Ridiculous Exhibition

The human body is commonly portrayed in a superficial manner that is both unrealistic and unattainable. Through focusing on the flaws, we seem to have forgotten how to celebrate the body. Body shaming has become commonplace in society through advertising, social media and the press; quite disturbingly, this has also filtered down to our everyday conversations and has increasingly become an influential cause of mental health issues.

Ridiculous is a comment on how the human body is portrayed in society today. It draws on the somewhat senseless terminology that media culture has introduced into our everyday language. Phrases such as ‘trout pout’, ‘muffin top’ and ‘camel toe’ have become acceptable descriptions for the body, despite them playing a detrimental role in view of our own self-worth and how we judge others.

The Ridiculous project is a collaboration between Emma Fay, Juliette Burton and Adam Pearson, who have collectively highlighted the hilarity of the language we commonly use for the body. With an aim to encourage a more considered and educated approach to describing and viewing the human figure, Ridiculous should be seen as a positive influence in the changing of our perception of body image.

Trout Pout Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Juliette Burton Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Trout Pout
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Juliette Burton
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Nice rack Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Juliette Burton Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Rack
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Juliette Burton
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Six Pack Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Adam Pearson Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Six Pack
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Adam Pearson
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Guns Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Adam Pearson Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Guns
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Adam Pearson
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Lunchbox Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Adam Pearson Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Lunchbox
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Adam Pearson
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Muffintop Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Juliette Burton Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Muffin Top
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Juliette Burton
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Bingo Wings Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Juliette Burton Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Bingo Wings
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Juliette Burton
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Cameltoe Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Juliette Burton Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Camel Toe
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Juliette Burton
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Chisseled jaw Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Adam Pearson Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Chiselled Jaw
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Adam Pearson
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Beer belly Emma Fay Ridiculous exhibition model: Adam Pearson Photographer: Johnathan Macauley

Beer Belly
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Adam Pearson
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley