i used to look back on the last few years of my life and realize how much i still missed you.
today, i look back on the last few years of my life and regret all that time i spent trying to find a way back into your heart when i could have been trying to figure out who i was.
in fashion photography. i just came across the work of renowned photographer alasdair mclellan, and i think that he may be the first photographer i’ve seen photograph the male body uninhibited. it’s inspiring and fascinating.
nudity is a very touchy subject to the public, especially male nudity. if a female nipple is seen on most social medias, it’s immediately removed, and if male genitalia is seen, it’s perceived as downright disgusting. it’s something that, towards the beginning (and even now sometimes), i had to forcibly keep an open mind about.
but after coming across his work, i’m starting to see the billion mile difference between “raw” and “pornographic”. his nude photographs sometimes use the female or male anatomy as a part of the image composition (almost disregarding the fact that it’s nude), and sometimes use it to portray the rawness of the human body.
he plays on a subject that most people find extremely private and can be very sensitive about, unabashedly capturing it and showing it to the world. and, although it can be a very fine line, not once, while looking through his work, does the term “pornographic” come to mind.
it’s captivating, and definitely something i’m opening up considerably to.