a) State your passion and talent. > TALENT
I intend to explore the ways in which the viewer categorises ‘Hard Core’ sexual images against ‘Erotic’ imagery, differentiating between the low-end pornography and the more quality inference of erotic photography, by producing a body of work that challenges the viewer’s perspective.
It is the binary constructed by the consumers of pornography and erotica that I am going to challenge throughout this project.
b) Get across your ideas for stories and images that set you apart from others. > IDEA
This work will include some sexually explicit or suggestive material and some carefully crafted out of focus photographs, disguising the possible intentions of the image being viewed. The work will look like porn because it’s visual but feel like erotica due to the aspect of suggestibility.
c) In still in people the confidence that you will deliver. > PROFESSIONALISM
Currently I am in the process of finalising the arrangements to meet with erotic photographer China Hamilton and founder of the pornographic, authentic sex site Kink.com Peter Acworth.
Through networking with professionals in both the fields of erotica and pornography I shall have a deeper understanding of the differences that define them with the aim of enabling me to portray this through my own photographic work.
d) 5 to 10 images that could be looked at as my portfolio