In my photographic portraiture of the male body, I study masculine corporeality, body language, sexuality and identity and look at the ways perception and recognition operate through visual representations. My auto-portraiture-based work takes a critical look into masculinity and femininity in maleness, showing ambiguous bodies with traits of both and in doing so addresses and challenges masculine complacency and self-importance.
The complexities of male self-consciousness and body image are a continual source of ideas and interest for me. The tension between a sense of vulnerability and expressions of strength in masculine cultures are scrutinized in my work and I am particularly engaged in the gendered notion of heroism and the cultural icons of male heroes.
Playfulness has been a big part of my masculine project. As has gender ambiguity, which has been the backbone of the project.