Re-edit and censored version
Yesterday I received a message from the good people of Instagram informing me that they had removed the original edit of this image, uploaded on 1 Sept 2014. They cited reasons of “nudity” and material of a mature content. I knew I should have dressed Teddy – but he really likes being naked. It’s just as well because I had spent most of yesterday re-editing this image so that it is more cohesive with the rest in the series in terms of colour palette. I am not going to protest about “art” vs “porn” and what is suitable for the younger users of Instagram. Why? Because many of my fellow female users from the younger ones to the older ones take incredibly lewd images of themselves with as much on if not less. The uncensored version of this will reside on other platforms until it’s removed as well, I guess. I think the original quote is even more suitable now:
“Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman.” – Joan Jett
Note: you can find the original edit on Google+ and Flickr – it’s all pastel-like and too glow-y.