Another issue with

family pictures can be nudity. As parents we
get used to seeing our young children without clothing. Few of us see any real
Trouble with photographing our own children at bath time or sprawling nude on a
rug, but the authorities may. There have been numerous cases where processing
lab staff have contacted authorities over pictures they have found.
television personality found herself being charged by the authorities and her name
Sally Mann
Most photographers at least will be knowledgeable about the excellent work of Sally Mann,
large-format photography made in collaboration with her youthful and frequently nude
Kids. Again her work has raised criticism from many who’ve regarded it as
exploitation of her children, although I find this hard to take seriously.
Surely people who are behaving improperly towards their offspring are improbable
to release photographic evidence.
Mann’s work is beautiful, and shows a great deal about the feelings and love in
her family, both between her and her kids and also in the relationships
between them. It is to understand how anyone can find this offensive. It is
powerful and moving work that gives a positive and enriching view of life.
Nevertheless we do need to be mindful that there are people about who take a more
negative viewpoint, and also laws that we must take notice of. In addition , there are sick
Folks who may view images of child nudity in different ways to us. It really is an
Place where some caution is needed as to what is revealed and where.
Many other photographers also have worked with their own families. 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
Nonetheless I would believe I ‘d missed an opportunity if I ‘d not photographed the
events in my personal life when my kids were young – and part of this are all the
Tasks of parenthood, bathing, feeding, changing and so on. These are a part
of my photographic archive, although there are likely some that I would desire
to keep confidential among friends and family for various reasons. Others I’m joyful
to show in public.
Nudity as shown in images such as this is seldom unacceptable, as neither the
faces nor any genital areas of the subjects are shown.
Holiday times give us more time with friends and families, and the strategy of a
Awesome year is traditionally a time for reflection and the making of resolutions.
and pals really the most important. It appears natural that they should have an
For me they have been the
starting point for an investigation of photography that has led me out in many and
Diverse paths.
Body painting is a form of expression
used by people who enjoy to be naked to communicate feelings and thoughts about the
human body by using the body itself as the sailcloth. Such thoughts may sometimes be
of a sexual nature, but that is only a little part of the potential range of
thoughts that can be expressed in this manner.
It shouldn’t be very
surprising that individuals who like to be naked also like to paint bodies or have
their own painted. It is a pretty common pastime at /naturist gatherings
and events, and other joyous occasions where naked people are located.
A naked body makes a
pretty good canvas for creative expression. Actually, the increased possibilities
for self expression that are possible when one doesn’t wear garments type
one of the chief attractions of being nude for a number of people.
What folks who are
interested in the body as an expressive medium have in common with those who
just like to be naked is a specific attitude towards the body. An attitude that
is more detached and objective than “normal”. An approach that tolerates, without
flinching, the body for what it’s, and then uses it to realize fresh notions of
Is body painting an sensual
thing? Clearly, it can be, just as certain selections in clothing can be lusty.
Yet, it need not be any more sexual than other, non-sexual forms of
Admiration of the body for its own benefit.
Make Up Artist
Body painter I feel it is significant that you simply think of the Health and Safety
Facet of what you are doing. Some of the remarks are advocating 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 makers and been told in
no unclear terms the products AREN’T safe to be used on human skin!
Cosmetic products (including Mehron, Kryolan, Fardel and Grimas Body and Face
Using artwork merchandises on a
model which have not been tested and OK’d could result in a significant law suit
landing on your own lap if the model develops contact dermatitis as a result or