There are about a million and one names for girl parts. I'm not even going to list the ones I DO know. But I find it a bit frustrating that there isn't a word that rolls off my tongue in a way that expresses how I feel about those precious areas.
I have sort of settled on "Pussy". To me, it is endearing, has an old charm, and is just a tad naughty.
Anyone who takes even a casual stroll through my gallery will see many shots of pussies. Close ups. Detailed close ups.
WTF you might ask.
Some years ago a model came in to shoot nudes and asked me not to shoot any images where her pussy lips showed. I asked her why since we were shooting NUDES! She said she thought her pussy was ugly. My heart sank. Why would a lovely young model ever be made to feel that ANY part of her anatomy was ugly? Where did that concept originate? What kept that belief alive? Who said what to her?
I told her I thought it was beautiful and asked her if I could take a photo, as I saw it, and show it to her. Much to my surprise, she consented. When I showed her the photo, she broke down and cried. "That's actually really pretty", she sobbed.
Over the years I asked many models what they thought of their girl parts (and other parts of their bodies too) and they overwhelmingly disliked their girl parts!!
And there is no ONE TYPE that people (women AND men) seem to prefer. Women with prominent labia lips wish they were less so. Women who are all tucked in and hidden wish they had lips hanging out.
Of course, that's the tip of a very large iceberg. Large breasted girls wish they had smaller ones. Small breasted girls wish for larger.
Part of this is the human condition to long for our preconceived notions of what perfection might be and much of it is what's popular at a particular time in history. Marilyn Monroe would be considered fat today. Whatever.
back to pussies. I LOVE them. The line, the form, the textures, and the profound metaphor of what goes on in those nether regions.
I shoot them a lot because I want people to REALLY look at them. To appreciate them. To understand this is where life comes from and where wonderful pleasures live. To see, truly see the beauty in that singular area.
I know my images make a lot of people uncomfortable. Many people get irritated by a pussy shot being on the front page of DA. But MOST of the "art" on the front page of DA on a daily basis isn't what I like either. But people are here enjoying themselves. Who am I to judge? I just choose to not look at images that I don't enjoy. I'm here for FUN! Not only do I NOT LOOK at images I don't enjoy, I CHOOSE to NOT go to their galleries and I choose to NOT comment about how their art makes me uncomfortable.
I'm sure everyone gets my point.
My objective is to allow people to see the beauty I see. I want to show what I love. I want women to love their bodies
ALL of their bodies and cast aside societal notions of beauty and perfection. It took me years to learn to love myself and more years to learn to love my body. I still occasionally wince when I look in the mirror and aging has made that even more challenging. Furthermore, men face the same challenge of names. Penis sounds awfully medical. Cock sounds like a porn term. Dick sounds slanderous. I just call mine "The Dude!"
But, I digress, back to pussies
I love them, I'm going to photograph them, I'm going to display my images. I can't, won't, and don't feel responsible for how millions of DA users are going to feel about my work. I won't discuss "what is art and what is porn" any more either. It's an unresolvable, endless, pointless, circular bore. DA has a "mature content" filter for people who don't want to see these types of images.
And for those who DO like these types of images
more pussies to come.
(did I say that out loud?)
Off to have a Heineken and post a photo.
sent me this link. Check it out!!