Posts tagged Body Positivity
Period Piece: Another collaboration with Lily

As part of the system that gives us LIFE, about half of our population goes through a monthly period of pain and bleeding, and we tell them to… push it away, out of sight, out of mind? How does that make sense? Shouldn’t we instead give them our love and support? To address the absolute absurdity of this taboo, I collaborated again with the beautiful Lily and together we created a series of in-your-face photos, aimed at confronting the viewer with reality, and then ask that same question again - why is this wrong?

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Embracing Skin Disease: a Collaboration with Lily

Despite the media doing their best to convince us otherwise, the truth is that nobody has perfect skin - we all have the occasional pimple, dry patch, or other blemish to say the least. Some of us, however, have it a little (or much) worse than others, and because of this media-driven obsession with perfect skin, having skin problems can be a rough deal. Which is why I was over the moon when Lily, who has struggled with psoriasis for years, came to me with the idea for this photo shoot! In the spirit of acceptance and celebration, we have taken photos of her beautiful “star-sprinkled body”.

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Photographing Scars for Be You Magazine

Back in January, I took photos of the scars and stretch marks of 6 young women, for the Be You Magazine project by Karlijn van Mil. This was also the first official shoot I did in my new home studio! Check out the project and some of the photos in this post.

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Self harm: Behind the Scars

Photography project aimed at giving an inside look into self-harm. Although we as a society have made great strides when it comes to mental health awareness in general, there is still a long way to go when it comes to the topic of self-harm.

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