A Message to Women Everywhere – and the Men who Love them.
When you looked in the mirror today, what did you see? More importantly, what did youthink? If I were a gambler, I’d lay odds that you DIDN’T think, “Hey you – how are you today?” or “You are so beautiful.” I bet your first thought of the day was something self critical. Too fat, too thin, too old, too hamster-cheeked, too tired– I’ve heard it all!
I photograph a lot of women. Women of all ages, sizes, shades and backgrounds. I’ve yet to meet a woman who is happy with the way she looks, or with the image she projects to the world.
Many of these women are conventionally beautiful. Many others might not conform to the strict criteria set for us by…what? Magazines? Men? Porn? Our fellow women? But let me tell you this: Every single one of the women I have photographed is beautiful. I see it through my lens and my mission in life is to show it to the women themselves. It might be a cliche, but like all cliches, it comes from truth: beauty – true beauty – comes from within. It shines from the heart, through the eyes and, let me tell you, it is breathtaking. I spend my professional life breathless.
So, ladies – open your eyes and allow yourself to see. All your love, your good intentions, the nurturing you give to others, the passion you put into your work, the intimacy you share with your lover, your hopes and dreams, are there in your eyes. In comparison, those laughter lines and grey sprinkles in your hair, those few extra pounds, are totally irrelevant.
YOU are BEAUTIFUL. Love yourself NOW, today. Not when you’ve lost 3 stone or found the love of your life or landed your ideal job. Life is going on right now, this minute. Live it in a state of grace.
Have a beautiful day!
Every Woman is Beautiful
Whether pictured in a grotty stairwell…
…or a poppy field, surroundings only act as a frame for the beauty that shines from your eyes
YOU are beautiful
…and love yourself TODAY!