Western societies’ infatuation for the human waistline has made it our meridian. Our fetishization of the waist comes at a disadvantage for anyone who doesn't fit this artificially fashioned beauty criterion, and while we see the trends come and go on our screens, we don't witness the effects these fads have on the public, both mentally and physically. Little to no change has occurred with the paragon for American allure, in fact, this ideal has now been, exported, impressed and scrutinized throughout the world. This is a series of photographs of people’s waists after wearing a corset or waist trainer for hours, the marks and impressions left on the stomach of each individual were shot in its natural state immediately after the article was removed. This piece speaks clearly about the modern-day repercussions of such a narrow standard of beauty as well as the marks left behind both figuratively and literally by conforming to such ideals.
November 12, 2018
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