Is there any damage caused by anyone saying that beauty is more determined by a woman's actions - what is commonly referred to as inner beauty - than by her external appearance? I know that many would claim that beauty is a combination of both, and I do agree to an extent, but I think that a woman's personality and determinism matter more than the shape of her legs or the state of her breasts. How can I be saying something so outrageous when all that I feature can be mistaken for a collection of external beauty?
I think that external beauty is limited to what a woman can do with a simple comb and scissors. Beauty can not be bought in $100 packages or a collagen treatment. That sort of image of beauty, backed up by communist-like propaganda-type of commercials and magazines, is merely a distraction. Why should a woman who is brave, unique, and intelligent spend 2-3 hours a day caring about how she looks like? Isn't this a waste of her time and her personal qualities?
Most women are beautiful by nature, we must help them free themselves of that beauty obsession and to let them do the things that are truly beautiful. They are not sculptures, and we should never marginalize their role to being "cute little things" who should stand aside and just inspire men to work hard - be real-life pin-ups. Women are capable of working and of exploiting their own potential, of building their own future, they can be beautiful and still manage to do all of those things, but I doubt that it will all be possible if they assume the role of "male motivators". Catalysts don't take part in a reaction after all, they just lowe the activation energy.
One may be motivated to work hard as to be able to offer his beloved partner a better life, but this is not the sole role of the partner, who may work just as hard to improve the common life that they share.
By analyzing the external factors that make a woman beautiful then we end up with an image that falls apart pretty quickly. Women don't come from a barbie factory machine, they are not cast into a perfect shape. We can claim that shapely long legs look good on all women, but there are women who look better in differently shaped legs. We can claim that D-cup breasts should be the golden standard, but some women look amazingly better in B-cup breasts. There is just no standard, and I don't think that real life beauty follows all those fashion-industry beauty standards anyway.
If I claim that all good successful men have to look good, what response do I expect to get? There are just too many examples out there that will prove that my claim is false. There is no actual separation between how a person looks on the outside and his/her inner personality. We have all come across people who posess a good deal of physical beauty, but who are repulsive. Physical beauty can inspire vanity and a sense of entitlement. Claiming that "spiritual" beauty can't exist without external beauty is somewhat absurd, as there is no real separation. Beauty is a whole quality, it is something that one can sense and see. Most of us have fallen in love more than once, and I tend to assume that every person's Isolde doesn't look like Nikkala. When one is in love, one sees beauty as the whole quality that it really is.
It is true that beauty can make a fleeting appearance in a free giggle, a quick smile, or a graceful movement of happiness. That appearance is seen as beauty by the "beholder", but it is not that leap into the air that makes a woman beautiful, it's what motivated her to leap into the air, her own sense of her own beauty. Most of us can safely say that Nikkala is beautiful, but it's not the shape of her body - that merely is what made her qualify as a model, it is what I assume to be inner values when I see her letting a carefree smile adorn her face. The smile is a secondary thing, not the primary "cause" of her beauty.
What is the use of bravery if one doesn't get to use it? "Beautiful" girls don't fight after all, they may break a nail.
There are no ghosts and corpses in beauty. The "soul" and the body should not be separated, one is whole, and so is one's beauty.
The "ugly angel" is not ugly, angels are not and can't be ugly. Women are not products, they don't have different ratings for physical beauty and inner beauty in which the lack of one makes the other useless.
If we claim that only physically beautiful women who possess qualities of true beauty are beautiful, then what we are creating is the ultimate imposter ideal. It's like we suddenly have a template, and it is like saying that all real-life women who can not qualify as models are either "mindless babes" or "ugly angels", i.e. are not beautiful. I think that such a claim can be easily contradicted through a short walk through a park, or a visit to the nearest secular charity organization, or even a simple look into the face of the person sleeping next to you in the morning.
Most females inherently know that they are beautiful, we should never attempt to undermine this sense of self-worth and the pursuit of happiness and personal qualities in the favor of an industry or an ultimate aphrodite. Artemis was just as beautiful, right?
I do not think that what makes Nikkala Stott so beautiful is her body or its proportions, a lot of statues have the same "perfect" proportions. It's deeper than that. A primate looks different from a human male, and is about as far from a man, it's really not about the exotic look, it's about much more than that.
I think that it's all in her eyes, in the serenity in her facial expression, and in the trust that her nudity represents.
She offers a glimpse into a world that transcends our own, a world of morality and free ideas. A world where all human beings are born equal, where exploitation is an obsolete word, where jails are turned into schoolsÂ¸ where wars do not exist, where you can wish anything unpleasant away, where there are no pressures, where there are no stress-related diseases, where there are no borders, where we are the intelligent force that protects nature and the universe. It's a dream that reality always shutters.
Her being there makes it a reality, maybe for less than a fleeting nanosecond, but a nanosecond can sometimes be worth a lifetime.
