People have been undressing for me for a long time. As someone who has photographed women over the years wearing lingerie or are nude, I’ve come to realize two very important things. One is that, no matter her size, almost every woman has had a distorted body image at one point. Call it conditioning, call it societal pressure, call is media distortion: somehow women think their bodies need to conform to ONE ideal of beauty.
The second thing I realized is that bodies truly do come in all shapes and sizes. I recently read a beautiful post that reminds me, “Women have cellulite. All of them. It’s dimply and cute. It’s not a defect. It’s not a health problem. It’s the natural consequence of not consisting of photoshopped pixels. and not having emerged from an airbrush.”
So what do women really look like? The truth is that every body in front of my camera is beautiful. Every single one. There really are no exceptions to this rule.