A photographer by the name of Lisa J. Murphy created a textile book of porn for the blind in braille. The only thing I wonder is what was she thinking when she priced the book at $225. Most folks are unemployed and probably could use the money taking care of their basic needs….
Each page contains raised images of naked men and women in various poses, some wearing masks or in suggestive bondage, along with titillating phrases in braille.
Murphy photographed friends in costumes and masks, in part to convince them to participate.
“It’s so much easier to get someone to take off their clothes in front of a camera if they’re non-identifiable,” Murphy said of the mask. She is herself featured in the book.
She transformed the pictures into fine sculptures — a process that took more than 50 hours per image. Each book costs $225.
Author Lisa Murphy of TactileMindBook.com says she put the book together so that she could include the blind in the sexualized society we live in today.
Note: Among the 17 raised images include a naked woman in a ‘disco pose’, a woman with ‘perfect breasts’ and a ‘male love robot’. Canadian Lisa says that she made the book to fill a gap in the market, adding: “There are no books of tactile pictures of nudes for adults.
“We’re breaking new ground. Playboy has an edition with Braille wording, but there are no pictures.”
She said that she made the book after realising that the ‘blind have been left out in a culture saturated with sexual images’. Between 1970 and 1985 Playboy printed copies of its famous magazine in braille – but without raised pictures.
Playboy has an edition with Braille wording, but there are no pictures.”
She tells the Associated Free Press,
“When I had the idea, I started looking around and I realized there were no nude books out there for the blind, We live in a society that is much sexualized – just look at advertising. But if you can’t see then you are probably not aware of how sexualized it is. And I believe that vision-impaired people have been [wrongly] left out of the experience. Of course, anyone can find it erotic, not just the vision-impaired.”