(Conventional) masculinity is dead.
My portraits look to interrogate a sense of contemporary masculine identity, outside of the heteronormative and hegemonic ideal. Shot in the sitter's homes, this work attempts to queer the formal portrait, reclaiming it from outdated associations with social power and gender stereotyping. I hope to celebrate the inspiring individuals who not only exist, but thrive outside the norm.
An ongoing project, exhibited at the Edinburgh Art Fair and Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, soon to be featured at the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries in March/April 2018.
Many thanks to all that participated in this project - Cameron Downing, Cameron Maitland, Christopher Ward, Dylan Ross, Faith Eliott, Fraser McFarlane, Jacob Hoffman, James Faulkner, James Findlay, John Laidlaw, Max Scratchmann, Michael Holland, Mikey Glancy, Murray Tait, River Song, Tiger Strode, Tom Tyldesley, Samuel Froggatt, Yinka McDowell and Kai O’Doherty.
Digital inkjet prints from medium format film negative.
Jacob Hoffman, 2017
John Laidlaw, 2017
Cameron Downing, 2017. Finalist in the Scottish Portrait Awards Fine Art Category 2017.