Saturday, 18 December 2010

Priests in Porsches, Cops in Heels

Recently I've been getting into the work of the photographer Szymon Brodziak. He plays around with stereotypes, femininity, and gender roles. The heterosexual alpha male type often drops his jaw at seeing women with fast cars on motorbikes all greased up as such which is somewhat quite ridiculous. The awful magazines like nuts and FHM come to mind when I think of this, however Brodziak's photographs mess around with this hegemonic portrayal of women as objects, the lampshade, instead adding his own quirks, puns and alarming juxtapositions. I think at times his work plays up to this male heterosexual stereotype whilst cleverly criticising it at the same time. Not only is he a good nude photographer but does it in a different way with something funny and interesting to say as well.

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