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The Naked Truth: Photographer Shows What Real Boobs Look Like Without Photoshop

by Maria Bell Published on 10 September 2014

Fed up of seeing boobs that look more like perky human cannonballs than actual breasts? You might want to take a look at photographer Laura Dodsworth's new project which shows 100 women's breasts unairbrushed, untouched and totally natural. Finally.

Over the last two years, Laura photographed 100 different women of various ages and cup-sizes to create a real life picture of what breasts are really like - but that's not all. She also interviewed all participants about their breasts and the results are pretty surprising.

She says: "There has been so much public debate about breasts recently. I think the time has never been better to hear how women really feel about their breasts, and to see how they really look. When we talk about breasts we talk about intimate aspects of our lives as women, such as growing up, sexuality, motherhood, breastfeeding, relationships, body image, health, cancer and ageing."

You only need to take a glance at the news to see why this project matters. This year alone we've seen the Free The Nipple campaign take off, as of today No More Page 3 has had a nod of support from Rupert Murdoch and Laura herself says that her motivation has come from a similar need to inspire change.

Laura says: "I decided to create Bare Reality because I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between women’s personal lives and how they are depicted in the media; between how we feel about breasts privately and how they are presented for public consumption. Bare Reality is, for me, the inevitable result of being a woman, a feminist and a photographer."

Challenging the unachievable ideals of what it is to be a woman is gaining momentum and it can only get stronger. So if you want to show your support for the campaign, Laura is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund making the project into a book which is still looking for donations - so put your money where those mammory glands are.

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This article was written by Maria Bell, follow her on Twitter at @Marrbell.

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