Friday, July 15, 2011

Cover Boys

Gender roles have been continually shifting and evolving in the last few decades. As a matter of fact, at times one has the impression that they might end up reversing entirely, with the ladies taking control of the assertive, power roles that were once assigned to men. And men showing gentler, more submissive qualities are no longer perceived as taboo.

Correspondingly, our outward aspect is also undergoing a noteworthy development.
Publicity and the public press finally exposes us to boys adorned, objectified, shown as desirable sexual play-toys, in the same light as females used to be displayed in former generations. 

In addition, they may also appear quite "feminized", by conventional standards, wearing anything from makeup to dresses.
At times, their looks could be described as "androgynous",... to say the least.

Magazine covers, for instance, show guys in a way that might have been unthinkable several years ago.
Take for instance these few examples of "cover-faces" issued recently by three major periodical publications:

5926519331 007f964613 o MARLON TEIXEIRA by SERGEI YAHCHYBEKOV


Photography Sergei Yahchybekov
Model  Marlon Teixeira 

DanskAW11TeaserClement 786x1024 DANSK | CLEMENT CHABERNAUD by ALEX SAINSBURY

 Dansk Magazine
(Teaser cover art)

Fashion Director Toby Grimditch
Photography Alex Sainsbury
Model Clement Chabernaud 


Andrej Pejic ANDREJ PEJIC FOR CITIZEN Ktideoftime:

Citizen K international


Citizen K


Models Hannah HolmanAndrej Pejic 


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