Photographer Traveled The World To Capture The Incredible Beauty Of More Than 130 Redheads

Published 7 years ago

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”.

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

#2 Madeline From Washington State, USA

#3 Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

#4 Carmen From Best, Netherlands

#5 Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

#6 Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

#7 Ellie From London, England

#8 Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

#9 Maria From Moscow, Russia

#10 Gracie From Howth, Ireland

#11 Aoife From Longford, Ireland

#12 Ruby From Essex, England

#13 Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

#14 Tara In Liverpool, England

#15 Elainna From Modesto, California

#16 Kim From Hamburg, Germany

#17 Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

#18 Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

#19 Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

#20 A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

#21 Shannon From Sydney, Australia

#22 Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

#23 Sophee From California, USA

#24 Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

#25 Natasha’s Freckles From London, UK

#26 Sophie From Stirling, England

#27 Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

#28 Judith From Breda, Netherlands

#29 Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, USA

#30 A Model Poses At The East Side Gallery In Berlin, Germany

#31 Lisa From Vienna, Austria

#32 Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

#33 The Freckled Legs Of A Girl From Budapest

#34 Jessica From London, England

#35 Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

#36 Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

#37 Laura From Virginia, USA


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