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June 27, 2012

The Natural Appeal of ‘Freckles’

Call it wabi-sabi if you want to sound fancy, but the point is that more and more, rigid ideals of beauty and what is aesthetically profound are finally giving way to perfectly imperfect individuality. Have you noticed the recent mainstream embrace of diastema—aka models with gaps in their teeth? The latest evidence of this long-overdue paradigm shift is Swiss-born, LA-based photographer Reto Caduff‘s new book, simply titled Freckles. We’ve all subconsciously understood the allure of this rare recessive gene, in Hollywood beauties from Julianne Moore to Emma Stone. But it’s good to see it officially acknowledged in a gorgeous hardback artifact.

 

[Images ©Reto Caduff, via retocaduff.com and nytimes.com.]

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