Milwaukee born Austn Fischer is a photographer whose practice explores the nuanced picture of gender, intimacy and class in modern American life. Using his own personal experience of family trauma, he first turned his camera to documenting teens from Wisconsin who found themselves estranged from popular views and their ability to speak and have a voice. As Fischer began to take on fashion assignments, his practice found a new direction. In new ongoing works like ‘American Sugar’, he mixes collaboration, set design and performance to unpick myths of American masculinity. Austn is currently studying at the University of the Arts London pursuing a BA in fine art photography.
- Modern ManAll my life I was told how to be a boy. I was told that I needed to play sports, love women, and put myself first. As I begin to experience things on my own, I begin to realize what true masculinity is. I began to look at the body and the form that we attribute to a man. Then we began to dismember those ideas. Through the use of props, clothing, we began to challenge these ideas. Modern Man an exploration of the human physique and an exploration into masculinity. As we begin to move to a new era
- Sugar DreamsAll my life I was told how to be a boy. I was told that I needed to play sports, love women, and put myself first. As I begin to experience things on my own, I begin to realize what true masculinity is. I began to explore the most extreme forms of male identification. I started to look at Drag queens and their influence on masculinity. Drag has always questioned what it means to be a man through the use of performance, makeup, clothing, and set design. Looking at how Drag queens present themselv
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Projects credited in
- 'Young in America' Editorial Cap74024We shot this editorial for Cap74024 to present alternative depictions of gender. Shot by Austn Fischer, we wanted to explore masculinity and femininity in duality, in an environment that typically has rigid and defined gender roles. The make-up was done by Sunao Takahashi, the set design by Lily Soede and hair by Nicola Harrowell.
- 'Yokai' Editorial Sicky MagazineThis editorial for Sicky Magazine was styled by myself and shot by Austn Fischer with make-up by Chloe Botting. The editorial is titled 'Yokai' which comes from ancient Japanese folklore. 'Yokai' are a class of supernatural spirits that live in everything from people to house hold objects, and which are there to teach lessons.
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Chicago, United StatesFreelance
Streetwear photographer. Meeting people on the street interviewing them and photographing them.
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- Photo Assisting
- Capture 1
- 120 Film
- Portrait Photography
- Fashion Photography
- Studio Lighting