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you do not owe beauty to anyone.. by IsisPina you do not owe beauty to anyone.. by IsisPina
all I see is magazines with "beauty" tips..
people in and endless journey to look beautiful.
but what really is beauty?
personally, to me beauty lies under the skin :) it's not about how beautiful your hair is, the color of your skin, your clothing... you know, all the superficial things.
Beauty lies in the naturality of things.. the heart <3

anybody want to follow my 365 on flickr? :) www.flickr.com/isispina
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mancholove Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done, love the message! :)
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dchangizi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I really enjoyed your gallery: nice artistic photos (ideas, stories, meaningful, ...), and good photos (knowledge of techniques). Bravo!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, that's true.
but since this world doesn't seem to understand that, you can be beautiful in the inside trying not to neglect the outside.
it's not about looking beautiful for others. when i look beautiful it's actually me who is feeling better.
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This beautiful photo has been featured in :iconstand-out-shots: Favorite Submissions of 2012 blog! [link] :peace:
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Zetra Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't feel that the size of the model changes the meaning of this. It's a powerful message and can apply to anyone. It's not just chubby people who have self-esteem issues.
If you take a look at the magazine's you'll noticed how photoshopped most of them are. I know a lot of people like to think celebrities don't have souls, but how must that feel to some of them? To have an amazing shoot and look at the awesome raw photos and then once the project is completed and printed they realize that 4 inches have been taken off their waist and their ribs have been smoothed out. That must suck. D:
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nikan2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
right on sister :D
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fivelstad Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If only that body wasn't exactly like the today's stereotype of a perfect female body I'd consider taking the message seriously.
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midnightmoondreams Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people are naturally skinny, get over it.
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onidude Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
+1
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
A very true statement!
Beauty is inside a beautiful person. Alas the body does not always fit the inside of a person. Some people are able to show their inner image over their outer image. Others are not and stare at 'the greener grass at the neighbors', so to say.
I dare you to challenge to portrait a person with a face that most people will describe as 'ugly', ('very ugly' if you will) and show the beauty within... I'm waiting, because I know sometime you will do that.

By the way:
At least this photograph did not need any squeezing / stretching in Photoshop a.o. and shows a true image. All the spots and flaws are still in the result. Thanks, Isis, thank you so much for providing us with honest art. I love you for that! Endlessly.
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operatoriuskypsas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I'd like to hear you say that if you would weight 20 or more kilograms, if it's you in the picture
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midnightmoondreams Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people are naturally skinny, get over it.
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry if it's offensive to you.. But yes I would, my happiness does not depend on weight.
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pandamonium666vortex Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Quite a contraversial debate you've created with all these comments, its obviously more difficult to effectively demonstrate your point, when your body type falls under the catagory you seek to antagonize through the magazines. but thats not your fault, i rate people should just work with what they've got and at least try to have more confidence in their own abilities. Well done on 365 series :)
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much! you've made my point.. it's sad to see how the majority stereotypes thin as "beautiful". But I guess beauty is our concept after all..
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Saraneth-the-Binder Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Society brainwashes people into think this (being thin, tall, fair, with this or that color hair and eyes etc.) is the only type of beautiful, we need to break out of it.
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, that is right.. it's all about commercialism :(
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chimocho Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To all the people complaining about the skinny model, look at it this way. What if that model is skinny because she feels she has to be? She is no more or less a subject of societies ideals of beauty than a larger girl. The fact that you guys are commenting saying that she should be bigger for the message to mean something just goes to show how brainwashed by the concept of beauty you are; that you think 'bigger = not beautiful'.
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so true! give me a big hug for that ^^
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purpleCharm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
when i look at this it makes me actually wish i looked more like her, i think the message would be better with a thick body
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midnightmoondreams Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about learning to love yourself and not comparing yourself to others? Some people are naturally skinny and others aren't, you don't have to dwell on it.
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Ghanie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
People say that but the tin and beautiful still get better service, better job, better offers. So the inside beauty speach is a scam. Onless you like blood and guts, there's nothing beautiful under the skin.
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illusivereality Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I agree, it's an old line that's even less sincere than valentine’s day.
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Monikatz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
says the ultra skinny one
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madnessBeniHime Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do realize skinny people are insecure too? As a skinny girl myself, I constantly try to gain weight because I feel my body isn't good enough since I don't have any curves. It's stupid as hell to think you're happy just because you're skinny. Most women are insecure of themselves (probably guys too, but can't speak for them as they don't generally discuss that with me) because of todays society and media only focusing on peoples looks.
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midnightmoondreams Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! People piss me off
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really don't get it.. It's sad that everyone stereotypes the thin as "beautiful"..
This is me in the picture.. I might be thin, but not because I want to be thin, I just am naturally. I never stop eating cookies or ice-cream because I will stop being "beautiful" :)
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madnessBeniHime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same, technically I used to be abit chubby, then suddenly I went thin, not really anything I tried to achieve :P But ppl keep complaining about me needing to gain weight and stuff. You don't get less crap, or are happier just because you're thin, as ppl seem to think.
