The transformation of Drag Queens from their day-to-day selves to their fully costumed and made-up personas has been captured before. But where photographer Leland Bobbé captured before and after images that show the transformation from man to woman in a single frame, Erica Simone wanted to show the entire process — or metamorphosis, if you will.
The resulting project is aptly titled Metamorphosis, and for part one she captured the stop-motion video above of Steven Rose — an Old Navy sales associate — transforming frame-by-frame into Detoxx Bustiáe.
“The Metamorphosis project is about celebrating transformation and self-expression,” Simone writes on Huffington Post. “How when the outside morphs, the inside follows.”
Rose’s transformation from Steven to Detoxx, maintains Simone, goes far beyond a simple change of exterior elements:
As the makeup layered, a new being emerged: one that mutated from being somewhat reserved and shy to being a fiery, sassy drag queen. The outer and inner step-by-step transformation was phenomenal to observe and capture.
(via Resource Magazine)