The Ordinary life of Alison Martinu
       
     
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The Ordinary life of Alison Martinu
       
     
The Ordinary life of Alison Martinu

My series portrays the everyday life of Alison, a suburban cross-dresser living in Newcastle. These pictures are more than a temporary escape, they are testimony to the self-creation of identity.

Alison describes the necessity of expressing their feminine identity as an alter ego. - ‘Very few of us are in a position to integrate both aspects of ourselves into our everyday lives. Also most heterosexual cross-dressers find their partners do not accept their inclinations and have to keep the whole thing secret.’

Digital Photography and the platform of Flickr revolutionised Alison’s experience of cross-dressing, as they never went out in public dressed up, it gave them an opportunity to experiment their femininity to other people.

I followed them in their routine and rambles in North England.

Cross-dressers like Alison might have remained overlooked as they usually perform for themselves. I have found interesting to reflect the ordinariness and duality of their life, demonstrating there are also other forms of transgenderism.

Alison's portrait.jpg
       
     
The great outdoors.jpg
       
     
Honey I'm home.jpg
       
     
Bedroom.jpg
       
     
The neighbours.jpg
       
     
From one to another.jpg
       
     
IMG_7950.jpg
       
     
IMG_7436.jpg
       
     
IMG_7236-2.jpg
       
     
IMG_7337.jpg
       
     
A light breeze on a warm day.jpg
       
     
IMG_7462.jpg
       
     
IMG_7809.jpg
       
     
IMG_7826.jpg
       
     
IMG_7505.jpg
       
     
IMG_7663.jpg