Sensuality and Sexuality

Over the years, many have told me that my photography is very “sensual”.
I’m flattered by that. Thank you.

I think, in larger part, this has to do with the thing, in photography, I’m most passionate about- light, color, design-all factors that influence sensation.

Don’t confuse sensuality with sexuality. They are worlds apart.

Sensuality refers to the appreciation and enjoyment of sensations, particularly those related to the senses like touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. It involves being attuned to the physical world and finding pleasure in experiences that stimulate the senses.

Sensuality can encompass a wide range of activities and experiences, such as enjoying a delicious meal, appreciating beautiful art or music, luxuriating in a warm bath, or savoring the touch of a loved one.


On the other hand, sexuality refers to aspects of a person’s identity, feelings, behaviors, and desires related to sexual attraction, arousal, and activity. It involves a range of emotions, behaviors, and relationships that are connected to sexual expression and intimacy. Sexuality encompasses a person’s sexual orientation, preferences, desires, and experiences, as well as their relationships and interactions with others in a sexual context.

My photography is sensual, not sexual.
My life tends to be more sensual than sexual.

I was recently enjoying a dinner with a lady friend. She told me, straight up, I would make a “perfect boyfriend”….all work, no play.
I don’t know about that but there is likely some truth here.

I do know that, for sure, I would much rather be out shooting than updating my Tinder profile.

Oh wait, I don’t have a Tinder profile:) Hmmmmm.

I think photography, in general, has helped me become, in life, more sensual.

I’ve learned to luxuriate in all of this beautiful world’s sensations and stimulations.



Jack Hollingsworth