Voluptuous

Louise

 

Photographer Meredith Miller  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  These images are from her project ‘Women“.  To see Meredith’s projects click on any image.

 

Holly

Holly

 

Jen Lee

Jen Lee

 

E

E

 

I photograph women who struggle with obesity. My visual language inspired by Rembrandt’s treatment of voluptuous nudes enables me to photograph them so that their beauty and grace transcend their generous girth. They become like fertility goddesses though perversely many struggle with infertility. In this way, I believe that my work challenges our perception of obesity among women.

 

Maria

Maria

 

Broadening our ideas of femininity allows obese and even infertile women to regain a sense of womanhood. The obese women who I photograph are much more than what our society often expects of them. They are complicated women whose confidence enables them to exude a sexuality that defies what we commonly perceive to be the limitations of such bodies. They become beautiful and in fact quite feminine.

 

Mia

Mia

 

I hope to show not only my subjects a new way of seeing themselves, but also my audience a new way of seeing my subjects – as classically beautiful women – reshaping our perception of obesity to be more akin to that of Rembrandt’s voluptuaries.

 

Louise

Louise

 

Francesca

Francesca

 

Mia

Mia

 

Melissa

Melissa

 

Melanie

Melanie

 

See also:

Girls

By Meredith Miller

 


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