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This Is Me is a new book created by women, for women. A book which will move and inspire them. It began when photographer Julie Adams asked women and their children to come into her studio - which was always set up by the beach in surf clubs and pavilions - and be photographed in their swimsuits. The idea? To celebrate the female body, individuality and self-love.
None of the images Julie has captured in this book have been retouched. They're raw, real and most importantly, relatable. It's not easy stepping into a photographic studio and putting yourself in the spotlight. It's confronting and it takes courage. Yet hundreds of women did exactly this. Featuring a mix of women from all over the world, This Is Me captures the journeys of hundreds of girls and women who open up about some of the issues they've faced throughout their lives.
Anorexia, bulimia, cancer, endometriosis, mastectomies and more. This book is for every woman who has ever had a moment of selfdoubt, for every woman who has ever questioned herself. It's for every mother who wants to foster self-love and acceptance in their daughter. It captures the strength of women and reminds us of the power of coming together to stand up for something we believe in.
About the Author
Having first picked up a camera when she was just 13-years old, Julie Adams is now one of Australia's leading fashion and portraiture photographers. She studied photography in Florence and her career has taken her all over the world from Africa to Italy. She has since worked for prestigious publications such as The Independent (UK), VOGUE, Harper's BAZAAR, Glamour, Marie Claire and more, and has played a key creative role as founding photographer on The Grace Tales.
Georgie Abay is an experienced editor with over 15 years experience in the industry. After working in publishing in Australia and freelancing for various titles, she went on to work on the launch of Harper's Bazaar Dubai before joining Vogue Australia. She then joined Harper's Bazaar where she became the deputy editor before returning to Vogue as the fashion features director and deputy editor. In 2013, she launched her hugely successful fashion and lifestyle digital platform The Grace Tales, which has grown into the go-to premium parenting platform both locally and abroad. Georgie co-authored with Julie Adams her first book Grace Mothers, which was published this year.