How many times have we seen artistic images in which a beautiful lady is standing next to a vase of flowers? I have seen my fair share of vases, flowers, and beautiful ladies. Yet, there's something that's very alluring about that connection, there's a very mysterious resemblance between a vase full of beautiful flowers, and a beautiful confident lady who is daring to be herself.
A lady has a lot of beauty inside of her, just like a vase containing a beautiful flower, the flower shares its beauty with the world without really caring about the impact that it will have upon the world. Flowers wither away when they're taken out of their environment, and so do beautiful ladies when they cease to explore and be who they are - taken out of the beauty environment, when they stop feeling beautiful and yield to the pressure towards normalcy. Flowers make any place more lively, and so do intelligent ladies.
Beauty-haters would be more than glad to pick and kill any flowers that they find, and it's also similar for beautiful women.
They're both labeled as "sexual things" by beauty-haters.
But I do think that the differences are even more fascinating, ladies are human, ladies change - they can become more beautiful, ladies choose with whom they can or will share their beauty. Ladies can change their environment to look more beautiful.
I think that those similarities are striking in many ways. What they both share is beauty, beauty that makes them targets for hatred and bigotry. At the end of the day, they're both glad for knowing that they're alive, that they're beautiful, and are glad to share their beauty, not because they need to, but because they choose to.
I just hope there were more flowers in our world.
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.
It's pretty obvious that I don't quite like Watch4Beauty. There are all those silly "jokes of the day", pictures that literally destroy a model's beauty, a lot of silly outdoor shots where the lighting is basic and the models uninspired, lack of information about the photographers, and all those unnecessary gynecology-style close-ups of the model's genitalia.
All that being said, why in the world am I adding a new Watch4beauty gallery? There are two main reasons. The first is the symbolism of a beautiful female boldly holding a weapon, and the second being the 1 day free access promotion, which later turned out to involve the usual facebook worshiping.
The symbolism is that beauty is humanity's true weapon. In whatever form, it inspires us to work and to be ethical. It also helps us get rid of hypocrisy and ignorance and realize that we are capable of pushing the boundaries and realizing our dreams. It's no coincidence that most ideologies and governments that demand total obedience and work hard to crush individuality have always fought beauty. Sometimes porn is tolerated but beauty isn't, that's because porn is seen as a major distraction, but beauty is dangerous, it makes the worker ants think, and maybe decide to take down the ultimate free rider, the queen ant.
There are many works in which a model's juxtaposition in a natural location where there are colossal structures serve as a way of demeaning and belittling humanity. At many other times, there is a simple fascination for both forms, that of the human body, and that of nature's artwork, in a celebration of both as an achievement of nature, as something to be embraced.
It is true that human beings may look little compared to many rocks and mountains, but we have managed to build structures that are much more grand than mountains in our cities. We have also come up with ways to turn a mountain into dust within a few minutes. We have even been able to visit other grand structures within our solar system. We're in no way minimal or just a helpless prop that's added to the natural scene. We're capable of influencing, destroying, and co-operating with nature. We have stopped being that vulnerable to nature's turbulent temperament a long time ago through the use of our minds.
I think that this gallery has that sort of message; even when Sophia is small, she's always looking up or looking proud. Never looking down or helpless.
It is one of those rare times when highly artistic galleries appear on Domai. I certainly hope that it isn't going to be the last.
It has been years since I last visited Morey studio. Craig Morey is well-known for his LSG work. Morey Studio is his artistic website, where art takes precedence over erotica and market demand.
His style is marked for the simplicity that he employs to bring out the beauty of his models. In this Tiana gallery, he uses her natural beauty to show the contrast between it and that of the pattern of his studio carpet. It's a contrast between the beauty of humanity and the beauty of human-made objects in a festive celebration of the forces of life and our own work.
There are many breathtaking poses in this gallery, and many images are highly artistic. It serves as a great reminder that simple art can be sophisticated, and can deliver a pretty strong message, in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Women have been punished for their beauty many times throughout human history. There have been hundreds of stereotypes used to target their depravity if they dared to take control of their bodies or their beauty. Prostitution was a word used to denote things that are now considered normal such as cohabitation. Docility and humility were the standards of beauty. A woman who accepted the chains was considered the most beautiful of all.
I simply look at Klaudia and wonder about the progress that has been made. Nudes are still considered immoral and shameful, regardless of whether they depict a noble ideal or the debasement and degradation of bravery. The models still face many real life troubles for what they do. If the model is not a famous model, if she's just an extraordinary girl from the crowds, then all the comments will be related to the anatomy of her body. I don't know if this is our modern-day punishment for a woman who takes the chance to dream and to aspire or if it's just basic media-driven conditioning.
It is a true tragedy. For neither the brave woman nor the thinking viewer have the respect that they deserve. Those amazing nudes just remain confined to a niche, to connoisseurs, just like most works of culture. To be replaced by the basic works that target sexuality - softcore - or some other works that provide no cerebral stimulation whatsoever.
