**WARNING** THIS POST CONTAINS IMAGES WITH SLIGHT NUDITY
Apparently I have offended.
It seems like some people can’t handle even the slightest hint of nudity. Some have been potential clients and I’ve even had fellow photographers tell me that I shouldn’t be posting my editorials in the same blog that I post my weddings.
I can see where their concern comes from, and usually my immaturity would respond with something like “Suck It, go elsewhere.” But, I feel like I need to explain a bit on where my direction in photography is moving towards.
Moving to Los Angeles has brought me incredible opportunities. Opportunities that has taken my photography to new limits. I understand why wedding photographers and brides have shown concern for these type of images, but I want them to know that I am not only a wedding photographer.
I am a photographer. Whether that is me trying to capture your wedding day, your family, helping you with your model portfolio, capturing the world while traveling and even helping out with a magazine feature.
My aim as an artist is to grow and keep on learning the power behind an image. I am not posting these images to offend, I am posting them because it is my work and it is work that I am proud of. If an artist isn’t allowed to display his work, then what is the point? I am proud of what I photograph and won’t make anyone make me feel bad for it.
I asked a few of my former clients (especially brides) if they minded the fact that I post some racy editorials in the same blog as I post their weddings. Their answers made me remember why I love my clients.
“HECK NO. You do your thing. It is why we hired you”
I don’t want to be impassive about the concerns of some people, but I also want to let them know that I am growing as an artist, and sometimes that growth produces an image that might offend some.
But, I am going to stop being scared. I’ve erased many posts that I have decided not to put up in fear that I might lose a client out of it. Well, that is not going to happen any more. I want my clients to appreciate where I come from as a photographer. If they don’t like what they see, then they shouldn’t hire me.
Simple as that.
PHEW. Now that that’s out of the way, lets take some time to look at some of these images of the ever so popular Benjamin Godfre because they are FREAKIN AWESOME.