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Stunning Photo Of Nude Elderly Couple Goes Viral

Beauty certainly comes in all forms.

There’s nothing more beautiful than people who are comfortable and confident in their own skin, no matter what society says. And now one talented photographer has captured exactly that ― and the result is going viral. 

Jade Beall, a photographer based in Tuscon, Arizona, has taken stunning black-and-white portraits of a couple who have been together for over 20 years. In the photos, Gerry (75) and Darwin (70) are pictured happily embracing each other in the nude. The photos represent a joyous celebration of love and acceptance that highlights not only body positivity for older people, but also the beauty of interracial relationships. 

In a June 24 Facebook post that currently has over 34k likes, a quote from Gerry reads: “I love my body. I use a cane, I am having vision problems and my breasts reach to my waist, but you know what? I like me!”

“These elder bodies: the temples to decades of wisdom, heartbreak, strength, failure, triumph, THRIVING,” Beall adds in the post. “How, I wonder, could they be anything but beautiful?”

How, indeed.

To view more photos from the series and some of Jade Beall’s other work, go to http://www.jadebeall.com/.

 
 
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