Lichtenberg figure left on a victim after being struck by lightning
I would proudly wear that scar.. like nigga I got struck by lightning and survived.. and you’re serious trying to fuck with me.. I just withstood a blow from Zeus and your ass wanna fight me.. oh no nigga… nigga no.. for real though… nah.. you don’t want it. You don’t..
Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
I love Gracie!
special vs. ordinary