I am excited to post the first BODY LOVE NOW photo project that is part of the Love Your Body Summit that will be happening in Port Moody February 6, 2016. As part of this summit we are putting together a photography project, that will be featured as a slideshow at the event, and may at some point in the future become a book! The BODY LOVE NOW photo project will explore positive body image through changing the focus from how one looks to how they want to feel in their body. Our relationships with our bodies are so often defined from the outside in, and we want to flip the script. Does trampoline jumping bring you joy? Does motorbiking make you feel free? When you walk in nature do you feel at ease? For this project we are asking women to think of the words that describe how they want to feel and then write these words on their bodies to express these feelings in a visual way.
The BODY LOVE NOW photo project has three components:
Part 1. A group of women we have chosen will be photographed doing something they love that makes them feel great in their bodies. These images will also be accompanied by a short interview we had with each women to describe the words they choose to describe how they want to feel in their bodies.
Part 2. Studio Sessions that will be open to the public, where you can come in and have a portrait session using words that describe how you want to feel in your body. More details to follow on the studio sessions.
3. An online component inviting the public to take their own pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #bodylovenow. We hope we can inspire as many women as possible to think about the question we have proposed
and start to see women celebrating their bodies the way they want to feel.
So without further adieu I am excited to present the first in our BODY LOVE NOW series, Joyelle Brandt, who is also the Founder of the Love Your Body Summit.