At the beginning of my career, I worked as a fashion photographer, first assisting and then shooting fashion editorials in New York. I quickly discovered that it was a niche I did not find fulfilling and that I was helping to perpetuate an unattainable standard of beauty and the idea that women are only beautiful if they are young and flawless.
That in mind, I wanted to create a portrait series that would help challenge the narrow definition of what is “beautiful” according to fashion magazines and advertising. I wanted to show that women only become stronger and more attractive the more life they have lived, and that they are beautiful because of, not despite, their age and "imperfections." (While the photos in the series have been color corrected, they remain completely unretouched).
The "Ageless Beauty" series was covered in news media around the world, from The Huffington Post to the Australian television news network SBS Australia. In March 2016, it was featured in The Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece, as part of the "Bodies" exhibit.
“Society is completely detached on what true beauty is.
Now at 50, I am finally finding the truth.” -Victoria