Emma Boonne's Portfolio

 

Who I am

I'm a professional photographer based in Paris. In love with diversity. I struggled (and still do) with my appearance always thinking i wasn't good enough, not beautiful enough, not skinny enough. It's when I started seeing girls embracing their bodies, girls that are different that what the industry shows us all day long, with what society loves to call their 'imperfections', that I wondered "why are we so hard with ourselves?".

It's been ages now that I'm into photography, and I always felt weird shooting only skinny, tall girls from agencies. I never understood all the shaming some agencies make, never understood why our society has such tiny boxes, wanting us all to fit in. I was frustrated to work with the same type of girls every time and I'm so tired to see wonderful, talented and gorgeous women hating themselves that much and comparing themselves  all day long to other girls. Our society needs to change, we need to see all type of girls in the magazines, on social medias, in commercials to start identifying ourselves more to women that do look like us. 

You are enough.

 

Why Stronger Together

I want all young girls and women to feel beautiful, powerful and represented in our society. That is how "Stronger Together" came to my mind.  Sorority is key. We need to stand together, to stay united to keep showing the world we all have things to say, we all are okay. I decided to organize a photo project based on women. Based on women's bodies, without any editing on their skin, a project all dedicated to them. 

I want to show that there are no absolutely no limits, whatever your age, your size, your story, your ability, your identification, your scars... You are okay. Every girl and every woman whatever how she looks like, should be represented in our industry (social media, commercials, fashion etc).

I made this project to help women feel positive, beautiful and confident. So that the women who will see this, can maybe identify themselves to one of the girls they see. Or at least see that whatever the shape, whatever the body, they all have their place. Embrace yourself, stop comparing to others that much, unfollow accounts that make you feel bad, follow inspiring humans, connect more to nature, do things that make you feel good, you would never be so rude to someone so don't be that hard with yourself. 

I also wanted unretouched pictures of course, nothing has been retouched on they bodies, on they skin, to again, make women feel empowered in their own skin.

Every human has it's own story, we all have different visions of our life, we all struggled in different ways. That is why we need acceptance. I also asked the girls who participated to "Stronger Together" to tell me a bit more about their life stories and how they live in their skin. You'll find these testimonials in the corresponding tab "GIRLS".

 

Get in touch

main website: www.emmaboonne.com

For business inquiries: emmbnn@gmail.com


You want to be part of the project and join the coming sessions? Send me an email with a few words about you and pictures at castingemmaboonne@gmail.com

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