My primary body of work is an ongoing project documenting leading West End Performers in their dressing rooms. I approach this project as an archive, with the accumulation of over two hundred portraits of performers over the past five years. The dressing room images document the construction of femininity and within them, the nuances in shifting aesthetics of gender are where my interests lie. The images become most interesting to me when the performer photographed begins to blur the line between female and female impersonation. Whether that be the exaggeration of feminine qualities in overt makeup and costuming bordering on transvestitism, or subtleties in posing whereby a potentially delicately placed hand reads not as uncharacteristically female but characteristically drag.
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