HATTIE WATSON

I actually started nude modeling before anything else. It was a bit nerve racking I suppose, but I was always comfortable with myself. I don't know, I've never seen nudity as a negative thing or a pornographic thing unless it was actual porn, which I do not do. Nudity is beautiful and has been looked at positively for so long, I don't know why people think of it in a negative way now. I'm selective on who I shoot with because I know those people that will not enhance the bad sides of me as well as I generally want to make art and work with artists. If it involves nudity, it could easily go from being just a nude girl to an actual beautiful and emotional image... Not everyone can capture that. Some photographers just want to shoot girls nude. Those are not technically the ones I want to work with, but sometimes I have to.

I enjoy doing more nude work like that of Tamara and Corwin's style, but it's always nice to do something different. I try to stay versatile as much as I can and being nude is not always easy to change it up. I mean, sometimes doing nude work is different from non-nude and sometimes it isn't that much different. Clothes tend to make it easier to play with and come up with different ways of showing them... Nude work can tend to get repetitive and you kind of run out of ideas, especially when I don't do full frontal nudes; I have to find ways of covering myself without looking stupid. Death of Youth series was definitely different for me. It was a little more risqué but I really loved what came out of it. It was sexy but still artful. It wasn't dirty or just about a nude girl. I felt like it had feeling and depth behind it.

 

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Sometimes I feel anxiety but only when I ate something that filled me up before or if I feel like my body isn't on point. I hate that people make comments about my nudity and comparing it to porn sometimes. I do not do porn, not anywhere close to it. For some reason people see a tattooed girl and nudity and immediately think - "Oh she must be a suicide girl or gods girls and does porn" - which, that is not it at all. I've never done those things and don't associate myself with it. I'm not against it, but I want to change people's views on girls with tattoos. Nudity doesn't have to be sexual and it's not. When it is, who cares? It could be fucking beautiful. Marilyn Monroe posed nude, high fashion models pose nude all the time. Why do they not get the same treatment? Because they are agency girls and it's okay? People that assume things are just close minded and have no clue. They need to educate themselves before they try to talk to me or anyone else in this sort of industry about it. I don't feel like their opinion is relevant at all.

 

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I don't feel pressure at all. I'm getting more and more work now doing non-nude. Even sometimes I throw in some implied stuff 'cause I think it would look better in certain shots. I don't do anything I don't want to do, honestly.

 

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I would definitely love to do more high fashion work, something a little more serious. I do so much natural and nature like work and airy and beautiful, which I love! But, at the same time, I want to push myself and prove that I am capable of doing other things. That's why having this mishap with my hair recently was kind of a good thing, I think. It provided a bit of a different look than I'm used to be doing. I want to have a bigger online appearance and also get published more in magazines. I feel like more high fashion work with more emotion and crazy hair and making myself not look like me could definitely be the way to do that. I just want to step out of my comfort zone and become something else.

 

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The end of civilization will be caused by: Civilization itself.

 
















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Hattie Watson // hattiewatson // hattiewatson.com // junnnktank.com/hattiewatson2011

 

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