I am taking a bit of a break from social media for the coming weeks. I envision it to be six weeks, but we will see how long I can go for without engaging in sarcastic Twitter banter. I can give up sex and cocaine, affairs with handsome bourgeois married men of Battersea but I am not sure if I can give up the Twitter, even for a brief time. We will see. I will occasionally be tweeting from the wonderment that is TweetDeck about the books and magazines. Sorry, I feel dirty saying this, but I need to schedule my tweets in advance, the Twitter equivalent of faking perhaps. I apologise for my lack of spontaneous tweeting. I apologise for the lack of sarcasm in the coming weeks. I am sure it will come back with a vengeance and a hefty dose of wit, honesty and sarcasm come May.
Whoretography has morphed into something more than what I could have ever imagined it to be. It has gone from an off the cuff (I should say off the pillow) remark post fucking Steve McQueen when it dawned on me that I wanted to photograph him naked. Photograph us naked together. Somewhere between realising I was in the business of a photographic conspiracy in which my camera was acting as an agent for the falsehood of couple cohesion and intimacy, and the idea of documenting paid-for sexual intimacy (okay, mainly with a married Steve McQueen) as the antidote to the visual falsehoods of wedding photography. I remember it like it was yesterday but it was not, it was sometime in 2014. I quipped that he could call me the Whoretographer and three years later, here we are today.
It is now the reason I have to take a break from social media for about six weeks. There are many things I need to accomplish;
- Finish writing my dissertation (crikey!)
- Finishing the books for the MA (double crikey!)
- Compiling the box sets and orders to send them out.
- Arranging a Whoretography Exhibition
- Re launching the bookshop
- Redesign of the website to move it from a creative practice asresearch platform to a commercial self-funding visual activist and book publishing platform.
- Applying for PhDs
- The never ending quest to find funding.
I still very much need your help and support, and you can be a champion of Whoretography in many ways. Come with me and join the creative resistance in the fight for sex workers' rights.
You can be a part of the creative resistance by;
- Following Whoretography on the Twitter ( find us on facebook too!)
- Buy a magazine, a PDF, an e-book or physical book. Everything is printed in-house (or via blurb) and is sex work positive.
- Comment on blog posts, retweet where you can.
- Donate if you wish by way of gofundme, bank transfer or Bitcoin.
- Submit content and send me examples of where the media betrays sex workers by the visual rhetoric they circulate.
- Send me suggestions for books to review for the Sex Worker Review of Books.
- and anything else you can think of!
Thanks for reading me and many thanks!