Black Sand
Black Sand

A Photographic Essay, celebrating masculinity, friendship and boundaries.

Traditional male friendships, have clear boundaries, both physical and to a lesser extent emotional, although I do think these types of boundaries are now somewhat old fashioned. What is it to be a man? What are the acceptable levels of platonic intimacy or emotionally driven physicality, one male can show another, before societies sexually orientated boundaries and conditioning begin to play a part?

As males, we all have a “terms of behavior” that govern physical and emotional intimacy, that are subconsciously and overtly adhered to.

(contd)

 Gay or straight I truly feel is inconsequential, these are just labels, societies way of enforcing a “placism.” If we label it, we can control it. We are men, people, XY chromosomes trying to connect, trying to find love and be loved, I feel how we label ourselves should be immaterial. But these boundaries, limits and labels do exist and it is where one boundary meets another that I find fascinating, how far is too far, if too far even exists. I like to look at the images of Black Sand, as the beginning of what I hope will be a long and interesting exploration of these boundaries.  Michalis Egoumenides & Sergiou Eftichios. Cyprus, Larnaca

Gay or straight I truly feel is inconsequential, these are just labels, societies way of enforcing a “placism.” If we label it, we can control it. We are men, people, XY chromosomes trying to connect, trying to find love and be loved, I feel how we label ourselves should be immaterial. But these boundaries, limits and labels do exist and it is where one boundary meets another that I find fascinating, how far is too far, if too far even exists. I like to look at the images of Black Sand, as the beginning of what I hope will be a long and interesting exploration of these boundaries.

Michalis Egoumenides & Sergiou Eftichios. Cyprus, Larnaca

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Black Sand
 Gay or straight I truly feel is inconsequential, these are just labels, societies way of enforcing a “placism.” If we label it, we can control it. We are men, people, XY chromosomes trying to connect, trying to find love and be loved, I feel how we label ourselves should be immaterial. But these boundaries, limits and labels do exist and it is where one boundary meets another that I find fascinating, how far is too far, if too far even exists. I like to look at the images of Black Sand, as the beginning of what I hope will be a long and interesting exploration of these boundaries.  Michalis Egoumenides & Sergiou Eftichios. Cyprus, Larnaca
Buki Koshoni-5.jpg
Buki Koshoni.jpg
Buki Koshoni-3.jpg
Buki Koshoni-6.jpg
Buki Koshoni-11.jpg
Buki Koshoni-7.jpg
Buki Koshoni-2.jpg
Buki Koshoni-10.jpg
Buki Koshoni-13.jpg
Buki Koshoni-8.jpg
Buki Koshoni-3.jpg
Black Sand

A Photographic Essay, celebrating masculinity, friendship and boundaries.

Traditional male friendships, have clear boundaries, both physical and to a lesser extent emotional, although I do think these types of boundaries are now somewhat old fashioned. What is it to be a man? What are the acceptable levels of platonic intimacy or emotionally driven physicality, one male can show another, before societies sexually orientated boundaries and conditioning begin to play a part?

As males, we all have a “terms of behavior” that govern physical and emotional intimacy, that are subconsciously and overtly adhered to.

(contd)

Gay or straight I truly feel is inconsequential, these are just labels, societies way of enforcing a “placism.” If we label it, we can control it. We are men, people, XY chromosomes trying to connect, trying to find love and be loved, I feel how we label ourselves should be immaterial. But these boundaries, limits and labels do exist and it is where one boundary meets another that I find fascinating, how far is too far, if too far even exists. I like to look at the images of Black Sand, as the beginning of what I hope will be a long and interesting exploration of these boundaries.

Michalis Egoumenides & Sergiou Eftichios. Cyprus, Larnaca

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