BODY IMAGE(S): AN UPDATE


"Body Image(s)" is a photography series by Jes of JSPhotography that showcases the many sizes, shapes, and shades of beauty.
'We often lose ourselves within the concept that the ideal body image is unilateral; that it excludes all save a few. The reality is though, that when you step away from societal norms, you start to see that “ideal” is relative and that beauty is ubiquitous. There is no “right” or “wrong” shape or size; Kate Moss is just as stunning as the “Venus of Willendorf” and vice a versa . This is not a personal opinion, but rather a fact.
By photographing the diversity of the female body, Jes' hopes were to empower women by embracing all beauty and educating others while eradicating exclusivity.  Wondering if she could gather a dozen volunteers to bare their skin, she was overwhelmed when her mailbox filled with women willing to embrace body acceptance and self love.
This series has turned into a two way gift. A gift to the photographer, as the models donated their time and offered an intimate invitation to be photographed, and a gift from the photographer as the images were given to each model as visual proof of their exquisiteness. Each session was lovely, but as they progressed, Jes noticed that each woman left with a renewed self-confidence. This, she felt, was the greatest outcome she could have hoped for.

This project is still living, breathing, and growing so check back regularly for new images.'



Follow Body Image(s):

11 comments

  1. Digging the stretch marks-- wear em proud!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are just the most beautiful images. This is important work and I hope you can continue to do more and more photos for it in the future. The world needs to see all these amazing bodies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I came across your blog today because of the "Baker of the Year" Self Portraits" blog post. I wish that I had know about your blog earlier - Looking forward to reading your posts in the future :-)

    Heidi from Denmark.

    ReplyDelete
  4. amazing work from you— as always! thank you for doing this and sharing these <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really enjoyed being a part of your series. I was really nervous and actually almost cancelled the day of, but I am glad that I worked up my nerve. You made me feel really comfortable. Which is usually a very hard thing for me. Thanks Jes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amy, I don't know which of the above photos is you, but I'm so glad you did this. Seeing these photos makes me realize how beautiful my body is, too! Self acceptance is so hard. Thanks for making it easier.

      Delete

Back to Top