As an artist focusing mostly on nude, figurative work, it is obvious that getting involved in discussions around the good, the bad and the unfortunate of nude art will be a regular occurrence. I believe all who knows me are aware of my passion for honest & human nude art and at the same time my fierce dislike when the figure is displayed in anything but respectful ways.
Unfortunately many have a real challenge distinguishing between, forgive my bluntness, art and porn. I find it sad that beautiful nude art are so often subjected to numerous constraints in order to be shared. It is always very interesting hearing other’s take on this issue and I thought this youtube video from Blunty was particularly interesting;
To prove the point further, below is a slide show of my first underwater shoot that youtube took down due to ‘inappropriate content’ (twice). Though I respect their policy, I find it really sad that at the moment no form of nude art can be shared via this medium.
As Blunty aptly said when talking about nude models “that leaves only the raw exposed truth of what it is to be human and how beautiful that can be. If only we open our eyes to it more often. To accept completely who we are… "