Demi Lovato’s newest album isn’t out for another two weeks, but the pop star has already begun promoting Confident, shooting a series of photos for Vanity Fair that pushed the envelope on celebrity photoshoots. Lovato had three requirements for being shot by Patrick Ecclesine: No clothes, no make-up, and absolutely no retouching of any kind.
Jezebel points out that these aren’t “exactly the requirements for Fight Club,“ but they go a long way towards empowering both the singer and her fans, who are constantly being bombarded by airbrushed images in the media. Lovato also spoke to Vanity Fair about her decision to go au naturel. Here are her comments, via Jezebel:
“…I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes, and no retouching. I would have never thought that I would have ever gotten to a place in my life where could feel comfortable doing that.”
“In the past I suffered from eating disorders, and I basically went from hating every single inch of my body to working on myself and trying to figure out ways to love myself, love the skin that I’m in. I learned, after working very hard on my spirituality, my soul, and my body, I learned tat you can get to a place where I love the skin I’m in. And I’m excited to share that with the world.”
You can check out Ecclesine’s experience of the shoot here. Who knows, it might even inspire you to download Lovato’s new album when it drops on the 16th.