A Celebration Of Humanity Being Perfectly Imperfect…
The “Hello Gorgeous Project” is a black & white fine-art, coffee table book project featuring everyday adults, individuals and/or couples 21+, who volunteered to be strip away their worries and be photographed in the nude along with sharing their stories of what has brought them to this point in their lives and how they feel after taking part in our project. Some people’s bodies and/or stories may show years of life of hardship while others show don’t, some people just enjoy being nude. This diversity is what makes this such a special body, mind and soul positive art project for participants as well as for viewers.
We are all perfectly imperfect!
~ A Real Story An Anonymous Reader Emailed To Us ~
I just wanted to write you to say, “THANK YOU!!!“. You see, I was at the lowest point I’d ever been in my life. I was ready to do whatever it took to end my life. I confessed my thoughts to a life-long friend, over the phone, and she told me about this project and to check it out before doing anything that couldn’t be undone. With an unopened bottle and a loaded gun in front of me on my desk, I decided I would look at it before doing what I thought I needed to do. I am so thankful that I took a few minutes to read the stories on your site and some of the testimonials. I instantly saw others who had lived through some of the things I had gone through and was going through. I kept readying. Before I knew it, it was morning and I was feeling better about myself. I can’t tell you how happy I am now that I see I’m not alone. I now have a different outlook on my life and the things that are part of my life now. I have a new outlook and I’ve even started doing some of the things I always wanted to dream about as a child. This project has been a real blessing to me and I want to see it grow into a Global sensation. If it can help me this much, it can change the lives of many. I look forward to being part of this project yet I will not mention this part of my life in my story. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I just want them to know they are not alone. FOREVER GRATEFUL!!! Anonymous
At a young age, we learn to hide. We hide behind glasses, makeup, hair, clothes, uniforms, etc. The idea of unveiling oneself and sharing their past stories so others can have an uncensored view into their lives as a way to help them shed the past and get a fresh start with their lives has been proven to help thousands of people, participants and viewers, throughout the years. Now, we have decided to bring things together in a new book project to show everyone they are not alone. You may ask why the photos are all nude? Underneath the expensive clothes, jewelry, makeup, fancy hair do, etc., we are all the same. We are all flesh and blood and we have our own pasts that have brought us to where we are today. And…
We all have the burning desire to be loved and respected just as we are.
Our special fine-art project explores body issues in all people, young, old, healthy, physically challenged, cancer survivors, etc as each photograph focuses on showing true individual bodies, personalities, spaces, insecurities and mannerisms while being themselves in real and honest everyday environment without using special lighting effects and minimal, if any, makeup.
“Beauty Has NO Size, Shape, Color OR Age Limits!!!”
Unfortunately, human nature tends to make us want to judge others by the way they look, dress, the scars they have, their life partners, past relationships (loving or abusive), health issues and/or countless other things, which can have life altering effects on the way we feel about ourselves. No matter our past, how we dress or what material things we have or don’t have, we are all the same underneath. No matter our age, shape, size, gender, color, nationality, etc,
We are all flesh and blood craving a life of love and acceptance from others!
Not only is our project designed to help participants and viewers, it will also help our youth around the country. The profits from the sales of our book will be donated to B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse), a nonprofit organization that exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. They exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. They stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization.
With our project, everyone wins!
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES, FLAUNT THEM!
Our goal with this project is to help provide a way to build each participants and viewers self-confidence and self-worth thus allowing them to overcome fears and doubts the past has brought upon them. As a participant in our project or as a viewer, we hope it will give you the strength to hit your “reset” button allowing you to remember the dreams and goals you had as a child before any form of bullying started. We look at you as a person and never concentrate only on your flaws or scars. We want to help you find your inner power so you can embrace the World and take control of your life and not continue to let your past control you. YOU’VE GOT THE POWER!!!
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and
TODAY IS A GIFT!”
We should all be grateful for every second of every day that we get to spend with the ones we love and the ones who love us. A photograph is a tiny piece of time that can bring us memories to cherish for a lifetime. It can also boost our self-confidence needed to live a long and fulfilling life. Life is so precious, time is flying by and we are never promised another tomorrow. We never really appreciate a photograph until it is all we have left to remind us of someone.
WHO ARE WE
We are multiple award-winning fashion and event photographers, Midwest Exposures Photography, who live and work in Branson/Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding areas as well as traveling the USA for special projects. If you are looking for photographers who are thinking outside the box, who never judge others and are out of the norm, then look no farther. You can rest assured that no matter your photographic needs or wishes, you will be working with an award-winning creative team who strive to make everyone look as glamorous and beautiful as possible.
“We Photograph Anything But A Broken Heart”
Time is slipping by and few of us ever have a second chance to fulfill a dream. Let us help you keep your dreams alive. Contact us today. We look forward to working with you in this special art project.
Open to adults of all ages(21+), shapes, sizes, genders, cultures, etc.