Erotic photography has changed my life, far more than I would have ever expected it to. I dunno where exactly I was in my own skin when I hopped on this train but judging by the images I shared back then to now, a lot less comfortable than I am now. I have struggled with my body image and the reflection I see when I look in the mirror for years. I think realistically we all have at some point and it’s not very nice to find yourself in that frame of mind, never feeling good enough and never seeing what others see in you.
Like Alice, I too stumbled down a hole and ended up finding myself part of a community that has welcomed me with open arms and been more of a friend to me than flesh folks who live on the same patch of land I do.
Erotic photography allows me to express more of myself than words ever could. I adore imagining images and ideas in my head and trying them out. If they work, amazing, if they don’t then I have learned something new, and next time I try to do better.
Over 95% of the images you see on my blog have been taken by me and I have had no photography lessons or been to any camera clubs I see some of you mention. I dunno if I would like to either. I’m not really a club kinda person, to be honest. I think I prefer just pottering around myself, doing my own thing. I do however own a big grown-up-style camera that I am admitted on Twitter a while back scares me. I have used it a few times and the images I have gotten with it, I have been happy with but truthfully I think that was because I had it on a tripod and was able to use a remote viewfinder. I have actually recently bought a tripod for my phone with a remote which I am super excited about! Before now, it was a case of balancing my phone on whatever I could find and using palm finder to take it via timer.
You see the thing is I have lightroom on my laptop but that too scares me and I can barely use it. I have a version of Photoshop too that I have never used, ever and it too confuses me. I am most comfortable with my phone and 95% of my images are from my phone! I use apps to edit instead. I can be kinda lazy and I find it far easier to achieve what I want, in less time. It’s always about time….
I really wish I had more time for me and my camera because honestly I asked a question on Twitter recently about folks’ favourite way to self-care and truly, I am my happiest when I am creating something usually dark, weird, and hopefully wonderful. Dark imagery is truly where I am my most comfortable.
Erotic photography has changed my outlook on many things🖤
As readers know it is hard for me to pick a favourite anything but these two images, particularly the one on the right is my favourite self-portrait. Both of these images show more of me than any other images on my blog so if you want to know who I am, you’ll see that here!