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.
Scroll through some of his images below, or check out his page to see more!
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.