Topic: Beauty Standards

These Photos Of Women With Armpit Hair Prove That There’s More Than One Way To Be Beautiful

These Photos Of Women With Armpit Hair Prove That There's More Than One Way To Be Beautiful

Ben Hopper is a London-based photographer who shot a series called “Natural Beauty,” which featured conventionally beautiful female models with exposed armpit hair. The series is jarring and plays off of the deeply ingrained idea that women should be free of all body hair in order to maintain their beauty, and the fact that the body hair doesn’t diminish their attractiveness is supposed to challenge our notions otherwise. More »

Winona Ryder: ‘I Look Forward To Wrinkles’

Winona Ryder: 'I Look Forward To Wrinkles'

It’s always awesome when a big Hollywood name not only defies beauty standards, but does so in a “hey, beauty standards shouldn’t exist in the first place” kinda way. Given how accepting — whether it’s reluctantly or without question — the general celebrity crowd treats ideals regarding women and aging, I was so, so excited to read Winona Ryder‘s comments on her own process of growing older. Spoiler alert: it’s not self-deprecating nor is it critical toward others. It is wonderful. More »

Photographers Tape Photoshopped Images Over Regular People For Surreal Results

Photographers Tape Photoshopped Images Over Regular People For Surreal Results

French photographer duo Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson (known collectively as Metra-Jeanson) have a compelling series that explores ideas about beauty–specifically of expectations and reality. In the set of sparse portraits, the duo shoot regular (albiet uniformly comely) people who have glossy, photoshopped magazine clippings taped over various features More »