Lost in your absence.
When Aleksandra suggested a male beauty editorial I instantly said yes. It was an amazing opportunity for me to do a beauty, talking about fragile masculinity and the misconceptions of society regarding this issue.
Men have been always suffering a lot when it comes to their masculinity as they are expected to behave in a certain way following rules implied by society regarding the way they act, behave and especially, the way they dress, and how this relates to their own way of expression in life, being forced and limited to what society understands by “the normality”.
The problem here lies when these misconceptions affect the freedom of expression. We are talking about men that have the need to hide, refusing to admit their own truth just because they are too scared of how they would be seen.
Gender psychology studies find that males are expected to actively earn and maintain their status as ‘real men’ or risk losing this valued group status.
These limitations or false ideas of how men should be has repercussions on them and how they see the world. Even to the point where they aren’t able to express their political attitudes. It’s damaging to their own identity and their own persona.
This editorial celebrates the vulnerability, the abnormality and the freedom men should have when it comes to expressing themselves.
Unfortunately the fashion industry does not like this kind of inspiration when it comes to publishing the work, despite pretending they care about social issues, everything is just for appearance.
Art director: Ignacio de Tiedra
Make up: Sergio Alvarez
Model: Samer @samer._.1
at Kate Moss Agency @katemossagency
Saner is wearing