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Un-Models Unplugged

It is most striking is that every single woman photographed looks so comfortable in her own skin radiating confidence.

Story by Lora Wiley - lora@citizenbrooklyn.com All images copyright Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

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Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Called “A series of honest nudes”, The Nu Project’s startling and joyful images portray nude women in all shapes and sizes. The real beauty of this project is it focuses not on glamour or comeliness. Instead portraits capture the quirkiness and personalities of its subjects. 150 women from North and South America were photographed in their own spaces amid their own belongings depicting every body shape imaginable.

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Conventional beauty enthusiasts would no doubt focus in on the sagging breasts, stretch marks and cellulite that are also a part of the series. But we see luscious curves and sensuous body landscapes punctuated by abandon, joy and other compelling emotions emulating from the women. Consequently, each image encapsulates it’s own startling beauty.

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

In many portraits, the nudity is eclipsed by the character of the subject, some also punctuated by tattoos, piercings, unconventional hair color and scars. It is most striking is that every single woman photographed looks so comfortable in her own skin radiating confidence.

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Termed “Un-Models”, the project is looking for more racially, transgender and age diverse volunteers to participate. Bravo to Matt Blum and his wife Katy. Not only for showing us a new kind of beauty, but also for revealing the one existing all along hidden underneath clothing of everyday relatable women.

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

Photo © Matt Blum / The Nu Project 2005-2013

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