Chennai-based photographer Ganesh Toasty teamed up with model Lemuel Huffman to create an amazing photoshoot intended to break down conventional beauty standards.
"The idea for the concept shoot came to me when I realised the kind of preset notions people, including my friends and families, had about the LGBT community," Toasty told BuzzFeed.
"For this shoot "Sui Generis" (Latin for "of its own kind"), I planned to shoot with a androgynous model because the knowledge people have about androgyny is very less and the way they look at them isn't right," Toasty said.
"So I decided to take this subject and show the beauty in them. As a fashion photographer and a visual artist, I feel I have the responsibility to admire beauty in every aspect."
Toasty explained that he began looking for androgynous model on Facebook, and picked Lemuel Huffman because his fashion sense was interesting and admirable.
"When I did this shoot, the only thing I had in mind was that the concept needs a lot of visibility. There is a message in there for people – the knowledge about a transgender or lesbian or androgyny isn't there."