I'm Not Here to Make You Feel Comfortable
I'm Not Here to Make You Feel Comfortable is a portraiture project inspired by my discovery of the online body positivity movement, a community who have reclaimed the word 'fat' to be used in a non-negative way, in direct opposition to the usual stigma associated with the term. I am interested in the idea of identity and self-representation of the individual through photography, in particular images that are used to promote visibility online or as part of an individual's online space. The subjects I photographed for the project have explored the freedom of this kind of self-representation to promote their personal ideals of beauty despite the backlash or opposition this can frequently attract from others who believe otherwise.
Derek Anderson • Julija Bernatovica • Jennifer Brown • Iga Gozdowska • Monika Holkova • Kinga Kocimska • Eleni Laparidou • Anneleen Lindsay • Craig Marshall • Douglas McCaffrey • Ross Parker • Magdalena Slowik •