Victoria Janashvili isn't just giving lip-service to the idea of body-positivity — she's actively showcasing it.
Her regular job is as a very successful photographer for men's magazines like Esquire, Maxim and GQ, but in her spare time she photographs women of all shapes and sizes. Her body of work is a celebration of every kind of woman.
Curves, The Book is dedicated to showing female beauty in every forms, using models like Denise Bidot, Jennifer Maitland, Angela Martini, and Diandra Forrest — some of them plus-size, some of them decidedly not. And that's the point.
Janashvili isn't saying one kind of beauty is better than another; just that it isn't only about being a size zero or being plus-size. It's about self-esteem and confidence.
The photographs and stories of the models are for anyone, but they're perfect for anyone who's ever felt self-conscious, flawed, or different.
1. Maria Bulakina
Let's call it a wrap!
2. Denise Bidot
Watch out — there are curves ahead.
3. Diandra Forrest
Confident AND beautiful.
4. Jennifer Maitland
Celebrate your curves, ladies.
5. Maria Bulakina
Body paint doesn't hide the body; it accentuates it.
6. Frances Cordova
Gorgeous and strong.
7. Joby Bach
8. Katya Pushkina
All body shapes and sizes are beautiful.
9. Rosa Pinto
Beautiful is feeling confident in your own skin.