If you’ve ever wondered about the men behind the mask that is drag performance, this photo set reveals the glamourous diva side of average Joe.
The series ‘Half-Drag‘ by Leland Bobbé is one that took about five months to complete. Which leaves me wondering just how long it takes to do a full face of drag makeup, let alone half. (I can only imagine how much makeup remover and moist towelettes it would take to remove it all)
The photos received such a great response and virality that it was even featured in the most prestigious of all fashion magazines, Italian Vogue. Doesn’t get more fierce than that!
We are all familiar with the classic style of pin-up photography. Well now, pin-up has been recreated by photographer, Rion Sabean in his photo series, “Men-ups: The Real Pin“. He has etched the images of male pin-up models in our minds forever (no turning back now).
Luckily, the male models are not wearing bikini’s and dresses but their usual attire, so you won’t be scarred for life after viewing the collection.
What do you think of these sassy male models? Which one is your favorite?
What inspired you to make a series of pin-ups featuring men (and call them Men-Ups)?
I had had the idea for such a long time, and just never went for it. The imagery of showcasing the feminine/masculine ideals in one single image just struck me as something that could really work. Hilariously enough, and beyond my fascination with gender binaries and their inherent nature to be completely incomprehensible to me, I first began tinkering with the idea, because I will at any given moment strike very specific poses that would be defined as feminine by society; more specifically, the pointed toe. Haha. From there, it was completely obvious that pin-ups and all the associations with them would be the right choice in moving forward.