Photographer Captures The Beauty Of 'Curvy' Women In Photo Series

by Emily Arata

In a world of thin models, we could stand to see a few more women with curves.

Photographer Victoria Janashvili hopes to spread the gospel of average body size in a crowdfunded coffee table book called “Curves.” The book was created with the help of plus-size models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.

Janashvili believes media images warp views of the female body, teaching us, — to quote supermodel Kate Moss — “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

The average American woman, a size 14, can't relate to the pages of Vogue. Instead, Janashvili wants to depict every kind of body with her high-art photography book.

On the Kickstarter page, Janashvili explained,

Through my book, I would like to continue to spread the mission and break social stereotypes, so we can take a stand on women feeling confident within their own skin.

Using paint and statuesque posing, "Curves" places emphasis on the female silhouette.

Janashvili, who has made her career shooting images for GQ and Esquire, has long been dedicated to the body positivity movement.

And it's not just plus-size women who will be present. This book is about variety.

She continued, "All the images in that book are aimed to demonstrate beauty of very different types of women -- short and tall, skinny and curvy, black and white -- all sharing confidence and comfort in their body."

Although the book does give exposure to a variety of beautiful female bodies, these still aren't your average women.

No matter their size, models are still models.

To date, the project raised over $5,000 of it's $37,500 goal, which is to be met by January 2, 2015.

Citations: Curves Art Photography Book (Bustle)