no homo bro
As a queer individual, I've always been fascinated by 'lad' culture. Growing up I always struggled to obtain and sustain close friendships with straight men; I never could fully comprehend why men weren't allowed to be intimate with one another without them being gay – a term deemed to be negative. Whilst our society is widely more acceptant, traditional 'toxic' elements of masculinity can still prohibit men in forming intimate interpersonal bonds with one another; this formed the basis of my series, ‘no homo bro’. The series documents the lives of four straight male friends of mine over several months. Composing them intimately the work begins to question why visual language of male intimacy is read homoerotically and thus assumed homosexual.
Magnus Beiermann • Holly Charles • Catie Close • Melissa Fraser • Emily Gardner • Niamh Hejsak • Katie Huitson • Craig Lyon • Silje Løvstad • Charlotte Macaulay • Lauren Norris • Maia Pavey • Ben Sharp • William Thomas •