Making poetry out of the collisions between masculinity and queerness is an integral part of Rory Hamovit’s work. The Los Angeles-based photographer is interested in the theatre of gender. The photographic frame becomes a stage to play with and critique the effects of toxic masculinity. “The work is my form of protest,” Hamovit explains. “A space to interrogate the cognitive dissonance and show how masculinity has never worked out for me.”
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Top: It Had To Be You, 2020; Above: Smoke, 2020. All images: Rory Hamovit