Photography Spotlight: Busy Bodies
In this Photography Spotlight, we bring together three different photographers who capture the female form in a natural and organic way. All of the photographers capture moments of intimacy and loneliness that we all feel but don’t always share. These artists are contributing towards a body positive movement, fuelled by honesty and realness. We’re honoured to share these talented artists with you today.
CHANTAL CONVERTINI | @paeulini
Chantal Convertini is a young photographer based in Basel, Switzerland. Convertini’s work captures intimate moments on film. Her work emanates self-reflection, anonymity and hints of loneliness that feel familiar. While there may be anguish or mystery there is always a celebration of individuality and beauty. Convertini has a skill for composition and an eye for form, capturing secret moments of magic that we might not normally see.
HOLLIE FERNANDO | @holliefernando
Secondly, we have Hollie Fernando. Hollie is a portrait photographer from South London. Her work has a dreamy, ethereal aesthetic inspired by 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Fernando shoots on film, and shoots the latest, most up and coming new bands of the moment, alongside her own personal projects. Here are some of our favourites which show the body in a positive, innocent way. There is a sense of adventure and playfulness that makes you want to frolic through a meadow or head straight to the beach.
“I want to help women in how they perceive themselves, I want each of them to feel special”. Karolina Hanulak is a photographer from Poland whose work focuses on body and acceptance. She continues, “So many of us are struggling with public criticism. Almost in every step, we are given an evaluation, pressured to a perfect appearance like a museum exhibition. My aim is to show that despite the differences, each of us is beautiful and unique, therefore I want to expose real beauty that is not manipulated by the media. Nudity reveals the story that a person wears on their body: a story covered under a thick layer of material waving in the wind.”