I love when two things I enjoy come together to form a third that is even better. So when I heard the tagline of Real girls in their own place. Not too crazy and just a pinch of naughty… I knew I was going to like this site.
Me In My Place takess my love of photography and of women and merges them together in an ongoing photo project that I’m now a huge fan of. Think of it as a safer for work version of Suicide Girls with less body art.
I’ve always said that the sexiest thing a woman can wear is her confidence. That shines through in these photos of women who volunteer to be part of the series and agree to have themselves shot in their own clothes, with their own poses in their own houses. Everything about this screams confidence and I love it.
The photographer is a famous fashion photographer who has chosen to remain nameless. Esquire Magazine (where I learned of this project) has hired him to do photo series specifically for them which is another great success story of doing something your passionate about and doing it well and people will notice.
As a guy, I still think that lingerie is over rated. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never say no to it and there is nothing on this earth sexier then a garter belt and thigh high stockings, but I still think the sexiest thing out there is a woman in just a men’s dress shirt or whatever makes her comfortable and makes HER feel sexy. Leather or lace can be a lot of fun, but it is not necessary.
I like that every girl on this site volunteers for it. They have a submission form where anyone can raise their hand. I’m hoping this brings in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors of women because so far it does seem like one standard profile for the most part. I also get a big kick out of some of the crazy poses the women pick and seeing them in their own houses makes for extremely interesting backdrops. (yes, I really did look beyond just the women)
Plus, these women in my mind are not barbie dolls or airbrushed to perfection. They are naturally beautiful women comfortable in their own skin. Why not show some of it off in playful, yet sexy, photos?
There is now a video page up that is random and you never know what will appear. Their archives is one of the coolest layouts I’ve ever seen and I hope they don’t mind me taking a screen shot of it to use with this story.
Kudos to the mystery mastermind behind this project and to all the women who have taken part in the project.
Guys, am I right that simple sexiness is a great thing?