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Miss Miranda - model, performer, and retro / fetish style enthusiast - London, UK and often US

www.miss-miranda.com


richardmarzphotography:

Proud to announce @_missmiranda 2015 Calendar will be available for pre-order soon. I shot all thirteen images and consider this some of my best work! #marzphotography #richardmarz #missmiranda #burlesque #model

richardmarzphotography:

Proud to announce @_missmiranda 2015 Calendar will be available for pre-order soon. I shot all thirteen images and consider this some of my best work! #marzphotography #richardmarz #missmiranda #burlesque #model

— 1 week ago with 15 notes
latexfashionetc:

The beautiful Miss Miranda

latexfashionetc:

The beautiful Miss Miranda

— 1 week ago with 305 notes

Soooooo incredibly excited to announce the release of my brand new 2015 calendar shot by the amazing richardmarzphotography on location in California!!

It’ll be going to print this week and is currently available for pre-order online:

http://missmiranda.bigcartel.com/product/miss-miranda-2015-calendar-signed

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/205898349/miss-miranda-2015-calendar-signed?

SO proud of these images - they’re some of the very best I’ve ever done and I can’t wait to share them with you! :D

— 2 weeks ago with 12 notes
#miss miranda  #2015  #calendar  #2015 calendar  #glamour  #fetish  #lingerie  #latex  #corsetry  #Marz photography  #blonde  #model  #art  #nude  #photography  #erotic  #erotica 
jackspinups:

Model: Miss Miranda
Photo by: Steve Taylor

jackspinups:

Model: Miss Miranda

Photo by: Steve Taylor

— 3 weeks ago with 74 notes

k969:

Miss Miranda - Black Hole ~ Anthony Ratcliffe Films

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swiczeniuk:

mastersayssew:

swiczeniuk:

superhighprojection:

Recent interaction on Instagram, and subsequent Tumblr post from someone insulted by me wearing an SS cap on a shoot last week. Lead me to thinking about the taboo nature of fetish and about censorship in general.

As a matter of principle, I immediately block people who post aggressive and abusive comments on my social media, primarily because I do not want my accounts reported or deleted. This does not equate to being unable to acknowledge people or their opinions.

Most of the time I do not feel negative comments warrant a response, but in this case I did. (And if a reply isn’t acknowledgment I don’t know what she expected?) It being suggested that I consider wearing an SS cap ‘a fucking joke’ is frankly offensive to me - none of my work is a joke. I am extremely passionate about what I do. The assumption that I am ‘insensitive and ignorant’ equally offensive. Does she think I am unaware of the deeply frightening, provocative and taboo associations held by Nazi imagery? Precisely the ideas I am interested in exploring in this shoot.

Since a very young age I have been fascinated by this imagery and sexually drawn to it, and for a long time felt ashamed of that fascination and totally unable to express it - the way many people feel about their fetishes and paraphilia. I seek to explore and express my personal sexuality through my work. I have every right to do this and if people don’t like what I have to say, they can simply stop following my work.

I am an artist, and I cannot and will not apologise for my work causing people offence. No creative person should ever be expected to do that.

However, I will clarify that causing offence is never my intention or motivation. I do not employ this imagery for shock value, nor do I in any way support or condone the actions or beliefs of the Nazis or seek to promote or glamourise them. I explore the aesthetic in my work because I have a deep personal interest in it, and in the sexual power of taboo imagery.

If you don’t like it, just go elsewhere. What is frightening and insensitive to one person is beautiful and poignant to the next. To censor myself on the grounds that some people might be offended goes against everything that art stands for to me.

I also like this part of Miss Miranda’s response on Instagram (I hope it’s ok that I am quoting it here on tumblr):

It’s one of the most powerful social symbols of absolute corruptive power, and that’s extremely powerful to the submissive element of my personality.”

It basically needs no further commentary and this is how I feel about it too.

The issue was not with someone having a different opinion if you read  what Miss Miranda wrote.

On the other hand, it is good that this subject was brought up as I have met many people online or irl who think that if they see something like this it means that  the person glorifies or admires what Nazis did or that the person is ignorant, etc. Of course, some people who wear Nazi uniforms (and other items) do indeed identify with the Nazi ideology but  they use it as a part of propaganda and it has nothing to do with art (which you can tell just by looking at their work/ or with little research). 

