I think it's the perceived imperfections in people that make them interesting and therefore ... to me ... more beautiful. If this photo were generated by a traditional adult industrial complex the blemishes on her legs, the folds and texture of her skin, the bra strap indentations, would all be airbrushed out. But, leaving her photo like this, shows us the inherent sensuality in the human body. The authenticity of this un-retouched form illuminates the natural sexuality in a vulnerable moment captured for the sake of capturing it. Certainly, beauty is subjective. I see beauty in a lot of traditionally "beautiful" images as well ... but to me, this is a deeper, more satisfying beauty. Thank goodness for people who post photos like this. They are the quiet revolutionaries that fight with generosity instead of aggression or pomposity. They are the lanterns of authenticity gently beckoning all of our collective ships to find a safe harbor within our own appreciation.
1. Katy Perry: The "Califoria Gurl" gained a few pesky pounds and the pregnancy rumors spun out of control during her marriage to Russell Brand. The singer addressed such nonsense, telling fans at a 2011 Madison Square Garden show that it was not baby weight, instead blaming the fact that she was bloated on the fact that she ate too much “New York City pizza." Mangia!