CENSORNAMENT – the beauty of censorship

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, an ornament is „any element added to an otherwise merely structural form, usually for purpose of decoration or embellishment.“ This explanation could hypothetically be applied to censorship, seeing the naked body of a person as a „merely structural form“, on which the black censor bar is applied (as „ornament“).
Sadly this normally ruins a picture, which is why I thought of a solution, that would „decorate“ and thus enrich the picture and the experience of the observer. That is why I took nude photographs of people who would cover their intimate areas with objects that are dear to them or that tell a little story about them. This way I managed to achieve a symbiotic union between censorship and ornaments.

In order to view the entire collection of pictures, please follow this link:
http://issuu.com/philippvons/docs/censornament/1