Portraits of Glamrou for Cause & Effect magazine

A selection of portraits I shot for Cause & Effect magazine to go alongside Glamrou’s article on “how I use drag to continually process my feelings of displacement as a queer Iraqi immigrant in the U.K., constantly in aesthetic flux between East & West in an attempt to stitch all sides of my identity together. Too Western for the Middle-East; too Middle Eastern for the West.”

Portraits of drag queens & their mums for Refinery 29

I photographed portraits of some dreamy drag queens and their mothers for Refinery 29, and Amelia Abraham wrote a brilliant piece interviewing everyone – read the article here. “…Finn’s drag look is a unique one: he plays with porcelain makeup, coiffed hair and corsets, and “things that aren’t necessarily gendered, like kilts, berets or a ruff.” Unlike Amrou, Finn is able to talk to his mum, Jennifer, about his love of drag. She doesn’t see it as Finn “dressing up as a woman, per se – more as a work of art.” Jennifer says Finn’s always been extreme, always questioning, …

Drag Goddesses Project

My new project on female drag queens has been featured on Vice, with a fantastic article by Nell Frizzell… “9 AM on a Sunday morning is for the walk of shame or going to church. But for the female queens of London, it’s a time that straddles both; the foundation-smeared, grotty beauty of a morning creep home, and the towering feminine performance of your Sunday best. Which is why I find myself in a studio beside a stagnant canal in Dalston watching eight women becoming drag queens—all faux fur, glitter beards, sprayed wigs, thick powder, and blushed on breasts. The atmosphere isn’t …