The Half-Drag Project Shows How Drag Queens Transform with Makeup

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Photographer Leland Bobbé is taking pictures of drag performers who have "done" only half their faces. "My intention," says Bobbé, "is to capture both the male and the alter-ego female side of these subjects in one image. Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves." He says the sharp line of cosmetic demarcation is not created with Photoshop: "These are composed in camera and are not two separate images joined together."

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[Laughing Squid via Leland Bobbé]

Illustration for article titled The Half-Drag Project Shows How Drag Queens Transform with Makeup
Illustration for article titled The Half-Drag Project Shows How Drag Queens Transform with Makeup

DISCUSSION

jstn
jstn

Question: Why are most Drag Queens always dressed in outrageous things or with caked on makeup? If they went too minimalistic/simplistic, would it cross the line between drag and just... cross dressing?