"Changing attitudes about the aesthetic validity of big women, one fat fanny at a time."
I'm always on the look out for websites that promote size acceptance in unique ways. The Adipositivity Project definitely falls into that category. The website describes itself as a "a visual display of fat physicality". In layman's terms it's a photo journal which focuses exclusively on images of plus size women but never really exposing who they are. It is the photographer's hope that you may recognize their forms from some of the women in your own life (including yourself) rather than focus on the faces.
The Manhattan, New York photographer maintains some anonymity on this website by working under the pseudonym of Substantia Jones. The artist is very careful and obviously loving with the creative photographs she shares. Some of the images have a little commentary but with most she lets the viewer make up their own mind on the visual story presented.
There are over 200 images. Many, if not most, are nude but not what I would call pornographic by any means. There is a strong contingent of black and white but she isn't afraid to use colour (red seems to be a favourite). You will see many uses of shadow and natural light. The photos that stood out the most for me were: the red dress, the naked snow angel, the grapes, the actress Janie Martinez in the giant LOVE, the stark naked woman with the NY skyline, and the woman in the gold bikini hailing a taxi. I'm sure you'll immediately develop your own personal favorites.
The photo gallery is set up so you can easily slip through an small introduction of photos one after the other with the "next" text. The images load surprisingly quickly which I think heightens the website's enjoyment without clarity suffering. To see all 200 images scroll down and you'll see text to "view all" on the left that will provide thumbnails of all images that can be clicked on to see larger views.
I came across this photo journal last year and it is always a joy to revisit. I highly recommend bookmarking it.
Visit The Adipositivity Project.