Feminism of Boudoir
Posted on March 01, 2016
The original purpose of the typical boudoir image was certainly intended for male viewers. Today, the boudoir genre has exploded into shards of purpose; Sex in all senses, to excite, to sell but most importantly we are starting to see more boudoir shoots for the sole purpose of a woman's self-esteem. Just for her, not for a husband or a lover but for her own pleasure, for posterity, or just because she can. The strongest examples of these boudoir images are the most natural ones, A woman unafraid and unashamed of being herself is truly laid bare. Perhaps Freida Kahlo is one of the greatest, most famous examples of that kind of courage.