"From a visual point of vue, men’s bodies never really were appealing to me. Since my beginnings in photography, at the age of 15, I always felt more comfortable and inspired by girls. Nevertheless, beyond aestheticism, I understood that the act of self-acceptation as a woman was far more powerful, through picture, and in life in general."
"The purpose of this project is to work around female’s body, to deal with the current visions that we may have of it, and to find how we can step against those stereotypes. The perfect body supremacy, thin, young, firm, smooth, odorless, wonderfully manage to make us hate our own one. I wish to display a larger spectrum of morphologies, more compliant with reality. I’m trying to show that woman’s body is not a smooth and polished object, with a latent erotism integrated in the fashion sphere, focused on details and accessories, It’s about women that completely assume their sexuality, that aren’t «slut-shaming» victims anymore. Those accusations feed the idea that sex is degrading for women."
"In this way, I play with the codes and conventions. Sexual photography, from the erotic angle, has, so far, been mainly manipulated by men. The woman model was only considered as «woman object». I stage female’s body in licentious pictures. Through these shots, I assert myself as a woman and as a photographer."
"I tried to set my images with humor, in a playful way. Actually, I’m absolutely looking to avoid drama in my message. It’not a demonstration, that’s more a claim. "
Photographer : Amandine Kuhlmann / @amandinekuhlmann