Ok - so I'm pushing the boundaries of masculinity again to see how far you can blend in icons of femininity before the male gets diluted or things start to look absurd. I ask my long suffering model if he objects to wearing stockings or lingerie? He doesn't bat an eyelid. I think he's used to the odd requests I make these days in pursuit of 'ART' - he does, however, get rather miffed when he sees I have bought him size 14 underwear.....Um - dude you're 6"4 with a 48" chest, do you seriously think you can get away with size 10? I am extremely grateful to him again for sparing me some time though as I think we got yet more cracking imagery. Have a look & let me know your thoughts. All comments are gratefully received as always. Oh - and for those of you who have admired AJ; there's another shoot's worth on the way in a week or two. For those of you who don't know those images - hunt them down in my gallery as you really don't know what you've missed.
I particularly like untitled 34, when you first look at the photo you see his beautiful back, the hair on his head and the cuffs, as you look around the photo your eye sees the thigh highs and your almost forced to accept them as masculine.
Untitled 34 is probably my favourite from this shoot. But you have introduced a very interesting concept & viewpoint on this idea I had been so caught-up with the fear of diluting the male with symbols of femininity that I hadn't considered the masculinisation of those very same signifiers. Thank you for your considered insight.