whenever someone starts at me too hard i think to myself “oh god this is about me being naked on the internet isn’t it”▲5 | reblog
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(c) 2013 waraphoto
As if you didn’t already know, but here is a more graphic account.
We hear about this from Terry Richardson, but this exists in my smaller modeling community, too. Some photographers in my sphere are known for insisting on being nude while shooting, asking for sexual/fetish-esque favors, etc. There is nothing that turns me off from working with someone like their work is clearly under the “male gaze” — when they write about us like we’re their girlfriends (under the guise of “muse”), take porn-y POV shots, and when they’re in the photos, touching models at all — that is an immediate black list for me.
Now, I love erotica, and certain porn for that matter, but there is a large transparency in a person’s motives in their work, and we see you. And we talk about you. And if you do not bring every ounce of awareness to the vulnerability of the situation you have helped create, where you, the photographer, who has the compensation, is clothed (unless you insist on not being, which, to me, has no justifiable intent in this circumstance), and is generally male, have the power, you have no place in photographing women. None. Period.▲3 | reblog
not dead, just been doing more life modeling than photo modeling. here’s a photo i snuck of someone’s take on my back from the other day.▲7 | reblog
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SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE STEALING YOUR GODAMN ART?
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