France 10 Sep 2013 15:08
Drag Queen Transformation is both an art and a form of self-expression that is little appreciated and understood by outsiders. Beginning in July 2013, French photographer Simon Letellier began travelling around France and documenting the â€śtransformationâ€ť process of men who dress up as women. The result is this collection of â€śbefore and afterâ€ť photos illustrating the stunning physical transformation these men achieve, be it for an evening, a drag show, or a simple photo.
For each of these men, transforming into a female character is about more than just changing physical appearance, it is a form of self-expression. It is also a positive outlet for men whose personal stories are often laced with painful memories of social repression and a longing to simply be oneâ€™s self.