Dear friends, this is one of the most special days in my life. The Atlas of Beauty Book is out in the world. I don't know if it will be successful or not, but I know that I put all my efforts, time and passion into it and I'm really grateful that I had the chance to create it. It would mean a lot for the continuation of the project if you would order it and recommend it to your friends. The link for orders is in the bio.
«Δεν ξέρω αν το βιβλίο θα είναι επιτυχημένο, αλλά ξέρω ότι έβαλα σε αυτή τη δουλειά όλες μου τις δυνάμεις, όλο μου τον χρόνο και όλο το πάθος μου και είμαι πραγματικά ευγνώμων που είχα την ευκαιρία να το κάνω» λέει η ίδια. Εμείς διαλέξαμε 22 πορτρέτα από το instagram account @the.atlas.of.beauty και κάνουμε μαζί της τον γύρο του κόσμου, γνωρίζοντας λίγο καλύτερα τη γυναικεία ομορφιά, που δεν γνωρίζει χρώμα, θρησκεία ή εθνικότητα.
In Omo Valley, Ethiopia you have the chance to explore tribes that live like thousands of years ago. Nudity is something normal and the veil only protects this young woman from the sun. She is part of Arbore Tribe. The 4G mobile network is already there. Soon they will all have smartphones. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Ethiopia #aroundtheworld
Cornelia is a two times cancer survivor. I photographed her a few days ago next to the remnant of the Berlin wall. It was the fall of this wall that made her move to the capital of Germany in the early 90s. She was a young journalist from the Western part of the country and Berlin was the place to be for her. As a journalist, Cornelia witnessed many historical events. At the same time, she gave birth to two beautiful children and always had a healthy lifestyle. But 8 years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer, for the first time. This terrible disease affects millions of women, all over the world. After a lot of suffering and struggles, Cornelia defeated the cancer. Then, two years ago she was again diagnosed with the same disease. And again, she beat it. Today Cornelia feels privileged for every second of her life. She enjoys the sun and the rain, the hot days and the cold days, while riding her bicycle around Berlin. She encourages her children to make to most of their life, to travel the world, help people in need, learn foreign languages and understand the diverse cultures of this beautiful planet. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Berlin
Even on the rainy days, most of the people of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, prefer to walk or use a bicycle, rather than a car. Emilia stopped for a few minutes and told me about the happiest moment of her life. She was recently chosen for an important part in an opera. To step on the stage of Royal Swedish Opera, at only 20 years old, as a soprano, was an incredible experience for her. Being surrounded by famous opera singers and having her family in the audience made her prouder than ever. I'm sure that this is just the beginning of a wonderful career. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Sweden #AroundTheWorld
Eleonora is from Saint Petersburg, Russia, where I met her last year. She studies ballet at Vaganova Academy, among the world’s most prestigious. Her extreme effort and willingness to forego free time is not typical for an adolescent. But when she dances, she soars. Her colleagues and professors told me she is considered the best in the school and could someday be among the top ballerinas of her time. But Eleonora is too modest to agree with them. “I don’t want to think about how good I am. In ballet, everything is so fragile. A simple injury can end your career in a second.” #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Russia
Tutku is from Istanbul, Turkey. She experienced many heart breaking moments in her life, but her positive spirit always gave her the strength to move forward. Her mother had several miscarriages before giving birth to her. When she was a child, her father paralysed and Tutku had to start working for a living at an early age. Her determination paid off and a few years ago she became a chef. But again life hit her hard. One day Tutku totally lost her hearing. She went to many doctors but her case seemed hopeless. “Once, I was staying on my balcony. And I closed my eyes and said to myself: If, when I will open my eyes, I will see at least a bird on the sky that means I will hear again. I was afraid to open my teary eyes and I stayed a long time like that. When I finally had the courage to look on the sky, I saw two birds.” After a while Tutku received an innovative implant that provides a sense of sound. Now she can work again, as a chef, but her hearing is still weak and that’s a huge challenge in a busy restaurant. But Tutku didn’t complain, when we met. In the contrary: She was grateful for every second of her new life. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Turkey
Tomorrow many people around the world celebrate Easter. Last year I traveled around Greece, for this beautiful festival, and I discovered many communities where people preserve fascinating traditions. She’s Eleni, from Delphi, and although she wears modern clothes in a normal day, I had the chance to meet her during last Easter. #TheAtlasofBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Greece
Facebook invited me to photograph six remarkable women for International Women's Day 2016. In the past three weeks I travelled in six countries, to capture six amazing stories. In this photo is Thorunn, from Iceland. You can visit my Facebook page(The Atlas of Beauty) to see all the photos and stories. Happy women's day! #TheAtlasOfBeauty #aroundtheworld #Iceland
She was walking on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal together with her son. She didn't speak english, but he did. "I want to photograph your mother." I told him. "Why?" He asked me. "Because she is beautiful!" I replied. He proudly smiled and looked at his mother: "Yes, she is!" #TheAtlasOfBeauty #Nepal #aroundtheworld
Traveling a few months ago in Brazil was a real life lesson for me. This incredible country has much poverty, violence, and suffering, but it doesn’t forget to smile, to dance, to be kind and warm-hearted, even in the most difficult moments, like the economic crisis that followed the boom years. Suelem was born in a Rio de Janeiro favela, then sent to live with her aunt in São Paulo to escape the poverty. She moved back in Rio and now works hard seven days a week in an accessories shop hoping for a better future. For more portraits and stories please order The Atlas of Beauty book. For any book the first days of life are decisive so I would be very grateful if you decide to order today. Link in bio.
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