DMs, Instagram Direct Messages, have become one of the most effective methods of approach in recent years.
I see you in my feed, I find your profile and I text you without too many chances that you don’t notice my message.
This happens with the ordinary mortals but also, and above all, with all the models that work with their profiles and, for some inexplicable reason, become subjects of indecent proposals like “Send nudes”, now the softer and more elegant.
Atisha Paulson, a professional photographer, knows something about it.
With the help of a name close to a woman’s face, he began to receive special proposals from men convinced that the girls in the photos were not his models, but him.
Not positively impressed by the type of messages received, he began to publish them on his profile, condemning the unfortunate to pillory.
The next step was to make with this messages a fanzine, which, in an ironic way, highlights how social media have removed filters, good manners, and have made the boundaries of “where to stop” much more labile than they should be.
DM, a short and effective name, contains some of the messages he received but also some of the answers he gave to the “fans” of his models.
Each photograph carries his comment, “How much for sex”, “I love you, send nudes”, “You awesome boobs baby”, and doesn’t hide his outrage at a widespread activity.
“A lot of the people messaging thought I was a woman, maybe because of my name, but it made me think to myself, ‘what woman would want to see this. The answer was obvious – NONE,” – Atisha Paulson
The fanzine is momentarily sold out, but if you want to get an idea take a look here.