Mayan Toledano's Work Expresses the Feminine Identity Diversely

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 9, 2016
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Mayan Toledano captures her female subjects with a lens that is deeply personal, her photography exuding a raw element that makes the viewer feel as though they're in the room with the models.

This is done by the style of the images which reveal the subjects in a natural-seeming state, making Mayan Toledano's art different from photographers who over-doctor their photos or insist on poses that can often come across as staged. Subjects are shown with little to no make-up and clothing varies greatly throughout the images. By capturing woman as purely themselves, rather than a made up version of themselves, Mayan Toledano promotes a positive body image by focusing on the individual beauty of each model. Her photography also celebrates female friendship, sexual liberty and self-confidence.