Have you ever really looked at yourself? Looked at what you actually see in the mirror and not hold a stencil of perfection over it until all you can see is what falls outside the lines? We are taught that beauty is objective; that we must match an accepted definition of beauty and must redefine ourselves if we don’t fit the mold in order to be desirable. The world trains us to subconsciously work to change ourselves until we can qualify our beauty, at which point we can consciously understand that we are worthy of love. But life is about moving from the unconscious state of being and flowing with confidence into a conscious state of mind.
This project focuses on acceptance and sexuality. In 2013 when Full Disclothesure first started, the artist only focused on LGBT individuals and their struggle to accept their sexuality. But as the project grew and evolved, the artist realized that accepting sexuality is not a struggle only faced by members of the LGBT community. Self-acceptance is something we all go through, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation. The importance of being comfortable in your own skin bleeds into all aspects of one’s life. Once you are able to accept your purest self, then you are able to give your true self to others.
This project follows certain individuals into the bathroom to capture their daily routine. The bathroom is the stage for this project because it is the anti-stage. This place is where we can be our purest, truest selves and it plays a huge part in learning to know oneself. A space for self-reflection (quite literally) and cleansing, there is no more intimate space.
After each photoshoot, two pictures are chosen for the subject. One photo where the face is blurred or not shown, and the second photo where the subject is clearly seen. Through this exercise, we see the metamorphosis of acceptance. When our body becomes impersonal, it does not need to fit a mold. When we add ourselves into the frame, we can see ourselves in a new light, perhaps, even for the first time.
3 and a half years later, and Full Disclothesure has shot more than 30 subjects on 3 different continents, and we're expanding globally! The goal of this project is to get one person from each country to participate. It will be a world competition. We want to see how many people from each country participate, and want to see what country has the most participants. This is a great way to see how each country promotes self-acceptance and beauty to its people through this project. Right now Full Disclothesure is taking place in Asia, and will head to South America after.
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