Photos by BIRON: THE BOY SWEATER (book)

THE 'BOY SWEATER' PROJECT INVOLVED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN MODELS OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS. AS WITH ALL MY COSTUMES, THE DECISION TO WEAR IT WAS THE MODEL'S ALONE. AWARE THE WORD 'BOY' HAS A RACIST COLONIALIST HISTORY WHEN APPLIED TO ALL MALES OF COLOR IRREGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE, MOST MODELS VIEWED THE SWEATER WITH AMUSED IRONY, BUT NO ONE REFUSED. MADE OF A STRONG STRETCH FABRIC WITH AN ACTIVE GROWING BOY IN MIND, THIS BRIGHTLY COLORED SWEATER PROVED A PERFECT ONE SIZE FITS ALL GARMENT.

                                                 -Biron, San Francisco, November 19, 2018

 

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