Cam4shots is an agglomerated of wonder things that face up hot issues from body shaming to pornography through illustrations, photographs and words. This project was created by Chiara Lombardi, a 24 years old photographer from Italy.
How did you start this project?
This project was born as an exam for my art academy: the theme of the exam was to create an artwork inspired by something already existed. I chose to be inspired from Jon Rafman, in particularly from “9 eyes” a project created using google street view. So I started to use Cam4.com that is a pornographic site where people can streaming their performance using a webcam and internet connection.
What did you find fascinating about cam shows?
I found interesting the different way to behave of every performer : how they talk, brush their hair, sleep, read a book (…). I focused a lot on the humanity that every person expressed, even in a pornographic context. Usually in porno this type of things are not represented, while I think that is extremely important to show different type of bodies, sexuality, pleasure, tastes etc.
Why did you make a zine with this project?
I've decided to make a zine because I think that this was a way to don't face the censorship, and to create a space to talk about these topics. Inside the zine there is the main original project Cam4shots, based on screenshots of various cam shows and also artworks by other artists: spontaneously some artists started to sent me artworks inspired by my project, so I decided to make an open call to collect more contents.
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