A gallery of my work organized by year.
The human body is one of the most beautiful works of art nature has ever produced. In all of it’s shapes, sizes, colors, ages, genders and conditions, it is beautiful. One of the more obscene things this culture has perpetrated is the idea that the human body, any part of the human body, is dirty or ugly or shameful. Nothing could ever be further from Truth.
I strive to put lie to that idea in all of my work. My models are, by and large, not professional models. None of them are what you would call traditional fashion model body types. I photograph young lithe women in the very early flowering of their adulthood and I photograph middle aged mothers who have lived a long and hard life in their bodies with the scars to show for it. I photograph large women and well built men. I photograph professionals and house wives and students.
What all of these people have in common is a desire to see themselves as beautiful, as sexy or desirable, and as others see them. I have, I think, succeeded in that.
A few months ago I made this post followed by this post about a project inspired by this post over on The Beautiful Kind. Since then there have been a number of other sex positive blogs coming up with their own projects. One of the blogs that has inspired me to make this post is Molly’s Daily Kiss with her “Pretty In Pink” post and the “Pussy Pride” project. I do not have a pussy of my own (looks down, checks, yep.. still got a penis) but I can contribute in my own way. I may not have labia, but I do have a camera.
The very concept of labiaplasty or other forms of genital modification, solely for the purpose of meeting some kind of airbrushed, censored ideal is anathema to me. It borders on the obscene. Go look over those posts for a more in depth discussion about this issue.
What I want to do with this post is to show the great diversity of and the sheer beauty of the female genitalia. Life itself enters the world through these lips and we dare call them obscene or shameful? Not in my house and not in my studio, and maybe one day, not in my world.
Follow through the cut for the first few photos I have taken for this project. I shouldn’t have to, but will say it: The following is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Detailed and close photos of female genitalia in all their glory lie beyond the ‘more’ tag. Venture forth if you will.