Another issue with

family images can be nudity. As parents we
get used to seeing our young children without clothing. Few of us see any actual
Issue with photographing our own children at bath time or sprawling nude on a
Carpet, but the authorities may. There have been a number of cases where processing
Laboratory staff have contacted authorities over images they have found. In the UK one
television personality discovered herself being charged by law enforcement and her name
splashed over the papers, although the case was finally dropped.
Sally Mann
Most photographers at least will be familiar with the fine work of Sally Mann,
large-format photographs made in collaboration with her young and frequently naked
Kids. Again her work has raised criticism from many who have regarded it as
exploitation of her children, although I find this hard to take seriously.
Definitely individuals who are behaving improperly towards their offspring are unlikely
to release photographic signs.
Mann’s work is wonderful, and reveals a great deal about the feelings and love in
her family, both between her and her children and also in the relationships
between them. It is difficult to comprehend how anyone can find this offensive. It is
Strong and moving work that gives a positive and enriching perspective of life.
Yet we do need to be conscious there are people about who take a more
negative view, and also laws that we have to take notice of. In addition , there are sick
Individuals who may view images of child nudity in different ways to us. It’s an
area where some caution is required as to what’s shown and where.
Many other photographers also have worked with . Among those
whose work seems to me to be most powerful are Emmett Gowin and Nick Waplington (see
box, top right.)
Don’t miss out
However I’d believe I had missed an opportunity if I ‘d not photographed the
events in my life when my kids were young – and part of this are all the
Tasks of parenthood, bathing, feeding, changing and so forth. These are a part
of my photographic archive, although there are probably some that I ‘d need
to keep secret among friends and family for various reasons. Others I’m joyful
to demonstrate in public.
Nudity as revealed in pictures such as this is infrequently unacceptable, as neither the
faces nor any genital regions of the subjects are shown. ( Peter Marshall, 1980)
Holiday times give us more time with friends and families, and the strategy of a
new year is traditionally a time for reflection and the making of resolutions.
Folks are more significant than anything else in all our lives, and our families
and buddies surely the most significant. It appears natural that they should have an
important part in the work of any photographer. For me they’ve been the
starting point for an investigation of photography that’s led me out in many and
varied courses.
Body painting is a form of expression
used by folks who enjoy to be nude to communicate feelings and thoughts about the
human body by making use of the body itself as the sailcloth. Such thoughts may sometimes be
of a sexual nature, but that is just a little part of the possible range of
Ideas that can be expressed in this manner.
It shouldn’t be really
surprising that individuals who like to be naked additionally like to paint bodies or have
their own painted. It truly is a fairly common pastime at fkk/naturist assemblies
and events, and other joyful functions where naked people are located.
A naked body makes a
Quite great canvas for creative expression. In reality, the increased possibilities
for self expression that are possible when one doesn’t wear clothing kind
one of the main attractions of being nude for some individuals.
What individuals who are
interested in the body as an expressive medium have in common with those who
just like to be nude is a certain disposition towards the body. An approach that
is more detached and objective than “normal”. An attitude that tolerates, without
flinching, the body for what it is, and then uses it to realize fresh concepts of
Is body painting an sensual
thing? Clearly, it can be, just as specific choices in clothes can be erotic.
However, it need not be any more erotic than other, non-erotic kinds of
appreciation of the body for its own sake.
Make Up Artist
As a Make-up Artist and
Body painter I believe it’s important that you think of the Health and Safety
Facet of what you’re doing. Some of the opinions are urging non-cosmetic
art supplies and products for use on the skin. This is an extremely unadvisable
thing to do. I’ve approached many art supplies manufacturing companies and been told in
no uncertain terms that the products are NOT safe to be used on human skin!
Cosmetic products (like Mehron, Kryolan, Fardel and blacknudists and Face
paints) have conformed to US and EC regulations for cosmetic products.
Using art merchandises on a
model which never have been examined and OK’d could lead to a significant litigation
landing on your lap if the model develops contact dermatitis as a result or