It has been a long while since I last saw Kings in a set, this one looks recent, so it's probably not from their archives.
Kinga is one of the few models at FEMJOY who actually care about who they work with, I had a discussion with a photographer who contacted her, and she said that she only does tasteful nudes, that means no spread legs, no gynecology today covers, and nothing that may objectify her. I truly admire that in a model.
This explains why this set doesn't follow Stefan's new trend of spread legs. I just don't get it, when you're good at capturing beauty, what's the need for the destructive effect of having a model assume a very strange post just to satisfy some viewers? You destroy your reputation and take the beauty out of it by doing so. Art should appeal to out higher senses, there's nothing wrong with sexy art, or art that is both erotic and beautiful, but you can't just juxtapose some fake sexuality over a beautiful image and calling it erotic art. If you have no respect for sexuality or aren't satisfied with what you're doing, your dissatisfaction makes it to the final images. I do believe that Stefan at the moment is being overworked, and I sympathize with all the pressure that he's dealing with, but erotica has its own artists. Some artists are just good at art nudes, others are good at erotic art, and some are good at both. I think that Stefan belongs to the first group, and what he's doing right now doesn't make any sense IMHO.
Miela in Green Apple by Stefan Soell.View Gallery
This set seems to be a continuation of two of Susann's old galleries: "Swing at the lake" and "Bodensee". It still retains its south German charm, and Susann certainly is one remarkable German lady.View Gallery
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
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.
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.
I really like it when photographers occasionally return to simplicity. I can safely claim that Stefan Soell's genius lies in the fact that he can make his simple images so vividly rich and inspiring that they can become breathtaking. I also like the fact that his German models are often extraordinary girls that we're likely to meet, but whose beauty truly shine when it's viewed through the eyes of a photographer with extraordinary abilities such as Stefan.
I don't quite know what caught my attention about this gallery. Was it that Mitzie has a charming serene sort of beauty? Maybe it's the simplicity of a well-done studio set? Maybe it's my fascination and respect for German models and beauty. I can't quite pinpoint a reason, but I am quite sure that you will like this set as well. A set of a beautiful German girl and an extraordinary German photographer.
Nudes call for unity. They make us realize that we're not that different no matter where we come from. We have the same anatomy; a wonderful young woman's smile will look alluring whether she comes from Germany, Australia, or a village full of wooden churches in the Ukraine. We have the same feelings; a woman who speaks Zulu or Romanian still has dreams and aspirations that are probably very similar to those shared by another woman speaking Hindu halfway around the world. They don't show conflict over land, destructive beliefs, or resources, that's what news bulletins do and what politicians exploit. That's not what a simple pure image of beauty shows.
We are more free than ever before. We can see through any central lies by simply heading to a website or chatting with a person who's thousands of miles away. It's closed doors that create hatred and fear. That's why the citizens of the soviet union and the DDR were kept behind walls of bureaucracy and had borders erected all around them. It was the government's way to brainwash its citizens, to tell them that the outside world is nothing by a leper colony. Some people still can't really believe that the world out there is full of beauty. Old lies don't die easily.
That's why any attempt to control the Internet in any name should never be tolerated. We should not allow anyone to decide what's good for us.
That was one of the goals of the European Union, to create a united Europe in which you can go and see the 'others', to find out that they're not different and therefore promote peace. I can say that it has worked to an extent, but as always, finance and greed get in the way.
Those seeking power always highlight our differences or make them up if it serves their means.
I think that a day will come in which we will realize that we're not that different. We eat the same food, we need the same water, we usually need shelter and we usually build it in a similar way. We have the same needs, we have the same anatomy, we can fall in love with each other and get married no matter where we are. Unions will probably emerge somewhere in the following century, and artificial borders will once again be removed.
Here's the gallery I referred to in my Ariel Beautiful Harpist post when saying that Stefan Soell is still capable of producing some beautiful nudes despite the fact that he has been producing some more explicit pictures recently.
This gallery has the classical Soell style with one of the most beautiful models on the Internet, the German Susann. With the classical Soell elements, flowers, sunshine, nature, and beauty.