Is it art or pornography?

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Is it art or pornography?

Rope bondage. Is it Art or Pornography?
Yes.

In all endeavours we should I believe aspire to the highest level. So can this be art, absolutely. Is my work art? I will leave that judgement to the spectator. I would not be so arrogant as to proclaim my work as art nor myself an artist.

The fact of the erotic or even the pornographic does not preclude beauty. It is just as much a part of our humanity as our aesthetic tastes.

Personally I think the brevity of the form makes it more beautiful not less. The image or the video can only capture the appearance of the moment, people can see the expressions and the movement of the moment but cannot feel it, they can empathise and imagine but they cannot be in that moment. If you like it’s a creation of not just aesthetics but of emotion experienced within the moment. Not an installation.

Beautiful and brief. If I may permit myself a clichĂ©…. like the cherry blossom the beauty is all the more vivid and precious for its brevity.

By | 2017-03-17T09:57:17+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Categories: Bondage, Japanese, Life, Photography, Rope|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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  1. Lizzie August 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I think you are an artist. Brilliant to watch you tie and to be tied by you.

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