Short answer: Every woman! That includes your girlfriend or wife. Your sister. And even your mother. What does it mean? Are them all whores who deserve no respect? As long as some viewers may think so, this is not the case.
Nude photography is about beauty. It's about worshipping femaleship. It's about showing the wide spread of such a beauty. It's about showing that beauty comes in every size or color. And it's about empowering women and giving them full control over their bodies.
But most of all, nude photography is about respect. As long as most woman (no matter how much they wanted to) are still afraid to pose for nude shots, there are quite a few who show the courage to display their bodies and face the consequences and judgement for assuming their bare beauty. It's easier when you're an artist yourself, and live in an eviroment where nakedness is tolerated and even encouraged. But many models are just brave women with normal jobs and lives, yet willing to break free from sexist chains and find how beautiful thet really are.
Have it in mind when browsing nude photography on DA or anywhere else and be sure to show respect and admiration for these amazing women.
Check these amazing artworks by some of the finest nude models and photographers in DA. Browse their galleries. And show some respect.
If only the vast majority of women around here wanted to pose nude like where you are. It would make my life a lot easier!...Well actually it's their BFs & husbands that seem to stop them. Probably the same men who like nothing more than to see other guys partners in the nude.
Otherwise than that i completely agree. It does amaze me that they're so free being nude whilst i'm concerned with looking out for 'visitors' while trying to photograph them (The fun of outdoor nude photography).
Have often thought whether the ones who complain, or think of our works as nothing but masterbation material, should actually go on a shoot to see how unerotic standing in a field of cowshit is, that the only physical contact is a big hug after the shoot's over, & that it takes enormous courage to stand around naked when anyone could literally walk around the corner. Maybe that could open their closed minds?
Despite of their partners they still WANT to do it.
But I'm sure you can find a lot of single beautiful models wanting to try some nude art shoots.
You made a good point here: how unerotic it may be to shoot nude! Concerns about lighting, composition... attention to every single detail... Locations too hot, too cold, too dusty... You can't really tell it just looking at the pictures. And it makes me even prouder of our work... how we (photographers and models) can turn it all into beauty, poetry and glamour.
I know what you mean. I did an outdoor shoot last weekend. Beautiful clear skies but absolutely freezing cold (it's winter here). I put a summer hat on her head & shot mainly in sepia. It made it look like a beautiful hot summers day. The unglamourous made glamourous.
I'm sure you've met a different sampling of women than I have. As a female I find it surprising that you would say (in another comment) that every woman you've talked to about the idea of posing nude either wanted to do it but was untrusting of the photographer or wanted to do it but felt too self-conscious. Perhaps this has to do with the culture of where you live/work, or because you instinctively/subconciously know what kind of woman to ask.
Personally, the idea of posing nude is very discomforting. I have no doubt that the photographer would do a good job, no matter what I think of my body; I have trust that the photographer would not suddenly molest me. Yet I still would never do it, not even if I was offered a ridiculously large amount of money.
Perhaps I am a rare case, but I am not even comfortable being nude alone. I abhor the thought of being nude around friends or family. Even my trusted boyfriend is not allowed to see me nude.
What kind of thing would you say to try to convince a woman like me to model?
hi sorry i have to ask this questions. what the hell makes you feel not comfortable being nude alone? And the boyfriend you talked about, are you in a relationship with him? If yes do you have sex only with switched off lights ore no sex at all? Please donīt get me wrong, i am only interested.