The State Of Man
I was once commissioned by British trend-briefing magazine VIEWPOINT to shoot a series about male roles and identity. The initial idea was that from a classic male perspective the world has been becoming more complex and difficult to decode. I liked the idea to show men as “exhibits”, similar to those you’d find in a Duane Hanson show. One should feel like you could walk around and inspect them, frozen and isolated. This was my fun and slightly cynical take on men who were not just simply defined by their roles, but moreover trapped and betrayed by them, unable to adapt.
Later I followed up on this idea with an updated work, called THE STATE OF MAN REVISITED. I felt that we were entering a new era of self-perceptions, especially those reflecting our individual takes on our masculinity.