In her book and photos, Ela Mergles focuses on the issues of masculinity and femininity, portraying the abolition of all limits that are placed on German transgender women and men. She is able to break all stereotypes, showing not only their usual portraits. She tries to capture the living environment: dreary flats, walls with souvenir pictures, bathrooms with cosmetics and clothes lying next to beds. The result is an authentic snapshot that provides an insight into the life and a sense of the lives of transwomen and transmen. And therein lies the difference to many other photographers who turn to the subject of transgenderism: nothing glamorous, no travesty of art, but also no tragedies, just normality.