Photography By Leonard Nimoy
You know it’s funny, the concept of beauty and all. Who decides that kind of stuff anyways, and why do we seem to always abide by their definitions? It’s the television and magazines that do it to us. But we’re the ones that reinforce it.
I think we just need to have our own personal standards for shit. Our own set of values and what not. We don’t have to subscribe to the trends of the day, rather, we can create our own. I think that’s what Leonard’s getting at in this project. His photos challenge our general notion of feminine beauty, offering a fresh and pleasantly honest depiction of what beauty means to him.
“I asked them to be proud,” said Leonard. “A condition they took to easily. Having completed the compositions that were initially planned, I then asked them to play some music that they had brought with them, and they quickly responded to the rhythms, dancing in a free-form circular movement within the space. It was clear that they were comfortable with the situation, with each other, and were enjoying themselves.”
At the end of the day we just gotta be happy with who we are, and if we’re not, take on the responsibility to change. We got one life and one body. Much love to the big girls, the small girls and everyone in between.