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Juliana Beasley Captures Reptilian Skin in ‘City Heat'

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Aug 28, 2009   Updated: Jun 2 2011 • References: julianabeasley and blog.urbanoutfitters
Juliana Beasley can capture reality in ways that most people cannot even imagine. With several collections of photographs in her portfolio, this Philiadelphia-born photographer is quickly gaining recognition for her disturbing images.

The collection featured above is titled 'City Heat' and documents the not-so-enjoyable aspects of the summer sun. From reptilian skin to awkward sweat, Beasley doesn't flinch, but rather, tells it like it is.

Implications - Along with the increasingly popular environmental movement comes a rise in health concerns. More than ever, consumers are becoming aware of the hazardous nature of some lifestyle choices -- such as tanning. Businesses that can recognize this transition into healthy living and alter their products accordingly will maintain consumer trust and loyalty.