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"This series 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 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.
Imagery in the media is an illusion built upon lighting, angles & photoshop. People can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances & two seconds later transform into something completely different.
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”.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.”
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HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF
TAKE CARE OF YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY
REALIZE YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES
DON’T LET FEAR STAND IN YOUR WAY OF PURSUING THEM
DON’T LET ANYONE BREAK YOU
BE TOUGH BUT KIND
BE PATIENT BUT DETERMINED
REALIZE THE BEAUTY IN THE SMALL DETAILS
REALIZE FAILURE IS A PART OF THE PROCESS
REALIZE SUCCESS IS AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT
LET IT GO AND LET THINGS FLOW
Jessica Stam by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, july 2003.