Funny Portraits of Men Dressed in Their Girlfriends’ Clothes


When Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte first started exploring relationship dynamics and gender roles in his work, he did so by photographing couples together in their shared homes. But at some point, he realized that this method wasn’t getting his message across — that’s when he switched to a stranger, more humorous approach.

Instead of photographing couples, he simply photographed the man dressed in his girlfriend’s clothing. The series is called The Men Under the Influence, and it explores the effect that women’s rise to equal status both inside and outside the home has had on men.

The Men Under the Influence addresses the recent change in roles in heterosexual relationships from the relationships of our predecessors and how those changes have affected men in particular,” says Uriarte on his website. “The photos attempt to capture men’s sense of loss reference [sic] now that women have taken a step forward and have finally come into their own as equal partners.”

You have to admit, most of these guys do look a bit lost, and that’s exactly the message the couple photos weren’t getting across. He wanted to capture the confusion that this cultural shift has caused in men, and these photos do that much more effectively:







The project was completed over the course of three years using couples from both the US and Spain. To see the full series, in addition to other work by Uriarte, head over to his website by clicking here.

(via Laughing Squid)

Image credits: Photographs by Jon Uriarte and used with permission.

  • Daniel

    You come home and find your girlfriend in boxers and a shirt and it’s kind of cool. You come home and find your boyfriend in panties and a dress and suddenly all hell breaks loose and he needs counselling.

  • Redstart

    Weird Boner Alert.

  • Jeffrey Guyer

    I suppose everyone has their own message to get across, but I feel this one is a bit contrived. Of course the guys are going to look a bit lost and confused in their girlfriends’ clothes. Maybe shooting them as couples in their own clothing wasn’t getting the message across because the message wasn’t accurate. He changed the game to suit his message. And does this mean there is a different message for couples who don’t fit into each others’ clothing? Just my own two cents…for whatever it’s worth.

  • Nolo

    You mean stupid portraits of men!!!

  • Shreyansh

    Laughed for 5 minutes straight. Stomach hurts.

  • Kevin

    The guy in the third picture actually looks pretty cool.

  • gochugogi

    I see guys dressed like that all the time. Not unusual to find men shopping for ultra skinny jeans in the women’s department.

  • tertius_decimus

    The gayest set ever.

  • Eugene Chok

    no way i could even fit into my girls cloths !

  • tttulio

    Why “funny” in the title?

  • Don Tusk

    Normal looking hipsters.

  • Mariana

    The one in the red flowered hippie jumpsuit is actually pretty hot.

  • Ramon

    Reminds me of that 2004 award-winning Kooka├» (a french clothing company) campaign ” What would the world be without women ? ” (Que serait le monde sans les femmes ?). Real people (the photographer, a bartender, the AD…), no models but a few major differences : B&W, homogeneous background, Kooka├» clothes… Well, just saying, nice work anyway !

  • Milton Dammers HaemorrhoidRing

    They look like typical hipsters too me.

  • Kozui Slimming Suit

    a man with a woman clothes ?