Katie West is a photographer best known for her primarily nude, honest, raw, sensual self portraits. Her work is NSFW (see: nude), but that shouldn’t deter you from checking it out.
What is love (baby don’t hurt me)?
Love is a choice you make. Because love is hard and you decide what to do with it once you figure you might’ve found it.
Where does love hide?
I don’t think love hides; it’s everywhere, right? Looking for it is pointless, and will never work. The only thing you can do is close your eyes to it, and then there’s no one to blame for a lack of love in your life, but yourself. Open your eyes and bam. Mother fucking love.
At the moment, I don’t have much of a routine. I really like eating though. Lunch is my favourite meal of the day and to have a really satisfying day, I need to have a good lunch. I also like the part of the day where I cuddle with my cats.
I’m thinking Patrick Stewart, but I’d rather just have sex with him, honestly. Okay, this is gonna sound kinda nerdy (ha! nerdier than the Patrick Stewart comment? Maybe), but there’s these shows called Reviews on the Run, and Electric Playground. They’re nerdy shows about video games mostly and hosted/created by Victor Lucas. And I’d like to be friends with him.
Obviously, it takes a tremendous amount of self-esteem to take nude self-portraits and put them online for the whole internet to see! What are some of your tips and tricks for keeping your self-esteem high?
I’ve never had a problem with my self-esteem. For some reason, from a young age, I’ve just never cared what anyone thought. I’ve never had to fight with myself to put something of myself out there for people to see. I’ve never been scared of being naked online. I think being a woman is fucking awesome, and I love everything about it.
So tips! 1. Don’t give a shit about anything anyone thinks about you. Just do what makes you happy. Dr. Suess said it best actually: Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. and 2. Realize that you are worth loving. Don’t buy into that narcissism is bad mantra; there is nothing wrong with believing you are totally awesome and loving yourself a lot.