Fashion & Art, shoots

Deconstructing Masculinity in Queer Violet

In ‘Queer Violet’ Dominican photographer Mabel Rivas explores concepts of intimacy and deconstructing masculinity following an inspiring encounter with a queer friend. “Queer Violet is inspired by my friend César and the visualization of an elevated and fluent being floating in a violet mist. I was drawn to their ethereal masculinity and the way he […]

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Genderqueer and Transgender Power Explored in ‘Tender Resistance’

In ‘Tender Resistance’ photographer Anthon Zeiss Smith explores the definitions of transgender and genderqueer outside of the context of binary social structures, and how different levels of power exist within these realms. “These collaborations are part of my ongoing exploration of the power of vulnerability, tenderness, and emotionality, and the ways that transgender and genderqueer people […]

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Brave New World: Freedom During a Global Pandemic

‘Brave New World’ serves as a reminder of our freedoms and confinement during a global pandemic, where ageless nature is contrasted by the masks that veil us from it.  20 April 2020  Dear Subvrt Mag team,  The week before lockdown in Paris, we heard whispers of illness and isolation. A group of friends would tell […]

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Drag King is Fashion: Deconstructing Masculinity

“Drag king is Fashion” is an editorial that explores the concept of a drag king using gender-free clothing from the brand Trashyqueen.  The project speaks about playing with the gender and subverting it through the use of non-binary fashion, exploring role switching and the deconstruction of masculinity that characterizes the drag king practice.  “I believe […]

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‘Bad Bitches Only’ Explores Sex Appeal & Strength

‘Bad Bitches Only’ is all about empowerment, strength and sex appeal, as these women own their worth and show it to the frame, the concept being inspired by the collaboration between photographer Helmut Newton and designer Thierry Mugler. Photographer Damarys reached out to a group of models who were bold enough to strut their curves […]

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CATNIP: Genetic Modification & Queer Berlin

In the distant future, the cosmetic industry holds authority and a new dominant species prowl the earth. Xeno-Felines were born when designer genetic modification evolved to become a genetic mutation. CATNIP was conceived when drag artist Purrja and photographer Hue Hale met after both immigrating from Ireland to Germany. Through feeling accepted in their new surroundings, […]

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Gender Diversion & Queer Bodies in ‘Darkness of the Fantasies’

‘Darkness of the Fantasies’ was created and conceptualized in collaboration with Latinx nonbinary queer designer Mateo Suarez, who focuses primarily on queer/trans/POC bodies. Evoking heaven on earth and inspired by dark fantasy manga, Final Fantasy, and early 2000s internet, the editorial explores themes of subversion and genderfuck through the depiction of the fantasies, wearing garments […]

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Ethereal Matrimony: A Transcendent Genderless Bond

A merging of two souls, bound by the heavens to dance through dimensions and time. Bypassing any physical boundaries of gender and sex, this is a union of spirits simultaneously intertwined as individual entities and one being. Credits Photographer: Sahar @theyshootthem Models: Bryce @brycejxn & Elodie @elogoldberg Stylist: Branden Ruiz @branden.ruiz Makeup: Devi @i_am_devi_ Hair: […]

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