The Grit and Glamour of Murlin Saint-Jean (Photos)
By Christopher Harrity
Murlin catches men and women looking for trouble.
Originally from Haiti, Murlin Saint-Jean made his way to New York City when he was 19 by way of South Florida. He was driven creatively from an early age. When his photographer father passed down one of his cameras to Murlin when he was 15, it set him on a lifetime path.
Murlin’s work thrives on conflict: shocking colors, stark blacks and whites, low versus high culture. Human interactions and emotions are explored in high key.
Murlin tells us, “Currently I’m working on a few projects including X, a soon-to-be-released photo book based on my experiences in gay hookup culture; 'Voyeur,' a stylistic universe with multiple characters; and to-be-released comic books.”