People usually use Photoshop to make celebrities look thinner. Right?
Not 20-year-old Spanish artist named David Lopera – he uses photoshop to transform celebrity bodies in a totally different way. In response to the way plus-size women are treated by society – shamed, looked down upon, and bombarded with the message that they're not good enough – Lopera decided to show the world that big is beautiful.
His creations show women with power – namely, celebrities – as confident, curvy beauties. Lopera says that he's received plenty of criticism from people who aren't accustomed to seeing plus-sized women portrayed as powerful, seductive, and confident. But lots of people are applauding his work as well.
What do you think of Lopera's plus-sized portraits?
I think they promote a really healthy idea of beauty – that women of every size are beautiful, and deserve to feel just as confident and desirable as the thin women our society glorifies. I hope plus-sized women who see these images feel empowered to embrace their own beauty.