photo series, 2023

a Father is also a Mother

In society we tend to distract the father from fatherhood. We thrive for the traditional roleplay, where the Mother is the Head of Caretaking and the Father the Head of Being Away From Home. In this series, Melanie Maria puts the Father in an intimate setting. Naked. In a shower. And we see soft images where he baths his son. ‘a Father is a Mother’ is a slight activist portrait series to break the taboo on the ‘soft Father’ and the traditional roles in parenthood.

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