Growing up in Nebraska, Barry Eichner was found he was too effeminate to fly under the radar. "I was crucified every day," he says. "I was so jealous of the guys who passed."
As an adult, living in Philadelphia, the photographer and yoga instructor, heard echoes of the verbal attacks he suffered now being directed at Caitlyn Jenner after she announced her transition. "The idea of gender really fucked with people, so I decided to fuck with gender."
An artist who loves to photograph movement, muscle, and expression, he enlisted models and friends to pose for a campaign that flouted the conventions of gender. #GenderIs asks what happens--what changes--when the same model presents in different ways. Muscle daddy, fairy princess, casanova: are they are the same? Does it matter?