Most nude photos of females feature unrealistic images of the female body. To add more variety, Minneapolis photographer, Matt Bunn, started The Nu Project.
The project is a collection of nude photographs that feature “real women.”
“When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post. “The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones.”
The women in the photographs were all volunteers. Many of the photos were taken in the women’s home where they can feel more comfortable about being nude.
To this date, the Nu Project’s website has six galleries of nude women that were shot in North America and South America.
-THE NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN
Blum says he wants to encourage women to feel good about themselves and their bodies. He hopes that this project would inspire women.
“It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
-THE SOUTH AMERICAN WOMEN
Do you think The Nu Project will encourage women to feel better about themselves?