The series “Beauty Warriors” is a collection of photographs featuring strange and unusual-looking beauty products. All the products were bought on popular shopping sites, and most items are made of plastic. These products promise instant cures to almost all beauty problems; they fight “problem zones” and promise to cure problems without surgical intervention. Each item visually appeals to me and I tried to show the relationship between beauty product and model.
To be successful, you must be perfect and look perfect—these are our society’s rules, which we all follow without even realizing how ridiculous the standards are.
‘The women were portrayed in vintage dresses, with bizarre modern plastic requisites that promise beauty. The pictures took us behind the scenes in a completely unique way to see what a woman is willing to endure in order to correspond to the beauty ideal of our society. With an ironic, critical look, the photographs view of a woman’s intimate sphere before her great or daily appearance. A unique and special confrontation with the female understanding of roles in our time. The plastic parts ordered online to improve the beauty, become fashion accessories that interact with eroticism and sadomasochistic aesthetics.’ (Nannen Awards comment)
“Beauty Warriors” received LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017 Student Spotlight Award and has been nominated for Henry Nannen Award 2019 in the staged photography category.
The project was published and featured on BBC, STV1, SZ Magazin, Der Spiegel and in other international press and websites.
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