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.