Femininity: A Photography Feature

My work is an exploration of what it means to represent femininity through a woman's viewpoint and not through a man's fantasy. I create images of the female body because historically, these images have been controlled by men. We were always the painted and not the painters. I'm taking back what is ours to explore what it means to have a body that has always been defined by a male hand. In my work, cellulite, stretch marks, body hair, and blemishes are embraced and applauded. The narrow definition of beauty can only be widened when the rules are broken.

By Ashley Armitage