Capricious Issue No. 14—MASCULINE

Curated by Sophie Morner & JOFF
July 2013


 This 162 page full color publication takes on what it is to be masculine. Moving through a rugged narrative of masculine aesthetic and habitation, refusing to buy into or shun stereotypes, Capricious Issue No. 14—Masculine focuses a wide lens. And yet our intentions are not to create a comprehensive survey or modern definition but a clear, intricate perspective among many—the Capricious Masculine. It is gentle but still aggressive, it is violent, but safe, it is things that we can identify with, but also things that we never understood.

This issue is a conversation, subtle intonations and pointed juxtapositions, that are at once, familiar and alien. We hope the Capricious Masculine sparks continued speculation and dialogue as it has with us.

Is this Masculine? We say yes every time, but don’t expect it to be the right answer. Because the wrong answer can be better.

Featuring Photographers

Ali Bosworth / Stephanie D. Wallace / Robert Hubert / Åsa Johannesson / Christine Osinski / Forest Kelley Leah DeVun Collin LaFleche / Susan Surface / Amos Mac / Richard Perez / Anne Hall / Alessio Boni / Jon Feinstein / Benjamin Fredrickson / Daphne Fitzpatrick / Alejandro Cartagena / Danielle Tice / Beni Bischof / Nicolai Howalt / Barrie Hullegie / Anders Petersen Brittany Markert / Michelle Groskopf Andi Schreiber / Szabolcs Barakonyi Cole Don Kelley / Peter Croteau / Yair Steinmetz / Julia Gillard / Karlheinz Weinberger / Mårten Lange / Ingrid Berthon-Moine / Lauren Lancaster Kerry Skarbakka / Joseph Maida / Stacy Kranitz / J.W Fisher & J.T Leonard / Ka-Man Tse / Jackson Couse / Jesse Burke / Christopher Borrok / Ryan Oskin / Viktor Fordell Adam Joseph Brochstein / Asger Carlsen / Louis Porter / Tine Bek / Eve Fowler Sadaf Rassoul Cameron / Alfred Gescheidt