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Fine Art Photography - Nude photography - Pinup - Sexual Potraits - Female Photographer

When working and creating as a photographer and artist (rather than as an author or sex educator), my work has been described as "bravely intimate", "incredibly original", revolutionary, "perfectly imperfect" and "unbelievably diverse" by viewers and fans, which I think is pretty nifty.

Click a thumbnail to view the photos below (enlargements are shown at a reduced size -- full-sized, high resolution photos are available for subscribers). For more information on the photos, sitting for me, links to guest photographers and subjects or technical information, read further below or see the information links at left. To see the most recent photo updates to the site, click here.

To view my professional portfolio or for information on booking photo sessions with me, click here.


public portfolio - free samples
self-portraits & guest photographers
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self portrait heather corinna caught in net
self portrait mixed-media at home in her hand woman and nature feminist art self portrait frustration inspiration weariness women
self portrait everything in the palm of my hand koan meditation self portrait heather corinna fall vulnerability line study
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context: challenging sterotype finding context in erotic work female presentation lesbian sex work anger feminism bender: dyke drag genderqueer butch/femmegenderplay self portraits speculate (from gallery show)
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Blending more traditional styles, archetypes and themes with new approaches, keeping the physical and emotional tone real, grounded, varied and present, I try to step outside genre by creating work that explores sexuality, gender and personal identity within fine art without a typical fine art nude genericism or loss of personal identity of the subject. I aim to protest stereotype, to be feminist, open, authentic (or intentionally artificial) and expressive. My body of work runs the gamut from tackling difficult issues to juat having a damned good time. I aim to put a diverse array of real body, real mind, real heart and real sexuality out there with my own in hopes of making a dent in the homogeneous, hetero, male-directed, overglossed and often vapid pit of mass-produced and mainstream sexual material in which the image usually starts and stops on the one-dimensional surface and reflects male fantasy and ideal put upon women rather than female-directed sexual and artistic expression.

In my mind, the difference between my work and pornography of various types isn't as simple as my not shaving my armpits sometimes, being over 40, being queer, not having fake breasts, often going without makeup or including other models or lovers who may not, or certainly do not, fit mainstream beauty standards or simple sexualor gender identities. It's a complex combination of creative, political, personal and artistic motivation, very different business practices, socioeconomics and context and certainly, different aims than most mainstream sexuality content or photography of women and/or the body. For more on what I feel makes my work different, see here.
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My work has shown in On Our Backs magazine, at the 2003 BECAUSE exhibit, the 2004 Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and the Bryant-Lake Bowl (Minneapolis); has been shown online at ventures like Scarlet Letters, Janesguide, Toys in Babeland and Michelle7 and will be included in an upcoming erotic photography anthology. I also have done commercial work for companies and organizations like gay.com/Planetout, District 202, Dykes Do Drag and other clients, as well as many sessions with individuals working with gender, drag and performance photos, as well as fine art nudes and portraits, sometimes used as part of body image therapy (and I often do that work pro bono).

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lush life old school hollywood style portraits and nudes female moody noir redhead feathers 30's nonviolent 16: Linger: black and white b/w tender gentle delicate cuddle dreadlocks couples caress embrace joyful ugly on the inside power mood swing nudes peepshow: strip tease lap dance black and white grain dyke self-portraits fine art nude muscles cruves freckles redhead raw feral intimate creative spartan female doorway tattoo piercing

additional models
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minneapolis sculpture intertwined lines seattle daisy seattle ariel offbeat bride promotional work black and white location ballard seattle dying on the voine shrub rose fall washington backyard floral portrait
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Truly independent artist content on the web is rare, and woman-produced sexuality material not made expressly for a male gaze or only for commercial gain rarer still, especially in visual material. For that reason, I ask and encourage you to subscribe, either to this site or another independent woman-owned-and-operated artist site which you frequent. Without the financial support needed to create quality, independently produced content, we find ourselves with little to choose from save mass-produced, heterocentric, homogenous and uninspired material. Around 80% of the subscribers to this site are, and always have been, women, a group which frequently laments a lack of sexuality material available to them. Visual erotica or depiction of the female nude and sensexsual self has been male-dominated largely because mainly male consumers have dominated it finanically.


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The subscribers area contains over 6000 quality, high resolution and fully original photographs. Photos are primarily of and photographed by myself. Besides the self-portraits and photo sessions I photograph, there are also sessions from guest photographers, including B. Labouyi, Lee Higgs, Billy Sheahan, Lee Stranahan, Norm Edwards and others, as well as guest models; solo, or women or men photographed with me. Erotica, fine art nude, traditional and experimental portraiture, conceptual art installations, drag and performance portraits, couples photography are some of the types of work found in my complete portfolio. All work is original and most is exclusive to this site.

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