(Yeah, I’m cross posting this from my photography blog. Deal with it. <grin>)
I found myself in a creative mindset tonight and decided to experiment a bit with B&W images. I went back to a set of Jess & Swan Song from June and either did a new treatment of one of the shots I’ve already published or picked out new images from that set to play with. I think you’ll like the results.
Here’s a link to the full gallery: LINK
More images past the fold. Beware, they’re not safe for work.
A full after action report from Dragon*Con 2011 will be coming in a day or two, after SAM and I have had a chance to compare notes. It’s always fun sitting down after a major convention and talking about what/who/where/when/how we did when not together.
We apologize for no updates during the convention but Wi-Fi access was spotty to non-existent all weekend. Now that we’re home, though, photos and all the sweaty details to come. Watch this space.
HS & SAM
Several people have asked me for a sample of the kind of pose or photo needed for “Pussy Parade” project being put together by Beast of The Beautiful Kind blog. I detailed the project in my last post (here). Below the cut are a couple of sample shots from the project that I took tonight.
These are detailed photos of a model’s labia. Don’t look at these at work.
Back in February I participated in a discussion in the comments section of this blog post: Labiaplasty: When Douchebags Attack
Out of that discussion was born a project being led by Kendra’s partner, Beast called “The Pussy Parade”. In essence it’s a photo essay and collage on all the varied shapes, sizes and forms of natural, healthy female genitalia. From the blog:
Title: Pussy Parade, The Beautiful (and only) Kind
Medium: Photograph Collage (Color)
Purpose: To celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of the female external genitalia. Any and all styles are needed. Any color. Any religion. Virgin or Slut. Any style. Decorated or not. They are all beautiful.
Subjects: Any woman 18 and up who is interested in participating, WILLINGLY. Many pictures will be taken in person by myself or local photographers. If you are interested in participating, please send me an email (beast at the beautiful kind dot com). Please understand, that I will need confirmation from the subject that this picture is being submitted with her knowledge. I will then send you particulars on resolution and staging of the photograph.
NOTE: The identity of the subjects will not be revealed by me, nor anyone associated with the production of this project or this website under any circumstances.
I have agreed to participate in this project and am looking for women willing to model for this cause. If anyone is interested in participating, please let me know and we can set up a time here in the studio for the shoot. It shouldn’t take more than half an hour to an hour in all.
The anonymity of this project is not something I normally would strive for. My art trends towards the individual, the person, the inner personality of the models, not just their physical body.
This is different. The purpose of this collage is to show the beauty of Everywoman. That no matter who you are, what you see in the mirror, you are beautiful. You are just. like. every. other. woman. in. the. world.
My comment on the TBK blog post sums up my view on this pretty well:
I see the issue in two ways. First, if a woman wants to modify their body in some way, it’s her body and she owns it. No one has the right, privilege or responsibility to tell her otherwise.
That being said, I do agree that the image of “beauty” being portrayed in the media; print, video, film and online, is extremely unhealthy.
Our children are immersed in a whiled with a neurotic, insane idea that if someone sees a flash of labia their lives will be ruined and they’ll need years and years of therapy. Even a flash of jewelry decorated nipple sent the nation into spasms of outrage.
No where outside of niche media, hardcore pornography and medical textbooks does anyone encounter complete, healthy, beautiful genitalia.
So if you’re interested, drop me a note on here, or at my contact page.
(note: this post is mirrored from my primary photography blog.)