これからみなさんにご覧いただくのは、同一人物が写った2枚の写真です。

右と左を見比べてみると、まず目がいくのはお腹。向かって左側はぺたんこなのに、右側のお腹はぽっこりポニョ腹! 2段腹どころか、 “段々畑” 状態になってる人もいるよ~!

驚くのは、2枚の写真はダイエットのビフォーアフターではない、という点です。片方はお腹をグッと引っ込めて、やせて見えるよう、角度やポーズに気をつけて撮影されたもの。もう片方は完全に脱力した状態を撮影したもの。おんなじ人、おんなじ服でこれだけ変わるって、なかなか衝撃的ですよねぇ。

【違う人に見える…!】

インスタグラムにあげられているこの比較写真は、片方はポーズでキメキメ、もう片方はリラックスしている様子から、「Posed vs Relaxed」と呼ばれている模様。

数ある投稿写真の中でも、インスタグラマーのミーガン(Megan)さんが投稿した写真はとりわけ目を引きます。なぜならボディーだけでなく、「メイクかノーメイクか」で顔にも差をつけているため、まったく別人に見えるから!

REAL TALK: the photo on the left is staged as hell. I was told where to put my legs, how to angle my arm, which way to tilt my hips and even how to hold my fingers. My eyes were watering from the false lashes and my hair will probably never look like that again. THESE ARE THE TYPE OF IMAGES WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO EVERYDAY! A posed, polished, perfectly lit snapshot of the highlight reel. Except this photoshoot was different, because after all the typically 'flattering' lingerie posing, @curvykate asked me to go home and recreate the pictures make-up free, hair undone and relaxed. Because behind-the-scenes deserves to be celebrated too! Our bodies are glorious from every angle. Posed or unposed. Polished or not. And we sure as hell don't need to compare ourselves to anybody's highlight reel, after all, the model in the magazine doesn't even look like the model in the magazine most of the time. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 You can see more about this photoshoot on @curvykate's blog, the link is in my bio! ✨ Left photo by @alisonvwebster with make-up by @sharlottejacks 💫

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【腕の曲げ方にまでこだわってます】

向かって左側のポーズをつけた写真は、プロの手を入れメイクとポーズにとことんこだわったもの。

「どこに足を置き、どうやって腕を曲げるべきか。どちら側にお尻を傾け、またどのように指を握るべきか。事細かにポーズを指示されたし、まつげは付けまつげ。髪型は……(自分では)こんなふうには2度とできないと思う」と、ミーガンさんはインスタグラムでコメントしていました。

【肩の力を抜いているときの自分もイケてる!】

そしてコメントはまだまだ続きます。キメキメで撮影された写真はもちろん素敵だけど、リラックスした状態も同じように魅力がある。実はそのことを伝えたくて写真を投稿した、とミーガンさん。

右のリラックスした写真のほうをよく見ると、はじけるような笑顔を浮かべておりまして、ハッピームード満点。たしかにとっても惹きつけられる1枚です。

「私たちの体はどの角度から見ても美しい。誰かのカラダと比較する必要なんかないの。だって雑誌のモデルだって、そのほとんどが、実物は雑誌に出ているみたいなビジュアルをしているわけではないのだから」

【世界中のガールズ、「ありのまま」で行こう!】

「Posed vs Relaxed」写真を投稿しているそのほかのインスタグラマーたちも、「誰かと比較しないで、自分のために生きて」とメッセージを発信していて、見ているといろいろと考えさせられます。

SNSに写真を掲載すると、良いことも悪いことも含め、色々なことを言われてしまうのが常ですし、傷ついたことがある人もいるでしょう。「Posed vs Relaxed」シリーズは、そういった人たちに元気をくれ、ほんの少し背中を押してくれるような気がします。

参照元:Instagram @bodyposipanda
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▼お腹を引っ込めるだけで劇的ビフォーアフター

Posed vs relaxed 💙 THIS IS NOT A BEFORE AND AFTER 💙 This is me simply showing that the bodies you see in the media are not representative of ALL women of that size. 💙 Growing up I thought I was defective. I thought I was the only thin body that had rolls, bumpy legs, stretch marks and cellulite. Because the images I saw of girls my size where all perfectly smooth. Not a blemish to be found. 💙 I nearly killed myself trying to get that body. To be what I thought beautiful was. Until I started to ask the question "why do I think any of this is a bad thing?!" 💙 I found people who wanted to know the same thing… "why are ANY of these things bad? Why do we need to change? Why aren't we beautiful now?!" So I started body positivity for me. 💙 I started because I wanted know the answers to why I had hated myself. I started because I wanted there to be something out there to show people that it's ok to be thin and bumpy. I started because I started to realise I wasn't defective. And I never wanted anyone to ever feel the way I did. I started because I wanted to help. 💙 Posed vs relaxed pictures help me to do that. They help me to see that it's ok to wear tight leggings and it's ok to let what you've got hang out! It's all ok! And no matter what size you are, all bodies are different! #positivebeatsperfect

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Same girl, same day, same time. 💛 Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion. 💛 I am comfortable with my body in both. Neither is more or less worthy. Neither makes me more or less of a human being. Neither invites degrading comments and neither invites sleezy words. 💛 We are so blinded to what a real unposed body looks like and blinded to what beauty is that people would find me less attractive within a 5 second pose switch! How insanely ridiculous is that!? 💛 I love taking these, it helps my mind so much with body dysmorphia and helps me rationalise my negative thoughts. 💛 Don't compare, just live for you. There is no one on this planet who's like you and that's pretty damn amazing don't ya think. The world doesn't need another copy, it needs you. 💛 We are worthy, valid and powerful beyond measure 💙🌟 (If you don't pull your tights up as high as possible are you really human?)

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In a world without comparison, our ability to love ourselves would have nothing to do with size. In a world where we didn’t have a frame of reference for judging one body against the other, size would have absolutely no bearing on how we measure worth, success, value, happiness or beauty. In a world where proportional differences couldn’t be detected by human eyes, the concept of size would be entirely meaningless to the way we evaluate ourselves. There would be no wrong way to have a body, because categories for differentiation would dissolve. There would be no sized-based privilege, no phobias against fat, because there would be no framework through which to look at two bodies and immediately determine which is more “deserving” of power and respect. Bodies couldn’t appraised. The exquisiteness of bodies – all bodies – every single body on this earth – couldn’t be questioned. . I know this isn’t the world we live in now, but I sure as hell hope this is close to what heaven could be.

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Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don't change your worth ❤️ I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refuses to accept her flaws, because she doesn't see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of! As I'm getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren't going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far :)) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal "flaws"? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it's happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels. So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body I will fuel it I will challenge it AND I will love it 💗💗💗 If you're following my page, you're a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement – thank you. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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