“Natural Beauty” Photo Series by Ben Hopper

London-based photographer, filmmaker, and artist Ben Hopper has caused quite a stir with his project, titled “Natural Beauty”. Challenging female beauty standards, the photo series aims to find out why women with body hair are labeled as unattractive. What’s your opinion on this issue? Leave a comment below!

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

Hairy armpits: beautiful or ugly?

If you enjoyed this gallery, you may also like other strange photo projects such as Seniors Wearing Vegetation, Back Faces Body Art, and Awkward Self Portraits.



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  1. Uniforms April 26, 2019

    Interesting intersection of armpit hair and minstrel bangs.

  2. Spanky April 26, 2019

    Sad and useless always relied on to be triggered by very normal body hair.

  3. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    >natural beauty
    Pick one.

  4. me April 26, 2019


  5. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    I mean if you trim it so it doesn’t look like a nest of daddy long legs I’m all for it, men or women. Looks sexy to me.

  6. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    I see the “natural.” Where’s the “beauty” part?

  7. Tattoos and shaved April 26, 2019

    So women who shave their pits are unnatural but women with tattoos are naturally beautiful?

  8. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    Beauty is subjective, a healthy Theory of Mind (ToM), not so much. So to ask “Where’s the ‘beauty’ part?” says a lot more about you than anything.

  9. Andrew April 26, 2019

    So lovely and so natural. <3 <3 <3

  10. some jerk April 26, 2019

    I don’t shave my legs, or my armpits, so i really don’t think i have the right to tell women to do so.

  11. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    Slightly bias to the fact that all these women with hair are also just gorgeous to the eye haha

  12. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    I’ll take their healthy bods any day…they are in SHAPE!

  13. Crystal April 26, 2019

    I say more power to them. They are healthy beautiful women, and if they don’t want to shave I have no problem with it. I find a natural look more appealing anyway.

  14. Tessa Smith April 26, 2019

    I wish I’d seen more body types represented here. Considering the project’s possible motive to challenge what society deems beautiful I think a real opportunity was missed here. Shout out to all the naturally beautiful big women out there- I see you and you’re killin’ it.

  15. Anonymous April 26, 2019


  16. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    NONE of these women give a flying **** whether we think they’re ‘beautiful’ or not – and more power to them for that!

  17. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    No thanks.

  18. Tam Hutch April 26, 2019

    Shaving sucks. So does tanning, dieting, styling hair, putting on make-up, and dealing with stupid people… who somehow think my body choices ought to be about what they want. To the “normal” person in this society who objects, I say: “Get over yourself and move on with your life. Worry about your own body and I’ll do what I like with mine.”

  19. not so anonymous April 26, 2019

    “A nest of daddy long legs” – mwahaha, you made my day, Anonymous! :D

  20. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    Not sure how “natural” nose rings are but there you go

  21. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    Somebody give these women some food.

  22. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    These women are free to discontinue shaving if they want, and I have no business telling them what they should or shouldn’t do to their bodies. But, at the same time, no one should be able to tell me that I am wrong if I find it gross.

  23. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    I think they all borrowed the same t shirt

  24. Anonymous April 26, 2019

    No need to “give these women some food.” They are a healthy body weight and no doubt have control over their diet and activity level. It’s so bizarre how fat and obese is normalized and healthy people are body shamed.

  25. CallMe April 27, 2019

    Shit, now I‘m in love with #2

  26. Anonymous April 27, 2019

    Good project. Why should I care what women promote with their body, unless it’s super unhealthy. Not every woman exists just for my taste.

  27. Mike April 27, 2019

    Just beautiful…..say no more :)

  28. Oops I did it again April 27, 2019

    Some of you guys are pervs xD

  29. Anonymous April 28, 2019

    Love it. It’s hot.

  30. Anonymous April 28, 2019

    Its Beautiful!

  31. Anonymous April 28, 2019

    I just threw up at little in my mouth.

  32. Anonymous April 29, 2019

    I bet every single one is a lesbian.

    Hetero women know most guys don’t like it so yeah….

  33. Hornblat April 29, 2019

    Next up , ” Woman With Crocheted Armpit Hair ” get busy with that .

  34. Anonymous April 29, 2019

    love it. **** the haters

  35. Anonymous April 30, 2019

    Natural but not beautiful. Is male armpit hair beautiful? Nope. They should shave their armpits, too. I didn’t think this until I had exposure to European men from certain European countries where it’s quite normal for a man to shave his armpits. From then on, I prefer men shave, too.

  36. Anonymous May 2, 2019

    Cool idea…shame they were so predictable..where’s the other size types?
    Where’s the hairy legs??

  37. Dave May 3, 2019

    I like

  38. Anonymous May 9, 2019

    When I was a Teenager in Germany in the 80s, nobody shaved her/ his armpits. Nobody even thought about it. It’s just a fashion style which will disappear some day, like all the others.

  39. Anonymous May 14, 2019

    The hair is totally natural. Tats and piercings are not. I like the ones without them.

  40. Anonymous May 29, 2019

    beautiful loose the razors and the lazers

  41. Anonymous July 18, 2019

    not beautiful, just nasty

  42. Paul July 28, 2019

    Beautiful natural women. Anyone who has an issue with female body hair has a problem with women full stop.

  43. Chris July 28, 2019

    It’s an eye of the beholder, point of view
    No one can’t judge whether It’s beautiful or disgusting

  44. Richard September 16, 2019

    Thanks for that and I agree with you one hundred percent. just not every man likes when a woman looks like a child.

  45. He Who Must Not Be Named November 22, 2019


  46. James December 2, 2019

    I don’t know for sure what it is but I think women are the most beautiful when they present themselves as nature intended. Also especially when their confidence level in them comes to the forefront and says I like myself.

  47. Andrew February 16, 2020

    Absolutely love natural hairy women so there!

  48. Orbeenga February 19, 2020

    Yea maybe beauty’s subjective just like personality types are variable too, but i’m sure we’re repulsed if someone walks past and we catch stench of BO or say if a decent lady raises their arm and you see a lock off hair underneath…that’s beyond gender politics.

  49. Anonymous April 3, 2020

    I’d guess most of these women are gay… but I don’t get the whole surprise that you can grow body hair!

  50. Anonymous April 26, 2020

    I think they are beautiful, love it be yourself


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