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prussia-the-awehsome Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see a lot of comments saying that this message isn't as strong because the model is thin. But that's not the point, it's not the goal to combat two extremes. The point is so that people will learn to love themselves, you don't owe beauty to anyone, you should choose your lifestyle so that you will be at optimum happiness. It's not about boosting the ego's of anyone body type, it's about being able to accept that body image is not the most important thing about a person and that you shouldn't judge anyone on how they look. People need to realize that everyone is beautiful. I love this more because it is a thin person, because guess what, thin people are insecure and judged too. Appearance is arbitrary.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
At least SOMEONE who understands the message... phew!
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
How true is that!
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much! *big hug*
that was exactly my point.. It makes me sad to see how much people over-rate this concept of "beautiful" that society has created..
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prussia-the-awehsome Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the picture and the message <33
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dontaskmewhy1999 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
are you guys serious the message is about not judging others on their appearance and look beyond that and all you guys can think of is how skinny the models is!!!! c'mon guys.
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much ! xo <3
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asphyxiat3love Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Because it's so easy to say such a message when you have what so many people strive for. The model has nothing to strive for, and many would consider her body "beautiful"
When you already have a body that looks healthy, you can easily say that such things don't matter, because you no longer have a need to achieve them.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
What do you want to achieve, when all you really need is health?
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dontaskmewhy1999 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
a lot of people would say she is too skinny. there is prejudice for both ends of the spectrum. im just saying people are getting to caught up in how she looks
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prussia-the-awehsome Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate this so much. That's a mindset so many people have. You're already thin you don't know what it's like to be insecure. That's so wrong and it's demeaning. My best friend was so obsessed with being the "thin" one in the group that she became anorexic and now she can't gain weight no matter how hard she tries. It's not about boosting the ego's of minority body types. It's about getting people to be happy with themselves and considering everyone beautiful. And to stop judgement for Christ's sake.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Your best friend proved that she wanted to be someone else... someone skinny. There are lots of people who are insecure, although you think they are not... look closer. When you realize that others might be as insecure as you are, then you are probably on the right track.
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prussia-the-awehsome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly, my friend was held up to such high standards that she was afraid of gaining the slightest amount of weight. That's why I get so frustrated when people try and undermine the pain of others because of self-pity and blatant shallowness.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
One more reason for the ones who actually 'see' their problem, to not stay quietly and speechless.
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asphyxiat3love Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
It's not judgement. hypothetically if you were overweight and insecure, then saw this picture, how would you feel? You would probably think the same thing. You don't know the model's story, the same way it is in real life. You see a person more thin than you on the street wearing a shirt with this phrase, and most of the meaning goes away because you'd still rather look like them, than yourself. &remember, I say this hypothetically. Think from the perspective of the non-thin insecure people. Not just from a general opinion about the message itself. Think about the canvas it was put on.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Is it not important when you are overweight, to consider that the 'normal' looking person can be insecure and wants to gain a little weight? How many of them do you know?
How many people who 'think' they are overweight do you know? How many of them want to loose weight although you think they are fine? I know both of them.
If you are 'heavier' than someone on a picture and had no complaints about your health before, then be happy - for yourself AND the person on the picture.
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asphyxiat3love Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist
So because there are people who want to gain weight, the feeling of all the people wishing to look like this, don't matter? Everyone knows someone who wants to lose weight when they don't need to. What about those who actually are overweight AND unhappy? There's plenty more of them out there, than there are thin people wishing to gain weight. Unless you mean some random comment about "I eat all day and don't gain any weight. I *wish* I could"
...Because those people are usually joking. Just because people who want to be heavier, doesn't mean that evens up to the many people who can barely get anything done without tiring. Or people who may not get harassed, but still wish they had a flat stomach or thighs that don't rub together.
Don't think that because you know a person that wants to gain weight, that the feelings of those who want to lose weight are invalid. You know there's more people wishing to look thin than there are people wishing to have their doctors say they are 'overweight' or 'obese'.
Also, if you mean that your person wants to gain MUSCLE weight, and get big in that sense, then that has nothing to do with the points being made.
You said that if someone is heavier than a person in a photo and has no complaints, they should be happy. But we're not talking about the people who have no qualms with their bodies. We're talking about those who do. Of course the happy people are happy. If they had no problem with their bodies after viewing a picture, then they don't need someone to tell them to be happy for themselves. They already are.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I am truly sorry if I might have been the reason for you to be upset or worsen that feeling. There is no gain in people wanting other people to be unhappy. The world can only be beautiful if all the people feel beautiful, no matter what they look like.
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Geo-Devin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I can understand you being upset. I truely do. It is not so, that I know mainly 'thin' people who want to gain weight. What you say is more true: there are way more people who are too heavy and some of them actually work hard every day not to gain an ounce. Do not assume that I do not know anyone like that, please! Also there are people who can eat whatever they want, without gaining or losing weight... that is not fiction. Perhaps the reason is that their eating-habits are quite perfectly balanced with their body's capability to use all that energy. People who are obese often are 'unable' to control that pattern, but - you must admit when you are honest - there are also people who just ignore that fact and somehow refuse to lose weight. Those people are 'playing' with their health and over-stressing their body. Almost the same story with drug-addicts: it is extremely difficult to help them.
I am absolutely NOT discussing muscle gain, although even in that direction there are examples of unhealthy behavior. Nor do I personally know any of such social class. (...)
About the unhappy people who have to struggle every hour of the day to even get close to the weight that is healthy for them, I honestly have all the respect they even deserve. I would do so much to help them, believe me.
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