i am unbeautiful

i’ve always been fascinated with the concept of beauty and why people feel attractive or unattractive. one might feel attractive for having a particularly strong facial/bodily features, and another might feel unattractive for having the same features. as styles and fads come and go, the light by which we perceive ourselves is constantly flickering. it’s so wild to think about. in 2007 i decided to post ads on craigslist and some other online classified ad sites searching for people who felt ugly or unattractive who would be willing to let me interview them and take their photo. i interviewed and shot  4 people, but i ran out of free time and the project got buried under the massive pile of everything else in my brain. now, years later, i was digging through the mountain of stuff in my head and found the project. i changed the art direction a little and added video to the mix. now, finally i give you i am unbeautiful.

jacqui

kate

george

eric

brittani

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  1. #1 by plantbasedeater on April 29, 2013 - 13:29

    Josh this is really awesome I am proud of you for sticking to this and finishing this project. I hope a lot of people get to see this.

  2. #2 by Marci on April 29, 2013 - 19:52

    Really wonderful project!

  3. #3 by Damply on June 13, 2013 - 14:37

    Looking forward to the follow-up: “I am untalented”

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