Lauren Jo Kelly
Life's a Drag
Drag is so much more than what observers perceive as "dressing up" It's also about expression and escapism. When in drag, such 'weak' traits become sublimated into something extravagantly, flagrantly fabulous. After photographing the Drag Queens transformation behind the scenes, I wanted to understand the process and perception of what it felt like to be them. I felt the only way to comprehend this, was to become a Drag Queen. I created a series of images in the studio where I have turned the camera on myself, as a biological woman dressing as a man who is dressing as a woman. I sought to discover not only about identity but the nature of representation.
Sarah Cullen • Lauren Jo Kelly • Paul Maccrimmon • Aida Markeviciute • Isaac Mellalieu • Thomas Orrell • Josh Payne • Simone Trumpet • Ash Young •