Friday, September 28, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I've always loved the point of view from the floor. I wish I saw it more often in photography. Weird thing, in fact- I did an image search of "point of view erotic photography", and there were a few of my images. Not much else good, except a couple Ellen Von Unwerth's. Probably not a coincidence, since she's a big influence on me, although I don't purposely try to cop her.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I am of the firm belief that neither nudity nor explicitness is necessary to make an image erotic. I think that such is the case with this image. I typically start shoots with clothes on and try to get something interesting there, first. Not that I'm going to abandon nudity anytime soon since I like the idea of creating the question of whether it's art or porn. I do not believe for a moment that my work classifies as porn, but of course, that is just my opinion. I enjoy being the provocateur, and I like other people to ask that question about my work themselves. In the end, there is always someone, somewhere, who finds Victoria's Secret catalogs to be good porn— not to mention even more seemingly innocuous imagery elsewhere. Beauty and/or porn, as well as what is perhaps erotic, is always in the eye of the beholder.