Like it or not, social media plays an integral role in Instagram with nudes of our lives, providing a platform to connect with others across cultures and time zones. For artists, it's also a place to conduct business, attract an audience and sell their Instagram with nudes. What happens to artists though whose work incorporates nudity, something which social media sites Instagram especially are wont to remove with impunity?
One answer is Buttrcup, a new social media platform that takes its cue from Instagram as a space for predominantly image sharing, but without all the censorship that comes along with Instagram. We spoke with its founders, Molly Murphy and Michael Edwards, to learn more about the future of a social media world that doesn't restrict content at will and that provides easier ways for artists to monetize their work.
You can sign-up for free to scroll the Discovery Feed, and then subscribe to creators on the platform to access all their posts, albums and videos. We use "censorship-free" a bit broadly: Sexuality is universal and a part of all of our lives, yet sexual imagery is not allowed on social media where many of us spend a great deal of our personal time.
If you are an adult and comfortable with nudity Instagram with nudes we created a digital and social destination designed for your amusement, or pleasure, it can be whatever you want it to be. As a viewer, anyone can sign-up for free to scroll the Discovery Feed. As a creator you have to apply to publish on the platform. We curate the content by defining the creators, but once approved, they are in complete control of what they publish.
We don't dictate or direct any of the work. In that way we are a mix between a Instagram with nudes and a service. We are a brand in the sense that we Instagram with nudes the content by who we let on the platform, but we also offer a great service for content providers which is a network to freely publish their work, and also monetize.
Buttrcup is a mix of real people, artists and photographers. Most of them feature some nudity, or implied nudity, though not all.
We have some female creators who are doing some really cool work, representing an alternative view to the typical female nudes found online. You can see from the bios Instagram with nudes creators like Beau Morceau or Moonpixiethere is a re-appropriation of female nudity and sense of empowerment. Some of the photographers focus on a specific project.
A few other established photographers use it for fun projects such as Endless Summer and Love Lost. I would love to see more artists join and publish various mixed media projects on the site.
There are some people like SaraBahbah and Scientwehst that could do interesting, ongoing projects. A lot of Instagram with nudes creators have their own following on social media, but can't post their whole catalog because of the restrictions. I know, as a creator, sometimes you have an idea for a project that would be interesting and maybe you could garner some editorial features but there is something to be said about a larger evolving, fluid body of work.
Buttrcup is a solution to self-publish and earn support for the project directly from fans. The format is very familiar and image driven. Because the site is supported through support for the creators, we don't collect, sell or track the data of members.