This is a photo that I have been wanting to take for a long while now. I have never quite understood the fear that society has of nudity, and so I decided to project the views into a photo.
You can see the above picture shows two individuals. The individual on the right is a nude woman, the individual on the left is a nude man. I decided to hide their identities with bags; not because of fear, but because it makes them a better representation of society as a whole.
On the woman’s bag, the word “LOOSE” is written. I asked the individual who helped me with the project what she would be called if she walked around without a shirt on in a public space. She chose the word and wrote it on her bag. I then asked her how a man would be viewed if he walked around in the same public space without a shirt on. She chose the word “SEXY” and wrote it on the second bag.
All I want out of this project is for people to think. Think about the horrible things that women of all ages are called, just for expressing themselves how they see fit. Just because a woman is having sex does not make her a whore or a slut. Just because she wears clothes that are revealing doesn’t mean that she is “asking for it”. Just because she is topless does not mean she is loose.