From one of the most exotic places on Earth comes a strong and a rare form of beauty, captured by a doctor who was captivated and determined to help show it to the world.
When I first heard about Joel Pelerin I was told that he comes from a place called the Reunion island, an overseas region of France that's to the east of Madagascar. A hidden Shangri-la in the middle of the Indian ocean.
He says that he wants to show the world the "metissage", or the mescigenetic - mixed ethnic - origins of most of those wonderful women of that Eden. The pulchritude that radiates from the models who collaborate with him is marvelous. One rarely comes across that sort of bravery and beauty from a place that's so close to Africa.
Honestly, I don't think that place or color matter that much. It's challenging the established rules which are designed to keep people from pursuing happiness through actions that do not inflict harm on others. Challenging every artificial barrier will mean that one will be more capable of coming up with unconventional ideas, those are the ideas that change the world. Change is something that we all desperately need. Those women are discovering their potential and helping others discover theirs, may their rekindled passion retain its vigor. This is what we truly need, new ideas.
If a man from the past had the ability to travel to this age of ours then he would criticize our current beauty values. I don't believe that our current values are natural or help women lead better lives, and I believe that the man from the past will agree with me.
Seeing those paintings by Bouguereau is truly inspiring, he was depicting goddesses and their perfect beauty, but his idea of a beautiful woman sure is different from the strange ideas we have now; the women in those pictures aren't underweight, they look healthy, and you can't see any clothes that restricts their freedom or any sexual values that are associated with their nudity.
For example, in the Nymphaeum you can see a lot of beautiful women together, you feel their enjoyment of this pure state of being. I don't find any perverse values as those that can be found in some of the "artistic" representations of women that are produced in this age. Technology was abused to attack the real beauty of women, even on some of the websites that claim to be open about sexuality.
He will walk in our streets and wonder about the high heels and feel that the women are hiding their beauty behind thick masks of make-up, he will be shocked by the perverse pornography and will be able to enjoy the truly artistic nude photographs, and will curse the photographers for not being able to produce good images when they have that great invention that can capture the precious moments in seconds.
It's through this man's eye that I am trying to choose my galleries. I want them to be simple and at the same time respectful towards the women. Galleries that preserve the high status of those courageous women who take the risk of sharing their beauty and freedom with all of us.
I hope that you will enjoy this gallery of the graceful paintings of this great french artist.
I am personally a lover of adorable and beautiful works of art like this gallery and the previous David Allio gallery. Pascal Renoux has successfully created high-quality and indeed very artistic images full of vigor and life.
I also liked his other mainstream works, I liked the Still-Life images in particular as they're indeed very creative.
Pascal Renoux's website has more images of the same high quality and other image collections. I hope that you will love this gallery.
You probably know by know how deep my love for Brigham Field's works is, and I believe that some of you are already starting to have some passion for his works. I mean look at this gallery and you will see what I exactly mean, it's a graceful and exquisite mix of fashion photography and artistic nude photography which gave this alluring and dazzling gallery.
Angel is an Angel, just look at her crystal clear blue eyes and her wonderful body, there's something mysterious about her look. She looks really sad and it seems that there's something which is really keeping her busy.
Enjoy this gallery from Paris, by Brigham Field!