The past six months have been a time of self-reflection upon who I was, who I am becoming, and what being a man means to me. The liminal space between boyhood and manhood is confusing, and I am only beginning to piece together what I’ve learned, what I’d like to forget, and how I see the world.
This experimentation with form and material is the result of a longing for a more intimate and tactile way to engage with photographs.
All of the young men I photographed for this work were people who I trusted, who trusted me and have shown me an admirable expression of masculinity. The time, material, and attention to detail create a sense of reverence for my subjects, while still speaking to a complex and often unfinished growth that comes with finding oneself in a world of binary gender constructions.