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Having enlisted my family and friends to help me
develop this project, I set about constructing the
language of my portraiture work. In this series I pushed
aside the social norms of my culture and had my
subjects take on roles of the opposite sex.
At first the exercise was met with apprehension but it
soon became apparent that by assigning them with
typical gender roles I helped them assume a different
persona, at times enhancing their discomfort and at
other times empowering them like never before. This
was especially true for the women. It has become one
of my most important works not only creatively but also
as part of a social commentary on gender-defined roles.