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Over at my partner blog Shadowsexposed, I just posted the beginning of a series of posts on my own journey and personal sense on how I objectify women (IOW).
I objectify women through my thoughts, beliefs, and art as well. Just by tripping the shutter and capturing the image of a woman on film or a sensor, I transfer a real human (not just women) into a 1/250th of a second capture of her and convert her to an object.This transfer is similar to what painters, sculptors, poets, and other creative types have done for centuries. They take a full human and convert them to some sort of partial object, a mere small representation of a fiction or reality of that person. - excerpt from IOW at shadowsexposed.com
Over this series, Miz B and I are going to explore objectification. For me, it will be about my work, my struggles, and how I am evolving and accepting what I do. For Miz B, she will write about being both behind the camera as objectifier and in front of it as the objectified.
I have one favor, please go over there and read this, and the following posts in the series, and comment. You can comment anonymously if you like. The important thing though is to share your thoughts, experiences, and comments about it. We don't mind a bit of debate, even if it gets heated. You can disagree with us as well. The key part is to raise the issues and help broaden the discussion. If you don't feel comfortable commenting there, comment here.
PS - Thanks to D.L. for commenting both there and here. We greatly appreciate it.