Missives on Erotic Photography

Creation vs exploitation

There’s nothing more controversial in the photography world than erotic photography. It’s right up there with the Canon vs Nikon flame wars and film vs digital “debates.”

Why is it so controversial? Because it can be easily exploited and perverted. There’s a fine line between an erotic photo that’s artistic and one of exploitation. One is quality and the other is just plain yuck.

You can argue that we all consume photography, just as we do with writing on Medium. We create works of any kind and hope that we get enough eyeballs on them to earn some money or build a name for ourselves, but do we ever come back to the main question? Why do we do this?

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