I am in the processing of learning as much as I can about photography, with the hope of becoming a photographer in the future.
I am someone who researches and reads up on anything important to me.
So far, most of what I have come across has been good, healthy, positive stuff. But, sadly the dark side of life, infiltrates every area of life.
I have come across ‘photographers’ defending naked photos of children being posted on social media, or websites. And their aggressive defending of this, and the name calling and nastiness that results if you have different opinion, are red flags for me. Any over-reaction tends to flag as suspicious to me.
A photographer has been recently arrested where I live, for raping children, using photographs for child pornography and exploitation. 79 offences he has been charged with. He currently is remanded in prison until his court hearing. What a heinous, sick piece of shit he is. I would like to see him locked up for the rest of his life. But, he’ll probably get some pathetic short sentence. And this is probably not an isolated incident.
It is obvious to me – that the photography industry/crowd – attracts these heinous people. Especially for the paedophile underground internet industry, where millions of naked and sexualised photos of children, are shared.
Whilst giving my rational opinion on how we should not be posting naked photos of children online, the aggressiveness of some men, was truly concerning. One of these men also linked a female photographer, who is famous in the photography scene – for taking photos of children (including her own) where they are completely naked. With everything on display for all to see. It made me feel sick. Truly a paedophiles delight. Her work is so wrong, on so many levels. And these ‘photographers’ were defending this woman’s work.
(And I’m not linking her work, because I do not want anyone looking at it. I’m not drawing any attention to it).
For a start – no child’s naked body needs to be posted anywhere. Children should have rights to not allow anyone to post naked photos on line. Children are not property – to exploit for your business, or for vile reasons.
I don’t want photos of me naked online, so children should also have the same rights.
I don’t care if photographers wants to call it ‘art’. It may be art to some people, but it is exposing children’s bodies to everyone – including sick, heinous people. And that is never okay.
What I find even more troubling, is how any parent can want to expose their children’s bodies to the general public. It is very much a red flag. It is exploiting your own child. For money.
Or, maybe there is something even more dark within the motivations and mind of this mother? There are many more female child sex abusers, than people realise.
Or, maybe she is just completely unaware of healthy boundaries and healthy ways to treat her children? Maybe she is so wrapped up in her ‘art’ – she has lost touch with any decency?
Maybe, she is desperate to be famous, so is using controversial photography, to gain popularity and fame/wealth?
Quite frankly – I don’t care. The very thought of some paedophile jacking off to a photo of my naked child, or any child – is repulsive and as a mother who genuinely cares about my children, and protects my children from anything heinous, posting naked photos is an absolute no.
So sadly, I have come across this very dark side of photography and I find it deplorable.
But, that’s how it is with child sexual abuse and child exploitation………. it’s everywhere.
And photography sadly, is an industry/scene – that no doubt attracts many heinous, child exploiting people.
~ Lilly Hope Lucario
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