With all these nude and semi-nude selfies on social media featuring the perfect bikini bodies, artist Aleah Chapin thought she would show the world something different.

For her newest exhibition “Body / Being,” Chapin showcases honest nude portraits that explore gender and agings of the body. Inspired by the recent transition of her cousin, Qwill, the artist painted all types of different bodies, including both females and males, to show how similar we all really are in the end. “The whole point of [my current exhibit] is to show that we are all the same in the end, no matter if we are an 84-year-old man or a 30-year-old trans individual," said Chapin. "We all have struggles and experiences of being in a body, and if we could just focus on what we have in common instead of being afraid and judgmental of our differences, I think the world would be a much kinder place.”

More info: Body / Being | Aleah Chapin (h/t: attn)

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April W
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd have that look on my face too if I was sitting naked on that rock

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Melody Lanzatella
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, yep, see that look on her face? I KNOW what that look FEELS LIKE!

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Damien -
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it! I haven't seen a lot of artists do portraits of trans guys like that!

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marcos lv
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mature content? ...about a beauty picture? ...ou yeah, a country who have voted Donald

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John Moreno
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful work. Beautiful pallet. I love the life and energy in these portraits. You've painted the person and captured their spirit.

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La
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could be sex reassignment, could be a breast cancer survivor. Either way, beautiful.

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Mellissa Clancy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is me in about ten years. I hope I have this kind of confidence that she exudes.

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Sam Sampson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty sure the point of this is not what anyone finds appealing but rather the truth behind the skin. That we are all the same. These people showed great trust in the artist to reveal themselves this way and by turning it into what you do or do not find appealing you are most likely missing the message. Im sorry for you in that aspect and hope you find the message with more thought.

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So Klesen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is immensely touching and true 💕

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Alexandru Mârzenco
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Boobs and genitals are the only physical difference between males and females :) the rest is the same (a male can have a lot of female physical elements and vice versa)

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So Klesen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those group paintings are impressive! ❤️

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Alexander Flanagan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would love you to do a life size painting of me! Is there a way to have this done? My email is ajfjrbjb@yahoo.com

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Sara Hensley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My only question is...why do most of these pictures reflect women? Why are we, as a society, so scared to present men the same amount as women in posts and stories such as this?

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