Ask yourself a simple but powerful question : Are you comfortable in your own skin?
Have you been bullied into being so self-conscious that just because you look different you feel you need to fit in?

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Thomas Knights and Elliott James Frieze with models. Red Hot II Global Art Book and Exhibition Launch at the nhow Hotel Rotterdam

Unafraid of championing alternative views of beauty with a unique core message: “Be proud of who you are”, photographer Thomas Knights and British Designer Elliott James Frieze join forces to create the second part of the  internationally acclaimed RED HOT Campaign- Red Hot II. Renowned for pushing boundaries and creating dialogue in the ever-changing fashion industry, whilst raising funds for charitable causes.

Celebrating the uniqueness of redheads, focusing on fair or untanned skin and freckles, together with black and mixed race redheads. The exhibition promises an anatomical study of the human form and a portrayal of poetic fragility. The striking images uses dark contrasting lighting, making the red head and the human body stands out as it’s most original and natural beautiful form.
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Red Hot II Global Art Book and Exhibition Launch at the nhow Hotel Rotterdam

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Thomas Knights and guests at Red Hot II Global Art Book and Exhibition Launch at the nhow Hotel Rotterdam

 

“It’s about celebrating difference. Championing an alternative view of beauty, currently saturated with sun-kissed images of models. It’s empowering – owning socially perceived flaws and being comfortable in your own skin.” Thomas Knights. Speaking from his own experience on how women had become sexualized and men, particularly redhead men are often neglected, Thomas was motivated to create this project. Whilst Elliot felt it is time for him to give back to the society and no one should be bullied for any reasons at any age, it is only organic that the duo work closely with the Diana Awards to raise awareness on anti-bullying.

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Red Hot II Global Art Book and Exhibition Launch at the nhow Hotel Rotterdam

Featuring on red head models, it is a beautiful collection of portraits of the hottest redheads from Europe, The Americas, The Middle East and Australasia, representing a celebration of empowerment and identity.

 

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Daniel Donskoy and Elliott James Frieze


 Along with a brand new look art book and exhibition, a number of limited edition products, Red Hot II partnered with a selected group of international designers with a view to turn Red Hot into a lifestyle brand. The charity partner for the book is The Diana Awards anti-bullying initiative, with proceeds from the original Red Hot 100 book totalling over £10,000 to date. The Red Hot project has raised over £45,000 in total for various charities and good causes.

Exhibition started from 3rd September at nHow Hotel, Rotterdam.Watch out for the space- they might be going to other cities.