Photographed by Alisa Zaira Reznick
Make-up by Sara Arar
Styled by Fadi Zumot
Creative directed by Khalid Abdel-Hadi
Modeled by Elshab elauthentic portraying Frida Kahlo’s male alter ego ‘Farid’
Intro written by Zeina Al-Ghoul
Amman – Jordan
This shoot focuses on Farid, a man channeling Frida Kahlo’s male alter ego, through all the graft present in the artist when it came to blurring the lines between her identifying as a man or a woman.
Frida constantly rebelled against pre-set ideals of what it meant to be feminine, and stayed true to the way she felt, so as not to fall behind due to her assigned gender. Despite her usage of floral crowns and intense make-up, Frida embodied the boy in her by persevering in her daring artistic expression and turbulent career, and by being indifferent to physical expectations by letting her body hair grow and employing androgynous attire and mannerisms.
Here, the camera follows Farid on a day out in Amman; he wanders through the city to grab cheap eats at Abu Jbara and sip on a strawberry milkshake at McDonald’s. Then, to indulge further in his hedonistic ways, he goes to the barbershop to trim his beard and accentuate details of his male dominated persona with snippets of inspiration from Kahlo’s more delicate facets.
A tender fury lies beneath the indecision to be either one gender or the other. One releases an acute frustration when one expresses him, her or themselves through idiosyncratic attempts to be as true to one’s self as humanly possible.
#MyKali’s launch, issue September/October 2017, which revloves around the concept of Identity. Featuring Jordanian model and performance artist Elshab Elauthentic, portraying Frida Kahlo’s male alter ego, ‘Farid’. Photographed Alisa Zaira Reznick. Make-up by Sara Arar, Styled by Fadi Zumot. Creative directed by Khalid Abdel-Hadi. Frida Kahlo shirt by Tania George Designs. New layout by @alialmasriart Cover design by Atef Daglees …………………………….. الإصدار الجديد لمنصة و مجلة #ماي_كالي لعدد سيبتمبر\أكتوبر ٢٠١٧ و الذي يتمحور حول مفهوم الهوية. على الغلاف الفنان الأدائي الأردني ‘الشب الاوثنتك’، و الذي يتقمص الشخصية البديلة ‘فريد’ للفنانة المكسيكية فريدا كاهلو. تصوير أليسا زايرا ريزنيك. مكياج: سارة عرار, تلبيس: فادي زعمط. اخراج الفني: خالد عبد الهادي. قميص فريدا كاهلو الملبوس من تصميم مصممة الأزياء الأردنية تانيا جورج. تصميم شعار ماي كالي العربي الجديد: نزار دبور تخطيط الغلاف الجديد لماي كالي: علي المصري تصميم الغلاف: عاطف دغليس