Photo courtesy of the artist

Fernando Lopez



Artist’s Quote

pansies instead of paranoia


I am no longer afraid this fruit contains parasites,


I now swallow the seed without shame and let the roots of this sweet nectar,


Call this body home.

Luminary’s Quote

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? – James Baldwin


Baldwin, James. Giovanni’s Room. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.


Fernando Lopez is a queer, chicano filmmaker & poet based in Los Angeles. A film production graduate from Cal State Northridge and current fellow under Outfest’s Outset program, he continually strives to explore the intersection of identity & culture through narrative and photographic mediums. His previous short “SWAB”, premiered last year at OUTFEST FUSION 2020.