We live our lives in a society that has a lot of ideas about what we should be like, look like, act like. A binary system divides us into men and women from the day we are born. Female attributes are often claimed as something weak, less capable, while men like to be seen as always strong, leaving little room for human weakness and failure. Although questioning these gender norms is a thing, we still have a long way ahead of us to achieve some kind of equality. We might be used to a woman in a suit, but a man in a dress still is quite a rare sight for the public eye. People who decide to free themselves entirely from the binary system are even met with less understanding. Lissy Gollnik created a visual safe space for queer people who decided to go against gender norms. Using her analogue medium format camera, she captures the performance art of drag, cross dressing, and the path of finding oneself in being nonbinary.
Lissy Gollnik is an emerging photographer in the fields of conceptual fashion and beauty photography. As a female artist in her twenties she still uses the escape, to deal with the input of the daily events of our modern world, she found in her teenage years. She is driven by a political approach and a new idea of visual aesthetic in the industry.
Create, create, create! Try new things, fuck them up, try again, find yourself and your artistic vision will follow.