[Image of The Day] The Black Venus Project: Maxim Vakhovskiy captures black women from all walks of life
Much can be said about how the black female form has been and still is portrayed in society. At times it seems to be something that many of us do not have control over but something that is dictated to us by standards of beauty that no matter how hard we try – will never fit into. I came across the Black Venus Project a few weeks ago via Tumblr and was blown away by how striking the images were. No gratuitous ‘video model’ style shots just regular women from all walks of life captured in their own skin.
Having put a call out through various social networks photographer Maxim Vakhovskiy was looking to capture women of all ages and body types that represent who he calls “the Black Venuses of the World.”
Having contacted Maxim to find out more about the project I spoke to him about the idea of conducting an interview that would reflect the subject matter of his book. We’ll therefore be teaming up with Parlour Magazine to submit questions based on The Black Venus Project*. The best questions will be submitted to Maxim in an interview.
If you’re interested in being a part of the interview please submit your question along with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Black Venus’ in the subject
*The images from the book below contain nudity