“The Redemption”: Artist Tawny Chatmon Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Hair Through Striking Portraits

“Is there redemptive power in visual arts? Do artists have the ability to control and shift the narrative through their work? These are questions that inform my creative process while creating this ongoing body of work; I believe both to be true. In the same way that literature continues to be a tool for shaping the human psyche, I believe visual arts carry the same ability,” Tawny Chatmon writes.

"The Redemption": Artist Tawny Chatmon Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Hair Through Striking Portraits

In The Redemption, photography-based artist Tawny Chatmon (previously) celebrates the beauty of Black hair through a series of arresting portraits superimposed with 24 karat gold flourishes. Continue reading »

Meet Amina Ependieva – A Chechen Girl Who Is Admired For Her Unusual Beauty

Meet Amina Ependieva – A Chechen Girl Who Is Admired For Her Unusual Beauty
Amina Arsakova

A girl from Chechnya is admired for her unusual beauty, but Albinism is not the only thing that distinguishes her from others. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Photos Of The First Miss Soviet Union Beauty Pageant, 1988

“Moscow Beauty” was expected to become an annual event where prizes were free travel passes for trips abroad, cash, and luxurious (by Russian standards) gifts.
Beautiful Vintage Photos Of The First Miss Soviet Union Beauty Pageant, 1988

Beauty pageants (a mainstay in Western culture, particular America) were banned in the Soviet Union since 1959 – no scantily clad ladies, no cheeky fashion, no celebration of beauty and poise. Continue reading »

Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

Beau Was Taken In As A Stray And Had The Tips Of His Ears Resected When He Developed Skin Cancer
Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

From dogs with three legs to cats without eyes, the Perfect Imperfection photo series celebrates the intrinsic beauty of animals who have overcome adversity and adapted to a physical impairment. All of these animals were rescued from their former lives and given a second chance by kind and caring humans. Continue reading »

This Makeup Artist Doesn’t Use Photoshop, But Makes Women Look Way Younger And Happier

This Makeup Artist Doesn’t Use Photoshop, But Makes Women Look Way Younger And Happier

When it comes to looking younger, well that’s why we have such a huge makeup industry. People everywhere use makeup to hide their perceived flaws and feel more confident about themselves. The true masters of the form are makeup artists, and they can pull off incredible looks, both conceptual and practical for others to enjoy. Continue reading »

Intimate Portraits Of New Mothers Capture The Beauty Of Postpartum Bodies

Intimate Portraits Of New Mothers Capture The Beauty Of Postpartum Bodies

When Alberta based photographer Meagan Elemans became a mother, she had no idea the toll that postpartum would take on her both her body and her emotions. But rather than bury these feelings and stay silent, she chose to use her skills behind the camera to capture this beautiful and difficult time in a new mother’s journey. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Proving That The Beauty Of People From Previous Generations Is A Unique Thing

American actress from the silent movie era, actress Marie Doro, 1902
Vintage Photos Proving That The Beauty Of People From Previous Generations Is A Unique Thing
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You will probably agree with the idea that photos from previous centuries have some charm about them. Yes, in the past, photos were almost like treasures and people really prepared for them: they chose their clothes, did their hair, thought about the perfect positions, and as a result, created a small masterpiece. But it is not just that: the people in these portraits have a special look. Continue reading »

Artist Finds Solace In Dreamlike Photography After Mother Passes Away

Artist Finds Solace In Dreamlike Photography After Mother Passes Away

Kirsty Mitchell is a photographer with an awesome talent for creating a surreal and dreamlike universe in her beautiful artwork. Her recently finished project, “Wonderland”, was born as a method of coping with the loss of her mother, who died of brain cancer. Continue reading »

Stunning Painting-Like Photography Shows Off The Beauty Of Rainy Season In Japan

Stunning Painting-Like Photography Shows Off The Beauty Of Rainy Season In Japan

Japan’s rainy season, or tsuyu (梅雨), can be downright oppressive. Muggy and humid weather coupled with heavy rain make it a complete sweat-fest, and for those new to that kind of weather, the idea of going outside and traveling around the country seems totally unpleasant. Continue reading »

Photographer Evgeni Kolesnik Makes Conceptual Photos With Models Wearing Colored Flowers

Photographer Evgeni Kolesnik Makes Conceptual Photos With Models Wearing Colored Flowers

Evgeni Kolesnik is a freelance photographer based in Kiev, Ukraine. He is strong in developing conceptualized photography, in various specializations such as portrait, fashion, and commercial. Continue reading »

Radical Beauty Project Is Challenging Misconceptions Around Down Syndrome Through Conceptual Beauty Shoots

Radical Beauty Project Is Challenging Misconceptions Around Down Syndrome Through Conceptual Beauty Shoots

On the face of it, the images coming out of the Radical Beauty Project aren’t that far-removed from the avant garde beauty shoots you’d expect to see on the pages of fashion magazines right now. They use some of the industry’s biggest photographers, feature boundary-pushing make-up looks and experimental styling — all under a creative, conceptual art direction. But they offer one thing you don’t tend to see in glossy mags. All the models have Down Syndrome. Continue reading »

Photographer Caesar Lima Explores The Unusual Beauty Of The Human Body

Photographer Caesar Lima Explores The Unusual Beauty Of The Human Body

Proving that beauty is indeed more than skin deep, Caesar Lima’s Unusual Beauty Project concentrates on models and even regular day-to-day individuals that have rare skin conditions, such as congenital melanocytic nevi, or CMN, which involves visibly pigmented proliferations on the skin, and Vitiligo, discolorations of the skin caused by depigmentation. Continue reading »

“Beauty Warriors”: Fine Art Portrait Photography By Evija Laiviņa And Her Powerful Message For Our Society

