One of the things I like the most about Abby Winters is how informal they are. Their models are often creative girls, their rooms are often interesting, and sometimes they even have some interesting marks that make them beautiful. This is one of the websites where a model's personality may actually shine through, in their unusual clothings, their surroundings, the books on the shelf next to their bed, or even how they make love in some of the explicit girl-girl sets.
It's a website full of personality, and I think that it has influenced my own impression of Australia and Australian women in a very positive way. Despite the harsh reality that is actually there - Internet filter proposals in an attempt to ban pornography and enforce censorship.
Even Abby Winters had to move out, but there's one thing for sure, their old sets of Australia will never be forgotten, and it's the same for all those wonderful young women who made that website possible.
They really deserve to have their own statues, but at least we have eternal images that stand witness to their wonderful beauty.
Another gallery full of appreciation and respect for the female form and ideas. I think that it's those liberating galleries that actually made Abby Winters what it is today. People started getting sick of watching the same super-models being detached and mechanical. It's this 'professionalism' that kills a lot of galleries and make a lot of super-models less human.
For those young Amazing Australian women, it's about the experience. It's an adventure, a session of self-appreciation. There's nothing wrong about knowing that you are beautiful and that others would actually be glad to enjoy your beauty, the way you are. No scalpels, no stitches, no saline-filled bags, no injections. It's a small rebellion against the standardization of beauty and its attributes.
It's no secret that a model's ideas can make her more beautiful - or less beautiful. Beauty was all about physical features before we got our cerebral cortex and our ability to think in abstract terms. We have added many personal attributes to the equation. Those attributes make the difference between an unfulfilling sexual encounter that leaves you feeling hollow afterwards, and a session of passion that makes you feeling positive and full of love for life afterwards.
If you have no respect for who you are, or for your partner, then it's all going to be mechanical and it'll only be a nightmare that's void of feelings. If you feel guilty about sex or humanity, then you're only destroying yourself. The world is full of bad things, but it's also full of beauty, beauty that we can create, that we can work for.
Those galleries celebrate that beauty, show the beauty of our lives, far from glamorous lights and make-up. The life that we live is full of beauty, and those are instances of that beauty. Of that respect that we should have for ourselves.
They show the beauty of humanity.
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.
The most beautiful thing about Kaitlin is her vibrant personality. It may not be that visible in this rather small gallery, but it definitely is in the full gallery. Choosing the images was really difficult, as the entire series is just full of beauty.
I would also like to congratulate AbbyWinters on the fact that they did not retouch her skin in any way. This is what AbbyWinters is about, showing the beauty of the girl next door. I am starting to wonder if all Melbourne girls are that lovely. Many of them are on AbbyWinters and most of them are truly wonderful young women who set a great example with their self-confidence and natural charm.
There are even some wonderful behind-the-scene images - backstage 153 if you're a member - that I can't feature here at the moment.
Recently, I received the saddening news that AbbyWinters is being forced out of Australia. They'll settle in the Netherlands, but the CEO promised that nothing will change. He said that they will have the same girls, same personalities, just that nationality will not matter anymore. I will definitely miss seeing all those wonderful Australian in such positive light and wonderful atmosphere, but at least we will get to see more beauty from Europe.
It took me a bit of convincing to feature galleries from Abby Winters again. They have just updated their entire website, and removed a lot of elements that I found objectionable in the past. You'll probably see a fair amount of galleries from there from now on. Not exactly for the sake of Abby, but for the sake of those wonderful young women who show an extraordinary amount of courage in the process of discovering themselves and redefining beauty for the world.
There are models who became photographers and staff members. They have redefined Abby Winters and made it the successful website that it is today.
Those are "ordinary" young women who radiate energy, fun, confidence, and self-respect. They walk into a place with the decision to share their beauty with the world. Some of them don't see what the big deal is, others do know that they're changing the world. They populate the canvas of an alternative reality that is both innocent - and at times sexual, a reality without bigotry that many people long for. An alternative reality in which Pandora opens the box to only let out hope, and leave everything else behind.
Those young women offer a tantalizing glimpse of that world. They tell us that it's still possible to create such a world if we try hard enough. A brave world of vivacious liberty, open-mindedness and equality. A world without dogmas or any blind-acceptance of ideas.
While viewing those images "What a wonderful world" by Louis Armstrong came to mind. It's not a surprise, those images are a work of art. The most artistic thing about them is the human element. Those women who
Those wonderful women "come from a land down under" - sorry, couldn't resist. A land of immense beauty. I somehow have a mental association between the vastness of it and freedom. I have the impression that you can get on your bike or in your car and go on the road for days without really finding anything to stop you. I don't really know if those are stereotypes, but they're pretty harmless - I haven't mentioned vegemite after all.
This set is full of sunshine, beauty, and a very pretty young woman who has appeared more than once at Abby Winters. I am certainly glad that she has graced GN with her beauty. She's admirably confident with a magical spirit that she endows on the entire set. It's simply awe-inspiring.
