Full Beauty

Thursday, May 03, 2012

About a year ago I came across Yossi Loloi on facebook through a friend. I was directed to his website and his Full Beauty Project. It is a radical photographic project to show fat woman of all sizes and shapes in a way that makes the viewer question their thoughts on beauty and size. I found myself looking at his pictures of these beautiful fat women and thinking this is art! I would hang this on my wall. They look like oil paintings and made me think of the beautiful old paintings I had seen in books and galleries of voluptuous females before there was this skinny mentality. Finally something that represents the fat community and I can totally relate to and felt proud of these women for showing their bodies and forcing society to see what is normally kept hidden.



I instantly sent him a message saying how much I loved his work and how happy I was to see what he was trying to do with his photos.
He replied and told me he would be in the United Kingdom soon and would like to soot me. I was surprised and a little scared but I looked at the pictures again and thought to myself that these women did it and seeing them had a positive effect on me and there was no reason why I couldn't or shouldn't do it too and hopefully have the same effect on someone else. Yossi is from Italy and was visiting London so he made the trip up to Sheffield to meet me and shoot. I recently did another shoot with him in Milan and Blogged about it HERE




Please take a look at his website and add him on facebook and twitter. If you are interested in shooting with him please do not hesitate to contact him or me and I can put you in contact with him. I am so proud of Yossi for his work and that I got the chance to work with him. He is a lovely gentleman that I am forever grateful to for making me into art and helping me on my journey of self acceptance and love. This picture was my first professional photo shoot. I love it! Every lump, bump and stretch mark for all to see. This is me at my most vulnerable but also at my strongest.



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9 comments

  1. That's amazing you should be super proud ! Xx

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  2. Love it! I hate how public perseption of beauty means u have to be a stick insect

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  3. Im with the others on this. You look stunning and you are so brave. Be mega proud :)

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  4. Without meaning to patronise you, I can't imagine how difficult it must be to live in a world where you're consistently put down for your body. Well done you, keep going!

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  5. Fabulous. You look stunning. I clicked in the website and I LOVE the pictures. When I was at uni and a wee bit smaller I posed for a friend's degree shot, naked. I would love to do it again, the bigger size I am and embrace my size again.

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  6. You are so truly beautiful and inspiring Lolly. I love these photos. XXX

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  7. Thanks for all the lovely comments and support! You guys and gals ROCK! xxx

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! <3

    - Marisa

    vivavoluptuous.blogspot.com

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  9. This is really awesome! would love if you followed back! xoxo www.trendsneversleep.com

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