Erotica

Coming very soon to my online store, this erotic e-Zine, shot entirely on MF film and featuring @bee_bee_gunn; who was obviously the model but who also wrote the intro words to the mag, based on her experience with Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘Fear & Loathing’. One of my favourite reads. .

She has a tattoo on her right thigh to mark the importance of the book in her life.

The e-Zine is most obviously and unashamedly within the Erotic genre.

My forward reads:

The photographs shown in this e-Zine are clearly erotic in nature. For me, this work is one extension of my portrait photography. I approached it in the exact same way. My portrait work is, by nature, intimate. It usually requires the model to reveal something of themselves that they might not otherwise reveal in most modelling situations. I am always looking to extend myself, and this arm of my work is one of the ways I've challenged myself to come up with something that works for me. And it was indeed challenging for me.

My own opinion on much of model photography is that it is Erotica. It is sensual and sexual in nature by the following definition: . .

”Eroticism refers to all the phenomena that arouse sexual desire, and the various representations, particularly cultural and artistic, which express or excite this affection of the senses. Eroticism from sexuality, as it does not refer to the sexual act itself, but rather to everything that provokes sexual desire, and to all the mental projections that it evokes, especially fantasies.”

The above includes most model photography, and it includes much of so called ‘art nude’ photography. It is sensual in nature, designed to arouse desire, hence fitting within the bounds of the Erotica genre. Obviously, I have no problem at all with Erotica, it draws on our primal instincts as humans. But, if it's Erotica, then call it Erotica, don’t hide it under some genre which it clearly isn’t. I have no problem in calling this work EROTICA, and having my name associated with it. It is #notartnude

#saysomething #ornothing