From David Rosenberg’s article regarding Lissa Rivera’s series “Beautiful Boy”:
Lissa Rivera met her partner BJ when they worked together at a museum in New York. One day, on a subway ride home from a film screening, BJ confessed to Rivera that he had dressed up in women’s clothing but had mostly done so privately. Rivera had worked through her own issues through self-portraiture and felt photography might be a useful tool through which BJ would be able to better understand a part of himself he kept guarded.
“He had no idea what he looked like because he couldn’t express how he really felt he looked like in his head,” Rivera said. “I thought photography would be a great place for him to experiment and to see himself.”