From Elyssa Goodman’s article for Vice:
Can you name any female photographers who turned their lenses on their partners as their muse? Such is the case for Lissa Rivera, the photographer behind the ongoing series Beautiful Boy, in which she photographs her partner BJ Lillis.
Lillis, who identifies as genderqueer, revealed to Rivera several years ago that for most of his college life he had dressed himself in women’s garb. Rivera offered him a new space to explore that side of himself in front of her camera, and an artistic and romantic partnership blossomed. In Beautiful Boy, Rivera captures Lillis in images that are intimate experiments with gender and identity.