Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity
Comprised of photographs and virtual reality volumetric testimonials, Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity is an interactive mixed-media documentary that explores how transgender subjects are challenging gender norms and redefining traditional masculinity. By exploring the photographic series, and by moving around the virtual space in which the subjects exist, this Project allows audiences to viscerally experience fluid masculinity.
By Elli Raynai and Irem Harnak
Elli Raynai is a writer, producer, director, and VR filmmaker. He formed the production company Cinehackers in early 2015 to focus on making interactive virtual reality experiences with a strong focus on storytelling. Before getting into the medium, he had completed two feature films and eight short films.
Irem Harnak is a visual artist born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and has then lived and studied in London. She is a photographer interested in creating narratives through her own visual language. Her editorial work has been in publications such as Marie Claire China, Flare and Fashion.