NYC photographer wants to show women their own strength through portraits
Photo: Jessica Porcello
New York based photographer Jessica Porcello has one thing in mind when she plans a shoot: “I want raw beauty.” When she’s not taking pictures, Porcello leads a young women’s group where topics like insecurity come up regularly. Listening to these young women talk about the struggles they face, especially in light of traditional beauty standards we’re all constantly exposed to because of advertising and social media, Porcello decided she wanted to use her work to amplify the natural beauty and strength that women possess.
“When taking women’s photos I noticed a lot of women say things like “I’m an awful model” or “I don’t know how to pose” – to which I would respond “We’re all models!” or “Pose in whatever way makes you feel comfortable.” It’s disheartening that society has led women to believe they’re not beautiful, or they don’t live up to “modeling standards.” As women, we hold so much power and my goal is to help women see their worth and their beauty just as they are.”
Check out some of her work below, or hop over to Instagram to get in touch with her: @ThrivingFreelancee