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PINNK Diaries : Gender Bender

This collection of photos are part of my personal year-long gender bender photo series. The aim of my photos was to project masculinity and femininity in ways that are not commonly depicted in our everyday life. I wanted to challenge gender norms and expectations through fashion, hair and makeup.

This series is essentially an exploration of my own queerness, aimed at pushing gender boundaries as I know it. Growing up in a traditional Asian family meant that there were clear expectations on what I could, and couldn’t do as a girl. I wasn’t allowed the space to dress, act and speak in a way that wasn’t gender-bound. The lack of space to do so hindered a lot of my personal growth surrounding my identity and sexuality. Fortunately, I am now able to create this space in my art to connect with my own masculine and feminine energies alongside those that I work with.

An important aspect of this series for me is sharing this safe space with others who may also need it. I know how important it is to be able to wear your identity proudly and that’s why I also try to work with a mainly queer team. I wanted to allow them to have a space where they can be themselves, unapologetically; where masculine and feminine energies can co-exist regardless of one’s gender.

Photographer & creative direction: Jessica Dang Second shooter: Taylor Hine Talents: Charlie Weldon, Edna Dizdarevic, Cat Franke , Joshua Chagar MUA: Aisha Ganatra Stylist: Matt Templeton
Photographer & creative direction: Jessica Dang Second shooter: Taylor Hine Talents: Charlie Weldon, Edna Dizdarevic, Cat Franke , Joshua Chagar MUA: Aisha Ganatra Stylist: Matt Templeton
Photographer & creative direction: Jessica Dang Second shooter: Taylor Hine Talents: Charlie Weldon, Edna Dizdarevic, Cat Franke , Joshua Chagar MUA: Aisha Ganatra Stylist: Matt Templeton
Photography & Creative Direction: Jessica Dang Photography Assistant: Tom Gilfillan MUA: Vince Mariel Conlu Talent: Thanwa Laokhonkha
Photography & Creative Direction: Jessica Dang Photography Assistant: Tom Gilfillan MUA: Vince Mariel Conlu Talent: Thanwa Laokhonkha
Photography & Creative Direction: Jessica Dang Talent: Ben Nguyen & Michael Zhao MUA: Nhan-My Nguyen
Photography & Creative Direction: Jessica Dang Talent: Ben Nguyen & Michael Zhao MUA: Nhan-My Nguyen
Photography & Creative Direction: Jessica Dang Talent: Chanel Mikota & Kusumita Bisto MUA: Lisa Mitrov Stylist: Linda Pham
Photographer & creative direction: Jessica Dang Second shooter: Taylor Hine Talents: Charlie Weldon, Edna Dizdarevic, Cat Franke , Joshua Chagar MUA: Aisha Ganatra Stylist: Matt Templeton
Photographer & creative direction: Jessica Dang Second shooter: Taylor Hine Talents: Charlie Weldon, Edna Dizdarevic, Cat Franke , Joshua Chagar MUA: Aisha Ganatra Stylist: Matt Templeton
  • Photographer: Jessica Dang
  • Makeup: Aisha Ganatra
  • Stylist: Matt Templeton
  • Makeup: Nhan-My Nguyen
  • Stylist: Linda Pham
  • Makeup: Lisa Mitrov
  • Model: Charlie Weldon
  • Model: Edna Dizdarevic
  • Model: Cat Franke
  • Model: Joshua Chagar
  • Model: Thanwa Laokhonkha
  • Model: Vince Mariel Conlu
  • Model: Ben Nguyen
  • Model: Michael Zhao
  • Model: Chanel Mikota
  • Model: Kusumita Bisto

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