I’m going to take a break from posting fine art photos of my art partner & muse to share with you all the 2nd piece of hate mail that has come from our small town hater. Someone has spent a lot of energy this year, spreading lies about me, slandering me on Yelp, posting things on my client’s Facebook pages telling telling everyone that I am a pornographer, and sending disruptive hate mail to our home address. The person responsible for this has a personal vendetta against us, but doesn’t have the courage to sign their name and face us.
By their assertion, we are pornographers, though our work has always been no more explicit than what Helmut Newton, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruno Bisang, Bob Carlos Clarke, and others might have done.
This crusade of theirs has cost me jobs, hurt my reputation, and has now made living in our community unsettling and uncomfortable.
Though our work is erotic in nature at times, it is hardly pornographic.
We are also unashamed of our work, and on the contrary, open and proud of it. The person(s) so passionate about their witch hunt against us clearly is the one hiding, knowing what they are doing is damaging and illegal.
We create work for the lovely art site Zivity, and post here on tumblr, and we have NEVER created and posted pornography, here nor there (Zivity has strict guidelines against posting pornography and enforces it.)
What we are doing is neither illegal nor harmful to anyone, but stalking, harassing and bullying are all harmful and illegal activities and behaviors.
Freedom of speech apparently only extends to what people agree with!?!