The Female Form
My practice explores the natural qualities of the models themselves and their surrounding environments. I wanted to produce a series of photographic images that strayed from what is now called the new normal of retouching within the photographic industry. In a world where heavy retouching is almost a daily occurrence, I wanted to support the realness of the female form. Social media is one of the biggest factors of how and why retouching is so frequently used. In the 21st century we have seen the rise of social media and how great it can be, but now we see self-conscious young women editing themselves to look like a completely different person. It makes one think is retouching really worth it?
Olivia Barrass • Gary Harfield • Mike Henson • Katie Jukes • Amy Plumbridge • Courteney Simpson • Emma Temple • Nathan Thackray • Sam Westgarth •