As someone who takes candid pictures for a living, it is amazing to see the amount of people who are camera shy in this world. The majority who spy me with my long lens or decline my request to be photographed and give their name are women.
I find this very unappealing. I understand if you don’t want to open you heart and life up to me so I can write it all down and display it to the community on the front page of the town’s local paper.
But what’s a picture?
What’s a picture of you and your child having fun at the Strawberry Festival?
What’s a picture of you and your friends cheering at a football game?
What’s a picture of you at a socialite event in your formal best?
It really makes me sad. Sure, us women don’t always look dolled up. But just because we look natural, organic, doesn’t mean we should live in shame. Don’t ever be ashamed of your appearance.
Pictures, videos- they capture a moment in time. They’re immortal. And you are immortal in that space.
Dove’s newest campaign seeks to point that out. Sure the video is cute and playful. But it pinpoints a dark truth: When did you stop thinking you were beautiful?