Brooke Shaden 15 Day Creative Challenge Day 11: Diversity (Use a Stranger)
For this challenge, I used a model who I've never worked with before. She is a plus size model, who is confident in her skin but struggles with the lack of diversity in the photography industry. "I got into modeling because of the lack of diversity/representation. If I didn't see someone that looked like me doing a certain shoot or style, I would do it. I was the only plus size model at a lot of group shoots. I never saw plus models doing art nude, so I tried it. I hadn't seen a plus size woman body painted, so I did it (i later met a plus size painter who models as well!). Representation matters. There needs to be more of it on all levels - people of different colors, ages, heights, body types, gender identities, disabilities, etc." - Keira Christman — with Keira Christman.