Friday 7 February 2014

Ashley's story - Perfectly Flawed (NSFW)


Ashley was back on the island for a month and we decided to do a shoot.  We originally chatted about doing a topless mermaid shoot inspired by a drawing that Ashley had found.  Long story short, we couldn't get a mermaid tail, so Ashley opened up to me and suggested this shoot.   This is Ashley's story and I'll let her tell it from here on.

"It was a big step to do this shoot because I had never revealed my patches to anyone apart from close family and friends. But recently I've realised that vitiligo is a part of me and my natural beauty.  

I am aware that there are many people in Bermuda with this pigmentation condition, so doing this photoshoot was a confidence boost for me, but mainly it was to inspire and encourage other people with vitiligo to be comfortable in their own skin.  The main idea was to highlight and focus on the most affected areas on my body.  

If you love yourself that's what you will portray,  what anyone else thinks after that really doesn't matter!

- Perfectly Flawed"

- Model: Ashley Hawksworth

Photographer:  Mike Jones
Model: Ashley Hawksworth
MUA:  Maria Debraga
Location: whitespace* studio



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  1. WELL DONE! You are beautiful both inside and out.

  2. Speechless.You are beautiful both inside and out. Done Well.

  3. Great Shoot! "I've realized that vitiligo is a part of me and my natural beauty" well said Ashley.

  4. I am proud to know that you took a bold stand for not only yourself but for others

  5. fudge/bermuda/photographer8 February 2014 at 13:51

    Priceless.. Commendable work by model and photographer... fudge....

  6. Ashley you have changed the definition of beauty. No doubt you will be a source of inspiration for many models. Well done! Nice work Mike and thanks for sharing.

  7. What was so mind blowing to me, is that I didn't even realize she had anything on her skin!!! I just "Geez this girl is pretty!!!" I was a little jealous even!!! Congrats you are a beauty!!! Most can see that!!

  8. So proud of you Ashley, haven't seen you in a while, next time in Bermuda Me and Skylah would love to see you. GOD bless you Ash!!
    Love Nicole & Skylah

  9. Beautiful work and beautiful model..proud that she is embracing her flaws and shining through them.

  10. Ashley, my beautiful niece, I see no flaws at all. All I see ..... is you.
    I am proud of how you have embraced, ALL of you.
    Aunty Quita


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