The light is brightest at the edge of darkness.
Always seeking ultimate photographic truths.
Photographing yourself is revealing. Photographing yourself nude even more so. Photographing your face at close range being the most revealing.
But photographing yourself is liberating. I don’t care about wrinkles, sunspots whatever. I try and not think vainly about it when doing it, and deliberately try and not make things flattering. This is true freedom from model photography.
It’s healthy to ask yourself this question every day, I do. Regarding the following:
Social norms say male and female body hair is unattractive, wrinkles are unattractive (ageist western culture which is now an industry), bitten fingernails are no good, neither are sun spots. So here, look at them.
But my heart you cannot see.
Members only content: http://mikestacey.com/members-area/2019/1/27/somewhat-sexualised
One of my interests is sexualisation in general society with an emphasis on how this affects the photographic modelling world.
I draw energy from both light and dark personal places. .
‘The world isn’t some candy land. Except, of course, Instagram’ - @gloptag
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My self portraiture is something I’m working almost exclusively on at the moment. It is nearly all nude, sometimes distressing, but this is me expressing myself. If you find it distressing, please just don’t look. The more expressive work, or more explicit work, will only be available in the member’s area. This is one of the things that you are supporting if you sign up to the member’s area.
It’s not fake.
The quote doesn’t go with the images but I like it anyway.
“Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative” - John Lyndon (Johnny Rotten).
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Jah never rescues a man
Ain’t no amount of livin
Gonna make it since
It’s hard to believe it now
I couldn’t see him reaching out…