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.