London-based photographer Ingrid Berthon-Moine’s work investigates sexuality and new forms of sexual representation, and the visual is her tool. She indeed has a way of seeing and presenting things, as we recall in her clever visual trickery from V, a series of men’s hairy chests beneath v-neck shirts, framed in a way that was suggestive of the female pubis.
Her recent work Marbles is a collection of closely cropped shots of classic Greek sculptures and specific parts of the male anatomy—we’re confident you can guess which parts—taken in museums, gardens, and castles throughout Europe. The final photos were enlarged with the intention of “producing an indecipherable photograph oscillating between landscape and medical documentation.” The work explores masculinity in the 21st century, both the representation of it and the idea of ornamental masculinity which until now had been largely ‘reserved’ to the female gender. It also looks at how masculinity has shifted over time, and how men have had to redefine their identity as society changes.