Bristol Trans Portraits is a free, community photo project which aims to increase the visibility of the transgender community in Bristol. I started this project because I believe visibility and representation put us in a better position to advocate for our rights, educate others and fight transphobia. With increasingly transphobic media rhetoric coming our way, and uncertainty over government policy and the GRA, we need visibility now more than ever.
As a portrait photographer, I believe it is my responsibility to create images which represent a diverse range of individuals and experiences. My industry plays a huge part the production and normalisation of very particular beauty standards - beauty standards which are usually based on the idea of being white, cis and skinny. I want to subvert this norm and flood instagram timelines with photos of gorgeous trans folx being their authentic selves.
If you are transgender and you are interested in taking part in this project, please click here for more information!
You can click on the images below to learn more about each person featured, and don't forget to follow me on social media for more images and regular updates!
Music, theatre, performance art, professional headshots, actor headshots and portrait photography in the South West including Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead, Wells, Glastonbury, Swindon, Newport, Cardiff.
Nicky Takes Photos is an inclusive, affordable and friendly photographer; LGBT friendly and polyamory friendly.
All images on this site are protected under copyright and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Nicky Ebbage