Rie Rasmussen: Leading Lady
Model Rie Rasmussen turned to photography as a way to flip the script on what she perceives as the chauvinistic narrative of fashion photography. Her work, a mixture of art and fashion photography, attempts to question the system by portraying women as formidable characters—whose femininity is derived from fierceness rather than weakness. For her latest project entitled, “Alternate Attitudes,” Rasmussen tackles the gendered paradigm of the leading man by countering it with the story of the leading lady. Here, the model-turned-photographer explains the series.