Lou - tats & curves
Alt model means to me someone that doesn't necessarily fit into the conventional stereotypical model mold. I certainly don't.
A model should be unique, all different shapes all different sizes.
Alt models should say look at me, I don't fit into a mold I am fabulous and I'm proud of my body.
Oriane - Get inspiration from people who spread love and tolerance
I've always practiced different sports. Rowing, running; but I've started fitness 12 years ago at my university gym, and kept it going.
It made me watch what I was eating more closely, and simply made me feel great. I do it casually, 4 to 5 times a week, and I alternated between a one-hour cardio session and strength training at the gym.
Sandra - The real beauty lives inside us
I love to motivate people with my positivity and having a mindset that everyone should do something that makes him/her happy. As long as YOU are happy no one could ever judge you. No one has the right to judge people, about what they’re doing etc.. No one! I am feeling complete with my body, with my mind and working every day being a better person. Trying to make the world a better place with no hate. I know it's far away but I think when everyone realizes that giving more love, more support to each other without hating each other, the world would be a better place. For sure! We should love to be alive and create a life we love to live in.
Daesha - Los Angeles Beauty
The realization that this is YOUR temple helped a lot.
You can’t switch bodies with anyone else as much as you’d like to and you can’t magically wake up and not be you.
This is who you are and if you want change, make it happen.
Become the best version of yourself, love yourself, be kind to yourself.
I know at times I’m not kind to myself or my body, but I constantly remind myself that I am still loved and cared for regardless by the people around me and that as long as I’m okay with myself, I don’t care who isn’t. Keep a great support system around.
The Beauty of Finland & Iceland Captured Through Multiple Exposure Landscapes by Mikko Lagerstedt
by Christopher Jobson on July 1, 2016
Spending an entire evening under the stars in near pitch darkness, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) captures spectacular landscapes of frozen tundra and misty mornings of Iceland and his native Finland.
With a camera mounted on a tripod he takes a multitude of exposures as the light gradually changes. Certain elements are then stitched together digitally and enhanced with Photoshop and Lightroom—a process he candidly shares in tutorials and presets he sells on his website and blog. The resulting images are a result of hours of photography, editing, and a keen sense of color and composition to create heavily modified images that are almost hyper-realistic. Collected here are a number of landscapes from the last year, but you can see more on Instagram and 500px.