Nina Ho, photographer and co-founder of collective blue, played with traditional norms of masculinity in her photography series featured in Double Issue 11 & 12: Juxtaposition.

Nina Ho - Mums for Melinoe 1 & 2
Nina Ho – Mums for Melinoe 1 & 2
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For this photo series, I wanted to subvert hyper-masculine stereotypes found in hip hop and pop culture by adding softness through the use of flowers. The goal was to show that embracing both masculine and feminine elements – hardness and softness – made for something that was beautiful and provocative.

Nina Ho - Mums for Melinoe 3
Nina Ho – Mums for Melinoe 3

Model: Mike Melinoe

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