With the underlying purpose to reflect the conflicting and often blurred emotions of contemporary males, my body of work explored the self-perpetuating loop of the male suppression of emotion. My body of work aimed to mimic the pressurised influence of hyper-masculinity and its detrimental effect on growing minds with the intention of illuminating the often disembodying culture of contemporary males. Being a young male myself, I have often struggled with expressing my emotions, and have often felt alienated or judged when I have. It was this ongoing and overwhelming pressure during my developing years that inspired me to express this ever-present issue through my body of work. I have symbolically used the shredded figure to represent the torn down and decrepit ruins of male mental health - particularly that of a growing individual. Moreover, In my series of photos, multi-panelled cracked tiles, and video projection, was able to express the unclear lines surrounding preconceived ideologies regarding masculinity, emphasised through the reoccurring presentation of cracks and blurred imagery.Through my body of work I wanted to challenge the audience to reconsider and confront the preceding social expectations placed upon contemporary males, and inspire a change that advocates for the freedom of expression without judgement.