Elizabeth Blue – the photoshoot by Jade Beall (part 1)

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These are just a few of the photos taken by the amazing artist Jade Beall, of the Beautiful Bodies Project, in April of 2012, when Elizabeth was in remission from cancer.  She had finished 6 chemo treatments, and we were celebrating that she had no sign of cancer in her body.  I was delighted that she’d agreed to be photographed, wanting to document this time, this transition time in her life, showing all aspects of herself, with hair and without, with clothes and completely naked. We did not know that just 2 months later she’d find that the cancer had recurred, spreading to her brain, and that she would die 3 months after that, on September 23, 2012.

I am incredibly grateful that we have these beautiful, revealing images of Elizabeth Blue – a beauty inside and out.

20 thoughts on “Elizabeth Blue – the photoshoot by Jade Beall (part 1)

    • The tattoo is a large heart with flowers. She had the outline finished just before she was diagnosed with cancer, and was told she shouldn’t have the tattoo worked on while she was undergoing chemo (it wouldn’t have healed well…), and so it was never finished. She was so looking forward to having the color added…

      It was beautiful as it was, but it makes me sad that she didn’t have the chance to complete it. I can’t share an image here in the comments, but if you go to the page that has Elizabeth’s poem “Bird’s Nest” (on the home page), the background art is the entire tattoo as it was intended. Thank you for asking! blessings, Lucia

    • Yes, it did. She loved to be photographed too, and as a young teenager spent quite a long time perfecting her poses…

      Because she cared so much about external appearance, some missed her depth and her fierce intellect, but she was beautiful inside and out.

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