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.
Kirsten is currently photographing her 2017 #aboycantoo boys in Jan-June of 2017.
“#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 ts 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 16 in in
studio and lifestyle portraits. Each installment celebrates the choices to
pursue activities society has often attributed to the female gender.
Kirsten will be speaking about #aboycantoo at the Professional Photographers of Canada Ontario Central branch this Feb 27, 2017 on the evolution of a personal project. To speak to Kirsten for future workshops, speaking engagements and conferences please visit our Appearances page. https://aboycantoo.wordpress.com/appearances/