We went back to the Circle x Grotto in September; it’s really interesting to see the changes that 8 years has brought since we visited last. Also, we were musing about how funny it was that I’ve never been to the grotto with long hair!
This was shoot from a while back, I wanted to pose with a male model, something I hadn’t done before. The project was kind of two fold. I wanted to shoot something really artsy and Vogue like, with the lines and playing with body shapes. Secondly, I also wanted to highlight the differences in gendered posing, which Humberto was a very good sport about. I never liked how female models are always posed very demurely, and “oh look at me, I’m such a fragile flower”, whereas male models are always “Look at me, strong manly man with muscles”. So for several of the photos, we swapped places to have the manly man become the fragile flower, and I got to be the tough chick over his shoulder. My favorite shot is actually the one in color, with me starting deadpan into the camera like, “gender roles are stupid.” Because they are.
I have been modeling since I was 8, so there are many years worth.
A collection of my Cosplay outfits