Nude Bodies Transform From Flattering To Unflattering With Slight Shift In Pose (NSFW)

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Chicago-based artist Gracie Hagen has created a photography series titled “Illusions of the Body” that captures nude bodies in contrasting poses. In the “attractive” image on the left, the models represent their bodies with straight backs, pulled-back shoulders, and demure expressions – many of them stand posed in positions that reflect classical sculpture. In the “unattractive” image on the right, the bodies are turned and the models push out their stomachs, hunch their backs, and evoke expressions of indifference.

 

From Hagen’s Tumblr:

“‘Illusions of the Body’” was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.

 

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.”

 

 

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  • ZeonChar

    Some of these “after” pictures look better than the originals.

  • Anna

    I would like to see a third version with the women standing up straight, facing forward, arms akimbo and backs straight. The only ‘attractive’ posture that is physically sustainable is the man’s.

  • Katy

    And with legs apart, solidly anchoring the body to the ground and claiming space in the stance instead of this cross-legged, petite, demure, take-up-as-little-space-as-possible pose.

  • Riley

    Agreed! I noticed that with a few when I was reading this. Still love the concept though.

  • Blah

    It’s called being feminine. A lost art…

  • qzpdljpn

    Why are there a range of women of various ethnicities and builds but only one skinny dude?

  • Dude

    They could only find one dude with a schlong worth showing off. Certainly wouldnt get me doing the same pose (Well, not on a cold day)

  • sltucker

    I am not able to click on the facebook like button. Love it.

  • Timothy Atkins

    What absolute bollocks. Dont break your arm patting yourself on the back.

  • Plough Well

    :D That’s a schlong worth showing off, eh? Well, I’m not saying he’s particularly unfortunate, but if that’s a wang of notice or above average, it’s no wonder people say certain shades of men only have dingalings vs dongs

  • qzpdljpn

    no one knows your a pickle dick on the internet!

  • ferd

    Being feminine is in no way lost. Its just overshadowed by hyper-masculinity

  • Ben

    Might be better if they used people that were attractive to begin with.

  • Piratas do século

    assim

  • OhBoy

    No. no they don’t. Stop being silly.

  • OhBoy

    Today I learned poses that look good have to be physically sustainable.

  • mhz0282

    I don’t think this is very successful. To me, the attractive bodies pretty much remain attractive and the unattractive ones pretty much remain unattractive.

  • insight

    The fat ones are never flattering

  • z@ch

    would still hit it!

  • Sam

    luv the expression on the woman in the 7th after photo…”you want me to do what now?”

  • chrisfs

    I guess the lesson is: don’t slouch

  • Comrade Scott

    Hipsters are always ugly. I don’t see the difference.

  • itsc

    i think these are fantastic,

  • me d

    There’s not one of those women I’d touch with your hands.

  • solidsnack

    After taking ballet for a few months, I really began to notice how much better and more manly I looked with the right posture, from watching myself in the mirror. At the same time, you see that everyone looks bad — even terrible — from time to time.

  • ukimalefu

    And then there’s makeup and lighting and a good photographer and photoshop

  • Joshua

    MOAR of the dame third picture down from the top.

  • Bia

    Even though there’s only one man, I love how they showed many different female body shapes. This was beautiful to see. Love to the human body

  • Snatch!

    Trim those overgrown hedges ladies! Damn.

  • Adnok de Rokk

    So, the point is, we are all capable of being attractive or not depending on how we carry ourselves through our day. Yes?