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