With the ideas of masculinity changing, “Boy; Pretty” started as a conversation stemming from the effects of toxic masculinity on the new generation of men. Through digital and analog photography, modern masculinity is explored from behind a female lens, allowing men from many different underrepresented backgrounds and ethnicities the chance to break down the walls society has placed around them, and capturing them in their purest form. As an artist, I am interested in what it means to be a man in today’s world, with the pressures of old-fashioned societal rules and a new era of men who are nurturing a new perspective. Focused on empowering instead of exploiting and creating a platform to expand the mindset on an important and ongoing conversation.
A special thank you to all the men involved. This would have never happened without your help.