behind the scars
Behind The Scars is a photography campaign that celebrates scars of all shapes and sizes, and the incredible stories behind them.
The series is photographed by Sophie Mayanne and began in April 2017. Since then, Mayanne has captured over 300 scar portraits and stories – encouraging many men, women and children all over the world to embrace the skin they are in.
The campaign is aiming to capture 1,000 different scar stories in total. The captured portraits are both beautiful and empowering, running alongside moving stories that capture each sitters unique, raw and emotionally fraught experiences. From surgical scars, to accidents – each photo is an act of defiance, self love, worth and positivity.
Zebedee Management are so thrilled to have played a very small part in the amazing project, many of our models headed to London to meet Sophie and were photographed by her for this amazing campaign.
The saying beauty is only skin deep is so apt for this project, to see all of our beautiful talents bare all is inspirational to all those who might be struggling with confidence and self love due to their own scars.
"Grace was born a survivor. She went through so much in her 1st year. Her scars are the reminder of how strong our little girl is and how much she went through. We were really proud to be a part of a photoshoot that demonstrated that scars are something to be proud of and not hidden away. " Cheryl Wharton (mum)
"Holly took part to show her tracheostomy scar to the world. It is a defining reminder to her and all of us just how tough things were at certain times and we are thankful and grateful she's here still with us. It is Holly's war wound our strong and brave girl."
Alison Allan (mum)