Toronto. October 12th, 2017.
Having few places to post my more overtly nude work, under the circumstances, I suppose I could reacquaint myself with ye olde "implied nude."
Infer some genitals, why don't you?
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here's an old photo I took about ten years ago.
I've got this project over on the tumblz where I post photos from ten years ago, and write what I can remember about that time in my life.
Turns out I can only remember bummer crud.
If you wanna read the text that goes with this photo, you can check it out here: http://townsendtenyearsago.tumblr.com/post/183416378954/march-9th-2009-im-not-sure-why-alison-was-home
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Where dA is meant to be art-centric, for fear of being too exclusive, they refuse to moderate uploads that I am unable to see as good-faith attempts at creating art.
So much of it is clearly intended to be treated as porn.
On one hand, I don't want to be the guy posting boobs in a child's feed, but on the other, I don't want my intended-as-art photos to show up in the same search as photos intended-as-porn on a website ostensibly dedicated to art.
I ended up taking all of my content off of dA when I found that I didn't seem to have any audience there for my photography that wasn't sexualizing and objectifying my friends and clients. I later discovered that many of my photos had been stolen from my dA gallery, and posted on porn sites and porn blogs. (Another story for another day).
A friend of mine who still posts on deviantART was doing that tiresome thing where someone with no programming ability demands that whoever might be listening, go out and create some alternative to dA that hearkened back to its glory days.
I commented that one of many failings of dA, especially for art nude photographers, is that their moderation is not restrictive enough, while social media alternatives of late are very restrictive.
and you dared.
Toronto. August 5th, 2016.
I'm having a crap week, so I'm posting from the archives today.
Sometimes, you have to eat this frustration at knowing you could do something better, but never having the opportunity to try again.
@noahbradley I had this realisation the other day when I saw a musician talking about being a 'performer', as in part of their personality, an impulse. We don't judge that in musicians. Why should I feel ashamed that I want people to see my art? Art is performance. I feel annoyed sometimes when people say you should draw what you enjoy, as if to want people to see it & react is a personality flaw.
sink into green.
Toronto. May 25th, 2013.
Posted something from the archives on instagram, to staunch the endless hemorrhage of followers that happens when you don't post often enough
You can have it too.
Cottage Country. August 15th, 2018.
My birthday present to myself last year was a photoshoot with this kid every day. Also peach pie.
Toronto. July 25th, 2018.
The character of a nude portrait is changed by whether or not eye contact is made. The intimacy immediately draws in the viewer, but it also makes the viewer complicit in the photo. I'm never sure if I want to do that with my work.
it's not so hard.
Toronto. June 19th, 2018.
Oh, freckle season, how we long for ye.
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Toronto. June 5th, 2018.
Working with a black fabric background wasn't as much fun as i hoped. Too much light means you see too much of it, and not enough light means everything just feels very dark. So, you work with it however you can...
Toronto. May 5th, 2018.
speaking of unsubtle blasts from a box fan (scoot back in time two weeks, why don't you)... I'm very pleased with the witchy vibes in this set of photos.
Toronto. April 22nd, 2017.
This is among my favourite portraits to date. Faces are truths. Faces are whispers. Faces are watching you through a camera.
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