Steven Ligthert is a portrait and dance photographer from the Netherlands. He often takes inspiration from the philosophers Deleuze and Derrida who prioritize alterity, allowing for new or "rhizome" relationships between color and form, and allowing for the blurring of common borders between for example identity, sexuality, and the body.
Images centering identity, sexuality and the body. Inspired by Judith Butler's notion of performative identity, the choreographers Moreno Perna (first five images) and Connor Schumacher (the final image) and I set out to create these images in which the limits between male/female are blurred. Moreno Perna is an Italian dancer and choreographer, often performing at the Supperclub, Amsterdam. Connor Schumacher is currently touring the Netherlands with his choreography Transitioning Performance. For more images see www.stevenligthert.com