BOYS is a long-term project launched by Rosie Matheson. In 2015, the back then flourishing UK-based photographer started taking portraits of young guys she crossed paths with. The aim was to document how young men express themselves physically and emotionally in their everyday lives. Still figuring out her style of photography, Rosie regularly went for a walk with the guys, two rolls of film and began taking portrait shots of the young men. Here we are, three years later and Rosie photographed over 100 guys from Brighton, Cape Town, Paris, Los Angeles, Manchester, Hawaii, London and other places she traveled to.
What once was “just a hobby” became an ongoing series of photos for her book. Matheson herself describes it as “an exploration of boyhood and masculinity”. Although Matheson unveiled her BOYS exhibition in London’s Black & White building on July 27 and dropped a short documentary made by filmmaker Kaj Jeffries, the photographer trusts she will continue working on this project.