We took photos of six women wearing underwear designed by Russian designers and asked them to talk about the evolution of the relationship they have with their own bodies, and if it is difficult to show themselves “the way they are” in a world where beauty is so strictly regimented.
We've all struggled in front of the camera - in a mirror you see yourself differently from what you get on photographs. As a photographer, I know this very well. That's why I made a video for you guys that will really help you find your best angle and show you simple tricks that can change the way you see yourself in photographs.
We, women, are very sensitive to the topic of our appearance, usually being so far from objective and ready to hurt ourselves in order to make a fantasy come true. We can be so lost in it, so blameful. When we think we are making ourselves better, we are actually just wasting time-fighting the shadow.
How many words have been said on this topic already? It is always easier to give advice than actually follow it. Of course, no one knows about your problems better than you, because you are the one who lives with this body, not them. You are the one who looks at the mirror and sees every imperfection. You are the one who feels uncomfortable in your own skin. You are the one who tried a million recipes on how to become a better version of yourself.
But you know, this is all fear. None of the methods will work until you gain enough strength to look at yourself and recognize the perfection of yourself at this current moment.
I'd never been the skinniest girl in a room before, and I doubt I ever wanted it. I've never been a diet addict and my measurements were consistent from about age 15 to 20. I got along with myself very well and didn't think of making changes to my body. I've never been told that I have to lose weight in order to look more attractive.
Boudoir photo sessions are a very intimate act. Not everyone can open up themselves to the camera, and another person behind it. Working with people, I notice there are certain ways of thinking that can become the reason for feeling uncomfortable and maybe even disappointed at the beginning. That’s why I’ve decided to summarize and share with you tips that will help you to embrace yourself the way you want.