JJ Levine, Switch 1, 2009. C-prints. Courtesy of the artist. © 2019 JJ Levine
JJ Levine presents two pairs of classic studio portraits of what appear to be cisgender couples.
Upon closer inspection, however, each pair of couples is comprised of two models, not four. Every model is portrayed as a man in one image and a woman in the adjacent one.
“I want to make visually convincing and complex images that playfully encourage the viewer to question their own assumptions regarding bodies and attraction.”
— JJ Levine