Toughen Up

A personal art project

Toughen Up is a personal art series of portrait photoshoots. My aim for Toughen Up is to show the diversity of the LGBTQ community using the male figure amongst nature. I want to break stereotypes of how men are portrayed in photography, whilst sharing stories of men that have found confidence in their own skin. 
Toughen up features subjects in outdoor locations both to reinforce the naturality of queerness and to highlight the unsheltered reality of the world we still live in.