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The quality of being open to more than one interpretation

#TheAmbiguityProject is a collaboration between
Stephen Tilley | Photography
Karen Inder-Bitzen Waller | Styling
Stephen Marr | Hair

#TheAmbiguityProject explores notions of gender based bias and sexual identity, LGBT rights are still being questioned and in many countries basic human rights for these groups are being ignored and even reversed.

Stephen Tilley drew inspiration from this contentious topic that continues to resonate in contemporary culture in presenting a set of images that blurs the line between identity and gender.

Coco Chanel introduced trousers to women in the 1960’s and ushered in the ’sexual liberation’ movement, Helmut Newton empowered women with his iconic images that depicted women wearing mens clothes, the most famous being ‘le Smoking suit’ by Yves Saint Laurent. Helmet's eroticised androgynous photographs, arguably marked a monumental cultural shift in women’s liberation.

Music has also directly influenced fashion, David Bowie's transcendent image, dissected the norms of masculine and feminine. Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix also epitomised the image of sexual ambiguity and began a major cultural revolution that has endured today.

Street art, posters and in particular ‘music' posters helped define the cultural zeitgeist, a reflection of youth culture and fashion of the era. #TheAmbiguityProject is inspired by this notion documenting real people at a pivotal moment in their lives in a style that casts an eye back to the 90’s.

“The definitive line between gender is blurred the viewer is asked to question notions of sexual identity, and if gender is even relevant in contemporary culture”. Stephen Tilley

 

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