A BOOK CREATED BY BRIAR BLACKIE
“Love yourself” has been created to encourage women all around to purely and truly fall in love with their own skin. I have progressively brought together twenty wonderful women who have gone completely above and beyond their comfort limits which have been so inspiring in so many ways.
Stepping in front of the camera is one very important step to regaining self-love for our own being. When I have photographed these women, I have provided a blanket as an option not to hide, but to feel comfort while engaging in such a frightening experience. It is completely in their own hands as to how much skin they show. I explain the more skin they allow themselves to show, the more beneficial it is for their mind and their soul.
Each model has a beautiful story, some more detailed and delicate than others. I have asked them to select a flower that has very significant meaning to them personally, otherwise their birth flower, and from here I have embossed the flower digitally onto their skin or surrounding their figure. The flowers emphasise their strength and beauty, but also many other things more significant and personal to the women themselves.
My ambition is to remind women that taking care of themselves, mentally, physically and spiritually is the key to living well. Shifting the mindset of a woman that expresses her love towards only others is very difficult, but loving yourself always comes first, as selfish as it may seem.
STRONG, BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND LOVED
JUST A FEW OF THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
View the full book...