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.
It would be very cruel to deprive humanity of beauty. Imagine being locked up in a room starting the day you were born and allowed to see nothing but a single tree. Psychologists say that you will start to be depressed and even to imagine things. Your ancestors loved beauty, poetry would be much poorer if there were no flowers, a brown featureless moon, and no green meadows.
Some people claim that women should cover their bodies up and to "save" their beauty for their lovers or husbands, the same people probably believe in the presence of a God who has created those beautiful female bodies. Their God has created nature in its splendor to show off his greatness and to help human beings appreciate his efforts, yet he tantalizes them by putting one of his best creations off-limits.
It may be true that special things(I am by no means trying to liken women to inanimate objects) are rare, and that this rarity is to be respected by putting valuable things away. You simply don't throw gold on the streets, but you certainly wear your ornaments and feel proud of sharing their beauty with the world.
An artist doesn't hide his works unless he has some psychological problems, and a perfect God simply doesn't need a have a problem with people showing his greatness by letting the world see how a great "designer" he is.
They also claim that female beauty is there for a female's partner to exclusively "enjoy", which contradicts with another belief that marriage is for reproduction. They probably will be very grateful for living in a world full of females who look the same as long as they have ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a uterus. If their God has created women to reproduce then why did he equip women with a superfluous energy-consuming design?
If beauty is there to help a woman reproduce then why doesn't it manifest itself only when a coitus is about to take place or when she's most fertile(a visual display of ovulation?).
It all comes from fear of that beauty, some males simply find it irresistible and fear that other males who have better qualities than the former ones possess and therefore replace them. Beauty is treasured and therefore they tend to be overprotective about it, all those irrational beliefs are a direct result of centuries of harboring irrational beliefs and making up excuses to make sure that every male won't waste energy by raising up children that aren't his.
Thus, beauty is turned into a curse instead of being a bliss. A woman is born to bear the shame of being beautiful, being over-protected by every prospective partner and having her fidelity frequently questioned.
It seems that we have become very accustomed to challenging nature that we are starting to challenge our own nature. I am not aware of any sound scientific theory that says that the distant ancestors of modern humanity copulated all the time simply because the fur didn't cover it all.
For all the reasons mentioned above such a belief sounds very absurd, it has no solid grounds and serves as a shield for the insecurities of some males which are translated into a dress code, which are natural for patriarchal societies in denial.
Enjoy beauty, don't fight what's natural.
Mountains are close to heaven and often have a high status is most religions, including Judaism and Christianity. It's not a surprising fact at all giving the serene pristine nature that can be found at the mountains that aren't densely populated. The fatigue and breathlessness that result from the low level of oxygen may have easily been attributed to a supernatural presence.
It sure is a fascinating experience being up there, with all the purity, space, and freedom those mountains offer, but what if you can add more beauty to the scene?, that's exactly what this set is about. The beauty of a young maiden, Megan, and the beauty of nature, from above.
I hope that you will enjoy this gallery by Max Asolo.
Centuries ago young men often travelled great distances to wise men to teach them noble ideas like wisdom, happiness, and courage. The quest itself was far from being an easy one and the instructions often served as obstacles behind which the truth lies.
Those were journeys that we respect and tell quite often in our stories and fairytales. Unfortunately, we always miss the moral of each one of those stories, which is to search for the morals wherever they can be found while daring to challenge anything that may stop us from reaching our final moral destination, fighting and killing the mindless monsters whose aim is to destroy whatever they encounter, and enjoying the light that's offered at the end of the road.
The monsters in our modern days aren't dragons, trolls, or ogres. They are the misconceptions or the serpents that have been growing inside our bodies since the day we were force-fed them. We rarely think about those beliefs that we take for granted, we simply run away and hide from our weak monsters.
We also always miss the places that can teach us all of those morals and the true meaning of beauty for the nudity. Taught to be shallow that is all that we see, nudity, and forget everything that super nudes have to offer.
We don't have to travel great distances to be taught about all the beautiful meanings of life as they can all be found at Body in Mind, we simply don't have the courage to overcome our weaknesses and the misconceptions that we have about nudity.
That's what Body in Mind is trying to change, while teaching us all the good values in the way, it's the ultimate beauty school. Teaching beauty and morality.
We often forget that the intentions of the person behind the camera often influence his/her pictures. A picture is supposed to represent the photographer's view of a certain scene. Different people see different things in the same place, the processing done by the brain is influenced by past experiences. This means that a picture is much more than a display of a certain location and certain elements; it offers a glimpse into the photographer's mind.
This is why through the works of Viktoria Sun I have come to respect her. Apart from occasional lapses of quality her pictures are very simple and beautiful, and are never sexual, even when she takes a close-up. Her intention clearly is to capture the beauty that she sees and not the shallow sexuality that others want to see.
