Iâ€™m a fursuit maker, and have two suits that Iâ€™ve made. Iâ€™ve posted a few pictures of my suits to show the world, â€œHey, look at what I made!â€ Usually, if I post a new picture of an old suit, itâ€™s because Iâ€™ve upgraded a part, or found a picture that was particularly distinguished in some way. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I like fursuit yiff. I have considered making yiffable suits, and if I do, I want the ability to post those on FA to say, â€œHey, I made a sheef! Give me watches!â€ But if I did, Iâ€™d do it to show that I made a suit, and that suit has cajones, I would not show it as a provocative image. There is a difference. If you think that fursuits are art, when posted the art should be the fursuit, and not the pose itâ€™s in. There is a huge amount of time and effort spent in the construction of a fursuit. By taking pictures to highlight its sexuality, and not the fursuit itself, to me you are saying, â€œI donâ€™t care so much about this work of art Iâ€™m wearing, as much as that it has a hole in its crotch.â€ And as a fursuit maker, it seems like my hard work is disregarded in favor of a sex toy. The most expressive, cute, and artistic part of a furuist is its head, so why do I see so many shots of fursuiters focused between the waist and the knees?
A friend of mine said he wanted a yiffable suit, but couldnâ€™t spend that much money on a sex toy. To me, that is the wrong mentality. A fursuit is still a fursuit, regardless of its special features. A yiffable suit is not a sex toy; it is a costume with a fly. People donâ€™t get all aroused over blue jeans because they got a zipper. And as such, I donâ€™t think pictures of fursuits in erotic poses deserve the same status as art, as pictures that are just about the suit.
But what really gets me annoyed is the vast multitudes of pictures of a suit in erotic poses, particularly when posted by people who own the suit, not who made it. This goes for non yiffy furuist pics too. Itâ€™s great to see a new shot of a suit once in a while if say, this time itâ€™s wearing a new accessory instead of just standing there. Itâ€™s great to show multiple pictures of a new suit, but how many do you need? I donâ€™t want to sign on to FA to see 50 new submissions when 30 of them are of the same suit standing in slightly different poses, especially when itâ€™s not even by the artist who made it. Fursuits are 3D objects, and have many facets that can highlight its artistic qualities in multiple photos, but after a while it just gets old. After the first ten shots, itâ€™s not about the fursuit anymore, but the person wearing it. Itâ€™s going, â€œLook at ME, look at ME! Iâ€™M all sexy like! Rawr >:3!â€ It has nothing to do with the suit in the picture, but the person whoâ€™s using the suit as a way of looking sexy. If you want to take those pictures, go ahead, do so, but please, this is an art website, not a place for you to show off how cute/sexy *you* look in a suit. There are numerous other websites where you can do that. The question is, once youâ€™ve shown your suit as an artistic creation, would you take pictures of it in poses and post them, if it was just you and not the suit? If you can do artistic shots of your suit with dramatic lighting, and/or good composition, and contrast, and all those other things in art photography, by all means, take tons of pictures. But lets be honest people, most pictures of fursuits in erotic poses have nothing to do with art what so ever.