Infamous: Male Chokers
My name is Alex Motter, and these photos were shot by Quinn Bender, a fellow photographer and artist in San Antonio, TX. Samples of my writing, past art, and photography can be found at https://alexmotter.wordpress.com/
These three photos are part of a series on one of the most infamous fashion accessories: male chokers. For thousands of years, both men and women have worn chokers, and it’s only recently strong animosities have been harbored against them. These three photos represent a composite of the full shoot: one look a historical reference to the 60’s rock aesthetics of Mic Jagger and Jimi Hendricks, another an androgynous outfit deriving inspiration from Alexandra Princess of Wales’ diamond chokers and Marilyn Monroe’s Gentleman Prefer Blondes, and one a styling of a choker with the modern men’s formalwear. They aim to both educate on the historical origins of chokers and demonstrate their fashion significance even in contemporary stylings. If the shoot is selected for the print edition and or the museum exhibit, I can share more of these looks which include outfits inspired by French cravats, Shakespearean ruffs, Prince’s stage performances, and many more.