20 Photographs of Beautiful Women With Vitiligo Shot By a Photographer With The Same Condition
6She feels the best way to celebrate a vitiligo body is photography
Elisabeth says that in her daily job as a photographer, there are many who ask her about her skin and this made her hit upon the idea of using her photography and her skin condition. She says “Photography is [a wonderful way] to document and celebrate the vitiligo body. It is an ode to its beauty and uniqueness.”
7Shades of Pale
Elisabeth titled her project “Shades of Pale” and decided to spread more awareness about the skin condition. As per her research, there are more than 60 million people worldwide afflicted with vitiligo and many don’t even know what it is. She says she wants to narrate the story of string women to celebrate their beauty of their skin condition that makes them look unique and different from others.
8Beauty should be inclusive
Elisabeth says she wants to portray women who have embraced their condition and she doesn’t want people to see vitiligo as something taboo or “out of the box”. According to her, there is no box when it concerns beauty and all beauty should be inclusive. It can be whatever you wish it to be and that’s as saying beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. “All types of beauty need to be inclusive. Beauty can be whatever you want it to be.”
Elisabeth speaks about the woman below saying “I had the privilege to photograph my 3rd subject of the vitiligo project Marie Leander. I feel so honored she travelled to Amsterdam to take part of this.” She goes on to say that her project is to create awareness of body positivity and to celebrate the uniqueness of the condition so that women afflicted by it embrace it because she says that it looks aesthetic.
10She feels close to her models
Elisabeth says she feels special when she is allowed to get so close and personal with people who have the same condition and struggles too. To all the women in the world afflicted with vitiligo and want to fit in, she asks why anyone should want to fit in especially when they were born to be unique.