Professional photographer Kirsten McGoey of Trinity Design started 2016 with her first professional photographic series #aboycantoo. Through this series Kirsten is lending a visual voice to boys who break gender norms to pursue their true passions.
“#aboycantoo started as a love story of sorts for my middle son who has
inspired us with a love of rainbows, his constant twirls and whirls evolving into a love of dancing, singing and the stage. As parents we try to provide all our three boys a place to choose the adventure they feel suits their own interests. So alongside LTDP Soccer practices we also attend dance open houses; soccer balls litter the back yard and we host dance parties in the living room. Not long after I decided to pursue my first personal photography project I knew it had to shed light on these amazing boys who in the face of strong societal gender norms are embracing a strong sense of self worth, self confidence and providing inspiration for other #aboycantoo boys all over the world.” ~ Kirsten McGoey
The photographic series #aboycantoo features boys aged 4 to 18 in in studio and lifestyle portraits. Each instalment celebrates the choices to pursue activities society has often attributed to the female gender.
Kirsten is currently booking dates to be photographing her 2018 #aboycantoo boys when time permits, sessions should start again in early 2019.
She has a permanent exhibition at the Kulturhuset Barbacka in Sweden of the #aboycantoo work Dec 2017-Feb 2018.
Kirsten spoke about #aboycantoo at the Professional Photographers of Canada Ontario Central branch this Feb 27, 2017 on the evolution of a personal project. She spoke this January at Traflagar Castle Schools art festival “Gender Defined and Redefined” : https://www.trafalgarcastle.ca/trafalgar-hosts-visual-arts-festival/
To speak to Kirsten for future workshops, speaking engagements and conferences please visit our Appearances page. https://aboycantoo.wordpress.com/appearances/