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ALYSCIA CUNNINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

Alyscia Cunningham is a portrait and editorial photographer. Her main focus is to promote the natural beauty of girls and women through unaltered photography (meaning minimal Photoshop). Through her lens, Cunningham captures and celebrates raw beauty, as she believes the media not only does a good job of focusing on our insecurities but also profiting from it. Cunningham also creates social-change photography books and most recently dodumentaries titled, I Am More Than My Hair: Bald and Beautiful Me and Masculine Transitions (the male version of Feminine Transitions). Both projects promote the messages of self-love and acceptance.

Outside of her projects, Cunningham focuses on human images and how it can be incorporated with light and shadow. She tends to use dramatic lighting in many of her images because it fosters greater interaction between you and the photographs, as you tend to analyze it a little more. Likewise, the use of close ups creates a sense of intimacy and usually draws a greater emotional reaction from you.

CROWDFUNDING FOR I AM MORE THAN MY HAIR: BALD AND BEAUTIFUL ME

Cunningham will launch a crowdfunding campaign for her upcoming photography project, I Am More Than My Hair: Bald and Beautiful Me. We ask for your support in helping to make it a success. $15,000 raised will all go towards the production of the book and documentary as well as professional assistance with publicity, marketing, design, editing, layout and administrative support. Read more

TRUE BEAUTY IS NATURAL

Feminine Transitions book cover

Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty is a refreshing and inspiring, full-color, hard cover book of photography. Its pages present a series of portraits that reveal the elegance and subtly honest beauty of female faces between the ages of 7 weeks and 103 years.

"In a world filled with 'Photoshopped' images of women who are heavily made up, this book is a breath of fresh air," says Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God and writer at the blog Elephant Journal. Read Huffington Post article about about Feminine Transitions and place your order on this site.

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