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Faceless Beauty

Faceless Beauty

Faceless Beauty

Eilidh McConnell

This piece is focusing in on the 'Faceless' value society gives to regular women. From living in the modern world as a young woman I realised that girls like me lose their self-worth with exposure to media and advertising. We are bombarded by slim and slender figures of ideals and find my own body type underrepresented in media. If a woman any bigger than a size 10 were to be in mainstream media, we would find a world of controversy. Leaving the model faceless represents the loss of humanity of the brave 'regular' models as people degrade and reprimand them for the way they look. In the end-the public only sees your size, nothing past the skin. The lack of detail in the chair and the barren background allows the focus to solely be placed upon the female figure. The slouched and relaxed stance allows her to look real with shadows and light points on and around her stomach.

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