Celebrating women of all shapes and sizes: menâs mag photographer broadens our idea of beauty
14 July 2015
In the age of Photoshopping and Instagram filters you’re not alone if you think women are confronted with images of unattainable beauty ideals on a daily basis. And men’s magazines are hardly famed for their diverse portrayal of desirable female forms.
But photographer Victoria Janashvili, who’s previously worked for publications such as GQ, Esquire and Maxim, is on a mission to change all of this with her new book, ‘Curves’.
The project was funded through a Kickstarter campaign which saw 727 supporters raise almost £26,000, showing there’s a public appetite for a broader representation of beauty. The 26 year old photographer’s pitch explains, “Curve is an art photography book about beauty of women of all shapes and sizes…this book is about confidence.”
The 70 women featured in Victoria’s book represent a much broader spectrum of female bodies.
The images include ‘regular’ models, plus size women, an albino model, an amputee and a transgender lady.
It’s a refreshingly diverse project and Victoria’s tagline has inspired many: “We love your booty. Get behind this book. The future of healthy booties big and small may depend on it.”
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