Whilst the Lady Boys are definitely not drag queens, we do appreciate a good makeover and support anyone who believes, like us, that they should have the right to define their own sexuality. Which is why we wanted to show you an exciting new art project Half-Drag: A Different Kind of Beauty involving some famous New York queens, taking part as both their drag-act and as their male selves.
Leland Bobbé has taken these images of men repping the cross-gender look; that is that they've posed for these snaps with only one side of their face 'made-up'. No fancy editing has been used to create these pictures, these artist each applied their make-up on set.
Bobbé wants people to know that his intention “is to capture both the male and the alter-ego female side of these subjects in one image. Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while simultaneously showing their male side."
We think they look great as both men and women, and completely agree with the great transformative power of hair and make-up – we do after all have a level of glamour to maintain! (In fact, after you've marveled at these photo, check out our latest post on the products we're currently lusting after).
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