Features of Femininity by Daantje Bons
- Caroline Kurze
Dutch photographer Daantje Bons created the series ‘Features of Femininity’ to examine womanhood. She says that she’s mainly interested in gender roles, ideal images and expectations. She feels inspired by her own experiences that she channels in her imagery.
Daantje Bons states: “‘Features of Femininity’ is about femininity and its ideal image. In my idea, femininity as I know, in the west is limited to a simulacrum. It’s not just about what the media shows as ideal image but also learned rules that are considered female identity. Through provocation I fight this ‘narrow-minded’ idea of femininity with a touch of humor.”
All images © Daantje Bons