This is the case with this set, it comes from Amour Angels, a website mainly with "teen" sets, but they sometimes feature a good set or two. Her works stand out there, with all of the beauty they offer and their simple non-sexual nudes.
There's one thing of sure, a lot of her works will stay in my memory for a long time, and won't cease to inspire and guide me.
I hope that you will like this gallery.
It has been a long while since I last added an Evas Garden gallery to Graceful Nudes, and that can be understood when you consider the fact that they have a lot of erotica. The main thing that attract me about some of their sets is the bright colors used in them, but even those aren't that common anymore.
However, this gallery did catch my attention. Mainly because it's a gallery of Rebbeca and because it follows a dark theme, black always adds certain elegance to any gallery and highlights the model's beauty, which are two things to be appreciated about any gallery.
I just like 3 pictures in the photo set, and I have put them in the gallery with other 3 not-so-bad pictures. I hope that you will like them.
FEMJOY shines from time to time with amazing gems. They are dealing with a lot of photographers and most of them are very talented, this means that they will have some beautiful galleries once in a while.
FEMJOY may be serving its own form of nudes, they do have some erotica but they do have some beautiful nudes as well, and that deserves some respect.
This gallery is one of those beautiful gems that I have mentioned earlier, I couldn't let it go unnoticed. I hope that you will like it.
It hasn't been a long while since I featured a Dmitry Maslof gallery, and I believe that he may soon be to Met-Art what Stefan Soell is to FEMJOY. His galleries often contain a lot of graceful nudes, something that I respect about any photographer.
However, he seems to be influenced by Met-Art's market demands as he's certainly has some erotic pictures or pictures that has a sole purpose of showing the model's genitalia, that's when I start having some problems with a photographer because that's where s/he starts to compromise his/her talent.
Anyone with a camera and a nude model can produce sexually arousing images, it's not a secret and there's nothing special about the product, even if it's a beautiful image it only serves one function and that's to arouse the viewer(and therefore to make him want to get out his credit card and to join the website, or at least that's how some marketing teams think), it's beauty becomes useless because the viewer probably is just after the sexual aspect, therefore the beauty in it doesn't really matter. If you want to produce an erotic gallery then you don't need to invest much in your equipment or waste your time picking up locations and the perfect time of the day for shooting, all you need is a sexually attractive model and a plain camera, and you will probably make the same amount of money, or even more.
So, what's the solution?, in my opinion it is to spend more time choosing the right images, being creative while creating beautiful images, and not caring about what marketing teams say. There are some websites out there that will want your tasteful non-sexual work, Body in Mind and FEMJOY just come to mind.
Anyway, here are some beautiful images that I managed to filter out of this Olga A set, I hope that you will like them.
What does the word paradise mean?, our version of paradise may be different but it probably has some common elements, beach, sunset, green plantations, tranquility, and beauty, but what if you can adorn this paradise even more by the beauty of the pure human form. This is what this gallery is about.
Silhouettes are a very common theme in nude photography, and this gallery clearly follows this theme. It certainly isn't a one of a kind gallery, but it's still a beautiful gallery.
I really liked the pictures in which Nata is in the air with the sun directly behind her. It adds a lot of radiance and gives Nata a centralized role in the images, with the sun rays carving a shadow of her perfect beauty. This puts a lot of emphasis on her beauty and makes her the center of attention.
A beautiful sky, a sunset, a tranquil sea, a lot of warmth, and most of all a beautiful model. I believe that this is what most of us can call paradise.
There are a lot of things that I hate about Richard Murrian's website, the most apparent of them being the very erotic display of most of his new sets, which only serves to fulfill the demands of his visitors without caring about the models or the fact that the emotions displayed in those sets are fake ones. I don't seem to understand why a female putting a finger in her mouth and acting like she's a model in a heavily sexual perfume commercial is found attractive by some visitors, I have rarely seen a woman acting in that way in real life and I certainly don't like that kind of emotions.
My current definition of art is that it's a display of the familiar in a beautiful not-so-familiar way; id est showing the beauty of the nude human body that our brain is used to discarding in real life. Apparently, erotica isn't a familiar subject in real life, and that makes it a tasteless form of art, for it doesn't express a point of view or conform to my current definition. That's enough to make me lose some of my respect for an artist, as succumbing to monetary pressure is a weakness.
However, as with many other artists he manages to produce a good set once in a while, and this collection of images seems to represent one of them. It has those obnoxious erotic elements in a couple of pictures, but it's not a bad set once you get past that.
It's an aesthetically satisfactory set to an extent, but it definitely doesn't compete with the artistic images that are found elsewhere. I won't buy a membership there anytime soon, and I don't recommend buying one unless you love fake erotica or have enough patience to hunt for treasures(which are there once you look close enough, but aren't that common).
I just hope that you'll be able to find some beauty in this set.