Lash Magazine : Quentin Caffier, Onnagata
Release of Lash Magazine with portfolio of Quentin Cafferty: Onnagata.
"In 1630, when the Shogunate banned women from performing in Kabuki plays, the adolescent boys who took over their roles were called onnagata. These young actors, who wore women’s clothing both onstage and off, inflamed the passions of male and female patrons alike. The ensuing brawls and scandals ultimately led to the repeal of the ban in 1652.”
Agnès Giard, l'imaginaire érotique au japon
Lash Magazine numéro 9 : http://www.lashmagazine.com/?p=1397
Following his studies in humanities, Quentin Caffier enrolled in the École Normale Supérieure Louis Lumière. He graduated in June 2008, winning the Prix Broncolor 2008 and the Prix SFR Jeune Talents in 2009. After several exhibitions in Paris, he began working as a fashion photographer while continuing his personal series, often in collaboration with other visual artists. In September 2011, he and four partners founded Studio Five Monkeys, a space for creative and technical experiments.