It has been a long while since I last saw Kings in a set, this one looks recent, so it's probably not from their archives.
Kinga is one of the few models at FEMJOY who actually care about who they work with, I had a discussion with a photographer who contacted her, and she said that she only does tasteful nudes, that means no spread legs, no gynecology today covers, and nothing that may objectify her. I truly admire that in a model.
This explains why this set doesn't follow Stefan's new trend of spread legs. I just don't get it, when you're good at capturing beauty, what's the need for the destructive effect of having a model assume a very strange post just to satisfy some viewers? You destroy your reputation and take the beauty out of it by doing so. Art should appeal to out higher senses, there's nothing wrong with sexy art, or art that is both erotic and beautiful, but you can't just juxtapose some fake sexuality over a beautiful image and calling it erotic art. If you have no respect for sexuality or aren't satisfied with what you're doing, your dissatisfaction makes it to the final images. I do believe that Stefan at the moment is being overworked, and I sympathize with all the pressure that he's dealing with, but erotica has its own artists. Some artists are just good at art nudes, others are good at erotic art, and some are good at both. I think that Stefan belongs to the first group, and what he's doing right now doesn't make any sense IMHO.
I am not used to finding a lot of beautiful sets from photographers other than Stefan Soell on FEMJOY, but this is a clear and a refreshing exception. Danica is very beautiful, and despite the fact that they did force her to spread her legs a couple of times, she remains graceful through most of the set.
The make up isn't extreme and there aren't a lot of silly or distracting props. Her sophisticated beauty makes its impression in a very subtle way, and I really like that.
Miela in Green Apple by Stefan Soell.View Gallery
This set seems to be a continuation of two of Susann's old galleries: "Swing at the lake" and "Bodensee". It still retains its south German charm, and Susann certainly is one remarkable German lady.View Gallery
I feel like I have said all there is to say about Susann and her beauty. So I'd like to present this gallery without a lot of text. I think I should let the images do the talking and show you how beautiful Germany can be.View Gallery
Freedom of speech
According to the Merriam-Websters dictionary of law, Freedom of speech is defined as:
"The right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to avoid a clear and present danger)"
While it may sound strange to a casual visitor here, nudes are a form of expression. Tasteful Nudes offered by the likes of BodyInMind and Domai are a perfect example. BodyInMind actively seeks to deliver a message to all of its visitors; use your head, look into your own values. Are you revulsed by a simple picture of a beautiful woman? if you are, then why? is there any logical explanation to it?
Third world governments in places like the Middle East who actively seek to suppress the mentality of their people, and almost every dictator that I can think of despised nudes - the exception seems to be Adolf Hitler, but it was limited to the "Aryan" race. Artists and people who actually saw a lot more than the basic sexuality are dangerous to the existence of those oppressive regimes. People who think are usually troublesome, esp. when they can spot the discrepancies that adorn their lies.
Nudes make you think, if you can appreciate nudes then you can appreciate yourself and humanity, you see the beauty in all of us. You see beauty in what we've created, your respect for others starts emanating from your respect for your own being. Your love for others and humanity starts flowing from your own love for yourself. You become a better powerful human being, you're no longer an ordinary worker ant.
Not all politicians and governments thrive on that sort of power. Others actually foster and encourage intelligence and hard work. They let you discover your potential on your own, but are often challenged by blind groups who always tap into the ignorant masses, the ignorant masses that they've created in the first place. Politics is the art of being able to control the herd like a good shepherd dog after all.
The thing with nudes is that they reveal mankind, without lies. Not just female nudes do, but male nudes also have a similar effect. It is about rejecting all the lies that were and are being used to herd the masses like mindless sheep, whose only purpose in life is to graze and breed. Religious institutions are about making the sheep love what they're getting.
I think that Adolf Hitler didn't really admire nudes. He basically abused beauty by binding it to his political propaganda, but he definitely understood what it's about. That's one type of people that you can never respect, those who know the truth but lead others away from it.
Die Gedanken sind frei, and so are nudes. Those seeking power can attempt to control our thoughts, but they will never be able to take away our innate ability to appreciate beauty, ourselves, and to be proud of who we are. We shouldn't let them, if we do, then we'll lose our humanity.
I have to admit that I sometimes wonder why FEMJOY is so successful. Especially when I go through some of their galleries to find pictures that are purely vulgar. But then I see Stefan Soell's work and remember that he is the reason I still go there.
Vulgarity when it comes to nudes isn't about showing genitalia, models in the lithotomy/lordosis position, or having the model use her hands as a speculum. Basically, vulgarity is having no respect for the viewer's mind or the model's beauty. It's not caring about anything except genitalia spread wide - almost as if to show that the model isn't in a shock - pink mucous membranes - and is likely to be around when you see those pictures.
Vulgarity is not seeing the beauty of a woman's body, or even her genitalia, but only seeing the sexual reaction that the sight of those parts elicits in some people and trying to capitalize on that. It's the disregard for art, beauty, and humanity.
That's the reason why I often question the popularity of FEMJOY and Met-Art. However, I do realize that FEMJOY does have some beautiful sets here and there, mostly thanks to artists like Stefan Soell and Demian Rossi, and for them I am truly thankful.
I am not used to galleries of such a great quality from Peter Vlcek, so it was a surprise when I looked up the photographer to find out that it's him.
For those not familiar with German, Rotkaeppchen means "Red Riding Hood". :)
It's a great gallery that bears some resemblance to Soell's sets. None of the images are unpleasantly explicit, which is what surprised me the most about this gallery. This is not Peter's style.
Eufrat is a well-known model who needs no introduction. So it all comes down to the photographer's skills and abilities, and apparently Vlcek is pretty talented, when he strays from the average FEMJOY standards.
I hope that you will like it.
We all give the woman of our dreams a piece of ourselves, of our own personalities. She always has some of the characteristics that we value about ourselves, our values. Opposites may attract, but they are not likely to remain around each other forever.
The perception of beauty is related to those core values that we have. We assign every woman that we meet and find attractive some of those attributes in our minds, that may be the reason we find them attractive or even interesting.
As for the world of the Internet, a model's beauty may be a reflection of our values according to Dwayne Bell of Body In Mind, and it is a statement that has a lot of truth to it. I do find some average models very attractive after watching them talking about themselves in some videos, and the same videos can make a model lose most of her beauty. Looking at her pictures again becomes very hard, she simply loses her beauty, or rather loses all those attributes that made her beautiful in my mind. Others may still find her beautiful according to their own values. That's why experiencing beauty is such a personal journey. You can sit with hundreds of people and watch porn, but you need to stand there on your own for a few minutes in order to truly experience the beauty of nudes and of those wonderful women who make it all possible.
Demian Rossi has produced a series of sets in the past which can be easily identified by the presence of a red strip of cloth - a red blanket. It was used many times in many galleries with many models. Including Susann. It's just amazing how many results he managed to get using such a simple prop.
I think that some of the outstanding sets from that 'red blanket' series are those produces near that black volcanic sand. It brings out the contrast between the environment, the model, and the cloak. The latter of which adds a lot of dynamism when it interacts with the wind. Choosing a time at which the sun rays are gentle and have reddish hues certainly helped him create some of the most breathtaking galleries on FEMJOY.
This is one of those galleries, and as you can see, Olivie is a very special model. She's very brave - as evidenced by her somewhat atypical haircut, and the fact that she isn't looking around. she has a very gentle beauty that makes you wonder about her personality in real life. In some of the images, Demian did manage to bring out her amazing smile, which made those images even more alluring.
It's an ethereal gallery shot at an ethereal location with the wonderful Olivie. Certainly the recipe for a masterpiece.