On Beauty and Aging: The Enduring Allure of Retired Playboy Models

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The women come across "proud and empowered by their beauty and sexuality, [while] at the same time stricken by the fleeting nature of it." 

Artist Robyn Twomey attended a Playboy Bunny reunion in Las Vegas, where she met and photographed several attendees who've long since retires their bunny ears. The portraits are tightly framed and haven't been digitally retouched. Their posture, clothing, and the look in their eyes reveals an array of emotions and attitudes: "They are complex characters that are proud and empowered by their beauty and sexuality, at the same time stricken by the fleeting nature of it," Twomey further explains on her website -- which we found thanks to Thaeger. What results is a compelling study of age and beauty.

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Photos courtesy of Robyn Twomey

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