Edyta Lizakowska, Polish photographer living in Paris, France. I studied cinema, fine arts and photography. I travel as much as I can. Photography is my world, my little cinema, my freedom, my creativity.
In my fashion photographs I explore the visual codes of the feminine and masculine : while my female models are mostly strong and confident, my male models are sensual and elegant. Men and women, we have both sides in us, we have to embrace our masculine and feminine in order to be a whole, unified human person.
Venus vs Mars or Mars vs Venus ? Male body vs Female mind ?
That's what are about these three photographs. She was a woman in a body of a man, in a man's territory, she was a girl in a body of a boy. These photographs were taken in just the beginning of her transitions : this was a time of the big decision to make : transgender or not ? Yesterday Chris, today Emma-Luna, she welcomes her new world and the world has to adjust, she has to make this mars vs venus battle in her mind, in her body and in her social circles. The most difficult battle of her life. What is that she gains ? Freedom of being who she always was.
By my lenses, I wanted to show her doubled world, her issue, her inside pain, her sensitivity as well as her strength.