Jes, who is a strong advocate for being one's self and loving one's self, is doing a series of photography pieces based on Body Images. The title is quite literal, as well as meaningful, as there are photos of women - all shapes and sizes (And I mean all, for ONCE and for REAL, there's no discrimination up in here) posing for the camera. They are astoundingly beautiful - the women and the photos. Every time a new one shows up on facebook I fall a little more in love with the series, and my guy friends keep asking me why I've been liking so many naked-people-pictures lately. And then I tell them the story behind it, which brings them to say 'Oh that's actually really cool!' And then I fall in love with all my guy friends a little more, because they rock too. But that's another story.
Here are some of my favourite shots:
I so wish that as a society, we idolized women like these and admired photos like these. That's not to say some of us don't, but as a whole it seems we're still stuck on the photos mainstream media throws at us of overly made-up, modified, photoshopped girls. This whole series really gets me thinking about our perception of beauty, our bodies and how we treat them. Our bodies deserve our respect and care - after all, they're all we really have to get us through life. Might as well help it bring us through it by treating it well, right?
Ya. I'm actually obsessed with this series. Check out the rest of them HERE!
And check out Jes's blog too!
You won't regret it :)