Experimental Relationship by Yijun Liao
Couple’s Gender-Bending Photo Series Challenges Our View Of Traditional Relationships
“'Experimental Relationship' flips the image of masculine power on its head, turning the woman into the purveyor of control through poses, gestures and interactions between two parts of a couple, all caught on film. In the photos, Moro (Liao’s boyfriend) can be seen as the submissive party — directed, managed and laid bare (quite literally) by Liao.
With captions like “You don’t have to be a boy to be my boyfriend” and the seemingly facetious “Relationships work best when each partner knows their proper place,” Liao disrupts our gendered expectations and creates a beautiful examination of passion and sexual connection along the way.”