Thursday 7.14.11

Naked Pictures.

Once in a while I take a picture of someone without their clothing. Being the show off that I am, I sometimes post images like these on a website called DeviantArt. When you do post images there, you have the opportunity to allow people to comment on those images. I usually allow that. Every so often I get some interesting and/or positive feedback. Sometimes negative. Sometimes critical. I don’t mind.

There are some comments that cause me to stop in my tracks. Usually they are not the comments about the lighting or the composition of the shot. They are the comments that make me want to go out there and revoke computer time for those who have posted the comment. The following shot received a couple that won’t leave my brain.

This model came in and wanted to do some simple nude shots. No clothes. Just a naked woman on the floor. Nude images like this are nothing new. A naked female is nothing new. My best guess is that most people have been nude at some point in their lifetime so seeing nudity should not be much of a shock. People comment…

Comment #1. “can you say pornography?”

I looked at that for a bit and tried my best to read it. You know, read it… like get into the mind of the person who wrote it. This person is from the UK and claims to be a ‘Proffesional’ Graphic Novelist. Yes, Proffesional, not professional.

I respond: I seldom comment on comments. Usually I just let the comments come and go as they are. In this case, your short little four word comment/question completely blows my mind. Can I say pornography? Actually, yes I can say pornography. I fail to understand your comment/question on this particular image. Perhaps it is just some gut reaction key stroked without much thought. To consider this particular image pornographic is just silly. Perhaps it is not the greatest nude image in the world’s body of nude work but it is just that – a nude female. Nothing more. No suggestion of anything else other than a nude woman on the floor of my studio. Without clarification on just exactly what you are trying to say, I must dismiss your comment and consider it nothing more than a waste of everyone’s time.

My witty way to kick a guy in the nuts, I suppose. Once he recovers, I should nut-kick him again for claiming to be a professional and spelling professional incorrectly. Dude, you are from the UK… I thought you people invented the language. Don’t try to change something that already works.

Comment #2. “how come this angle has no wings ?”

Which angle? The angle of her pose? The angle of what exactly? Or perhaps you meant to type ANGEL.

Again, I need to start revoking computer comment time. We have not even touched on “your” and you’re” yet.

5 responses

  1. Scott Ellington

    Yeah, but you’ve got to admit he spelled “pornography” correctly. That’s something I wouldn’t anticipate, given the work displayed in his gallery and the content of his website.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

  2. Patrick Brown

    I have to give the “angler” the benefit of the doubt on this one. Typos happen. (Kinda like four letter words.) Admittedly, they should have read their (or is it they’re?…or there?) comment, but I will give the commenter an A for effort, since that model defines Rubenesque beauty in my mind.

    As for the “graffik novilist”, I find that comment especially ironic considering the Sun Page Three Girls in the UK. This lady has been photographed in far more taste than any of them ever have been.

    July 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

  3. rick

    it’s a brilliant shot. She looks beautiful. Great black and white. Nicely done. And for the ‘pornography’ statement: Clearly they were at home using it for ‘proffesional-self-gratification’ (meaning a phd in the art of…) and that is the only way it becomes pornography. Keep up the great work and editorials. -rick

    July 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm

  4. jsvexperimental

    Ha. Thanks Rick.

    July 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

  5. Norbert

    Beautiful photo: very pretty model, good pause and wonderful lighting. Keep up the good job!

    October 9, 2011 at 7:32 am

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