We see people every day, but do we really see them? I mean, all the details that make them who they are? That make them beautifully flawed, beautifully imperfect—beautifully human?
There is nothing wrong with looking skin deep. In fact, we need to learn to accept all the differences, all the variables, all the flaws, textures and proportions in each face and in each body if we are to understand what true beauty is.
If we would look at people without judgement and comparison, but rather with admiration for the intrinsic beauty in their details, I think we would start to see them as God sees them, as God sees us.
If we accepted our own differences, and forego all the unnecessary competitive comparisons with others, I think we would cease looking in the mirror only to find what we could improve with make-up, chemicals and surgery.
My own face bears many marks from the past. I used to look at my face so often that I always found something to pick at. Now, years later I have the marks to prove it.
Through the years, I have learned to accept and love myself both physically and spiritually. I am still a work in progress, but have found that as I have learned to love and accept myself, even with all my imperfections, I have, along the way, learned to love and accept all others the same.
It has opened my eyes and given me the vision to help others see themselves too.
If only through my lens for now, I hope you will see how beautiful every person is.
Just look a little closer and you will.
Starting July 10, 2013
My challenge is to photograph
40 Faces in 40 Days.
Focusing on girls ages 5 and up
Then starting August 20, 2013 I will post one face a day.
No names, just a face without make-up and a simple question, “What do you see?”
But of course I can’t stop there.
There will also be a challenge of the day.
My hope is that it will allow you to look deeper into the issues and insecurities we have about beauty.
My hope is that it will open your eyes, but more specifically, your mind and your heart to really see all people for their many variations, details, flaws and
It is hard to see the beauty we all posses within if we can’t even accept and love that which is without.
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40 Days to look closer and see true beauty