Atlas of Beauty - photographer: Mihaela Noroc - for

I recently re-discovered Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc’s project, “Alas of Beauty”, and figured that since “Atlas of Beauty” is an on-going project, it would be great to share some more photos from Noroc’s project but this time from a slightly different perspective.*

Last time, although I touched upon the importance of showing all different kinds of beauty so that all women can see themselves represented, I shared Noroc’s work as part of my Visual Stimulation series. This time I have chosen to share these other photographs for Conscious Beauty & Health Fridays.

Noroc’s work is extremely powerful, because it throws beauty conventions out the window and shows the viewer that beauty can be found all over the planet, not just in the blonde hair, blue eyed five foot nine models in magazines.

*Some of the women featured in these photos were also featured in my previous post about Noroc’s work, but are different photographs from the same series.)

Atlas of Beauty - photographer: Mihaela Noroc - for

Atlas of Beauty - photographer: Mihaela Noroc - for

Atlas of Beauty - photographer: Mihaela Noroc - for

Atlas of Beauty - photographer: Mihaela Noroc - for

Atlas of Beauty - photographer: Mihaela Noroc - for

Photography: Mihaela Noroc

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  • so many beautiful ladies. i’ve been blessed. her works are so wonderful. thank you for sharing, rae!

    • rae

      Oh her work really is absolutely stunning, so glad you enjoyed these portraits!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Wow! These photos are absolutely amazing!

    • rae

      Noroc is so talented, isn’t she?!

  • Omg thank you for sharing this! The photos are so stunning and most definitely highlight the fact that everyone and every race is beautiful :)

    Enclothed Cognition

    • rae

      I could not agree with you more! There are beautiful people from all places and all races. We often forget this, because we are only seen beautiful women of one race, which is why I feel that Noroc’s project is so powerful and important.

  • So much love for this! I agree with Tannya, beautiful ladies :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Such a beautiful idea for a series of photos, isn’t it? And these are ever so stunning images!

    Meg | Elmpetra

    • rae

      I think so too, Meg! Glad you enjoyed this post!

  • Ohh I loved this post! It’s so original and beautiful that they are different types of women who are so so beautiful :)

    • rae

      So glad you enjoyed this post, Paula!

  • Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing, Rae.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

    • rae

      So glad you enjoyed this post, Kathryn!

  • I think that every person all over the world is beautiful ♥ Amazing photos ♡ ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    ♡ life lately ♡

    • rae

      Could not agree more with you, Gabrielle!

  • Hello Lovely,

    What a great project! Some of the photos remind me a little bit of Frida Khalo, which is one of my favourite artists.

    Love, Iga x

    • rae

      Interesting comparison, Iga, and yes this project is absolutely inspiring!

  • This is so beautiful. Images are stunning!

    • rae

      So glad that you enjoyed these portraits, Grace!

  • sileas

    I adore her work! 1000 times better than any model on a cover!

    • rae

      Her work IS absolutely stunning. I would not say that it is 1000 times better than any model on a cover though, because those women are beautiful too, but I think this project just goes to show that models are not the only women on this earth who have immense beauty. Just being alive makes us all magnificent human beings.

  • Wow! These photos are so gorgeous! Love them!

    xo, mikéla /

    • rae

      Could not agree more, Mikéla!

  • These photographs are stunning! Thanks for sharing girlie.

    XO, Jessi

    • rae

      No worries, Jessi!

  • I adore collections of global beauty like this. I feel like for quite a while society’s ideal version of what is beautiful has been getting narrower and narrower and it is only recently that people are standing up and reminding us all that there is more than one version of beauty. These women are all so stunning yet all so unique. I wish they could all be gracing our magazines rather than cookie cutter models!

    • rae

      Oh Kasie, I could not agree with this comment more! I think the problem is that although all women of all races, ethnicities, etc. are stunning, if we are only constantly fed a very narrow definition of beauty (which tends to be very western, blonde, etc.), we grow up believing this is the only kind of beauty, which is simply not true, we are just not being shown other kinds of beauty. At the end of the day, women who fit the narrow western definition of beauty ARE beautiful, but so are so many other women from all over the globe and the more we highlight that, the more women all over this planet can celebrate their femininity and beauty.

  • Thank you for sharing this! I ADORE this concept and the name, Atlas of Beauty. Projects like this are so important!


    • rae

      So glad that you enjoyed this post so much, Raashi! And I could not agree with you more. They are super important.

  • Thank you for sharing, those photos are stunning. Will need to look more into this photographer

    nat – dignifiable

    • rae

      No worries, Nat! So glad you liked this post and yes, do!