One of the more frequent questions I get is about the photo…that one up there. The one that is universal over all of my brand.
This photo was sent to me in November of 2010. It came from a conversation with The Man and his response was this photo.
It was right around that time that I began Vizionz even though I didn’t know then that Aphrodite Brown would exist, that she would write, and that she would be the face of Vizionz.
As I thought about what the Vizionz brand would morph into over time, I realized that this photo represented the core of the sexuality the blog and brand would display. The harness represented my queer core. The ball gag represented my refusal to be silenced. The condoms represented my advocacy for safer sex practices. The weighted clovers represented S&M. The blindfold represented the blindness that I saw in the masses who I wanted to see freedom. The crop represented my desire to spur people on to find their authenticity. The dildo was the center point – the jewel – the representation of a male dominated society that demanded my attention.
It was meant to turn me on and it did. Yet as I examined it I also realized it encompassed all of what I had – what I wanted – what I wanted for others – and could represent so much more.
The photo became my symbol. Not unlike the name Aphrodite which he gave me, he gave me this photo understanding before even I did what I would become.
I’ve been asked if I will redo the logo now that things are different. The answer to that is yes – but not right now.
Vizionz is still growing and Aphrodite is still evolving. When both exist in the space that no photo is needed the transition will happen. I suspect that will happen right around the time I announce….. ha ha ha you almost got me to spill the secret. Not today.