Facebook is both run by and filled with a bunch of prudes who either missed their art classes or currently are alone so they don’t like to see anyone else happily in love. Yes, that is a generalization. Yes, I am sticking to it.
You see, I am a boudoir photographer and well, not everyone UNDERSTANDS boudoir. It’s up to me to educate potential clients and the innocent passersby on WHAT BOUDOIR TRULY IS.
It confuses some people even more when I say I shoot couple’s boudoir too. First thing out of their mouth 86% of the time (yes, scientifically)…”Oh, like porn?!”
No…no people, I do not shoot porn, I shoot LOVE. Sure, i’ve pushed the envelope as far as what I attempt to share with other lovers of art but never in my life did some people’s general view of the human body just piss me off so damn much.
It’s flipping infuriating.
Everyone has nipples…seriously, look down…you probably have at least 2. Butts…you’ve got one of those too, i’m sorry…i hate to break it to you but it’s how you sit down on your computer chair or your grandma’s couch in the basement with your laptop to TROLL ME. Penises…they’re for peeing and also creating life and why not, having fun…if you’re reading this you’re an adult and SEX should not offend you. Vaginas…yes, we pee from down there (before you say it, I know…i didn’t skip health class) , we also get to create life and sometimes give life with it. It’s terrifying, I know…are you keeping up?
My point is, given in the most entirely sarcastic way, is that a human body should NOT be such a taboo thing. I so badly wish to break down this ridiculous freaking wall of damaging behavior. Love is beautiful. Sex is normal.
So without further adieu…the photo that got me banned off facebook for 7 days:
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this image- is it offensive? Is it art? Am I crazy for wanting to share it with the world? Well, Facebook…as soon as you un-ban me i’m going to show this blog post to everyone…and i’ll make sure the thumbnail is a cute little facebook friendly image of PC love for you too- I wouldn’t want to offend anyone. Again.