Mars HOBRECKER

By
Photography Gregory Harris

Published June 16, 2015

STYLING: ELIN SVAHN. SWEATER: RAF SIMONS. EARRINGS: HOBRECKER’S OWN. HAIR: TINA OUTEN FOR STREETERS. MAKEUP: FRANCELLE/ART+COMMERCE. MANICURE: HOLLY FALCONE FOR SMITH & CULT/KATE RYAN INC. SET DESIGN: KADU LENNOX/FRANK REPS. PRODUCTION: BO ZHANG. DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: ERICA CAPABIANCA. SPECIAL THANKS: THE YARD AND FAST ASHLEYS.

22; Bushwick, Brooklyn; originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photographer and performance artist who engages with transgender issues.

How do you describe yourself?

I would describe myself as an interdisciplinary artist who primarily uses my body as a medium, both as an active and passive force. There’s nothing I want to become and stay forever. I just want to keep moving, keep making, keep evolving.

Do you identify yourself with a generation?

I do. I think millennials tend to get a bad rap. Growing up with so much technology and having to constantly readjust ourselves around it, we’ve found totally new ways to communicate and connect to each other, and have figured out how to use those means as vehicles for change, which is really exciting to me. That said, there’s a lot to be learned from those who have come before us, and I’m so glad that being queer and spending time in queer spaces allows for those relationships to be fostered and nurtured. 

What change would you most like to see in the world?

The end of toxic masculinity.

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