Sayaka Maruyama Explores and Redefines Beauty Through Her Photography

 - Mar 20, 2013
References: syk-jp & mymodernmet
Japanese photographer Sayaka Maruyama creates incredible portraits of Japanese women wrapped around gorgeous floral head pieces and accessories. The artists attempts to explore and redefine the traditional understanding of beauty through her body of work with surreal and unique angles given to the subjects.

The notion of beauty has changed dramatically throughout time. It is a highly subjective and ever-changing notion. While being beautiful entails being skinny and well made-up in some parts of the world it still entails being curvaceous and fertile in others.

The understanding of it is still rapidly changing in our day of age on a global scale through the immense influence television and media has in our society.

Artist describes her work as "contradictory contemporary understandings of Japanese notions of beauty, from both Western and Eastern perspectives."