Aleksandra Kingo deconstructs the concept of masculinity with her photographic series, BLOSSOM. BLOSSOM is a comparative series that features tatted skinheads adorned in fresh floral arrangements, wearing soft stares. Creating a stark contrast between the perceived manliness of her subjects and the “emasculating” effect of the flowers, Kingo is questioning our interpretation of masculinity and what makes a man a “man.”
“A man’s presence is dependent upon the promise of power which he embodies. If the promise is large and credible his presence is striking. If it is small and incredible, he is found to have little presence. His presence can be fabricated, in the sense that he pretends to capable of what he is not.”
– John Berger.
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