While redheads have become synonymous with Ireland and Scotland, American photographer Brian Dowling who now lives in Berlin(Germany), photographed over 130 redheads from 20 different countries for his project “Redhead Beauty”.


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Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world and is caused by a gene mutation know as MC1R which affects about 1% of the world population. This gene mutation can also affect a person’s tolerance to pain, sunlight, and their hairs’ ability to gray. Red hair will instead turn blonde or pure white when you age.

Brian started this portrait project which spanned three summers to show the real beauty of red hair and wanted to help break down stereotypes people often have of redheads with his photographs. His art book “Redhead Beauty” is available on Kickstarter.

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#1 An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

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John L 1 month ago

What a naturally beautiful young lady. I think I'm in love..................

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#2 Madeline From Washington State, Usa

Madeline From Washington State, Usa

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Erin Morris-Parkes 1 month ago

is that Cheryl from Riverdale?

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#3 Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Mermaidia The Mermaid 1 month ago

So basically, a real life Merida.

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#4 Carmen From Best, Netherlands

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

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GoodWolf 1 month ago

What a beauty!

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#5 Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

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GoodWolf 1 month ago

Foxy

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#6 Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

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Me. 1 month ago

I'm repeating myself, but my mom is from Odessa Ukraine and i have red hair, not to mention I've swam in that very sea before! :D

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#7 Ellie From London, England

Ellie From London, England

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Darren Gau 1 month ago

Breath taken away

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#8 Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Kenneth Lissau 2 months ago

The hair, and those eyes, breathtaking beyond words.

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#9 Maria From Moscow, Russia

Maria From Moscow, Russia

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George Foster 1 month ago

Wow, you just fall into her eyes !!!!

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#10 Gracie From Howth, Ireland

Gracie From Howth, Ireland

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Olivia Horner 1 month ago

She *sort of* has the same nose and cheeks as Drew Barrymore

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