub shootings, David quickly put his talent to work! He had the brilliant idea of selling high resolution copies of his photographs of drag performers from all over raising an astonishing $2,448 for the victims and their families, not taking one cent from the proceeds. This year he is doing it again for the Pulse nightclub anniversary benefit show at Georgie’s Bar, only one night and a few selected images featuring a few queens from season nine of Rupaul’s “Drag Race,” including Sasha Velour and Shea Coulee. Get them while they’re hot!

Some of David’s clients include Peaches Christ, Kid Cudi, Joslyn Fox, Lupe Fiasco, as well as Drag Race season eight winner, Bob the Drag Queen. To say that David keeps himself busy is an understatement, he is not only working as an art director for eight of Marriott’s brands, but he’s also currently working toward his MFA in design from Savannah College of Art & Design.

For more information on David Ayllon please check out his visually beautiful website DavidAyllon.com.

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