The series summer body deals with the socially constructed pressure of having to present the perfect body at the beach. Why do we let beauty standards define the way we see ourselves? Aren't the »little flaws« what makes us special? Each and every one aesthetic in itself? During this year's summer, Leipzig-based photographer Katja Heinemann accompanied her girlfriends while capturing their bodies with her camera. Her aim is to deconstruct the fashion industry's beauty standards through capturing people's bodies just as they are. With armpit hair, stretch marks or some »love handles«. And most importantly: Featuring powerful women – content with and in their own bodies.
Why do we let beauty standards define the way we see ourselves?
When Katja Heinemann held a camera in her hands for the first time, she didn't plan on putting it aside ever since. While studying culture and media pedagogy, she's passing her photographic knowledge on to young students throughout her workshops. Katja Heinemanns artistic language deals with different body ideals while trying to deconstruct and dissolve them. Overtime she has developed a passion for abstract forms and colors in context of the body, inherent in her photographic works.
a passion for abstract forms and colors in context of the body