I think the biggest mistake is to assume that this kind of art and self exploration has automatically something to do with politcs/the ideology as well.

I am not sure if this can be explained to someone who has never felt this way. I am not sure I can explain it either. I think, however, that what Miss Miranda wrote is very close to that.

Thank you xxxxxx

— 2 months ago with 34 notes

swiczeniuk:

mastersayssew:

swiczeniuk:

superhighprojection:

Recent interaction on Instagram, and subsequent Tumblr post from someone insulted by me wearing an SS cap on a shoot last week. Lead me to thinking about the taboo nature of fetish and about censorship in general.

As a matter of principle, I immediately block people who post aggressive and abusive comments on my social media, primarily because I do not want my accounts reported or deleted. This does not equate to being unable to acknowledge people or their opinions.

Most of the time I do not feel negative comments warrant a response, but in this case I did. (And if a reply isn’t acknowledgment I don’t know what she expected?) It being suggested that I consider wearing an SS cap ‘a fucking joke’ is frankly offensive to me - none of my work is a joke. I am extremely passionate about what I do. The assumption that I am ‘insensitive and ignorant’ equally offensive. Does she think I am unaware of the deeply frightening, provocative and taboo associations held by Nazi imagery? Precisely the ideas I am interested in exploring in this shoot.

Since a very young age I have been fascinated by this imagery and sexually drawn to it, and for a long time felt ashamed of that fascination and totally unable to express it - the way many people feel about their fetishes and paraphilia. I seek to explore and express my personal sexuality through my work. I have every right to do this and if people don’t like what I have to say, they can simply stop following my work.

I am an artist, and I cannot and will not apologise for my work causing people offence. No creative person should ever be expected to do that.

However, I will clarify that causing offence is never my intention or motivation. I do not employ this imagery for shock value, nor do I in any way support or condone the actions or beliefs of the Nazis or seek to promote or glamourise them. I explore the aesthetic in my work because I have a deep personal interest in it, and in the sexual power of taboo imagery.

If you don’t like it, just go elsewhere. What is frightening and insensitive to one person is beautiful and poignant to the next. To censor myself on the grounds that some people might be offended goes against everything that art stands for to me.

I personally hate people using Nazi symbology just for shocks. I know that this isn’t the case with Miranda.

Fetishes do to with controversial topics do not make them less hurtful :\ Nazi, race play and other things like that in a fetish context make me extremely uncomfortable, however the way I live my life I have to defend anyone with a fetish that is not “normal” as long as they recognise it is a fetish and are not hurting anyone doing it.

If she’s going to take pictures of herself with Nazi symbols and/or items recognisable as being tied to them, she’s going to get backlash. 

I’ve had people who have suffered abuse tell me that my collar and openness about my BDSM lifestyle is triggering and insensitive towards anyone who has suffered domestic and sexual violence. I then explain why I wear it and why this is my lifestyle. I personally cannot just say “It’s my fetish and it’s my right”, because that’s not fair to them and casts me in a rather unpleasant light. 

Of course I can understand that questions and statement about these things get old, but each person who asks is curious and it is part of the task of expressing oneself to be patient with people. 

I don’t doubt that Missmiranda is a lovely person. The price of being open about this part of ones life is that you have to treat people who are shocked for good reason with respect and accept that they were probably just upset due to an understandably strong and negative assumption.

Sure, but she did respond fairly politely to the girl, who continued to just be extremely negative and dis-interested in understanding Miranda’s reasoning. After the negativity, Miranda blocked her, and I believe that she then sent her hatemail via facebook and tumblr. This kind of behaviour is only going to breed further negativity.

Miranda is very aware that this WILL receive a negative response, hence why she wrote the above to explain that she does not condone Nazi ideologies. From my discussion with her, I agree with her that it’s important to talk about it. If her work gets people talking then that’s what art is for. She didn’t say that “Fetishes do to with controversial topics do not make them less hurtful” - she said that the controversy was what she was exploring in the images.

Also where the fuck are all these opinionated people when the ACTUAL, NON-HISTORIC neo-nazi parties are cropping up all over the place?! Do these people realise that groups with nazi-esque ideas are getting into power in europe? 

YES

— 2 months ago with 34 notes
k969:

Burlesque ~ Miss Miranda

k969:

Burlesque ~ Miss Miranda

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k969:

Burlesque ~ Miss Miranda

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