I started this project because I wanted to pay hommage to a subculture that I thought was slowly disappearing. Later on, I found out what truly fascinated me: it is the only gay subculture that uses typically (hyper)masculine elements and at the same time explicit homosexual code and in this way challenges constructed ideas about masculinity. It shows that identity is a performance and that what at first seems to be a hard and sexual exterior, can also be seen as a symbol of openness and vulnerability towards society.⠀
Hair & make-up: Jan Fuite & Bastien Zorzetto, House of Orange
3D pedestal: Willem Stapel
The project was part of the exhibition Eyes on Robert, at Melkweg Expo.