Jordan Matter: it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women of all backgrounds to volunteer in this project, to walk the streets of New York topless, to defy convention and to confront their feelings of shame and inadequacy. (On a side note, did you know that it's perfectly legal for a woman to go topless in New York?)
It's been over 75 years since the men in this country fought for their basic human right to be topless in public. It wasn't easy. In a few short years men recaptured their freedom,a freedom every man in this country now enjoys. I believe the time is now for the American people to step up and Free The Nipple.
I found this portrait in Rankins Portfolio under Beauty, this image inspired a whole experiment that i did using cut out paper templates to imitate His work. I loved doing these photographs and i really liked the end result. I did them digitally and used photo shop to edit them after I had finished.