The thing about shooting more portraits is that you end up coming into contact with more people on a more regular basis.
That’s fine, but following on from what I said the other day, the fact that you specifically mention that it’s to do with photographs changes the whole scenery.
A friend of mine, who I see fairly often, text me tonight to say that she wouldn’t be able to meet up tomorrow, as her boyfriend wasn’t happy with the situation, or that she would even consider letting a guy take her picture.
I don’t really know how to deal with stuff like that. I know more than anyone that males, and infact, people in general, often, if not always, have alterior motives for things. But to take a photo?
The massive amount of insecurity that is involved in the majority of relationships that my so-called peers are involved in is staggering.
If you don’t want the person you love to be who they are, then how can you love them?
I’m also wondering if I should really be posting this or not. After all, I don’t want it to seem like some sort of attack on anyone I care about.
But then, this isn’t just some weird, sleazy hobby, or indeed a passing phase, so I think I’m qualified, and should say that I think that our attitude towards photography, and on a bigger scale, our relationships sucks.
I mean, I was only asking her to pose naked like my other recent photos.
(note to the stupid – this is sarcasm.)
I should be used to this by now. I’ve been doing it long enough, but it always still feels like a smear on your character.
Here’s Kerry instead, looking wonderful and unmolested.