Marilyn Minter may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but she’s a personal favorite of mine perhaps because I have a penchant for “ugly pretty.” She has spent 40 years exploring society’s relationship with beauty, glamour, and femininity. I love the way she blurs the boundaries of beauty through her unique, provocative lens.
“My whole premise is not to judge but to look at how the glamour industry makes you feel like [expletive], and at the same time, gives you so much pleasure.”
Minter is no stranger to the beauty and fashion industry, and her work has been commissioned for campaigns by Tom Ford, M.A.C., and Jimmy Choo, among others. She shares her view on beauty in an interview with i-D Vice.
Read the interview in i-D Vice.
Photo credit: Marilyn Minter Blue Poles 2007