I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit!

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 9.01.11 PMThose familiar with my work know that I shoot a lot of art nudes. I post to several sites to share the work that accept nude photos. One thing they all have in common is that you have to opt in, in order to see “mature” content. That is to say that you need to agree to want to see mature content. It’s not like you are looking at sunsets and trees and all of a sudden, bam, theres a photo of a nude woman there.

Also, they require that the poster tag/flag that the work is of mature content. Now I am respectful of these requirements and am vigilant in tagging/flagging my photos so nothing I post should come as a shock to anyone.

So WHY do I get messages about people who have issues with my photos. You HAVE opted in to see mature content, the work is tagged/flagged mature. Is it that you want some of this, but none of that?

I got one of these messages on my 500 px account and they deleted the photo from there and quite frankly, that is the last straw. I can take criticism and even just ugly comments about my work (those are easy enough to ignore) but the part time puritans are more than I can take.I have taken my 500 px account dark and will no longer post there

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  1. robert January 12, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    there is a faint line between art, tasteless and pornography – so if a site like 500px does not opt out at a certain line, it will be flushed with tasteless content. but it is highly questionable if this is the right censorship just to delete. – on the other hand it is questionable if your reaction is the right one because you censor yourself – nice quote “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” (Mark Twain)