Seven remarkable women volunteered to be a part of this Beauty Collective. They came to Taylors Falls with seven different and incredible stories. Seven sets of fears. Seven faces. Seven cars and seven bodies and seven beautiful hearts.
These women are all beautiful. They are all flawed and imperfect. They are all funny and unique and special. These women are real. They are you and me. Your mothers and sisters and best friends, and strangers behind you in line at Target. They are faces in a crowd. Commuters. Worker bees. Dreamers. Lovers. They are each and every one of us. And they are remarkable.
So, let us revel in their beauty. In their flawed perfection. In their exquisite and profound beauty.
If only for a moment.
And let us allow that moment to last a lifetime.
To the ladies in these photographs, thank you. For giving yourselves over to this project. For showing me your insecurities, for trusting me with them, and with your beauty, and for your vulnerability. You’re all so wonderful, and my life is richer because each and every one of you wonderful girls are a part of it.
If you’d like to know more about the Beauty Collective, please read this post. And if you’re a photographer and would like to set up your own Collective, please contact me.
so much beauty! I love you for this. You inspire me.
Love, love, love this set of images. Beautiful women!
So in love with all these images. And I got GIFed! LOVE.
sehr schon! (“very lovely” in German)
So lovely. These ladies are just beautiful and you’ve, once again, done a wonderful job of capturing their natural gorgeousness. I love the mini movies you’ve started to include as well. Wonderful addition that I thoroughly enjoy.
The GIF’s are amazing. I loved being a part of this day! I think the next step for me is to do my own installment of your beauty collective. You, my friend are a wonderful inspiration.
These are absolutely stunning!! What a great way to showcase the beauty that is womanhood. :)
Awesome job Athena! I love that you did this for these women, what an amazing gift to them. The photos are incredibly beautiful and soulful – I particular love your double exposures :)
AHHH i love that you do these athena! what a lovely thing this is. what a way to encourage others, while at the same time it’s also lovely to see you spread your wings as an artist and thrive and create and grow. also, your double exposures are magic. xx