What is paradise? I think that paradise is a place where social equality is possible through hard work. A place where an ambitious person can be as successful as he or she wishes to be if she or he works hard. It's a place where social status or connections make any difference for hard-working people. In other words, it's a place where hard work is rewarded, and where equal opportunities exist for all.
This definition contrasts with the religious paradise with all of its idleness and the selfishness that it creates in fundamentalism, bringing out the corruption in people - doing something good just to please 'the boss' is a form of corruption as evidenced by the 'I am holier than thou' syndrome.
Paradise isn't a place full of beautiful women, Hawaiian aloha songs, or tropical beaches. It's a place where everybody's free and where no one interferes with the business of others as long as he or she isn't harmed. A place where people are ambitious and proactive, where they strive to bring out the best in themselves, not to enjoy the depravity and cruelty that signifies a lack of respect for life and for others.
We are not 'sinful', telling others that they naturally bad gives them the license to harm and destroy, and also gives you the license to be destructive and corrupt. People are great, those who become corrupt made their choices, and it's none of our business as long as we're not harmed. When I attack the general direction of nudes, I do so based on the fact that what major websites do does reflect back on all of us and gives a chance for beauty-haters to turn their vile hatred for life towards us and our beautiful models.
Nudes give those models a chance to express themselves. Every one has a unique story and a unique life, and most of us had a hard time when we were young or are still suffering from inequality, hardship or absurd laws. It's the chance for those models to be the heroines that they truly are. It's like those intimate conversations that you may have with someone who gets into details about their struggle with life. Except that they do it visually, and they get constant feedback. It's an invisible form of conversation, in which they strive to bring out the best in them. This earns them a lot of respect, and that's what they deserve, along with all the self-respect and confidence that this entails.
As Dwayne Bell has recently said, paradise can exist here on Earth, if we all work together and become disillusioned with the corruption that surrounds and often engulfs us, the corruption that we may succumb to in the name of being bad. I truly wish that one day, we can listen to others and appreciate their recounting of their own tales and problems, and be inspired by them, instead of the incessant gloating that seems to be rampant.
Paradise may not be here, but it's close. We just need to get rid of a few shackles to get there. Heracles was human after all.
A personal vision of paradise is that of a tropical sunny beach that's full of tranquility. A getaway from concrete jungles with all of their pollution and crowds.
I think that what makes those getaways attractive is the harmony of colors, the fact that they offer a chance to relax and enjoy life in a semi-hedonistic way.
We can create our own paradise in the middle of our modern jungles. We can recreate the harmony of color, and if we're hard-working and good enough we may even have a person next to us, as beautiful as Sasha, helping us making it complete. All it takes is hard work and a bit of ingenuity.
Paradise doesn't have to be that far away, not when you believe and do something about all that you find ugly. By making the world a better place for yourself, you're helping in making it a better place for everyone else.
Meanwhile, Sasha is and will continue to provide the inspiration, the vision of a pristine paradise where honesty, in the form of nudity, prevails.
It's a disgrace that we still can't get rid of the prejudice and the false impressions surrounding female nudity. We still are judgemental about others and it seems that the main objection to giving this freedom to women is just that, most societies don't want to give women more freedom.
Even most of the websites that barely make it on Graceful Nudes have a similar attitude about female nudity, it all comes down to revenues and the commodification of models. Even when one doesn't discuss the pay models receive, there's still a big ethical gap in the way the models are treated. I don't think that a model just gets into a hypersexualized state once she's in front of the camera. It's just a way of advertisement, telling the male-dominated audience of websites that are marketing nudity that these females are sexually available by using subconscious or conscious sexual cues, thereby confining the model to the role that she plays in the traditional "barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen" fantasy, satisfying the basic sexual urges of the visitors, and having a higher account balance at the bank.
And It's not getting better.
I was contacted about a month ago by a visitor who was asking for my opinion regarding joining Abby Winters, after prolonged discussions I told him to go for it, especially when they were going to split the website. Now that the website has been split, I completely regret telling him to give them a single penny. The initial new design after the split was of a model in the lordosis position, and now their newsletter videos are full of the weird sexuality that's found at every other porn website. Long gone are the days of free uninhibited sexuality of models who are in control, not models who are being controlled.
It isn't just confined to Abby Winters. Most of other websites now have a tendency towards featuring the cheap, grotesque, and quick-money kind of sets that the visitors who are looking for porn keep asking for. I don't really know what's happening, but this attitude certainly is going to ruin everything beautiful that they supposedly are fighting for.
However, no matter where every other website is heading. I will always keep fighting for female beauty and the empowerment of females everywhere, we all should if we want our western culture to truly progress and flourish in a free world.
Nudity is a symbol of freedom and not a fantasy of some perverted males. This freedom means even more freedom for minds everywhere and more development. I think it will solve a lot of problems in a lot of places that our governments are condoning through avoiding them.
Who knows, maybe it's just a storm that will calm after a while. Meanwhile, let's all keep enjoying tasteful nudes that are both inspiring and respectful.
Lakes seem to be a universal source of inspiration for many photographers. I mean how many times did you see a gallery of a nude beautiful girl standing next to a lake?, I have seen this certain idea being used over and over again, but I never got bored of it.
I love seeing the sun touching the body of a divinely beautiful model such as Sasha, the outdoors always mean freedom, and seeing a model enjoying her freedom for a brief period of time sure is inspiring.
I hope that you will enjoy this MPL-Studios gallery.
Summer is all about feeling the refreshing ocean breeze in the warm open air. In Sasha's case, that means a quick cool down at her favorite secluded stretch of coastline. Sasha's body...it's beautifully proportioned. Seeing her naked in such a relaxed natural setting is certainly a gift we can all enjoy!
I hope that you will like this MPLStudios gallery of Sasha.