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Bronze 2019 People / Portrait

Project Raw / Under My Skin

  • Photographer
    Steve Dean Bowden Pereira Braz Mendes

Since last year Steve has been working on a project called ‘Project Raw / Under my skin.’ This series consists of honest and powerful portraits with no make up or retouching.Project Raw / Under my skin is about self-acceptance, self love. This is a process of removing all the masks in order to show the world the real human beingThese woman portraying that in a world where negatives emotions are suppressed, beautiful women that seem perfect on the outside face their own emotional battles which we all carry under the perfect mask of happy, successful life.

Steve Dean Mendes was born and raised in a small town in the south of Portugal, Vila Real de Santo António. For the past years he has been based in Belgium. Since last year Steve started working on a project called Project Raw / Under my skin. This series consists of honest and powerful portraits with no make up or photoshop retouching. Project Raw / Under my skin is about self-acceptance, self knowledge, self love. He wants to show that we are all the same but also unique. It's a sort of therapy where emotions are in the centre of it.