Thursday, August 2, 2012

Photo of the day: Who needs Speedo?

Who needs Speedo? by The Bacher Family
Who needs Speedo?, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.
A striking characteristic of the Pride Celebration following the Gay Pride Parade in Seattle is the tradition of, well, not exactly skinny dipping in the International Fountain, but also not bothering with traditional swimsuits. The vast majority of those who cool off on a hot day either do so in whatever clothing they happen to be wearing, or strip down to their underwear, whatever interesting form those skivvies might take. This woman was a delight to photograph, because I always love seeing people transcend the traditional inhibitions imposed on them by culture. Under what other circumstances would you see a plus-size woman with stretch marks splashing with abandon in a public fountain? It doesn't conform to society's typical standard of lipsuctioned perfection, but in a sense that is much more than skin deep, it's very beautiful.

Who needs Speedo II

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