(Trans)Manhood examines the idea of “authentic” masculinity through a transgender lens. The pieces are large black and white self-portraits and silhouettes on vellum that show the performance and display of a new masculine identity through the application of hand-drawn body hair. Through the use of self-portrature, (Trans)Manhood is intended to be deeply personal and introspective. The imagery shares an intimacy in my personal transformational process by removing the barrier between the photographer and the photographed. This removal breaks down the walls obstructing the spectrum of physical trans-masculinity from public view in order to affirm trans-masculine bodies and identities as a valid way of being.
Work included from multiple series: (Trans)Manhood, Hair, Preop, and Teststrip