To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point. In my project 'Inframen', I have created a series of portraits using an infrared/ultraviolet technique that reveals blemishes that lie under the dancer’s abused skin, like scars, stretch marks, sun damage, etc. Like a form a voyeurism, this photographic process strips away the dancer’s outer shell, exposing hidden flaws. In Inframen, the surface of the skin becomes a metaphor for the dancer's interiority.
The dancers, with their callused exterior and sensitive character, represent the tenuous relationship between the strength of the body and the fragility of the soul. Using their body as an expressive tool, male dancers subvert the heteronormative idea of emotionally suppressed masculinity.