A number of years back I posted online the photo below of Katie. It got many comments, but the one that sticks in my mind still is, "Yuck. Get a razor!" I was so mad that I almost pulled the photo off the interwebs. That anonymous troll had gone too far and found one area I am very sensitive about, my models. He/she also made me think about how subjectively judged body hair on models can be.
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First of all, I am open to criticism of my art and erotica. It makes me better at what I do. One thing I will never accept though is derision of my models. I am very protective of them because they shared so much for me to create my visions. They are muses and muses in my book are above saints.
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|Leila 072914 - SideB|
Which do I prefer for my personal/non-photographic life? Some will say I don't have a preference, and that is not true. I want what she feels is right for her. I want her to feel sexy and beautiful. For some women that means no hair except on their beautiful heads. For other's they are natural from head to toe. I want them to feel comfortable and sexy so they can focus on the sensual moments together, not just trying to match what they think society expects of them.
|Eleanor 072914 SideB|
For me, any woman who feels sexy is sexy. She could feel it is her smile, her eyes, her mind, her body, her desires and she is right. Sexy is sexy and if it is something she is confident of and makes her feel good about herself, then I will probably find her very sexy. Maybe it comes down not to the grooming habits, but confidence. By grooming and keeping a look or appearance that feels comfortably sexy and true to the her is truly the sexiest and most alluring element of all.