We live in a very contradictory era: in the morning we can wake up and share the video of the latest shooting in one of the US shopping malls with our hundreds of contacts but when sharing an artist nude we have to worry about hiding the private parts.
Steph Wilson, a 1992 London photographer, together with a team of pretty good professionals (Tara Greville, Laura Little, Holly Sillius and Yusuke Morioka) and Dazed Magazine, created a photo shoot entitled “Emoji” that doesn’t just want to show us the latest fashion items. The main theme is precisely the restrictions of the web linked to any element of the body, male or female, exposed without veils without distinction, when it is not a marketing strategy. As a method of censorship, the photographer used the most common elements in the language of the web: emojis.
Kittens, grapes, eggs, flowers, creatively hide the too exposed nipples, capturing exactly the center of the debate: a natural woman cannot be seen by free choice as beautiful as she is, but the advertisements of the great marketing giants can show us the butts of the their models even as we read the obituaries in the newspaper. So a fashion shoot that has a less fashion and more protest flavor. In full Steph Wilson style.