A few folks have asked me, “Chuck, why do so many of your summer photos feature scantily clad women? You’re a progressive guy, an avowed feminist–what’s the deal?”
I get it. I do. It’s probably a cop-out to point out that beach, and beach-related attire, are iconic summer images, but there’s that. I struggle with the whole objectification issue, I really do–but if someone wanted to objectify me I’d be okay with it. I’m sure there’s some twisted fetishist out there for whom my whole “fat old man” vibe resonates. Dream away, friends–just remember that I’m taken.
In the end, it comes down to public safety. Stray too far from the time-tested memes of summer, and there’s no telling what you’ll get.
We’ve only got four days of Summer remaining, and I’ve not only got Found Summer Photos lined up for each of those days, but I’ve collected a fair portion of next year’s entries as well–something to which we can look forward over the long, cold winter that’s sure to come.