Culture. Eat it
5 July 2018
A different kind of beauty: Normal portrait series by Peter DeVito
Summer is beauty, baby. That frivolous, provocative, frisky. The beautiful season forces us to expose, to discover ourselves, to expose what in winter we can (even very willingly) hide.
But what does the word beauty really mean? Perfection? Judging by the amount of smoothing filters used on Instagram and the abundant abuse of tools like Photoshop, it would seem so.
But who defines what is really beautiful?
Looking at the images of Peter DeVito, I understood that if you want you can overturn the way beauty is perceived.
With his project “Normal” he photographed people suffering from albinism, vitiligo, alopecia, birthmarks and other genetic conditions, highlighting their appeal and normalizing them. But above all, he made clear that the problem is mainly in the eye of the beholder who judges.
Are those person who make these people “different”, with their blinders, preconceptions and their limited vision of the world.
The true truth is that society tends to flatten beauty. We live in a world dominated by small clones: all with the same nose, the same mouth, the same very strong lashes, the same haircut, the same defined eyebrows. And this made us forget the most precious thing: individuality.
It is in our imperfect diversity that we acquire fascination, not the other way around.
Copywriter, content creator and mum with a huge passion for photography. Writing is a therapy that allows her to express her own personality and brings out her true voice. Better than a psychiatrist. Forever trying to find her way, at the time, she prefers to get lost.