The third and last gallery of today: Siren with Bianca. This is a classic bikini gallery; a gallery in which a model slowly takes off her bikini at a lake or a beach. The difference: It's a colorful yellow bikini. This may be an innocent mistake or just an attempt by Tyson Laroche to make her look more of a gypsy girl.
I do like the resulting images, yellow really matches the color of her skin, and the general lighting of the set. This also is one of the sets of Bianca that I do like. It took a while for me to put it up here, but better late than never.
The second gallery for today is Gypsy Passage. I don't know if Bianca is a real gypsy or not; she certainly has some gypsy features. The title is certainly fascinating.
A short red dress, a beautiful model, and a wonderful seashore nearby with a clear sky are a great combination for a gallery that I have been admiring for quite a while. I hope that you will like it.
Today I will be posting three galleries of Tiffany, a beautiful brown-eyed model from MPL that has caught my attention. She looks very familiar, has eyes that shine with intelligence, and most of her pictures show an admirable amount of self confidence.
In this one, Velvet Summer, she's wearing a white light summer dress in a wood. I think that the location is great, apart from all the references to classical mythology. I think that it gives her familiar face even more familiarity, and certainly fulfills some common fantasies.
These days, whenever I look at some Japanese nudes I always remember the tragic earthquake and Tsunami and the damage that they've left behind.
Maria Ozawa did survive that disaster, but many others were not as lucky. I truly hope that Japan would be able to recover quickly.
If you feel like helping the survivors, you can donate at the American Red Cross.
Cowardice is the greatest enemy of one's ego. The only thing that may shatter your existence is a moment of surrender to fear. It has been used many times throughout history to rob people of their unalienable rights. I am not just referring to the Middle East and the state of paranoia many states are indulging in. I am referring to fears that are being capitalized by mere demagogues to rise to power. Bogeymen that spring up in every single country in the world to make the people bow down to those who perceive themselves to be divine shepherds.
In the United States, it's the immigrants, abortion clinic doctors, and homosexuals who are behind and indeed are the justification for the mistakes of years, if not decades, of mismanagement that are quickly making the US lose its lead. In Europe, it also is the immigrants and the rogue states which are overspending. In the Middle East it is fanaticism. Every nation has its leaders with their bogeymen ready in an eternal stand-by mode, the bogeymen may spring to existence overnight to force the world populations into blind submission or mindless sedation. To strip them of their humanity.
Hearing most world leaders treating groups of people who rose up to demand their freedom and basic rights - just as the Founding Fathers rose against tyranny - some of which are fighting (and dying) in what reminds me of the American War of Independence, according to their strategic importance, and not based on the fact that the declaration of independence and most of the values enshrined in most of our modern constitutions call for liberty and equality of all the human race, was an utter shock. Aren't we all human? Why is torture okay overseas, why did some nations even give those despotic nations the tools with which to torture their populations and stifle dissent, while turning a blind eye to their practices. Is oil worth that much? Is it worth the approvement of deaths, tortures, and sexual assault through shameful silence? I'd rather ride my bike than know that my next trip to the gas station may help some deranged maniac in some obscure country trample on the rights of its people in what truly resembles an Orwellian world.
It is fear that makes us betray who we are. Room 101 makes you betray yourself before you betray anyone else. A truly self-loving person would never tolerate such a deranged form of self-mutilation. The mutilation of the entire human race by the fact that peaceful people may die in the thousands just for daring to have a different opinion.
Did that happen because those alleged leaders are implementing similar measures in their home countries? Let's see: The Arizona law which sanctifies racial profiling and the abuse of different-looking people. The Wisconsin bill which is attempting to take away a fundamental right from minimum-wage civil servants. The outrageous body searches at airports, and of course random wiretapping. Basic rights that are being eroded in the name of security. It's no different in Berlusconi's Italy or Putin's Russia.
The answer to all of that is true innovation, is listening to our brains for once, it is realizing that what we do may have a negative impact somewhere else. Is letting the true message of beauty get to us. We are not that different, we all have the same basic rights, and we all need to strive to reach our full potential. This is the true message of beauty, a message that those wonderful ladies fully embody and represent.
I truly wish for world peace, and for the people of the world to live safely and happily. Without any artificial divides, and without those in power intentionally tearing them apart in their crack-like addiction to power.
The founding fathers were right, and now we're seeing young founding fathers recreating some glorious revolutions of that past. History is on their side, and hopefully, they will have a role in shaping their future. It's what they earn.
This reminds me of a cheap bumper sticker: the United States is the land of the free thanks to the brave. The world will always be free as long as we can muster our bravery and protect our rights.
Maria Ozawa is a well-known Japanese pornstar, and is one of the model actresses that I truly respect, despite my general lack of interest/respect for average Japanese born. She's half-Canadian and half-Japanese. She acted in a couple of non-adult movies that were popular in Asia, before people started realizing that she's a porn star.
