What does contemporary beauty look like? South African-born, Dublin-based artist Kyle Sven turns fashion photography on its head, inviting viewers into an alternate world that champions self-expression.
Bold, provocative imagery digs into the photographer’s personal relationship with gender and sexuality, uncovering themes of masculinity, vulnerability and the body. Profiles are framed with asymmetric haircuts. Bodies dance in block colour environments. Lips tenderly touch, becoming one under a golden glow. These narratives in Power Struggle and Innocence subvert stereotypes to re-imagine the breadth of human experience.
Image: Kyle Sven, Power Struggle, (2022). Dimensions variable.