For the seventh instalment of Baron, NYC-based photographer Richard Kern explores the dichotomy between girl and woman, between the nude and the dressed, and between playfulness and seriousness.
Each image is a collaboration between the subject and Kern, as they both construct the image. Kern does not ask his subjects to pose for him, nor does he direct them. On the contrary, his subjects contact him, and direct their own shoots, posing in any way they so choose. While the photographs are shaped by the male gaze, they simultaneously express the subjects’ agency over their sexuality, their bodies and their image.
10.25 x 13.75", 128 pages edition of 1000 Art Direction by Sam Boxer