Social conditioning teaches that public displays of intimacy are shameful and are made even more taboo when only men are involved. The images in Reclamations consequently become acts of agency: to examine my own internalized homophobia and fear of intimacy in public spaces, and to create rituals that further the goal of normalizing gay behavior. I used the subjects’ workplace or found a public space as a backdrop for our fictive narratives. After determining what subjects were comfortable doing in front of the camera, we push it a bit further. In this liminal state, my subjects’ transgressive actions made mundane locales into sexually charged spaces.