Freckles, dark spots, pimples are all part of an adolescent’s life cycle. Some of them are scared of it, some of them try removing it, and some of them accept it and move on. A photographer named Brock Elbank who is a London based professional who tries to emphasize on the so-called imperfections and turn them into magnificent images/ photographs to celebrate their unique beauty. This series is called ‘Freckles’ and is celebrating the beauty of individuals with freckles. For this series, his goal is to take 180 portrait images of different individuals all across various ages, race, country, and creed. From May to October, an exhibition of these portraits will take place in Regionmuseet Kristianstad (Sweden) and an art book will be released by September.
1.Those eyes shine like a diamond in a sea of freckles on her face.
2.The world of beauty can be seen with her eyes but the world shuns her for her face.
3.The innocence in her eyes overshadows the freckles of her face
4.Smile at the difficulties, laugh at your problems and success will be yours. Celebrate your unique beauty. You even look beautiful with freckles.
5.Those deep eyes are saying something. Is it lonely out there?
6.The face of a warrior after the war, ‘I am fine!’
7.Smile away, little one. Smile away!
8.The world is in black and white but his eyes see them in color.
9.Don’t I look handsome? Shoot this pose!
10.People judge me for my freckles, I don’t blame them for judging me. I have learned to accept who I am rather than my external self.
11.They said, you will never get a girlfriend, I replied, ‘I have a wife and am happy’.
12.I have dark spots on my body, you have them on your mind.
13.My appearance might take you by surprise, but my attitude never will.
14.Happy to be myself, living in my own skin rather than be someone else.
15.Define me not by who I am, but what I do as I am what I do, not what you see.
Brock Elbank said “I’ve always loved freckles. What I find interesting about individual characters that I have been fortunate enough to photograph is that many have struggled with their freckles since their infancy and either hated them or grown to live with them or even like them in adulthood.”
These are some powerful images showing the world the unique beauty and personality of these so-called not good looking models. They have given beauty another identity as some of those eyes are just captivating and in a single glance has left upon such positivity that it is mind-boggling. Kudos to the photographer for such masterpieces.