Adam Pedersen-Doherty – New York

Where did you grow up?
Hamilton, NJ.

Where do you live?

What is your personal soundtrack at the moment?
Scott Matthew’s There Is An Ocean That Divides And With My Longing I Can Charge It With A Voltage Thats So Violent To Cross It Could Mean Death.

Your star sign?

Who is your style icon?
Well, I guess I never really thought about it that way. I am really intrigued by concepts and representations of masculinity, and the power and privilege afforded them. I like to blur the lines, challenge them and nestle myself somewhere uncomfortably in-between — butch/femme/top/bottom. For me, fashion is more performance than imitation, like the performance of the everyday…though I don’t think performative and imitative are oppositional. So can I say masculine women and feminine men, because that’s my short answer? Either that or fetish porn.

What do you do or what would you like to do when you grow up?
I’d like to open an antique shop and maybe found a queer commune. I’m into collecting, free love and country living.

Comments (29)

    omg where were you when i was getting married honey? i would have left my man quicker than you could say god save the queen…

    Comment by fierce — February 1, 2010 @ 1:07 PM

    Like the “new” Backyard Bill . com!

    Comment by Johan — February 1, 2010 @ 1:20 PM

    Yep.. cool site mate!

    Comment by Simon — February 1, 2010 @ 3:40 PM

    i’ve been seeing him everywhere lately but i love his laidback style. its perfect for him

    Comment by ...look closer — February 1, 2010 @ 8:41 PM

    Adam is the dreamiest. Such a lovely man about our little town.

    Comment by Leigh — February 1, 2010 @ 9:13 PM

    i love the new backyard bill, totally love it, except did you stop asking people what they’ve been listening to??? can you please bring it back?!

    also, totally inspired by those two shots of adam on cement blocks.

    Comment by Claire — February 1, 2010 @ 9:45 PM

    This is one of my favorite sites! It´s so original and you´re so talented! I would love to be photographed by you!

    Comment by Mayra — February 1, 2010 @ 11:34 PM

    The new site looks FAB!
    Good work Billy!!

    Comment by Fanny — February 2, 2010 @ 8:00 AM

    never stop asking their personal soundtrack, doesn’t seems complete without it.

    Comment by ester — February 2, 2010 @ 8:03 AM

    thanks guys the sound track question i just missed its back on now.
    thanks for looking!

    Comment by Bill Gentle — February 2, 2010 @ 8:11 AM

    I dont know how i missed the music question its back on now.

    thanks for looking


    Comment by Backyard Bill — February 2, 2010 @ 8:18 AM

    very beautiful these pics .. nice look! baravi!

    Comment by meo — February 2, 2010 @ 5:23 PM

    You have our support also. We got you in our blogroll.

    Big up for the idea. Nice project :)


    Comment by Dorin S — February 2, 2010 @ 5:44 PM

    Straight out of a Queer Studies Coursepack

    Comment by Brian — February 3, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

    He’s got great style and such an easy casual look. I love what he has to say about his style icons. He’s also so freaking hot!

    Comment by Teeson — February 3, 2010 @ 5:13 PM

    I’d like to see Adam photographed in Summer. More flesh! So handsome!

    Comment by RIOTBEAR — February 3, 2010 @ 7:09 PM

    I have been following your site for a while now (from blog version now to this new one). You sure feature interesting people always shot in a comfortably casual manner but what I also like about your photos are the surroundings you usually place your subjects in. Just sort of rundown, worn and rusty decadence I find so inspiring! I always try to insert something similar into my own drawings so I’m happy whenever I see someone else doing it in their art. Kudos, man :)

    Comment by Shunichiro — February 4, 2010 @ 7:00 AM

    LOVE the BEARD! I was growing mine out and the husband took a picture of me. I wasn’t liking it and trimmed. Adam has given me inspiration to get past that in-between growth period!

    Comment by Jeffrey Schneider — February 4, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

    And… LOVE the new page layout!!!!!

    Comment by Jeffrey Schneider — February 4, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

    The page layout brings me even more inspiration with the play of materials and colors, it’s perfect! Bravo! Clarisse.

    Comment by Ensuite — February 5, 2010 @ 3:29 AM

    I like the new site too, but liked that you could enlarge the individual pictures on the last one. I can’t really see what the subjects are wearing. Also the site doesn’t fit on one page. You have to scroll from left to right instead of just up and down. And the soundtrack answer is repeated twice on Adam’s answer. The pictures are beautiful however. I just want more!!!

    Comment by Faggy Fashionista — February 5, 2010 @ 8:19 AM

    I really liked being able to enlarge the photos too.

    I can’t tell you how many I have downloaded and placed on my iPhone for fashion inspiration.

    Would love to be able to look at and download larger jpegs!!!

    Comment by Jeffrey Schneider — February 5, 2010 @ 10:48 AM

    [...] Nog för att jag behövde klippa mig i vilket fall som helst, men friseringen var särskilt lyckad ur skägghänseende: med en mer vårdad frisyr lämnas utrymme för ett vildare skägg. Kontrastverkan liksom. Jag ska nog låta det vara mitt motto ett tag framöver, innan det blir dags att prova nåt annat. Det finns fler som gör som jag: kolla in Backyard Bill. [...]

    Pingback by Ajöss till håret – ge plats åt skägget | Skäggbloggen — February 7, 2010 @ 11:15 AM

    I’m pretty sure I went to high school with Adam. Or I know someone who did. I mean this in the most literal way. Hey Adam – what’s up?!

    Comment by Rebecca — February 9, 2010 @ 4:54 PM

    Such a shame your whole archive from the old site isn’t on this one.

    Comment by gemma — February 15, 2010 @ 7:13 AM

    [...] Backyard Bill – Adam Pedersen-Doherty [...]

    Pingback by Post <3 Wishes « A Colloquial Look — February 16, 2010 @ 9:33 PM

    Is this guy single? I’m serious. Antique store, queer commune? I hear wedding bells.

    Comment by Zee — March 11, 2010 @ 6:02 AM

    First time in here…but! YOU ARE MY GOD!You are THE GREATEST!!!!Amazing, fantastic….just WOW!!!

    Lots of love,
    fashion abuse

    Comment by Fashion abuse — March 22, 2010 @ 3:30 AM

    fetish porn? – sounds good to me :)

    Comment by maqn — August 24, 2011 @ 2:01 PM

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