Random its been almost a month since I've looked at my MA thoughts

  1. The people who set the agenda for the politics of sex work are the ones who are in power. At the moment, the anti sex work circus set that agenda and populate the internet with images that reinforce their view. Its hard to argue against a stereotype.
  2. Sex Worker imagery is more honest when it is unedited.
  3. Sex worker photography is largely misunderstood because people cannot view sex workers without removing their moralistic goggles.
  4. The transaction of sex online is confronting because it means sex workers exist and people are therefor forced to deal with the issue when they can't ignore.
  5. Sex worker imagery does not reflect the world sex workers inhabit.  This misrepresentation is, in part, information control by the hegemonic views of sex work.
  6. I want to represent an alternate ideology of sex work.
  7. If, like Lindsay Smith suggests 'the photographic record is an agent in the collective fantasy of family cohesion, the camera is part of theatre that the family constructs to convince its self that its together and whole' then client/sex worker intimacy is the evidence of the death of that marital fantasy. This is physical proof of Barthes time defeated. Looking at intimate client with sex worker images should then provoke the same feeling off loss and mourning when looking at the man's wedding images. Mourning for a relationship that once was.
  8. Photography is dominated by violent masculine misogynistic terms which is why viewing other photographers images of sex workers feels like violence by camera. Just another form of physical abuse perpetrated by men. Camera replaces fist.  Photographer as predator.
  9. Photographs function as biography and autobiography.  Sex worker community is broader and richer than what its depicted online.
  10. Current sex worker identity in images online is just a part of cultural programming not to dissimilar to soviet propaganda and post 9/11 images from ground zero.