I’ve never called myself an artist. I’m a photographer. I believe that we start as painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, and general producers of stuff – the term ‘Artist’ is granted us by others; we, the creators, don’t get to decide. Twenty-five years ago there was a distinct difference between what the general public viewed as art and what we viewed as pornography. A quarter of a century ago, naked woman in plush coffee table books and on the walls of galleries […]
A lot of people say to me, “Oh, it’s a fine line between artistic and pornographic photography”, and I suppose that’s right, if you’re a bit narrow-minded. I’m a portrait photographer, I photograph people, and sometimes I photograph people without their clothes on…and that’s pretty much all I have to say on the subject.
The photos below were all taken with one roll of film between 1pm on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of January 2012 between Paris and Bergerac, France. I used a cheap Nikon TW20 compact from the late 80’s (still brand new, still sealed in the box after 20+ years) and one roll of Kodak Portra 160. All the images are totally unaltered (even the one above of the pampas grass that looks like a negative) I know I keep banging-on […]
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