BY LAURENCE PHILOMENE OLIVIER.
Our contributor Laurence shot this set we are in love with and that got her into some crazy trouble. Some people are just incredibly narrow minded and unbelievable crybabies, not much to do about it.
We are just quoting what she has to say to this:
“These are some pictures I took of a friend of mine (who happens to be a model) in his bedroom while we were having a pool party at his house with a few friends. He is a trained ballerina and one of the loveliest people I have ever had the chance to meet.
To the modelling agent who urged me not to publish these because “casting directors and clients are really not into boys being shot as girls at the moment” and because this is “not the direction we want to go in for this model”, all I have to say is 1) I own full copyright to these images and no contracts were drawn up so you have no authority on my decision to publish these, 2) why would you want to hide things about this boy that specifically make him unique and wonderful? That seems very counter productive 3) I have come to the conclusion that I cannot change your mind regarding how wrong it is to want your models to only pose as straight cis guys so whatever, I hope that at the very least you can appreciate these images for what they are visually. I also hope that you can see that there is nothing weak about showing a softer, feminine side. ”