This has to be some of the most 'revealing' thumbnails that I ever had on Graceful Nudes. After long years of going through and editing nudes, I have come to a realization about the whole process of creating art, if the artist has no respect for the subject, then the resulting images will be degrading and pornographic.
It's kind of hard to not have a great amount of self-respect and self-love and to decide to have pictures of you posted on the Internet. It's simple, if you're ashamed about something or think that it's not beautiful, you're very likely to hide it and live in guilt and shame. You won't be proud of being who you are before you're comfortable in your own skin.
I recently was watching some pornographic 'castings', which were very disturbing even though they only had ordinary sex. The reason is that the person behind the camera and the performers often have no respect for what they're doing and for the intimacy of sex. That's the reason why porn is that degrading and disturbing and may even be inhumane, it strips the performers of their identities and reduces them to mere partners in an emotions-devoid sex act in which their only qualification is their being female.
The situation is strikingly different with nudity, even though some websites have lots of photographers who have no respect for the models and what they're doing, hence the overabundance of trash-quality nudes, there are still some photographers and people who have passion about what they do, and they often try to truly make and capture beauty - despite the external pressure. That includes most photographers at BiM, Stefan Soell, and even a handful of Russian photographers.
I once blamed money and greed for this. I now blame it on the lack of respect and love, love for ourselves, our work, and humanity. Maybe one day more beautiful and liberating porn will be produced, but for now, I will continue combing all online resources to bring you the best of respectful and tasteful nudes.
One of the many things that are to be respected about I Shot Myself is that there's no photographer behind the camera. You actually get to see how the photographer perceives herself in her art, there's no barrier between creativity and reality as there's no need for complex explanations or long talks to take place between the model and the photographer, as there's no model.
This project of self-portraits gives you a whole new perspective, you now see the photographer acting the way she really is. Without being shy or nervous because of the presence of strangers and a lot of equipments in the room. She is simply a young woman who's having fun sharing the beauty that has been bestowed upon her with us.
I hope that you will enjoy this I Shot Myself gallery of Mrs Secret.
I am making an exception by adding I Shot Myself galleries to Graceful Nudes. They are artistic in nature, but it's art of a different type. This type of art doesn't include complex photography techniques or processing, and there are no models in the galleries.
I know that it may sound strange, but you need to remember that it's hard to define the boundaries of art. Art isn't just produced in studios or by photographers who have read many lighting techniques books, it can be produced by ordinary people and that's what I Shot Myself is really about. Ordinary, beautiful, and brave women who share their beauty through their art by making self-portraits of themselves.
The fact that there's no stranger taking photographs of them makes them all very comfortable and certainly adds an extraordinary amount of intimacy to their photographs. You can feel their senses and emotions in every image. Their works truly show the freedom that nudity give them, which is a remarkable thing, few photographers can capture the emotions of their models, but when the photographer is photographing herself it becomes a different story.
Women from everywhere around the world contribute to this creative and indeed innovative project. The images those women create may be slightly sexual in nature, but it's positive sexuality that they depict. There's no photographer who's telling them to expose certain parts of their bodies for the sake of the members of the website that has hired this photographer, those are women who are open-minded and positive about their bodies who want to show you from a different perspective.
In conclusion, even though I Shot Myself is a website that's quite different from anything that you see here, it still is a website whose galleries are very inspiring and creative.
I hope that you will like this gallery from I Shot Myself by Kisha.