Filed under: Art, Feminism, Porn, Sex | Tags: breasts, colour, mermaid, Porn, Sex, voluptuous
My second folio for ishotmyself.com was called “Nereid” and I did it during a time when I was preparing for an exhibition about mermaids. Also, I had just rediscovered a song that I loved when I was in my middle teens in all its sexy, kitschy glory; Underwater Love by Smoke City. Eh heh. I have to admit that song still makes me gooey, perhaps because it did when I was a gooey, horny teenager with no outlet for said gooey horniness! Ahem, anyway, in this folio I wanted to capture something of the stagy, kitschy, dangerous, ugly, voluptuous sexiness that surrounds the mermaid mythology and explore what it meant to dress up and play mermaid in the comfort of one’s home!
It turned out being a lot trickier than I had originally anticipated however – after photographing myself for a good hour or so in water I’d kept almost cold to avoid steam damaging my camera, I was half drowned, shivering and stressed from avoiding getting the camera in the water while taking photos at arm’s length! This revealed some of the limitation of the ishotmyself project, but I still had a lot of fun.
It’s a pretty big folio so I didn’t fancy sifting through it to decide on my favourites, but here are a few samples that I like. There are many more on the ishotmyself website which is subscription based.
It’s actually been quite awhile since I looked through these photos. I was a bit disappointed with them originally, but now I can’t get over the colours. Red and turquoise combinations give me this funny, tingly sort of feeling as if my cheeks are flushed and I’m sucking on a mint. It’s sort of hard to articulate, it’s more abstract than I can really express, but I think colours are really tied up in my sexuality in ways I’m only really on the threshold of exploring.
I’ve also been flirting with the notion of doing a mini pornographic photography project specifically for this blog as a way of exploring porn as art without restrictions of any particular production company and without the influence of money, simply because I think it could be a fun and interesting exercise. Does this interest anyone? Raise yer hand and say “Aye”!
Edit: Another thing this folio revealed to me is that my body is currently the roundest it has ever been. I’m a fan of the voluptuous and tend to lust over it in the bodies of others, so in a way this suits me. However, it is hard not to judge myself through the eyes of others and the ever-present ideals of body we’re all exposed to on a daily basis in the media. Also, my mother keeps making “subtle” comments. As it is, I’m currently concentrating on getting more physically active in my daily life but I’m trying to keep this in perspective of feeling more healthy and energetic, rather than concentrating on how it may or may not alter my body-shape. I’m not really sure I WANT my body shape altered… I mean, my boobs have never been this big!
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