The Buddha says, in the Lotus Sutra, that all things are vanity.
However, if the Buddha were not a Northern Indian prince, but instead the heir of an x-rated fortune who rejected his legacy, I think he would have said that all things are pornography.
I recently took part in a non-adult shoot. I do these sometimes, and in this case it was for the 2011 Summer collection of Huf Footwear. For those of you who aren’t up on skateboarding, though I assume you have a firm grasp of Buddhism, Huf was founded by skateboard pro Keith Hufnagel, who operates Huf retail stores that sell decks, clothes and, of course, shoes.
Notice how the shoes are so lovingly shot? (Lovingly shot in the ultra-hip and uber-cool Vibe Hotel, I might add.) I’m sure many of you have seen this style of shooting before. In fact, even if you aren’t into feet, I know the whole foot fetish thing was screaming out louder than Paris Hilton’s usual flareup of herpes…