in the simplest of terms, heroines can be defined as, “a beautiful tumblr dedicated to showing and seeing the beauty in every woman, and trying to get her to see her own”.
these are the words of one of the girls to submit to heroines. she is a photographer that takes amazing images of herself, almost entirely without clothing. she had been a fan of heroines for a long time, and in her own words, “finally nutted up” and submitted.
you might think it would be easy for someone, especially a photographer that is used to bearing herself in the name of art, you might think it would be easy for her to submit to heroines… it’s not. it takes a lot of strength. it’s one thing to come to terms with the skin that you are in, and quite another to come to terms with yourself and your thoughts. at first glance heroines might appear to be about looks and skin, but i feel that is merely a small part which overlays the true intent.
“i realize my web cam at night is not the best source of light and or getting a great shot, but this is more about my words and myself then my usual need/lust for lighting and an expensive canon camera with all the features. at night in my bed, and just like this is when i feel most me….maybe that’s why i don’t sleep. i’m alone in the dark with myself, the most myself i am all day, and i don’t like her all that much.”
these are the first words of the photographer submitting herself, which i feel perfectly define what posting to heroines is all about. it doesn’t matter if you use a ten thousand dollar Leica or a 10 dollar web camera. it is about you, and what you are showing, what you are letting go of, what you are coming to terms with, and what you might be seeing for the very first time.
she submitted the photo of her; it was grainy and dim and she probably had more clothing on than i have ever seen on her. you could barely make out a shoulder, lit around the neck, which brought you up to a barely visible face with unmistakeable eyes pierced into the camera… and i think it was one of the most beautiful photos and probably one of the most bearing photos she has taken. it wasn’t about looking pretty, or nice lighting, it was about opening up and letting go, and showing exactly who she was in that split second paused by the photograph.
there have been many girls on heroines, many battles and many struggles.
what heroines has become was not up to me, and what it will become will not be mine either. i merely try to guide heroines and try to keep it as pure as possible. i have no idea what heroines will become in the future, it is an ever changing stream of photos, stories, and lives.