Für ihr neustes Projekt „Epidermis“ fotografierte und interviewte die Künstlerin Sophie Harris-Taylor über 20 ungeschminkte Frauen mit verschiedensten Hautbeschwerden in ganz Großbritannien. Das „Beauty“-Shooting soll das Stigma rund um Hautprobleme brechen und Diversität zelebrieren.
I wanted to create a series of work that empowers and allows women to love the skin they’re in regardless of what condition they have.
Sophie selbst sagt: „Suffering from severe acne throughout my teens and 20’s left me incredibly self-conscious and I longed for ‘normal’ skin. Normality is defined by the images we see all around us. We are led to believe all women have perfect flawless skin – they don’t. Whether not shown or simply disguised, many women suffer from conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema and most of these women feel a pressure to hide behind a mask of makeup, covering up what actually makes them unique. Here these beautiful women proudly bare their skin.”
“It definitely took a toll on my self-esteem growing up,
to the point where I was embarrassed to even step foot outside my house.”
Joice Gonzalez, age 22
“I feel with acne, people tend to assume you don’t eat properly,
don’t wash or aren’t capable of professionalism.”
Indiana Wrigley, age 21
“As I’ve got older I’ve strived towards self-acceptance,
I think it’s important to learn to love yourself
and take ownership of your ‘imperfections’.”
Louise Latham, age 23
Brittain Agent: Blink Art