I agree with everything that's written in this gallery, but I would love to explain what's written there to reflect my own understanding of the subject.
I think that most of the successful people in this world have a great deal of self-dependence and self-sufficiency. It's the realization that one is in control of his fate and destiny that can empower one to start steering it towards that destination. There's a difference between daydreaming just to waste your time and daydreaming and taking action to fulfill your dreams. The DIY philosophy is more about being in control and taking pride in what one does than it is about wasting time doing various things, skills in any field of life always can benefit one in almost every other field. Sometimes small projects can be a wonderful way to spend time with the members of one's family as well.
Back to this beautiful gallery of tasteful nudes, I think that what makes Nikkala Stott very attractive in this gallery is this sense of determination and will power that the tools surrounding her stand for. Even though those pictures probably feature pure poses, they may offer a glimpse into a beautiful lady's soul, and it's that glimpse that can give you the power to change the world, and to do it yourself.
Don't just dream, realize your dreams!
You probably already know by now how Body In Mind succeeds to inspire me with most of its galleries. It's hard not to fall in love with those colorful tasteful nudes that they present. However, there are always times when I feel that something could've been a bit better, and this is one of those times.
Nikkala Stott has an immaculate beauty, and that beauty needs special handling. This fact alone makes me a bit annoyed when I see that her splendid beauty hasn't been handled properly.
I don't object to the idea of the shoot, as it's not that bad(a bit domestic though, it's too "Kinder, Kueche, Kirche", or "Barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen") but my respect for Dwayne Bell tells me that this is not what he meant, it probably is about the sweetness of the cookies and the beauty of Nikkala Stott, with the cookies representing her benevolence and willingness to give the world sweet gifts. At least, that's what I have in mind right now adding it to Graceful Nudes.
My main objection is that some of the images make me feel that there's a strange reddish tint, and sometimes there's a strange blur(Nikkala's face is blurry in the second image, and I always love it when her lovely face is in focus). Those minor issues make me feel that her beauty hasn't been fully captured, and I feel that this is a bit unfair to Nikkala.
The gallery is still good though, and I like it in general, but it won't be my favorite gallery of Nikkala Stott; honestly, I miss Michael White.
Sometimes a single image can bring a lot of emotions that are buried deep inside one's soul, bring out his/her humanity, and make him feel like s/he's one of the knights in the Arthurian legend. An image the strips you of all your masks and peers deep into your soul to stir all the water that you have been trying to keep stagnant in the well of callousness.
This image and those that are like it are very rare indeed, especially in nude imagery, an art that's being sabotaged by the so-called erotic art, their mere existence can give you a look down a beautiful model's soul, a message that her beauty is trying to convey.
To me, the most beautiful part of any human body is the face, not for the complexity of the structures underlying it, but for all the brief glimpses into the soul that it can give. A smile can alleviate all the pain in the world, but few persons care to share it with the rest of humanity.
Nikkala Stott is one of those few persons in this world who are willing to share their beauty, kindness, and the perfect moral code that can be found inside every one of us. Her semi-nudity is her way of showing us the true meaning of purity, she is the best teacher in the world, as every beautiful woman is.
In this set, even when she takes off her bra, she does it in a very innocent way, it's almost like a heavenly experience. The breasts, her body, or even her nakedness are what your eyes see, your eyes cease to see a body or to see Nikkala, all you see is the radiance of her pure beauty, moral thoughts, and an overwhelming harmonious mix of human emotions.
Her eyes tell you to treat others well, to save all the injured animals, to heal those who are suffering, to fight for the good side, to conserve the planet that has produced all that purity and gladly offered it to the rest of humanity, it even makes you feel as if you're peering at the universe from a spectators seat. A trance of real beauty.
I haven't experienced that trance at many places, and I have to admit that this set of Nikkala is the first one to make me reach this level of inspiration. It's no wonder it's a Body in Mind set.
I can only conclude this short collection of paragraphs by thanking Nikkala Stott for who she is and what she does, and thanking our planet for giving rise for that pure beauty.
True beauty is hard to find. It's not that beauty is rare, it's just that it needs to be viewed in certain settings in order to have its optimal effect. Body In Mind understands that well, that's why they always try to do whatever they can to maximize the beauty of their models.
I have recently changed my opinion about Super Nudes after reading Dwayne Bell's article. I do admit that the text associated with the articles doesn't always make me feel comfortable as they often represent female celebrities as beauty goddesses, and most of us know that their beauty is a fake one; their faces are often hidden under strata of make-up and I won't mention the plastic surgeries that they have undergone. Some of their galleries may resemble erotic ones when one doesn't take a closer look, those galleries are often taken out of context and therefore the original message is lost, but Does Body In Mind represent real beauty?
It really depends on your perception of beauty. Some city dwellers adore the billboard-like images that can be taken in a glamorous studio. While other city residents including myself prefer natural beauty, glamour magazines remind me of factory chimneys for some reason. That's why I do prefer the beauty which is captured in nature. Nature means purity and independence to me, and those are two of the meanings that I associate with nudity; that's why this combination has always inspired me.
