Share this article Share 'There is a general vibe that it is shameful to date a ginger guy, but with females it's the opposite,' he explained. But with men, they are emasculated and seen to be unsexy, undesirable and unattractive. Who decided that a red head male was not going to be aspirational? I want to show that they're not' Most models in Mr Knights' exhibition, titled Red Hot, have similar stories of ten-year-long journeys of self-discovery, until they felt they could wear their red hair with pride 'My whole project is to try and prevent [insecurities]- I want ginger boys to feel confident and comfortable with having red hair growing up,' said the photographer Indeed, in the journal Psychological Studies published a study that found red headed men were rejected the most when trying to ask women out. The experiment was able to separate the influence of hair color itself from other features of physical attractiveness, such as facial features, skin tone, height, and body proportions - and found red hair is not considered 'generically attractive' by most women. From an early age, we are conditioned to how a certain type of man - the hero, the knight in shining armor, the pinup - must look:
Photo Studio & Exhibition of Redhead Portraits by Jörg Köster
Photo Studio & Exhibition of Redhead Portraits by Jörg Köster | Irish Redhead Convention
Through her work she has been examining the relationship between place and identity and the intimate connections between people and the places they inhabit. She is particularly interested in how these ideas influence and intersect with the physical experience of night and darkness. Moments of tension, indecision, transition, and mystery are recurring themes. The play between representation and abstraction emphasizes the themes of mystery and ambiguity, blurring the distinction between the real and the imaginary. Christina has exhibited throughout Canada and the UK in both public and commercial galleries and artist-run centres and regularly performs throughout Europe and North America.