Jonas Carmhagen, the photographer behind the We Are Freckled project, did not grow up with freckles like most of us. But, he has found freckles to be incredibly enchanting: the history, explanatory factors — biological and environmental — and most of all the people behind them makes it a lovely feature worth exploring again and again.
But, his greatest challenge was creating something new based on freckles (which he describes as a “natural phenomenon”), and still keeping it classic with a pure tone.
Carmhagen is a full time photographer in Stockholm, Sweden and has created a Kickstarter to raise the funds with the hopes of turning the idea into a limited edition coffee book.
Over one hundred people have been photographed for this book. Among many, you will find the mother, daughter, model, waitress, father, son, lawyer, student, brother, sister, CEO, pensioner, businessman, cousin and grandparent. Many of these beautiful people have grown up hating their freckles, but later come to love them. Carmhagen speaks in his Kickstarter video, “I want to tell everyone — freckled or not — that you are beautiful precisely the way you are created, and to not bother spending time thinking otherwise. This project is a reminder of that.”
Watch the video below. It leaves you wanting more, but most importantly, it gives you the confidence to love your freckles:
Head on over to the We Are Freckles Kickstarter & help support this beautiful project. Then, comment below telling us why you love your freckles.
Rock those freckles & your red hair!
Photos + video copyright Jonas Carmhagen.