Women and men and women/ Kvinder og mænd og kvinder

They were there. Men dressed as women, and men dressed as men. Women dressed as men, and the women who was the women they came as. For some the clothes are for this one evening and event. For others it is about a lot more. Probably a clearance for a part of the audience, who had a night out and an opportunity to be who they really are. Some came for the drag show and entertainment party Queen of the Night. For others there is a more serious and deeper personal meaning, daring to show who they are.

Der var mænd klædt på som kvinder, og mænd klædt på som mænd. Kvinder klædt på som mænd, og kvinder som var de kvinder de kom som. For nogle er påklædningen for en enkelt aften, for andre er det mere grundlæggende. Det var sikkert et frirum for en del af gæsterne, som havde en aften og en anledning til, at kunne være dem de er. For nogle, er det underholdning, at komme til dragshowet Nattens Dronning, mens det for andre helt sikkert har en større betydning, nemlig at kunne vise hvem de er. Inderst inde.

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When I as a Photographer asked to take their picture, before and at the break in the show, they all said yes. Without hesitation. Some walked around discreetly while other showed for self confidence. But they all where positive having their portrait taken.

Når jeg spurgte om jeg måtte taget et portrætfoto da de gik rundt og ventede før, og i pausen, til dragshowet i lørdags på Magasinet i Odense, sagde de alle sammen ja. Nogle gik diskrete og lidt usikre rundt, mens andre stolte viste hvem de er. Men de sagde alle sammen ja og uden tøven.

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I did not ask their names. I wasn’t of importance, although we always uses the name as byline when publishing photos of people. To know who they are. But I just wanted to do their portraits and let them speak for themselves. To show a small piece of the person behind the glamour and dress. They all thanked me for taking their picture. You’re welcome, for giving me a moment frozen of a state of mind and showing me your personality. 

Jeg spurgte ikke om deres navn, selvom det tit er det vi gør når vi viser billeder af mennesker i pressen. Men her er navnet ikke så vigtigt. Det er ansigtet der fortæller hvem personen er. Jeg ville bare gerne portrættere dem, og måske vise en lille flig af hvem personen er, inde bag ved den fine påklædning og sminken. De sagde alle sammen tak for at få taget billedet. Selv tak for et lille øjebliksbillede af et menneske og en sindsstemning.

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