Photo by Leo Ticheli of Birmingham, Alabama.
I sit and stare in horror.
I understand everyone has their kinks, but some things I just cannot wrap my mind around.
I am very liberal with my ideas of what art is and can be, and open to a diverse sexuality, but this is just not right.
My goal with my life now is to travel and create art - experiencing the world with only commitments to my family and friends, self and all the artists who chose to invite me into their world. Earning a living helps to do this, as a gas tank will not fill itself and I cannot turn water into wine. By deeming myself an "art model" I do enjoy other modeling, but the goal of all my shoots is to create art. Thus so, I cross myself off from the long lists of paysites which I could earn income from. I do not judge those who are on these sites, and think it is a great part of life that we all have our own comfort zones, but my intentions with my modeling does not allow for this.
Why do I rant upon this topic? Although it sometimes difficult to stand by my grounds and turn down a shoot when even a favorite photographer has morphed his photo usage, sometimes saying no is incredibly easy. With the type of site I recently encountered, saying no was of zero issue. What kind of content do I speak of? Snuff porn. (For this particular site to call itself "the Progressive Art Project," is just wrong on so many levels.)