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Angie Lopez: Pure and Sensitive Female Portraits

Natural Beauty

     Angie Lopez is a photographer and a visual artist who was born and raised in Barcelona. Unlike other photographers, she captures female models bereft of any makeup. She tends to believe that a woman’s natural beauty does not require layers of make-up, but a tinge of sunlight or leaves or flower petals can enhance their charm. She captures them at their vulnerable state, happy and joyful moments and even when they wake up from a long night’s sleep. Her photography angle and perspective would make anyone feel relatable to the lives portrayed by her models, as her audience tends to believe that they are as beautiful as they are.

Angie Lopez - Jardin (left) / Untitled (right)
Angie Lopez - Jardin (left) / Untitled (right)

Important Lesson Learnt Through Angie Lopez’s Photography

One fundamental aspect learned from Lopez’s photography is embracing oneself as they are. She highlights the beauty of freckles, frizzy hair, stretch marks, moles over the body and unseen tattoos. Her photography would make anyone feel closer to themselves, and wear anything that deems comfortable. Within the boundaries of the materialistic world exists her artwork, untouched and pristine, where she expresses beauty in little elements possessed by women. Her photography shattered the notions of body shame and celebrity look, as all her pictures are mainly embraced with flowers, butterflies, golden rays of sunlight and leaves.

Angie Lopez - Mares de coral rosa (left) / Untitled (right), minus37
Angie Lopez - Mares de coral rosa (left) / Untitled (right)

Creative Instincts

It is fascinating to see how her creativity is expressed through simple things that exist in every house. The vivid pattern of crisscrossing sunlight peeping in through a window, mirrors of varied sizes and shapes, lingerie, fresh flower petals, bed and soft comfortable bed sheets etc. Some of her images have female body parts that expose the existence of moles and marks on a woman’s body, and unlike others, she doesn’t seem to have edited them. Interestingly, none of her photographs seem to be edited or embossed with artificial colors to make the models look superfluous. Instead, they seem to inspire other women to love themselves, care more often and shed more love to the unseen or unwanted parts of the body.

All images copyright of Angie Lopez.

You can view more work by Angie Lopez on her Instagram.

Article written by Sonal Chanana

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