I could sit here and say that it's a statement of female sensuality, artistic expression or soul searching, a freedom-inducing experience - and it is all of those. But personally, I see it more as just a 'Why the fuck not?' situation. More than anything else, it is just fun! When I get back to work on Monday, people will ask "So, what did you do on the weekend?" and I'll say... "I Shot Myself!"
I've always been quite comfortable with my body. I feel very fortunate to have found a Project which gives you creative freedom, and is aboutappreciating a woman's body in such a natural way. If I ever become famous and these photos get out, I will not feel ashamed. This is me. This is my body. Check it out.
I've always been an art person, but I decided to do science at Uni instead. ISM is an awesome way to get back into art, and feel super sexy at the same time! I love getting naked, so doing it in front of a camera (and knowing other people are gonna see it) is twice as exciting! I've always been a bit of an exhibitionist, so this is the perfect way to subdue those 'naked cravings' I get.
I'm really proud of it, it felt chancy and it really made me feel an ownership and appreciation of my body that I've never felt before.
I breach a tenuous dichotomy between shy diffidence and shameless exhibitionism, and I find that this can be reconciled through an aesthetic engagement with the camera, which both terrifies and intrigues me. I'm tired of endless photography which pacifies and objectifies the subject, so I've decided to invert the balance. For me, this site reclaims the lens and lets me stare both in front and behind it.
This is the result of a continuing inquiry into radical sexuality. About smashing binaries and pushing the paradigms of what can be sexy. It serves both as an integral, functional piece of my evolution, and as a documentation of that momentum. It's also a way for me to enter the no-woman's land where theory and practice intersect - where I contribute to the exploration of a new sexual terrain. I want to open up the forbidden spaces of my body for view, allowing both myself and others to see the things we were taught to make invisible. Voyeurs welcome.