Denisa is a wonderful model, and Evas Garden is one of the website that have some great pictures of her. I may sound a bit biased, but I think that the best images from her are only on VIP-Nudes.
She is on many websites, and she's one of the models that can show you the selection process employed by different websites. You can see Erro's heavy retouching in his sets (not a single freckle), you can see her being in an artificial studio environment that took away some of her beauty at Domai (Philippe Carly), you can find her at FEMJOY with her legs spread and her beauty somewhat mismanaged. I think that Evas Garden and VIP-Nudes are the only two websites that really made her shine, just go there and form your own opinion.
Meanwhile, enjoy her beauty in this relatively simple and somewhat retouched set from Evas Garden.
We all give the woman of our dreams a piece of ourselves, of our own personalities. She always has some of the characteristics that we value about ourselves, our values. Opposites may attract, but they are not likely to remain around each other forever.
The perception of beauty is related to those core values that we have. We assign every woman that we meet and find attractive some of those attributes in our minds, that may be the reason we find them attractive or even interesting.
As for the world of the Internet, a model's beauty may be a reflection of our values according to Dwayne Bell of Body In Mind, and it is a statement that has a lot of truth to it. I do find some average models very attractive after watching them talking about themselves in some videos, and the same videos can make a model lose most of her beauty. Looking at her pictures again becomes very hard, she simply loses her beauty, or rather loses all those attributes that made her beautiful in my mind. Others may still find her beautiful according to their own values. That's why experiencing beauty is such a personal journey. You can sit with hundreds of people and watch porn, but you need to stand there on your own for a few minutes in order to truly experience the beauty of nudes and of those wonderful women who make it all possible.
Another gallery full of appreciation and respect for the female form and ideas. I think that it's those liberating galleries that actually made Abby Winters what it is today. People started getting sick of watching the same super-models being detached and mechanical. It's this 'professionalism' that kills a lot of galleries and make a lot of super-models less human.
For those young Amazing Australian women, it's about the experience. It's an adventure, a session of self-appreciation. There's nothing wrong about knowing that you are beautiful and that others would actually be glad to enjoy your beauty, the way you are. No scalpels, no stitches, no saline-filled bags, no injections. It's a small rebellion against the standardization of beauty and its attributes.
It's no secret that a model's ideas can make her more beautiful - or less beautiful. Beauty was all about physical features before we got our cerebral cortex and our ability to think in abstract terms. We have added many personal attributes to the equation. Those attributes make the difference between an unfulfilling sexual encounter that leaves you feeling hollow afterwards, and a session of passion that makes you feeling positive and full of love for life afterwards.
If you have no respect for who you are, or for your partner, then it's all going to be mechanical and it'll only be a nightmare that's void of feelings. If you feel guilty about sex or humanity, then you're only destroying yourself. The world is full of bad things, but it's also full of beauty, beauty that we can create, that we can work for.
Those galleries celebrate that beauty, show the beauty of our lives, far from glamorous lights and make-up. The life that we live is full of beauty, and those are instances of that beauty. Of that respect that we should have for ourselves.
They show the beauty of humanity.
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.
This has to be some of the most 'revealing' thumbnails that I ever had on Graceful Nudes. After long years of going through and editing nudes, I have come to a realization about the whole process of creating art, if the artist has no respect for the subject, then the resulting images will be degrading and pornographic.
It's kind of hard to not have a great amount of self-respect and self-love and to decide to have pictures of you posted on the Internet. It's simple, if you're ashamed about something or think that it's not beautiful, you're very likely to hide it and live in guilt and shame. You won't be proud of being who you are before you're comfortable in your own skin.
I recently was watching some pornographic 'castings', which were very disturbing even though they only had ordinary sex. The reason is that the person behind the camera and the performers often have no respect for what they're doing and for the intimacy of sex. That's the reason why porn is that degrading and disturbing and may even be inhumane, it strips the performers of their identities and reduces them to mere partners in an emotions-devoid sex act in which their only qualification is their being female.
The situation is strikingly different with nudity, even though some websites have lots of photographers who have no respect for the models and what they're doing, hence the overabundance of trash-quality nudes, there are still some photographers and people who have passion about what they do, and they often try to truly make and capture beauty - despite the external pressure. That includes most photographers at BiM, Stefan Soell, and even a handful of Russian photographers.
I once blamed money and greed for this. I now blame it on the lack of respect and love, love for ourselves, our work, and humanity. Maybe one day more beautiful and liberating porn will be produced, but for now, I will continue combing all online resources to bring you the best of respectful and tasteful nudes.
Nikkala's Stott most remarkable feature has to be her eyes. They truly glisten whenever she smiles, again, filling whoever who's lucky enough to witness her smile with a sense of beauty and love for life.
This gallery is an innocent joke on the common request to see Nikkala Stott fully nude, which hasn't been fulfilled to date. What Nikkala really shows in this gallery, apart from her amazing self-confidence and goodness-dispersing beauty, is a very lucky stuffed toy. A beaver with the flag of Canada - the country of Dwayne, and the location where this was shot - on it. That lucky beaver is even up for sale on eBay right now.
I think that we're very lucky to witness such kindness and beauty. Whether full frontal nudity is an element or not. Beauty isn't about genitalia, it's about personality, and Nikkala has more than enough of that.
Mariah has such a wonderful charm. After all those years after first seeing her for the first time, she still manages to cheer me up and to put a smile on my face whenever I see her. She has an infective love for life and that makes her have a wonderful appeal.
She never appeared in any set in which her beauty was not fully captured and presented. She's definitely one of the models with whom it's hard to mess up your work as a photographer.
Everything about her is perfect: her spirit, her smile, her grace, her self-respect, and her beauty. She's a true reincarnation of a goddess.
I wonder what has become of her and whether she's still posing. I just know that she must be happy leading the life that she's dreaming of: it's hard not to when you have such a charming personality, intelligence, and self-respect.
Photography has evolved in the past 10 years in remarkable ways. The introduction of digital photography and the fact that dark rooms became nothing more than computer software, where tricks don't have anything to do with nasty chemicals, has made it easier for photographers to be more creative and to focus more on making good pictures instead of making sure that good pictures turn out well on paper.
This gallery represents that transition or evolution. The first gallery was shot in 2000 using a film camera, with a wonderful model, Patti Smith - which explains the grain, while the second gallery, shot in 2010 in Hawaii using a digital camera with the amazing model Pua Chapman, is a representation of the modern approach to beauty. It was a day full of adventure for this young woman. Her poses are wonderful and she's indeed very graceful.
The two galleries have the same theme and two alluring models. I often complain when photographers use the same idea more than once, but here the results are remarkably different. The beauty of each model stands out perfectly in those wonderful natural settings.
It's also a wonderful chance to actually see how David Allio's vision has evolved over a decade.
I hope that you will like it.
Esmeralda has to be one of the most amazing models that I have seen. As an actress, she has wonderful control over her body, but it's the sincere look in her eyes that makes her truly alluring.
She has a real life, she's not a model by profession, and she has retired. Which makes those few sets a true treasure, for they serve as a representation of an extraordinary South American woman.
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.