Topic: photography

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 »

Courageous Breast Cancer Survivor’s Naked Facebook Photos Reveal The Reality Of Fighting Cancer (NSFW)

Courageous Breast Cancer Survivor's Naked Facebook Photos Reveal The Reality Of Fighting Cancer (NSFW)

Breast cancer tends to be thought of very locally–that is to say we think of it as a boob disease. It’s the reason we end up with sexualized campaigns like “Save The Boobies” or dude bros with philanthropic desires as big as their boners grope women’s breasts in exchange for money to be donated to breast cancer charities. But breast cancer is hardly just about breasts–breasts don’t get cancer. People get breast cancer. More »

‘Men-Ups’ Photo Project Presents Men In Traditional Pin-Up Girl Poses

'Men-Ups' Photo Project Presents Men In Traditional Pin-Up Girl Poses

What would your favorite pin-up girls look like if they were hot dudes instead of sexy ladies? A: Adorable but ridiculous, if these photos are to be believed. In an effort to examine and de-normalize (I can make up words) the way women are depicted in society, photographer Rion Sabean created the “Men-Ups” project, wherein men are shown in traditional pin-up (girl) poses. More »

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends’ Clothes?

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends' Clothes?

Another day, another rad art project about gender. In an effort to explore the changing dynamics of heterosexual relationships, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte has taken some striking portraits of men in their girlfriends’ clothes. But unlike the makeup project I discussed recently, this project is more about “masculinity” (and what that even means anymore) than the daily performance expectations placed upon feminized bodies. Writes Uriarte: More »

These Storyville Sex Workers From 1912 Had Amazing Style

These Storyville Sex Workers From 1912 Had Amazing Style

If you haven’t noticed by our Shelved Dolls and Harlotry series, as well as plenty of our other individual pieces, The Gloss is a big fan of both sex workers and women of the past. We appreciate fashion from the days of yore — whichever “yore” that may be — as well as the personalities that accompanied its wearers. These vintage photographs of prostitutes from Storyville by E. J. Bellocq combine those interests wonderfully. More »