Kintsugi: This traditional Japanese repair method celebrates each artifact’s unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising them. It often makes the repaired piece even more beautiful than the original, revitalizing it with new life.

But what if we thought of ourselves in the very same way? That our scars and marks only go to highlight our beauty and uniqueness? It was this thought that became the inspiration for the latest shoot from Specialist Talent Agency – Zebedee Management.

Off the back of our successful #EveryBodyBeautiful campaign from last year, founders myself – Zoe Proctor – and Laura Johnson wanted to explore this beautiful tradition, and the parallels it has between people’s perception of beauty.

This stunning set of images showcases just some of the female talent currently signed to Zebedee. The sense of strength through vulnerability is breathtaking and prompts the viewer to question what is beauty and where can it be found?

This project was photographed by the wonderful Murat Ozkasim and used the models from Zebedee Management the only agency in the UK to represent people of all ages with a disability, difference or additional needs.

We had a wonderful day and a fantastic team of makeup artists on board to create the golden goddesses.

More info: zebedeemanagement.co.uk