Tasteful nudes are almost like a mystic dance, the poses represent small pieces of the greater puzzle of life. They serve as a reminder and as a source of inspiration. They're distinctly human, and they have a uniting force. They also serve as a blank canvas, to be filled with one's imagination by the most honorable of human qualities. Then they start serving as a model.
The models must be beautiful in real life, for beauty is very distinct from physical attractiveness. I am quite sure that the picture that our minds paint are very similar to what can be found in real life.
Beauty certainly deserves more respect, and more understanding. I am sure that true beauty will be produced, no matter the artificial barriers. And it will always find an audience, even if that audience is only compromised of a few hundreds of people.
Human greatness has been manifested throughout modern and even ancient history through sculptures and paintings of the human form. Gods and Goddesses often appeared nude or semi-nude. Our nudity and the shapes of our bodies have always fascinated us as a species. The representation ranges from crude cave paintings to the complex nudes of today. Toplessness and nudity were the norm in many societies. The paintings of the Ancient Egyptians had many topless females, it's similar for the Minoans, even the accounts of the first encounters with Australian aborigines are full of women and men roaming freely au naturale.
The modern concept of body shame is therefore very perplexing. Was it Victorian up-tightness that made clothes so important? Was it the poverty that preceded the mass-production of modern apparel that made clothes a sign of wealth? It is indeed a very interesting thing trying to consider all the causes that led to modern attitudes towards nudity and the female nude. Body shame is clearly not a sign of being civilized, the ancient civilizations embraced nudity. Also, in modern nations with strong cultural influence and highly-civilized attitudes - mainly Germany and Scandinavia - nudity is no longer taboo. Actresses commonly appear nude, and it has nothing to do with attracting an audience or appealing to the lowest common denominator. I personally think that nudity is abstract for those who can appreciate it, and basic when people can't - Dwayne Bell's mirror effect. By preventing people from seeing the bigger meaning and leaving them entrapped to basic sexual associations then we are actually curbing their power to imagine and to aspire to a higher moral ground. To see what's beyond the obvious.
This particular set reminded me of that awe, that powerful inspiration of the human form, and the hope that it offers. The hope without which we are lost.
Anyone who has been a fan of Corinna probably remembers the sensational Pier photo shoot - Choose FEMJOY from the left menu and go to the last page (page 12). It arguably is one of the most popular shots on FEMJOY and it has been one of the hallmarks of FEMJOY's main page for a long time. They tried to do it again, and they set Stefan Soell to the task of recreating more images that look similar, he did so, but was he successful? I don't really think so.
While the images clearly resemble those of the first pier set, something is definitely missing. Corinna is as sweet and as charming as she has always been, but something is missing. I think that it's Stefan Soell's fault, he just no longer is the same. The set feels like it has been forcibly churned out of a machine, not the slow and deliberate creative work of an artist. Sure, the new set looks beautiful, and Corinna still looks charming, but I don't find the high regard that he had for female beauty permeating his pictures, not anymore.
What's the point of creating an exact photo shoot? It just the same old commercialism that kills the spirit of an artist - the masses loved it, they're sure to love it again.
Anyway, the pictures still make for a wonderful reminder of the great masterpieces that once adorned the pages of FEMJOY, and that hopefully will adorn it again sometime in the future.
There is a universal human language. It doesn't matter if you're stranded in a foreign country without knowing a local word, people will still know that you're in distress without you having to say a word. This is also true of the presence of a universal human beauty, a beauty that is in all of us, but that is clearly manifest in all of Nikkala's pictures. It takes time and patience to master one's own beauty, and it takes a great soul in order to be able to inspire others by it. This is why I know that most of the models that appear here on GN are beautiful, and this is why I am sure that Nikkala is a very special person in real life.
Take a look at her Page 3 (page3.com) pictures - she's currently on the front page - and make a simple comparison. Despite all the horrible make up she still retains her beauty and offers something that transcends all the silly make up and props, she offers a glimpse of the ultimate human beauty. A beauty of self-achievement and self-respect, a beauty of being able to be the mistress of her own self.
That beauty shines in all those BodyInMind pictures more than the pictures available anywhere else, and the reason is simple, simplicity. Dwayne Bell knows what human beauty is and he knows that it doesn't need any silly props - there are a few exceptions, some of his new galleries have such strange props - so he doesn't ask for any. There recently was a set called Take 5, in which the natural spontaneous beauty of the model resulted in a photo shoot more beautiful than the intended one. This is one of the things that I like about BodyInMind, their understanding and respect for human beauty. Few people are brave enough to acknowledge the importance of beauty in our lives, and even fewer people are brave enough to admit it and to present that beauty to the world.
I do feel lucky that I have the privilege of giving the gift of beauty to the world. Giving away something that can actually make a difference.
As Dwayne always says: Think beautiful!
It has been a long time since I last paid Erotic Destinations a visit. The rate of updates seemed to be too slow, but now they have another surge of updates, so it was time for me to pay them a visit.
It's one of the few websites which manage to remain faithful to their original message. Erotic Destinations has always been about traveling to exotic locations with very beautiful models and making beautiful photographs, usually without all the unnecessary elements of erotica.
You can expect to see a couple of more galleries from there here on GN if they keep updating their website.