Thursday, October 20, 2011

Feature - Andrew George

"Several years ago, when I met one of the models that I ended up photographing (and who inadvertently inspired this project), I began wondering why an attractive, healthy model in this famously glamorous and trendy city would choose to rid herself of the individual trademark of hair that seems to play such a central role in how we are defined.  She explained that she wanted to overcome the stereotype of how most of us express -what she believed to be- a very conventional and predictable definition of beauty, and opt instead for something more striking where the expression of her face and the look in her eyes would be clearly seen.  I found her decision compelling, vulnerable and yet quite bold - she was exposed, and in that exposure there was something very distinct and real beneath her gaze.  I was struck by the extreme choice she had made in presenting herself to the world.  There was nothing for her to hide behind with her shaved head; even clothed, she looked naked."

- Andrew George

See the whole series here and Andrew's other work on his website here.


-K- said...

These women are brave.

caleb condit said...

The light in this is so good. I've looked these over and over again. It's refreshing to see something about LA that's critical but not necessarily negative. There's some good complexity here.