Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today’s most famous models; now, she’s publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies—short, tall, skinny, curvy, and of all ethnicities—starting with models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.
“Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.” ~ Erma Bombeck
“If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going.” ~ Author Unknown
Sometimes the nipless woman bears an expression that asks: Wait, hey, are you guys gonna Photoshop my boobs smooth or what?
Yes, yes, we are, replies Rolling Stone.
“We.Women” is a new project by Lithuanian photographer Neringa Rekašiūtė that aims to change the way women view themselves and stop the assaults we lead on ourselves every day. It also seeks to highlight just how harmful the constant media bombardment of unrealistic images of women has been.
“Our media is full of images, attempting to construct what a perfect woman should look like,” Rekasiute says. “Sexualization and standardization of a female body in the media have direct negative consequences in the society. Objectivization of body encourages the society to focus on physical appearance of women instead of embracing their personality and inner feelings. As a consequence, about half of women are dissatisfied with their bodies, which leads to a number of psychological and health problems.”