What do we know about beauty?
Well, we know that it’s in the eye of the beholder. But really, this is a democracy and the individual doesn’t matter in democracy. All that matters is the majority. So to the majority, what is beauty?
Beauty is what we are conditioned to recognize as a beautiful as taught by mass-culture, which is in turn dictated by the Military-industrial complex. As you all know, the relationship between legislators, the national armed forces, and the defense industry controls the mass-culture. That’s just capitalism.
Anyways, photographer Yossi Loloi has undertaken a new project called Full Beauty to subvert our understanding of beauty. He’s taken nude photographs of women who weigh between 420 and 600 pounds.
Warning, some of the photos from Full Beauty may shock you. But if you have a fat fetish, then this is the post for you!
Let’s take a look at some of his full beauties:
To see more visit the website http://www.fullbeautyproject.com/
Yossi Loloi explained his artistic intent with this statement:
“In my work I portray what larger women represent to me. I focus on their fullness and femininity, as a form of protest against discrimination set by media and by today’s society. What larger women embody to me is simply a different form of beauty. I believe we own ‘freedom of taste’ and one shouldn’t be reluctant of expressing his inclination towards it. Limiting this freedom is living in a dictatorship of esthetics. I believe there are several ways to what is perceived as beauty, it is not measurable and has not got a standard size. I photograph my models nude and serene, to create a comfortable, proud and constructive representation of themselves in front of the viewer.”
My first problem with Loloi’s statement is that he spelled “aesthetics” wrong.
And yes, I do agree that there should not be a standard size or a discrimination in media against larger women but the women featured in the photographs are abnormally large. When I look at these pictures, I do not see the beauty in these women. I worry about the health problems they have or may have or may soon have due to their obesity.
Rather than alienate all the fat readers of this blog, which I’m sure there are a few, I’ll just ask you this: “Do these photos make you reflect on the beauty of obese women?”