Reader Mail: On the Topic of NSFW Tags
Q: “I hate to ask you to do this because it feels in some small way like it could be considered asking you to censor your work which I would hate to do and would never suggest. But would you please consider adding some sort of NSFW tag to your posts where appropriate? I subscribe to your blog via RSS and love looking at your photos or inspirational quotes during my lunch break, but occasionally I’ll see a photo that might get me in a little bit of trouble at work. If you would rather not do this you will not be losing a follower by any means, but I would very much appreciate it if you could make things a little bit simpler for me.
Regardless of your answer, I would love to take this opportunity to express to you how in awe I am of the things you create. Your work is an incredible combination of challenging and accessible that I’ve found far too rare in the art world. Thank you for making so much of it available on this site.”A: First off, thanks for your polite and thoughtful message, I’m happy that you appreciate my work, especially those aspects of it that challenge.There are two answers to your question. One is easy, one is difficult. One is something I can do as an artist, as a courtesy, the other is one you must do as an individual, as a life choice.