For centuries, our binary understanding of gender has been dominated by the male gaze. Yet it goes a long way to uncover it. It was completing work on Olive Juice , a collaborative project with fellow photographer Damian Maloney that explored the relationship between men and women, where inspiration struck. I had a curiosity to photograph more of the men in my life. This discomfort mixed with excitement is very much present in the photos.
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Growing up in a small Japanese town where traditionally women were encouraged to be shy and quiet, Mari rebelled while others conformed. She left her village at 18, eventually venturing to New York in the hopes of finding a free-spirited community. For her latest project, Mari produces an erotically charged series of both male and female — mainly in black and white, her favourite medium. Speak Easy launches with an exhibition — running from 30 March to 15 April at the hpgrp Gallery in New York — and opening ceremony on 31 March from 6pm. Art directed by Miguel Polidano , with words by Xerxes Cook, the book was inspired by the gender roles men and women play within our culture. In a society obsessed with labels and categorisations, Mari hopes the previously defined terms will fall way. Below we talked to Mari about her inspiration for Speak Easy, and how she delves behind the masks people present themselves with in our highly judgemental society.
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Warning: This post contains full-frontal male nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments. Sure, depicting a naked body can lead to objectification and sexualization as women can surely attest. But a powerful nude representation also has the power to be empowering, liberating, and, of course, beautiful. In , photographer Abigail Ekue embarked on a mission to photograph the unclothed male body in a truthful, expressive and direct manner, a style Ekue saw was lacking in the larger cultural lexicon.
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