Photographer Travels Around The World To Capture The Incredible Beauty Of Red Hair, Photographs More Than 130 Redheads

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.

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01. An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

02. Madeline From Washington State, USA

03. Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

04. Carmen From Best, Netherlands

05. Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

06. Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

07. Ellie From London, England

08. Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

09. Maria From Moscow, Russia

10. Gracie From Howth, Ireland

11. Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

12. Aoife From Longford, Ireland

13. Ruby From Essex, England

14. Elainna From Modesto, California

15. Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

16. Tara In Liverpool, England

17. Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

18. Kim From Hamburg, Germany

19. Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

20. A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

21. Shannon From Sydney, Australia

22. Natasha’s Freckles From London, UK

23. Sophee From California, USA

24. Sophie From Stirling, England

25. Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

26. Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

27. Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

28. Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, USA

29. Judith From Breda, Netherlands

30. Lisa From Vienna, Austria

31. Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

32. A Model Poses At The East Side Gallery In Berlin, Germany

33. Jessica From London, England

34. The Freckled Legs Of A Girl From Budapest

35. Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

36. Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

37. Laura From Virginia, USA

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