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Photographed on the Quarter Deck, Hove.

About Finn

Finn is a health promotion specialist working in sexual health and HIV. He is a co-founder of Trans Can Sport and is passionate about helping trans people to be fit and healthy. Having transitioned more than 15 years ago, he has never looked back.


getting outside and discovering the physical world. Being on a boat at sea, exploring the land by bike, cycling as fast as I can, pushing my body with fitness. Not being ashamed of my queerness.

Trans Joy is being able to be me, authentically. Doing the things I previously thought impossible due to my gender identity. For example, becoming a proud leatherman years after discovering Tom of Finland artwork featuring hypermasculine queer men in uniform. I never imagined I too could have a moustache and muscles. Trans joy is developing peace with my body. Testosterone and surgery has enabled me connect with myself physically, grounding me, connecting mind with body. I now recognise who I see in the mirror.

Trans joy is living my life as I want to by being me, as opposed to being told who I am by cisgender people.

In a world that often struggles to fully embrace diversity and inclusion, ‘Beyond the Binary – The Spectrum Of Trans Joy’ is a project dedicated to fostering social cohesion and visibility for the trans and intersex community. This fresh initiative from the award-winning queer photographer Chris Jepson seeks to empower and celebrate the trans+ community by showcasing authentic joy through a captivating series of individual and group portraits.