I'm playing dress up with Dylan Kerr. Or, rather, watching him play dress up. Although his name may not be immediately familiar, you've probably seen the clothes that he wears; and perhaps been too distracted by a given outfit to heed the person beneath. I visit Dylan, who mystifies me, to get a better grasp of his wardrobe, and to experience some of his favourite looks – as titled by him – in person.
Dylan's outfits shout. What he puts on seems to at once scream for your attention while demanding to know what you are looking at and why. On this note, and more importantly, they challenge. He is a walking demonstration against rigid understandings of what men ought to wear. Each outfit is a placard in protest against taking gender – as it manifests itself in norms around this one aspect of a person's appearance – too seriously. For this, there is something to learn from Dylan – not necessarily about what we are wearing, but why.
You can click through each look, or pinch to zoom on mobile, if you would like to get a little more up close and personal. The photos were taken on a Fujifilm Instax 210.