Mina Gerges Redefines Masculinity at Muscle Beach Venice

Mina Gerges Redefines Masculinity at Muscle Beach Venice

Story by Mina Gerges / Photography by Maya Fuhr

Muscle Beach Venice is the go-to spot for men to show off. Working out there is as much about exercising as it is being watched — a performance of hyper-masculinity for beachgoers to admire that's immortalized on the t-shirts sold at beachfront stores. So photographer Maya Fuhr and recreated these iconic bodybuilding poses — inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger — with a plus-size figure to redefine traditional perceptions of the male body.

Photography: Maya Fuhr
Model: Mina Gerges


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