January 31, 2009

Censorship : the photographers fight !





Let's save the Freedom, the Peace, the Truth and the Beauty.




Here are some very interesting (and so smart !) comments after the publication of the article against the censorship.

I want to thank each ot the artists who have reacted to my anger against the obscurantism.

Like our great ancestors, Toulouse Lautrec, Manet, Courbet, Rodin, Jean Loup Sieff, once again, we have to fight for our freedom of expression.

The dirty minds, the bigots, all those who believe they can define what is good or bad, and who can't make the difference between Art and porn, will lost their crusade. It's just a question of time.






Mike Cary :

What is really sad is how many photographers and artists take the position of : "why should I care, it doesn't effect me", or even promote the idea of censorship. Yes, when a photographer says " I shoot landscapes or I shoot sports so why should I care if they censor erotic or other types of nudes", that piss me off a hundred times more then when some bible thumper goes on some stupid crusade !




Mike Cary
Art Model Amber









Vernon Trent :
Envy is the highest form of appreciation !



Vernon Trent
"The bluest blues I"
Art Model Amber Gangi










David Winge :
“ The laws against public nudity make no sense. The idea that Jerry Falwell can go topless while Cindy Crawford cannot is an absolute affront to logic, common sense and the 5000 year human struggle for aesthetic taste.” Peter McWilliams


David Winge
"Artists Palette"
Art Model Rebel Smith








Side B Photography :
Is this growth of censorship only an American problem or have others around the world felt it as well ?
It sickens me that we watch the horrible "reality tv" shows and are too afraid to see the reality we live in. We are afraid to see what humans truly are. We have wars that are so sanitized. We have people in the world who suffer from hunger, disease, and other horrible problems. We have corrupt business people stealing the wealth of nations. We also have the beauty of people. Their art is something we should celebrate. We have the beauty of the individual. We have the beauty of the human figure, but that is considered obscene.
All most people care about is who the next American (or any other nationality) Idol winner is. We need to peel back the curtain of "reality TV" so humanity can feel repulsed, rejoiced, aroused, disgusted, loved, hated, empathetic toward the true reality our world is in.
Thank you for this great post.



January 30, 2009

Shoots I love











Warren Berlin
"Caught in a trap"
Art Model Shelly










Miles Chandler -
"Tricia in Braids"










Michael Helms -
Art Model Jon










Maria Petrova
"Portrait of a girl on a chair"










Anca Cernoschi -
"Untitled"










Dave Levingston -
"Gaea at Hocking Hills"










Dave Rudin -
Art Model and Photographer Kat Love -










François Benveniste -
"Expecting"
Art Model Sophie










Dave Ayerst Davies -
"Silex"
Art Model ERosanne










Alex Ingram -
"Rock island"
Art Model Maria










David Kirk -
"Window Dancer 2"
Art Model Britney Lee










Gamini Kumara -
"Lights"