Naked is tough.
I can show my skin and not be naked. I can write about my thoughts and not be naked. "Going barefoot," as John Updike puts it, is so much easier. It’s taking appealing sexy pictures that resonate easily with an audience, don't require much effort from me and show me in my best light. There's nothing wrong with that but I find that it's not what I'm after.
I collaborate with my camera for this project. Sometimes I manipulate my camera to capture a shot I can see in my head. Often times those shots are nudes. Even if all my skin is showing, I somehow am not showing at all. But sometimes my camera manipulates me and captures a picture of myself that I hadn’t anticipated. A naked picture. That makes me somewhat uncomfortable. Or provokes thought or emotion or makes me wonder what other people might think.
Sometimes I post the nude. Barefoot is easier.
Nakedness is tough.
6/15/2018 03:03:15 am
I enjoy all your posts Annie, nakedness is tough especially to show yourself in front of others. I struggle with that too, mostly in the gym though (haha). Your camera angles and positions are what I look forward to every time you post on IG. I like responding with quotes from like artists before I comment on your photo.
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