Fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski was inspired to create this book, which represents diverse beauty without boundaries, after photographing the actress Lupita Nyong'o. Lubomirski was so impressed by Nyong'o's natural beauty that he felt she didn't need studio lighting because she radiated light from within. After shooting her, it struck him that he rarely had the chance to photograph beautiful women with a range of different "looks" for professional assignments. Often when he submitted a list of models he was interested in shooting, responses would be along the lines of "We love her, but ...", "Her hair is a problem ...", "She is too dark." In response, Lubomirski conceived Diverse Beauty, which celebrates many different types of female beauty through sophisticated and lively fashion photographs. Diverse Beauty embraces all beauty and aims to put every type of beauty on a pedestal, so that everyone who looks at it, no matter her race, size, colour, or sexual orientation, can identify and see herself as beautiful.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 252 x 345 x 21mm | 1,810g
- 04 Oct 2016
- Bologna, Italy
In an industry that can feel exclusive and snobby, Alexi Lubomirski is proof that inclusivity and openness work just as well, if not better.--Faith Cummings "Yahoo Beauty " ...it was after shooting actress Lupita Nyong'o that Lubomirski was struck by the homogeneity of the 'looks' he'd been assigned to shoot professionally...In response, the photographer conceived Diverse Beauty (Damiani), which celebrates women including TSS survivor Lauren Wasser and transgender model Hari Nef.--Seunghee Suh "Allure "
About Lupita Nyong'o
Alexi Lubomirski was born in England to a Peruvian-English mother and a Polish-French father. Lubomirski has become an established name within the fashion industry, shooting for such publications as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Numero, W, GQ and Allure. He has also shot cover stars such as Beyonce Knowles, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Selma Hayek, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Scarlett Johansson, among others. In 2008, Lubomirski had his first exhibition, Transit, at MILK gallery in New York, a mixed media commentary on TV culture, comprised of pre-conceived film stills. In 2014, he published his first photography book, Decade, a collection of his celebrity and fashion work from 2003-13.