Gender Neutral - Fine Art Portraiture

February 22, 2012

  Hello everyone, Above is image P849212c Colour True. This is my newest work for Fine Art Portraiture and is among my Limited Edition range of images - Gender Neutral. It is a portrait of a gender neutral person. This image is a man who dresses as a woman. Take a look at the rest of the range at: http://www.coastalphotography.co.uk/shop/71-gender-neutral Over the past year I have discovered my love of photography and the purity of landscape combining with the realisation of the pleasure of photographing people. From an early age I considered myself a bit of a loner, loving to be outside and enjoying the beaches, not necessarily with anyone else - now my absolute love of nature, the coast and our environment. Alongside this side of my childhood, when I was in a crowded place I remember constantly being told by my mother not to stare. People may have been uncomfortable at a child staring at them but I remember it only as objective looking. I watched body language and mannerisms and found those little glimpses of life to be interesting. Browsing through a psychology book later in my teens, I came across what was called 'The Norm Criterion' - now I'm sure there are many versions of what is and what isn't and I am only speaking on opinion not fact, but this one piece of reading actually made me question behaviour toward others and ourselves. To simplify the explanation as I read it, is to say that 'Normality is only the majority vote'. As an adult I strive to photograph what I see, not to be the judge but to let others look at my images, to react and debate among themselves. Whether a landscape gives a warm or a cold feeling that makes you want to be there, whether an image of a baby is uplifting and gives hope - and the appearance of people - whether it is tattoos, nude, disability or gender neutral - how does the image make you feel? Also see my new range of Limited Editions - Look Deeper on the website. Bye for now. I'll blog again soon with new images of snow along the Norfolk Coast. Janice  


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