Morgane Gielen

@morganegielen

Morgane Gielen (1994) is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in Belgium, and owner of Visual Branding Studio “More to Morgane“.
As a photographer and as a person she is inspired by theĀ beauty in imperfection, sustainable ideas, body positivity, andĀ breaking societal taboos. Inclined to go to theĀ extremesĀ to change our view of ā€˜the perfect bodyā€™, ā€˜the perfect human beingā€™.Ā 

There are no limits to this search and this is reflected in my art.Ā By creating empathy together, I think we can change our view on what is perfect on aĀ larger scale.

Plussize and diverse model representation in Belgium is still in their very beginning stages.Ā Although the bodies we’re seeing are unfortunately still primarilyĀ white, cis, and smaller fats, doors are being slowly widened.Ā While fashion is slowly representing plus size and curvy bodies in ways we’ve never seen before, however, there’s still a noticeable lack of plus size individuals in other media.Ā Part of me cannot help but wonder whether now is not the time to be focusing on representation in other industries when fashion is still far from fulfilling its duty on theĀ equal representationĀ front. Even outside of the realm of plus size visibility, there’s still a ridiculous lack in representation forĀ people of color,Ā transgender people, andĀ differently-abled peopleĀ in fashion. Let alone bodies that intersect these minorities.

Credits:
Model: Cathy Assale – @cathyassaleĀ 
MUAH: Anske Van Acker – @anskevanacker
Fashion designer: Katerin Theys – @katerintheys
Jewellery designers: Collection PERI by Nicky Myny and Lore Segers – @nickymyny & @loresegers
Photographer: @morganegielen
Other clothing pieces: Lingerie by FENTY, black boots by Public Desire, Nude bodysuit from Primark, sandals by Public Desire (all the rest is from Katerin Theys)

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