VICE magazine has recently revealed a photo shoot of Cassy and Sethesa, two transsexual women from Los Angeles. In the release, photographer Tom Andrews explains that he met the odd beauties on Hollywood Boulevard and has since captured them in their essence among family and friends.
The racy shoot is as much glamorous as it is rare. With so much attention on overtly feminine and/or masculine images in the majority of magazine spreads, it is refreshing to see an artist like Tom Andrews focus on what can lie between the sexes, which essentially, is Cassy and Sethesa.
The black and white juxtaposition of ostensible opulence with L.A. grunge is tantalizing and draws attention to a potential cultural shift in the popular perception of sexy. An undoubtedly artistic win for the L.G.B.T community.