"Sex appeal is fifty percent
what you've got
and fifty percent what people
think you've got."
-- Sophia Loren (1973)
Caviar, Vol. 2 Fall-Winter Issue, 2001
Gallery and Statement by
are real compositions of real women. The work is not a diary of perfection,
but a chronicle celebrating the joy and unique beauty found in every woman.
My subjects aren’t 36-24-36, nor is my work. No one I have photographed
is a professional model nor do I aspire to include professionals.
is astonishing that we live in a society that shuns viewing of the human
body and conversely seems to condone the viewing of its destruction. I
have been making erotic photographs for over 20 years. Due to the pressures
of modern society, I have largely kept the work to myself. Women are the
most beautiful, sincere and complex of all creations.
the marriage of photography and the computer, prompted my recent artistic
evolution. With many years spent in pursuit of erotic imagery I have a
vast and varied erotic repository of thousands of images from which to
am hopefully imparting my views about women and erotica in a soothing visual
manner. Credit is shared equally between the subjects and myself. A work
of art must say something, it must prompt a response. This can only be
achieved if both the subject and the artist are partners in its creation.
I have found myself in many situations where women posed for my work, but
the photographs weren’t successful because the subject was doing just that—posing.
women portrayed here had no facades or preconceived notions. They are your
neighbors, your coworkers, your acquaintances. Most are between the ages
of 30-50, at least one is over 60, and they are all sincere human beings
who have something to say about their confidence, their sexuality and their
personas. I am the conveyor of the message, the fortunate observer who
was present to capture a woman during the precise moment she was most comfortable
within her own skin.
of the work was originally shot in B&W. The women sit in the frame
of the finished piece pretty much as they do on the original negative—just
as I saw them.
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prefer to keep things simple, using 35mm camera equipment, Tri-X black
& white film, an Apple computer, a scanner, and PhotoShop. The color
is meticulously added by hand using a mouse. This caressing of color onto
the human form allows me to become even closer to the final piece. Archival
prints (size 18”x12” or 16”x12” in 24”x20” 100% rag mats) are available
as limited and numbered giclée.
and Artwork are Copyright © 2000-2001 Mason McLowill. All rights reserved.
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