This series was made as a visual representation of my feelings about being transgender and repressed. These photos were taken years before I had the courage to come out as trans.
The series took off at one point and were published in quite a few international magazines. People started asking what the photos were about and I made up some silly story about being inspired by spring flowers and a walk in the park. I was not ready at that point in my life to tell anyone, let alone a large audience that I was a transgender.
In hindsight I find when I look at the photos now what I see is a younger me venting frustration with not being able to express my gender identity how I wanted to. I was a male bodied transgender person who wanted nothing more than to be able to wear pretty colorful dresses.
limited edition and signed prints of the Crinoline Flowers are available through Sakura Gallery