Body in Mind has that kind of beautiful images, but there's a clear anthropoid element in some of their galleries. That's the kind of beauty that I don't feel that comfortable with. However, I am comfortable viewing such images now and am indeed inspired to an extent by them.
Take this gallery of Nikkala Stott as an example. It's one of the very beautiful galleries, it has the touch of Michael White and the classy beauty of Nikkala Stott simply makes it very inspiring. The fact that Nikkala's not completely nude is a bit distracting, but once you learn the cultural values(read the paragraph that's on the gallery page) you will understand that that article of clothing isn't there for a sexual purpose. Once you understand the true message of the gallery in its context the gallery will be as inspiring as any gallery that's shot in the most beautiful of natural locations. There is a certain harmony and a sense of familiarity and serenity about it; the sun is announcing the end of a glorious day while you're having that late afternoon coffee while reading a good book. The scene itself is one that I value. I love the sun(when it's shining), and I don't mind seeing the warm sun ray's embracing such a beautiful woman like the hands of a gentle mother.
One may just take a look at the picture in which Nikkala is taking off her jeans and wrongly assume that this is an erotic gallery. It's all about the way we all see it, I once didn't see the whole picture, but I now declare that I appreciate and respect Super Nudes more than I ever did in the past.
I hope that you will enjoy this beautiful gallery of Nikkala Stott from Body In Mind.
I have heard that Nikkala has recently appeared on TV in the U.K., and i did consider it good news that the world is starting to take notice of the bravery of those beautiful women who are willing to share their charm with those who can appreciate beauty.
It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and even though it's a weird summer I believe that the name of this gallery refers to the hot weather (or at least I hope so). I really like Michael White's technique of using the sunlight to show and delineate the beautiful details of Nikkala's body and the nonsexual way with which he has produced this gallery and her other galleries. It really seems that BiM knows how to choose their galleries.
I truly hope that you will enjoy this gallery of Nikkala Stott from Body In Mind.
Muse is one of the most inspiring artists that I have seen, she is far from being the docile model or the "Photographer's puppet", she participates actively in the process of producing those artistic masterpieces and that's one of the reasons her images are very different from anything that I have seen anywhere else.
If there's a model that the super nudes website should follow, it must be Image Of Muse, I will not just consider how inspiring their exquisite artistic images are, I will also consider the ideas behind each and every image. The desire to produce truly unique images that will inspire rather than producing images that will satisfy the demand of the visitors, and this is just one of the many reasons they're different.
The experience you get from Image Of Muse is very different, it's unlike any other nudes website that I have seen. They have created their own unique philosophy that is truly inspiring. Muse clearly understands the true essence of nude photography and its pitfalls, I have always said that I would love to see some images which clearly separate between nudity and sexuality, using the power of nudity to empower the viewer rather than to excite him sexually.
She has said:
"Sadly I feel that far too many websites cheapen and degrade the human form. Many models and photographers neglect to portray photography as the gift it really is. In the right hands the camera enables us to capture and immortalize living breathing works of art." - Image Of Muse
I definitely agree with this statement, she's basically trying to mend the damaging effect of pornography and explicit nudity on artistic nudity and how most websites start searching for profit forgetting their message and their promises. This certainly helps the enemies of the natural beauty in spreading their misleading messages about nudity, helping in making the world more hostile towards the women who are brave enough to share the gift that mother nature has given them.
Image Of Muse really shows you the grace of tasteful nudes through their immaculate photographs of the divinely beautiful feminine form, the respect for mother nature's ultimate gift, the human form.
I hope that you will enjoy this Image Of Muse gallery.
This series with Michelle Marsh greatly reminds me with the series with Nikkala Stott in which they followed her throughout a day. I have posted the morning gallery yesterday, and now this is an afternoon one. What really attracts me to those galleries is the lighting and the clean style of Michael White's photography. I like the window light which accentuates Michelle's beauty in a wonderful way, I just hope there were more pictures showing Michelle's facial beauty in this gallery.
I hope that you will enjoy this Body In Mind gallery of Michelle Marsh.
It seems that Body In Mind is charmed with the beauty of those British models. I sure find Michelle Marsh beautiful, I just hate what seems to be an emphasis on her big breasts.
Anyway, Michael White did a pretty good job shooting all those page 3 models, he has a very clean style of photography that I really like. I also love the exquisite lighting that he has used throughout his galleries. This gallery follows his early morning theme that was very successful with Nikkala Stott (in the set Waking). It just proves that Body In Mind is seeking ultimate beauty, their version of beauty may be slightly different from my version. However, I won't be the dictator who will deprive you of enjoying those beautiful images.
I hope that you will enjoy this Michelle Marsh gallery from Body In Mind.