14 years ago, steven meisel's w debut featured loose-limbed, nearly nude, androgynous boys and girls in a series of brooding, sexually ambiguous vignettes coyly titled "asexual revolution." celebrate #pride with photos from the gender-bending spread, that put a then-subversive concept into the fashion mainstream, to which harold koda told the @nytimes, that "w's photographs can be a really potent social critique."
photography: steven meisel
w magazine, september 2004
“i see people as being what their personality is at the moment of expression. i feel genitals hold us back a lot. they keep us connected to our older ideals of humanity. i think it's really interesting that there are a lot of [people] now who are in transition and want to be in transition—they don't want to be a man or a woman. the more nuanced we get, the more things people want to be.” celebrate #pride by swiping through cyberworld art star @ryantrecartin's gender fluid digital dreamscape, and revisit the artist’s forward-thinking ideals on internet and identity at the link in bio.
art and photography: ryan trecartin
w magazine, november 2010