I haven't featured a lot of drawings on Graceful Nudes before, but I am honored to make an exception to show you a small collection of outstanding drawings of Jacques Miller.
Drawings show the beauty the artist sees, just like photography, but in drawings the artist has more control on what she sees and what she draws. By inspecting the drawings of Jacques Miller one can really see his view of the world and his grasp of beauty. It takes a lot of practice and a developed aesthetical sense to produce such beautiful pieces.
It's not strange for a man who gave the world so much to give it much more, perfect beauty.
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.
The best thing about Abby Winters is their main message which is that ordinary girls are beautiful too. They're basically trying to undo the damaging effects of pornography on the image of women and their sexuality. The emotions of the models are never understated even in their most explicit galleries, they will never make the model make fake her emotions or to exaggerate them. The smiles are always genuine and the beauty of their models is always shown. I believe that all of these characteristics of all of the Abby Winters galleries are the reason they are so different and successful.
They are trying to change the common misconceptions about female sexuality and to change the double standards that the society has against the beauty of the females and their freedom. They are trying to remove the false values that are disseminated by the unethical and misleading pornographic websites that are very disrespectful and humiliating. A woman shouldn't be free of any body hair in order to be beautiful, she doesn't have to have breast implants in order to be beautiful, she doesn't have to have a 5 years experience in modelling in order to be beautiful, she doesn't have to be shot by a veteran photographer of artistic nudity in order to be beautiful, she doesn't have to make those fake disgracious faces in order to be beautiful, she doesn't have to have 0% body fat in order to be beautiful, she doesn't have to go to the gym for 2 hours everyday in order to be beautiful. All she needs to be beautiful on Abby Winters is to be herself, with all of her fantasies, with her own personality, and with her own emotions. These are the reasons I have never had a bad feeling posting a link to Abby Winters here on Graceful Nudes even though they have a lot of explicit and sexual galleries on their website, because they do everything with respect to their models and to the viewer's intelligence.
I really love this gallery. And before describing my own feelings about the gallery I will paraphrase what is said at AbbyWinters.com about this gallery.
The main inspiration behind the creation of this gallery is a mythical creature called the 'Selkie' or the 'Silkie' in the Irish, Icelandic, and Scottish mythology. These creatures can change from the seal form to the human form after shedding their pelt to reveal the most beautiful woman that is known to man. A human who loves a selkie must hide or burn her seal skin that she has shed in order to prevent her from returning to the sea as if she finds her seal skin she will be forced to return back to the sea and to leave her lovelorn human husband and she will also be prevented from making any contact with human beings for seven years. This was the main mythological story behind the creation of this beautiful gallery.
It's amazing how a simply mythological story about a beautiful creature can survive for so many years and to result in the creation of such beautiful works of art. It's also a fascinating thing as such a story can be combined with the beautiful imagery to make you have an untellable experience, just like the classic paintings that depict battles or scenes from the classical mythology.
I did love this gallery because Isabel is very natural and amazingly alluring, the location is wonderful and the lighting is simply great. Isabel isn't afraid to smile and her uninhibited soul really does permeate every single image. I can only say that it's like nothing I have seen before.
This gallery truly shows what can be done when you know how to show the real beauty of your models and being brave about doing so. It's indeed the ultimate beauty and grace.
I hope that you will enjoy this wonderful Abby Winters gallery.
You may remember Bess from the "Sweet and Romantic" gallery that I have posted a while ago. I promised that I will post her second gallery and here I am doing just that. I personally believe that this gallery is more beautiful than the other one, but I generally prefer outdoor settings.
Bess is clearly having a lot of fun in this shoot which is something that I really like. Almost all of the Abby Winters models are having fun during the photo shoot no matter what the nature of the shoot is. I believe that this is a clear sign that they respect their models and that the models are pretty comfortable being there which, in turn, means that the images will be of a better quality and will have a higher ability of inspiring us.
I am sorry I couldn't include any more pictures, I just have a strict policy against Bikinis and the shoot started while she was wearing a Bikini, it wasn't sexual, but I don't like bikinis.
This is Bess' first photo shoot at AbbyWinters and from what I see I can judge that she liked the experience there. Abby is a good photographer and she does know how to make her models have fun being in front of a camera.
I hope that you will enjoy this truly angelic gallery of Bess from Abby Winters.
This is a redux image set from Abby Winters, this means that this is the second time Bess has appeared on Abby Winters. I have spotted her first gallery after spotting this one, but I will let you enjoy this one before posting the other gallery. Anyway, the fact that the models do come back to Abby Winters several times is a clear message which tells you how well they treat and respect their models.
There's also another remarkable thing about Abby Winters, which is the spontaneity of their models. Their models are very natural, they are ordinary women that we meet in our lives. They didn't have tons of plastic surgeries to look that beautiful. They are simply sharing their inborn beauty. They don't have a 0% body fat and they don't spend 7 hours a day in front of a mirror.
I hope that you will enjoy this sweet and romantic Bess gallery from AbbyWinters.