I embarked upon a project, a solo exhibition, to celebrate natural beauty in Korea, a country known as the plastic surgery capital of the world. The Natural Beauty Project is a body of work consisting of black and white portraits of Korean women, specically those who have not had any plastic surgery to date. The project has originated from a strong realisation upon moving to Korea the huge impact plastic surgery has on the culture. The work is a comment on notions of beauty ideals and the effect of the phenomena of plastic surgery in Korea.
Here are a selection of photographs from the project, profiling a few of the all-natural females I worked with.
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