Our Story

The Summer Diary Project is a curated collection of male photography, queer art, and gay pop culture that’s told in a daily narrative by its founder and creative director Billy Mecca

Beginning on Tumblr in 2009 as a side project, the SDP soon grew to become a global venue for both unknown amateurs and well recognized talent, eventually evolving into Summer Diary Magazine in 2014. This expanded Summer Diary’s online storytelling through both its increasingly popular Instagram feed and the hundreds of exclusive editorials & interviews developed with SDP contributors worldwide.

Following successful exhibitions in Asbury Park and South Beach Miami in 2018, Summer Diary launched Summer Outpost - its online art gallery and bookshop, where they continue to sell a curated selection of original paintings, exclusive prints, digital photobooks and more.

Recent Press & Exhibitions

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