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This Trans Artist Started A Stunning Photo Series By Taking Daily Selfies On Instagram

"A lot of media doesn't really represent us. I really wanted that lens to change."

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DeVuyst told BuzzFeed News that the project began out of an impulse to tell his story as a trans man. "A lot media doesn't really represent us," he said. "I really wanted that lens to change."

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The photographs are reminiscent of social portraiture in the 1980s, recalling photographers like Nan Goldin and Philip Lorca DiCorcia. DeVuyst himself doesn't have much prior experience. "I've only taken one photography class," he said with a laugh.

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"I’ve gotten a lot of trans people writing me and thanking me for doing the project," DeVuyst said. "Younger trans guys [see] an older trans guy living and thriving, that it’s possible to have a good life later on."

"Now I'm comfortable looking at myself, and that’s been very recent. That came about because of this project. I think it’s important for trans people to see a body that represents them."

At the same time, DeVuyst is aware that his body shouldn't stand for the trans male community as a whole. "I understand that I am white and fit," he said, "and that’s not the majority of trans men."

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