While redheads have become synonymous with Ireland and Scotland, American photographer Brian Dowling who now lives in Berlin(Germany), photographed over 130 redheads from 20 different countries for his project “Redhead Beauty”.
Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world and is caused by a gene mutation know as MC1R which affects about 1% of the world population. This gene mutation can also affect a person’s tolerance to pain, sunlight, and their hairs’ ability to gray. Red hair will instead turn blonde or pure white when you age.
Brian started this portrait project which spanned three summers to show the real beauty of red hair and wanted to help break down stereotypes people often have of redheads with his photographs. His art book “Redhead Beauty” is available on Kickstarter.
An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine
Madeline From Washington State, Usa
Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe
Carmen From Best, Netherlands
Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea
Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany
Ellie From London, England
Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland
Maria From Moscow, Russia
Gracie From Howth, Ireland
Ruby From Essex, England
Aoife From Longford, Ireland
Alina From Odessa, Ukraine
Tara In Liverpool, England
Kim From Hamburg, Germany