This is the second gallery that I will be adding of Nicolina. The most charming things about her are her playfulness and her smile that graces most of her images.
In what seems to be a stereotypical Russian photo set, she's showing her flexibility by posing as a ballerina in a typical wooden Russian house. It is my impression that she received some ballet training, which also fits the stereotype of being a beautiful Russian girl.
Away from all the stereotypes, I think that she's a very beautiful lady, and it's always refreshing seeing some new sets of her at Domai. This is her 5th set there, and I hope that it won't be her last.
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.
I feel like I have said all there is to say about Susann and her beauty. So I'd like to present this gallery without a lot of text. I think I should let the images do the talking and show you how beautiful Germany can be.View Gallery
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.
Freedom of speech
According to the Merriam-Websters dictionary of law, Freedom of speech is defined as:
"The right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to avoid a clear and present danger)"
While it may sound strange to a casual visitor here, nudes are a form of expression. Tasteful Nudes offered by the likes of BodyInMind and Domai are a perfect example. BodyInMind actively seeks to deliver a message to all of its visitors; use your head, look into your own values. Are you revulsed by a simple picture of a beautiful woman? if you are, then why? is there any logical explanation to it?
Third world governments in places like the Middle East who actively seek to suppress the mentality of their people, and almost every dictator that I can think of despised nudes - the exception seems to be Adolf Hitler, but it was limited to the "Aryan" race. Artists and people who actually saw a lot more than the basic sexuality are dangerous to the existence of those oppressive regimes. People who think are usually troublesome, esp. when they can spot the discrepancies that adorn their lies.
Nudes make you think, if you can appreciate nudes then you can appreciate yourself and humanity, you see the beauty in all of us. You see beauty in what we've created, your respect for others starts emanating from your respect for your own being. Your love for others and humanity starts flowing from your own love for yourself. You become a better powerful human being, you're no longer an ordinary worker ant.
Not all politicians and governments thrive on that sort of power. Others actually foster and encourage intelligence and hard work. They let you discover your potential on your own, but are often challenged by blind groups who always tap into the ignorant masses, the ignorant masses that they've created in the first place. Politics is the art of being able to control the herd like a good shepherd dog after all.
The thing with nudes is that they reveal mankind, without lies. Not just female nudes do, but male nudes also have a similar effect. It is about rejecting all the lies that were and are being used to herd the masses like mindless sheep, whose only purpose in life is to graze and breed. Religious institutions are about making the sheep love what they're getting.
I think that Adolf Hitler didn't really admire nudes. He basically abused beauty by binding it to his political propaganda, but he definitely understood what it's about. That's one type of people that you can never respect, those who know the truth but lead others away from it.
Die Gedanken sind frei, and so are nudes. Those seeking power can attempt to control our thoughts, but they will never be able to take away our innate ability to appreciate beauty, ourselves, and to be proud of who we are. We shouldn't let them, if we do, then we'll lose our humanity.
I have to admit that I sometimes wonder why FEMJOY is so successful. Especially when I go through some of their galleries to find pictures that are purely vulgar. But then I see Stefan Soell's work and remember that he is the reason I still go there.
Vulgarity when it comes to nudes isn't about showing genitalia, models in the lithotomy/lordosis position, or having the model use her hands as a speculum. Basically, vulgarity is having no respect for the viewer's mind or the model's beauty. It's not caring about anything except genitalia spread wide - almost as if to show that the model isn't in a shock - pink mucous membranes - and is likely to be around when you see those pictures.
Vulgarity is not seeing the beauty of a woman's body, or even her genitalia, but only seeing the sexual reaction that the sight of those parts elicits in some people and trying to capitalize on that. It's the disregard for art, beauty, and humanity.
That's the reason why I often question the popularity of FEMJOY and Met-Art. However, I do realize that FEMJOY does have some beautiful sets here and there, mostly thanks to artists like Stefan Soell and Demian Rossi, and for them I am truly thankful.
Another beautiful Domai model from the vast land that is Russia. Sometimes one has to wonder why Russian models are often that beautiful and why so many Russian photographers are that talented.
Domai shows a good variety of images, originating from many countries, but Slavic models are very frequently highlighted over there, and even though the themes may seem repetitive, it's always a pleasure going through most of their galleries.
Oh, and by the way, Domai and BodyInMind memberships make perfect Christmas gifts. No waiting in line, no delayed packages. It's just a simple email.
I think that playfulness has its virtues. Here in this gallery. Laura is apparently just having a good time around the camera, her eyes are full of playful laughter. This has definitely affected her images, which strike me as being very dynamic, informal, and beautiful.
I think it all makes her look more beautiful. Models who enjoy their photo sessions often have the most striking and inspiring images that can be found anywhere. And Laura is no exception. Especially when the source of this gallery is BodyInMind.
I hope that you'll like it.
I personally think that honesty is the most important virtue about any person. Being honest means that you have enough respect and love for yourself to not lie about who you are, what your passions are, or what you love. It isn't always easy being honest, and we're fed so much hypocrisy growing up that sometimes lying about who we are becomes a second nature.
All those lies eventually make us hate who we are, they make us hate the beautiful things about life. They make us beauty-haters. I always feel confused when I see someone praising some imaginary values at the top of their lungs; I don't know whether to feel sorry for them or despise them for their lost souls.
It's very similar when I hear about a friend who discovers that his/her partner lied about some profound things about who they are. I always feel sorry for my friends and their lying partners, because I know that both of them wasted their time loving imaginary characters.
I think that those who feel how hurtful dishonesty is are those who have to be dishonest to avoid being harmed by others. Persecuted people sadly still exist in this world, and I think that the most painful thing about persecution is that you have to lie about who you really are.
I recently shared my fascination about nudes with a friend of mine that I care for. She accepted it, and I feel more secure now knowing that I am there as myself, not as an imaginary someone else who's slightly or grossly different.
I never lied about my passion for beauty. How can you be ashamed of admiring your values being embodied in a simple picture of a beautiful female, of reveling in the beauty of humanity?
Lying about our interests, our passion, or our love for ourselves turns us into mechanic monsters who don't have the ability to tell between who they really are and whom they pretend to be. It's far from being pleasant, it's outright dangerous.