Censorship is something that I started planning in November 2018 as an ongoing visual project fighting against the censorship of the female body in society and media. Early in my adult life, maybe even late teens, I realized that the way we viewed and treated the presentation of the naked body, more specifically and harshly the female body, was, to use a simple adjective, stupid. I don’t know if it comes from a place of Western religion or the fear of the men of the West, but if one sits and thinks about it for more than two seconds you’ll realize as well that it’s pretty ridiculous.
Back in Novemebr of 2018 I came across a post on Twitter by an artist, Ryan Allen (Twitter / Instagram) where he posted a photo of a piece that he did depicting the foolishness that the censoring of the female body represents. (You can view the piece and purchase a print directly from Ryan here.) Seeing this piece turned on a light bulb in my head and I took the idea that he showed and incorporated it into this ongoing visual project featuring various models.
My plan with this is to release a few photos from a different model every month, and down the road possibly put together a physical book compiling all of the images from the project. Because of the ever increasing censoring happening on social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr (the latter being a real big issue at the end of 2018) this project will only be featured here, so if you want to share it with people you think will appreciate it you will have to send them here.
Any support for the project in the form of sharing it with your friends, families, and “followers” on social media platforms will be greatly appreciated. Also, if you’re a model and you’re interested in participating in the this project please send me an email and we can discuss making that happen. Also, also, if your interested in helping promote the project by featuring it on your own website or blog send me an email.
I hope this project opens the eyes of at least the general public if not the people in charge of pushing these ideas of female body censorship to everyone.