Artist and fashion photographer Collier Schorr has long been interested in how a body changes. For several years, she followed a model named Casil McArthur, who transitions over the course of Schorr’s project Untitled (Casil) from boyish girl to girlish boy, from artist’s muse to Bowie-like chameleon. Schorr remembers meeting Casil just as Casil had begun to start modeling as a young man rather than as a young woman. When Casil first began to transition, he worried about his future as a model. But the partnership with Schorr was perfectly legible within the fashion world, with fashions moving away from his/her clothing and toward the concept of they/them. Schorr explains that Casil’s fantasmatic appeal may have changed as he transitioned, but the mystery and the enigmatic quality that a model must project remained constant. The images are playful at times, melancholic at others, crossing and blurring lines as Schorr’s photo-archive offers a slow reveal.

Collier Shorr’s photographs appear regularly publications such as Dazed, i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, New Yorker, New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. Schorr has exhibited her work at museums around the world, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. A new monograph of Schorr’s work, Paul’s Body, is slated for October 2019.