Today I thought I'd shock the hell out of your upcoming weekend, by sharing photographs of before and after transformations of NYC drag queen performers.
And please don't ask me how or why I found these photographs while Googling, "men who wear lip balm", but when I did, I just knew I had to share them with you.
Leland Bobbe, a New York-based photographer, put together a series of portraits that examine the idea of gender fluidity by showing New York City drag queens in half-drag. The series is called “Half-Drag … A Different Kind of Beauty."
And I suppose, having been a stage actor myself, I found these photographs utterly fascinating because of what some performers go through to transform themselves into a character using costumes, hair, and makeup.
So please allow me to share a few portraits from, "Half-Drag...
*note: To get a really good idea of how amazing these transformations are, place one of your hands or a piece of paper on one side of each face, and then go back and forth from side to side to see the contrasts between male/female.
Have a faaaaaabulous weekend everyone!