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Photographer Makes a Bold Statement about Beauty and Grooming in ‘Lady Manes’ (NSFW)

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Daytona Beach photographer Rhiannon Schneiderman defies gender norms involving grooming and beauty in her self-portrait series Lady Manes. Partially inspired by the concept of a man’s facial hair serving as a declaration of his masculinity, Schneiderman challenges with a tongue-in-cheek reverse, posing proudly with various stylized “manes.” Simultaneously promoting body positivity while poking fun at the establishment, Schneiderman encourages women to take pride and be empowered by every part of who they are.

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

Rhiannon_Schneiderman_Photography

This post was contributed by photographer and Feature Shoot Editorial Assistant Jenna Garrett.

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  • http://www.basilstudios.com prem muthu

    A creative concept with appropriate poses. I would have liked to see some good 3D lighting effect.

  • Barry Goldwater
  • Hella Yella

    meh.

    how is she challenging anything. she’s a skinny, clean-shaven white woman with a bunch of wigs covering her privates. she looks like she should be in an ad for american apparel.

  • Anthony Trepniak

    Stop merkin about!

  • The Smokin’ Gun

    Looks as if she is wearing a horsehair Scottish sporran…

  • Kevin_OKeeffe

    I like it when women have normal public hair, just for the record. I’m not a Feminist or “social justice progressive,” or any of that lame shit. I just have my own tastes, and I like busy bush.

  • not_ang

    Grow your own bush and then you’ll be taking a stand. So totally hairless!! :(

  • Beverly Hirsch

    She’s anything BUT the way you describe her! Even the white part… she’s half Puerto Rican. Why do you judge when you don’t know anything of what you’re judging?!

  • Circadian Kruger

    It doesn’t matter where she’s from; her skin is white.

  • VisualDecadance

    You guys need to stop operating this site, or change the name to the entertainment or comedy channel.

  • Henry Faulkner

    i’m afraid it is hard to disagree with mimi, while the stated cause is valid, the execution completely undermines it. it is titillation and nothing more.

  • Henry Faulkner

    it would have been more fitting to have a clear view of an unshaven armpit or vagina

  • http://dreddlaw.ytmnd.com JudgeDredd

    A naked body? In art? On the Internet? SCANDALOUS!

  • Dieter

    Wow, racist much?

  • Parkinson Sniper

    If I were the photographer, I would delete these photos :( no story, no quality, no aesthetics…nothing. Why are they here on this web-site?

  • Teszter

    Wow! Artsy-fartsy for the sake of it.