What I generally hate about Japanese porn in general is the 'submissive woman' stereotype, because I find it degrading, and I have to admit that Maria isn't that innocent, as she plays the exact same role in her movies. My respect for her stems from my impression that she's challenging societal and cultural barriers. It's similar with hundreds of other pornstars, and I can't really tell whether those really are her beliefs, but it's just my mental picture and it's not an ugly one. She reminds me of other great women like Sibel Kekkili, though Sibel apparently truly believes in what she did and her adult career was a true, brave, rebellion.
I hope that you'll like this gallery from Hegre's Asian tour. He has a lot of other sets with Asian models at Hegre-Art, check them out if you have the time.
"Are you sure you said 2 o'clock?" We sat waiting for our model to show up, in our rented studio, with our lights ready and our cameras set. The minutes ticked by. By the time the hands rounded past 3 pm, we knew we had a no-show on our hands. What were we going to do now? We had so much invested in this, what a shame it would be to let it go to waste. "I'll pose for you" said Cat, our dear friend and model who also acts as our assistant from time to time. "My hair is messy and I don't have any nice lingerie, and I'm not really ready for a nude shoot - but what the hell!" What the hell indeed. Cat is so gorgeous, so charming, and such an amazing model that the shots we got that day are some of the funniest we have of her. Her personality and wit shine through, even through her messy hair. As an impromptu model, Cat runs circles around even the most seasoned professional models. We thought you'd enjoy this bonus set of this lovely lady being her lovely self.
That is what makes this set so charming. A beautiful lady is being who she is in front of the camera, no real preparations, nothing artificial. Just pure beauty mixed with the graceful independence of a self-confidant lady. A lady who values the truth enough to know that she's beautiful, and not be ashamed or apologetic about it.
Distilling this gallery was truly a hard task, you really gotta see the full set, it's only available for BodyInMind members.
Alexia has to be one of the most beautiful models that I have seen to date. She's very natural, and that is a clear statement about who she is. She isn't afraid to challenge many things in her galleries and to make more than one statement using her body.
Choosing the images for this gallery was a nightmare, and I am afraid that I may not have done the best job. It's very hard selecting the right images when every single image is beautiful and the model is as alluring as Alexia. I just hope that I haven't destroyed her delicate and amazing beauty in the process and that you'll still be able to appreciate it.
There's a backyard feeling to this gallery, something that's recurrent in most of Grace and Beauty galleries. There's a great variety of personalities, models, and beliefs in the United States, and I think that he captures the best of those according to his own nostalgic and simple style. It's generally a hard job choosing a single gallery, and even a bunch of images from there, a lot of galleries are amazing and a lot of models are truly beautiful.
I hope that you'll enjoy this gallery from the United States.
I have little respect for the majority of Hegre's work. The themes seem to significantly repeat themselves. Petter does have superior technical skills and wonderful equipment, and arguably, some of the most beautiful models who ever appeared on nude websites. However, it takes more than that to create beauty.
It takes a vision. Photography often mirrors the photographer's vision, and while reviewing some of his galleries I found many of the images to be disrespectful. Not in the sense of being degrading, but rather in the sense of not capturing the entire beauty of a model, of often being mediocre in the themes, and in being more or less the same despite the fact that the models are often different. I don't know whether it's an issue with Hegre's vision or the fact that producing so many nudes for a 'nudes mill' steals away a photographer's creativity.
The only thing that still makes Hegre retain some appeal is his models. Those wonderful women who appear in his photographs. Their beauty can be so powerful that it overcomes those senseless patterns. This was the case with Muriel.
Muriel comes from Argentina. I originally mistook her for Lola from Walter Bosque Art - they look very similar and Walter Bosque did collaborate with Hegre when Hegre visited Argentina, Hegre did some shoots with Jacqui and Tacha. Muriel and Lola look very similar, but their bodies are different, they're bot beautiful in their unique ways. Walter Bosque did confirm their being two different women.
I just couldn't let Muriel's beauty pass unnoticed. This is why I created this mega gallery, which consists of 96 images from 6 different sets - out of the 60 sets of Muriel that are available at the moment. This gallery is quite big, so it may not be suitable for you if you're on dial-up.
The second thing that I hated about Hegre-Art was his Mr. Right contest. Which basically was a matchmaking service between his models and his members. You became a member, sent a letter to the model who was looking for "Mr. Right", and then you could date her. It sounded like prostitution back then, but after actually talking to some Eastern European women it's not that hard to understand how a competition like that may work without direct exploitation from Hegre.
It's a fact that in the modern world there's an elite, those born in the free world have many privileges; In terms of travel, special treatment abroad - some parts of the Middle East may be the only exception, and civil rights at home. Many people in third world countries - most Eastern and Southern countries - look up to those nations and the visible inequality that can only be overcome through birth, marriage, wealth, or outstanding abilities. The easiest way to get into the aristocracy - those are the same rules that were in place in order to be accepted as a part of the aristocracy, there are even some aristocrats who are squeamish about the idea of 'new money' becoming aristocrats, or to get a citizenship or the permission to live in the free world is arguably marriage. Those women are often trying to escape economic hardship, corruption, or are simply looking for less abusive relationships in cultures that are less macho. Some simply don't want to live their entire lives bumping against low glass ceilings, so they go somewhere else where the ceilings are a bit higher.
