From Sara Cascone’s article at artnet News:
Like many artists, photographer Lissa Rivera has a muse, but her work explodes historical notions of the male gaze. One day, her coworker confessed that he felt unable to wear women’s clothing, as he had done in college, in a professional environment. She began photographing BJ as a means of challenging proscribed gender roles, and helping him to express his identity. Now romantic partners—they fell in love during their intimate portrait sessions—the pair’s collaboration is a quietly provocative exploration of gender, desire, and societal taboos.