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“Beauty Warriors”: Fine Art Portrait Photography By Evija Laiviņa And Her Powerful Message For Our Society

The series “Beauty Warriors” is collection of photographs featuring strange and unusual-looking beauty products. All the products were bought on Ebay, and most items were made in China. These products promise instant cures to almost all beauty problems; they fight “problem zones” and promise to cure problems without surgical intervention. Each item visually appeals to me and I tried to show the relationship between beauty product and model. Continue reading »

Natural Beauty Photo Series Challenges Restricting Female Body Hair Standards

Natural Beauty Photo Series Challenges Restricting Female Body Hair Standards

London-based photographer, filmmaker, and artist Ben Hopper has caused quite a stir with his project, titled “Natural Beauty”. Challenging female beauty standards, the photo series aims to find out why women with body hair are labeled as unattractive. What’s your opinion on this issue? Leave a comment below! Continue reading »

College Professor Is Making Flower Crowns For Animals And They Look Majestic

College Professor  Is Making Flower Crowns For Animals And They Look Majestic

The first flower crown college professor Yarely made was for her dog, Australian shepherd Freya. And that one was just for the pup, to take fun photos for Instagram. Well, what started as a simple prop for a picture soon turned into a brand. Continue reading »

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. Time to prove that women belong in leadership too. Based on a data project, L’Oreal Paris collected and analyzed several studies and data sets with results that led to the first cosmetic advertising for men. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Fashion And Beauty Photography By Ellen Simone

Gorgeous Fashion And Beauty Photography By Ellen Simone

Marvelous female portraits by Ellen Simone, a multi-talented 24-years old photographer, retoucher, and artist currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. Ellen focuses mainly on portraiture, fashion, and commercial photography. She shoots amazing beauty, glamour, editorial, and street style portraits. Continue reading »

Russian Stylist Gives 35 People Extreme Makeovers And You’ll Hardly Believe They’re The Same People

Lidia, 43, Accountant
Russian Stylist Gives 35 People Extreme Makeovers And You’ll Hardly Believe They’re The Same People

Konstantin Bogomolov is a Russian image designer, fashion analyst, and the headmaster of the International Education Centre “Bogomolov’ Image School”, operating in Riga, Latvia. The designer, along with his students, has been giving people amazing makeovers since 1999 and once you see the after pics, you’ll have a hard time believing you’re looking at the same person. Continue reading »

The Superb Black And White Abstract Beauty And Street Photo Artworks By Olivier Mayhall

The Superb Black And White Abstract Beauty And Street Photo Artworks By Olivier Mayhall

Photographer Olivier Mayhall works and lives in London. Whether he captures portraits or street photos, he always manages to capture the intensity of his subjects. A beautiful discovery. Continue reading »

An Artist’s Interpretation Of How Iconic Faces Would Look If They Fit Modern Beauty Standards

Marilyn Monroe, 2018
An Artist’s Interpretation Of How Iconic Faces Would Look If They Fit Modern Beauty Standards

Collage artist Mat Maitland, who’s famous for creating Michael Jackson’s posthumous Xscape album art, looked to Hollywood starlets of yore, and reimagined them using contemporary beauty ideals. He took late icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, and enlarged their lips as if they were a part of today’s Jenneration. The result is at once hilarious and unsettling, echoing an era when plastic surgery has become a casual lunch time hobby. But for Maitland, this isn’t a critique, but an observation on a phenomenon he finds deeply fascinating. Continue reading »

Photographer Took Pictures Of Women in 60 Countries To Change The Way We See Beauty

Kathmandu, Nepal
Sona was celebrating Holi when I met her.
Photographer Took Pictures Of Women in 60 Countries To Change The Way We See Beauty

Mihaela Noroc and her project The Atlas of Beauty has caught everyone’s eyes a few years ago (check out our posts about it here, here and here) and now, the time has come for the project to be released as a stunning book. Continue reading »

Magic Women’s Worlds By Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva

Magic Women's Worlds By Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva

Margarita Kareva (previously) from the Russian city of Ekaterinburg is a wedding photographer making magic photos of women. She only started her photographer career two years ago when her husband gave her a new camera; but her portfolio is now full of incredible pictures. Here is the first part of Margarita’s art. Continue reading »

This Make-up Artist Transforms Herself Into Dark Characters

This Make-up Artist Transforms Herself Into Dark Characters

According to Joyce Spakman, a make-up artist from Netherlands: “I began experimenting with makeup when I was 14 years old. It all started with some small designs and doodles on my arm. I didn’t even know make-up education existed but when I was in high school one of my teachers told me about it and I immediately knew what I wanted to do in the future. Continue reading »

Max Factor’s Beauty Calibrator: A Beauty-Measuring Mask Analyzes Facial Flaws For Makeup From The 1930s

Max Factor's Beauty Calibrator: A Beauty-Measuring Mask Analyzes Facial Flaws For Makeup From The 1930s

The beauty micrometer, also known as the beauty calibrator, was a device designed in the early 1930s to help in the identification of the areas of a person’s face which need to have their appearance reduced or enhanced by make-up. The inventors include famed beautician Max Factor, Sr. Continue reading »

Artist Krissy Elisabeth Arranges Amazing Photo Shoots That Show-Off The Beauty Of Her Hair

Artist Krissy Elisabeth Arranges Amazing Photo Shoots That Show-Off The Beauty Of Her Hair

Dutch artist Krissy Elisabeth have long and beautiful hair. She creates stunning and wonderful scenarios that show the beauty of her long hair. Depending on the time of the season, her photographs are filled with eye-catching flowers, petals, laves, lights and other random objects that she chooses for the occasion or theme. Continue reading »