Will King , May 07, 2006; 10:31 p.m.
To be quite honest I am not familar with Jock Sturges or his work. I did read Brian's email to Jock asking him to either remove the images in question or simply state that the nude models were above the age of 18. I don't see how that is an unreasonable request. Since photo . net is based in the U.S. it must adbide by U.S. law. If you have seen the news lately here in the U.S., you would know that child porn is a major issue that authorities are really cracking down on. I'm not saying that simply displaying nude images of a under age person is child porn, however, I'm sure some people do, including law makers and law enforcement. Now if a person wants to take nude photos of someone under age with the parent's permission, that's their prerogative. Once those images become public, it changes everything. Brian has a responsibility to this site and to the laws of the U.S.. I'm sure having photos from a well known photographer displayed on this site is not worth the risk of a prison sentence.