Some models from Russia for example get into modeling because they want to travel the world, go to other European countries, not to settle there per se, but just to see how life's really like over there. To get a taste of the freedom that they keep hearing about. It may sound simple for most of the EU citizens. Some people go all over Europe with basically a couple of hundreds of Euros and a backpack. Those young women can't do that, even if they have the money. They need permissions, invitations, or truly significant amounts of money for luxurious tours.
The cultures of those countries were mutilated by communism, gulag systems, and Stasi-like agencies. The free world became free because the revolutionaries were honest enough to give those who supported them the freedom that they all fought for, while for others that freedom was quickly stolen away, by those who were in power. Many old Eastern Europeans are even starting to question the revolutions, since some of them think that nothing much has changed. The stores were empty, but they had the purchasing power, now the stores are stacked with products, but they don't have the money to pay for them. Some people with strong connections were the old regimes suddenly became in power, so it indeed seems to them that nothing has changed.
Some countries were geographically fortunate enough to be close to the forming EU, and reform was being pushed down from the EU, often in exchange for aid. Those countries are making some progress, their citizens feel more free, and some of the people are starting to feel optimistic despite the fact that employment and business opportunities are still based on connections, just like they were back in the soviet days.
However, for the unfortunate countries which are still far away, it means that dreams like the EU will not come true, and now almost universal austerity measures are even making the future more bleak for the citizens of those nations. Which brings us back to the easiest, and sometimes the only, way of having access to the free world, namely, marriage. Which has created the whole mail order bride scheme, in which women do risk their lives, in return for freedom, whether social, civil, or simply economic. The economic part is almost universal, and it may be easy to find rich people in those countries - who are often seen as being corrupt.
However, there's some humiliation in the process of listing oneself up for marital 'adoption'. It basically is a process of selling oneself, in the form of sex or beauty, in exchange for access or admission to that form of aristocracy. Prince charming may be a sex offender, or simply a prince who's not at all charming. There's also the reverse phenomenon, with young men choosing to marry old women from the aristocracy for the exact same reasons.
This means that there indeed is a competition regarding who crosses the border based on merits like physical beauty or sexual attractiveness.
If we apply the same about close neighbors, we can talk about things like the Arizona law. Which I think is only a form of 'palliative' treatment. I don't think that immigrants like standing out in the crowd or the discrimination they face, but rather they're forced out. The true political remedy would be supporting civil rights in those countries where immigrants come from, achieving equality, and then removing all the artificial borders. Back in the dark ages there were no real borders, but people mostly stayed where they are, that because the technology was the same, and you could, for the most part, leave if you didn't like the rules of your tribe/group.
Anyway, Hegre may have started this matchmaking service upon the request of his models, as a way of helping them fulfill their dreams. I think that it's as bad as mail-order brides, but some of the models came from places like France - which for the most part is free, with the exception of some weird laws. The models get to choose, and it's not as straightforward as pay and have this model - a mail-order bride shop, where the most beautiful Barbie doll wins.
But even freedom has its enemies from within, stupid bills are being passed/proposed more than before. The Founding Fathers had remarkable foresight when they said the following words:
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions."
So, it's not as bad as it first seemed. The exploitation isn't Hegre's fault, it's the fault of human inequality and artificial borders.
At the cinema: A beautiful naked woman is relaxing in her house, enters another lady: "Helen, what are you doing staying here like that? have you no shame?". Helen grumbles in her usual defiant way that she has every right to do whatever she wants and that the old lady needs to loosen up. Helen has just been portrayed as a 'bad' woman.
Why does it have to be that way? Why can't Helen be an ordinary beautiful lady who finds no reason to wear restrictive apparel on a hot summer day. A lady who knows that she is beautiful and finds no shame in showing her body just in the same way that she has no shame to share her personality and her beliefs with the world? Why couldn't the old lady respond by commenting that it indeed is a hot day and then decide to be as free as Helen, while sharing a story about the restrictive habits of the past? Or just move as usual without making a comment.
I think that there's nothing strange about nudity, and I know that many people agree with me, but such scenes are not just strange, but they're kind of perverse. Normal people can enjoy being who they are, and other people can live with it. There are many nudists, and they don't have any major issues except with the occasional close-minded visitors.
Beautiful ordinary girl can enjoy being nude, some of them even make it a special occasion, with a photographer, and total pride. Those are the beautiful women that you see here.
Technical note: I think that this is one of the best sets yet by Dwayne and Leanne, it's very simple yet very powerful. The poses of Jacqueline are full of pride, pride for being human, for being alive, and for being able to grasp the meaning of life. The poses are very striking, and they're full of wonderful messages. I don't want to spoil the riddles for you, so you are welcome to take a look.