From the interview with Lissa Rivera at Photo-Emphasis:
[P-E]: Where do you see this project going?
[LR]: We work in a way that is most similar to cinema. Directors such as Fellini, Cassavetes, or Bergman collaborated with their wives to explore many different stories and investigations of human emotion. Our shoots are often planned out like short films.
‘Beautiful Boy’ has been exhibited worldwide and throughout the United States. The images have been on billboards and on the front page of major publications. It is my hope that this work helps break down the patriarchal privilege of looking, making it ok for all genders to experience the freedom of expressing both masculinity and femininity.