"Butch" Photo Project By Meg Allen Explores Female Masculinity Like You've Never Seen Before

A beautifully striking new project called "BUTCH" by photographer Meg Allen has captured the faces of female masculinity like you've never seen before. The Oakland, C.A., native's photo series documents various San Franciscan women who identify outside of typical gender roles.

All of the women were photographed in 2013 and 2014, so the photos portray modern women and how their appearances may pose as a challenge in today's society. Allen explains more:

And bloom they do in these honest yet beautiful portraits. Here is just a sampling from the collection:

Inspired by the photos of Catherine Opie, Honey Lee Cottrell, Tee Corine, and Chloe Sherman in "Nothing But the Girl," by Jill Posener, Allen wanted to give an updated look at feminine masculinity. Needless to say, she has achieved such goal.

See a complete collection of Allen's photography here, and explore more of her visually inspiring world.

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