Friday, 4 November 2011
I was looking into the way that pornography is often male orientated. The focus is 'man as subject,' 'women as object,' drawing similarities to male surrealist photography and Hollywood cinema. I explored their idea of the male gaze, and the feminine object, their adornment of women (why the hell not!). In relation to Surrealism, later revelations of Claude Cahun's photography (amongst others), reveal that the female surrealists had their take on subject/object also in that she became both subject and object and both male and female. So here is my take.