former bunnies

I find these photos fascinating. And I don’t agree with the sentence in this article: “The body language suggests even more about who these women are: strong, beautiful, fragile, provocative, and everything in between. They are complex characters that are proud and empowered by their beauty and sexuality, at the same time stricken by the fleeting nature of it.”

I think their beauty as young women in conjunction with how they were perceived by men,  disempowered them as older females. They don’t look strong to me.

Females who don’t put their appearance first, who don’t make a living out of their appearance, who don’t place any importance on how they are perceived by men…it is those women who might grow older without an inch of self loathing and body shame, those women who, in photos, might to me, appear strong.

Text below from juxtapoz magazine.

‘In photographer Robyn Twomey’s photo series “Playboy,” she photographed at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion in Las Vegas creating head shots of a number of past bunnies. Each image invites the viewer to visually explore each of their faces to find the distinguishing characteristics that made each one worthy of the bunny title. “These headshots . . . are the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now. The tight frame and non-retouched images allow space for one’s personal reflection on age and beauty. The body language suggests even more about who these women are: strong, beautiful, fragile, provocative, and everything in between. They are complex characters that are proud and empowered by their beauty and sexuality, at the same time stricken by the fleeting nature of it,” explains Twomey.’juxtapoz-robyn-twomey9 juxtapoz-robyn-twomey1 juxtapoz-robyn-twomey2 juxtapoz-robyn-twomey3 juxtapoz-robyn-twomey4 juxtapoz-robyn-twomey5 juxtapoz-robyn-twomey6