21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Red Beauty

This picture is part of my series „Unattainable Beauty" which explores the artificial creation of beauty. An unrealistic ideal of physical beauty is often portrayed in popular media and creates a pressure on individuals to conform to a certain beauty standard. Since flowers are symbols of beauty, the models of the series are made up of photographically staged flowers and plant parts symbolizing an unnatural "Unattainabable Beauty". The following descriptuions show in a magazine like way the Latin names of the flowers and plants used. face: achmea fasciata dress: guzmania shoe: anigozantho

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Munich, Germany
Camera: GFX 50S
Copyright: © Natalie Strohmaier