#BehindTheScars: Celebrating Scars and the Stories Behind Them as Captured by Photographer Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne is a 24-year-old fashion and portrait photographer whose portfolio includes working for notable publications like Dazed DigitalL’Officiel ESi-D NL, and many others. Recently though, Sophie launched a photo series that focuses on sharing the stories behind the permanent scars people carry; it’s called Behind the Scars.

The anecdotes vary between casual events like climbing over fences and accidentally cutting themselves on barbwire and more personal ones that involve self-harm. Each photograph captures the subject’s raw feelings and imperfections, but more importantly, it opens the virtual window for Sophie’s audience to share their own stories based on what they’ve seen.

Browse through some of Sophie’s uploads on Instagram below:

#behindthescars Luca “This scar is the result of trying to climb over a fence late at night as it was a huge shortcut, as it was late no one saw the barbed wire sticking out and when I fell it cut my hand open.” || We are next shooting for the series on the 28th of May. Email [email protected] if you would like to be involved.

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View the photo series in its entirety here

Follow Sophie on Instagram here and if its possible to give financial support to her work, you can do so here

If you dig Sophie, check out Singaporean photographer Nguan here too.