[S]hoog McDaniel is a self-described “southern, queer, non-binary, fat photographer” working in Florida. Their images are powerful reminders of how diverse society really is, and how much is discounted from the mass media for falling outside the narrow parameters of socially and aesthetically acceptable.
Using the verdant nature as backdrop, Shoog’s portraiture highlights the beauty in otherness, widening the lens on society and creating a space for marginalised bodies to feel autonomous, at peace and beautiful. We spoke with Shoog about creating these portraits, the ethics of accountability and some of the artists they’ve encountered along the way.
Follow Shoog on Instagram @Shooglet, check out their website here and a link to their Patreon is here.