Adipositivity: The Valentine Series (NSFW)
February 28, 2016 2:22 PM   Subscribe

Couples Project: “As author Junot Diaz once wrote, if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves,” photographer Substantia Jones explains.

The Refinery29 slideshow (main link) includes quotes from an interview with the artist.

The full gallery of the Adipositivity Valentine Series (NSFW)
Previously on Metafilter (2007): "This is what they look like with their clothes off."
posted by Salamandrous (10 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
With any luck, this thread will go at least marginally better than the old one
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:08 PM on February 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


DoctorFedora: "With any luck, this thread will go at least marginally better than the old one"

Dunno. Kinda made me sad I am single and nowhere near NYC. Otherwise, you too could be terrified at a nekkid Sam and SO.
posted by Samizdata at 3:12 PM on February 28, 2016


Thank you for this. These are great.
posted by Uncle at 3:12 PM on February 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Those are some lovely photos! Human bodies are cool, and it's nice to see them being enjoyed in all their variety.

What referencing the old thread did for me, though, is remind me to raise my glass to the absence of Blazecock Pileon from threads about marginalized people.
posted by DrMew at 3:19 PM on February 28, 2016 [12 favorites]


I like the photos, and the people looked happy. I like the project.
posted by Dip Flash at 3:59 PM on February 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Beautiful photos -- thanks for sharing.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:04 PM on February 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well, I'm sure glad I missed that aught-seven thread.
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:03 PM on February 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Yeah, that previous thread is pretty terrible. I actually like the pictures in that post more, but I like the love in these.
posted by Huck500 at 5:06 PM on February 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wow, it's so nice to see loving pictures like this of fat bodies, as opposed to the scare photos you so often see attached to alarmist articles about The Obesity Epidemic. I wish it weren't so rare.
posted by spindrifter at 5:12 PM on February 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


The artist shows you what's there. Turns out that it's not the same thing you thought you were going to look at. Love is transcendent. Good stuff.
posted by mule98J at 10:05 AM on February 29, 2016


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