Fat bodies are often tucked away. Not only by fat people themselves, but also by the media.”
Sharing unedited photos of yourself might sound like an absolute nightmare for anyone struggling with their body image. Yael Laroes is one of those people — but she does it nonetheless.
Yael Graduated from the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam with a project called Dense, a series of self-portraits aiming to create awareness about being fat and the feelings of shame it can entail. Featuring Yael in awkward poses against raw backgrounds and shot in black and white, the series is stripped of all comfort. It’s a big step for Yael, who in the past didn’t feel comfortable sharing her work online.