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Mike Stacey
Mike Stacey
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Censorship of both the male and female body is now more rigid than we've seen in the last few decades - largely due to the sheer flood of nude and/or revealing imagery via social media. It's a complex matter. We're all aware of the social norm for beauty and the pressure on women to conform to that - and we're aware of the fallout - the damaging psychological outcomes. Censorship is one device that contributes to this by essentially “shaming' various aspects of our bodies; genitals, breasts, nipples, butts and pubic hair.

I'm currently exploring this topic, both visually and otherwise. Here's an interesting excerpt from an article written by Esther Young in ‘The Owl'; a student edited publication from Santa Clara, California. ( It addresses various concerns from a female point of view, whereas my interest is at a higher level, irrespective of gender. . .

See my website for whole text...

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Equipment Pentax 67
Technical Concept, Set up, Editing: Mike Stacey Photographs by Aurora Sprengel
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Uploaded 10 January 2019 at 09:31am
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Lautrenath Foto avatar
Lautrenath Foto Hello. The link to The Owl of Santa Clara doesn't work. Nice website however, but I can't find the article which talk about the pressure on the appearance.
Nice picture, I like it.
10 January 2019 at 01:36pm
James Arthur avatar
James Arthur bravo my friend...
10 January 2019 at 02:55pm
Mike Stacey avatar
Mike Stacey thank you Lautrenath and James. Here is the correct link:
10 January 2019 at 10:28pm
Christian Nowak avatar
Christian Nowak Thanks for the image and the link. I will definately have a look... it's a topic close to my heart.
10 January 2019 at 11:31pm

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