Rosie Matheson

Rosie Matheson presents Boys

Rosie Matheson’s Boys project will be on show in London on Friday, July 27.

Through personal, honest and revealing portraits, Matheson explores boyhood and masculinity.

While all the young men look stunning, the images also reveal a certain fragility and sense of emotion.

Friday’s exhibition at The Black and White Building will be paired with the official screening of Boys Short Doc, by Kaj Jefferies and Rosie Matheson.

Kasey, Hawaii © Rosie Matheson

Capturing emotion

“I started shooting these images late 2015, documenting how young men express themselves, capturing their emotions, looking at how they present themselves in everyday life,” said Matheson.

“The project explores expressions of masculine identity at a moment when the subcultures which give young men a voice are increasingly invisible.

“Ultimately, the work is about people who don’t realise how special and interesting they are, and whose faces tell their story.”

Boys has already won acclaim.

Getty Images described it as a ‘beautiful’ project reflecting on masculinity.

Rosie Matheson
Seb, Brighton © Rosie Matheson

Rosie Matheson

A British portrait photographer, Matheson captures the beauty of youth culture.

Her images have featured in commercial campaigns and graced the pages of magazines including Wordplay and i-D.

Elliott (main image) was included in the Portrait of Britain exhibition celebrating heritage and diversity.

Matheson will be taking over the Spectrum Photographic Instagram account from July 30 to August 3.

See more of her work at

Exhibition information

Boys will be on show at The Black and White Building, Rivington Street, London, from 7pm to 11pm on Friday, July 27.

The exhibition will be paired with the official screening of Boys Short Doc.

Spectrum Photographic is the print sponsor, producing C-type Matt prints.

Main image: Elliott, London © Rosie Matheson

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