Photographer Challenges Beauty Standards With Women of All Shapes and Sizes [NSFW]

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I dislike people who define the undefinable.    No, there is no singularly “best” flavor of ice cream; it is impossible to prove that Concierto de Aranjuez is the most inspiring piece of music ever written (although it is!); and beauty simply cannot summed up in a 10-point, bulleted list.

This is the fundamental message of Carey Fruth’s American Beauty portrait series.  “The images are meant to speak about real life sensuality and femininity,” says the San Francisco-based photographer, who drew her artistic inspiration for the project from the movie of the same name.  “America is made up of all types of women. Women who are hungry to see themselves represented in a beautiful way. And why shouldn’t they?”

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Regarding the Photographing of Plus-Size Clients

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I read a couple statements today by photographers who will not show plus-size clients in their portfolio because they don’t want to attract plus-size clients. And I have to give my two cents on this, because well, it’s what I do.

As photographers, we meet people where they are. We photograph skin with all its beautiful shades; we photograph people in love; we photograph those beginning their journey in life, and those, like the elderly couple with all their glorious wrinkles, who are just finishing it.

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