I mean, imagine titles in P&P like:
'My 200 kg wife Exposed'
'Spicy Grandma dishes! WARNING! NUDES INSIDE!'
'1st posting - My Marrther is a Bikini Babe'
and who knows, one day we might actually get announcements like:
'Kopi-tiam Ah-Soh all HAWT & SWEATY! Seksi TFCD! LAI AH! LAI AH! LAI LAI LAI!'
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 3rd October 2008 at 06:32 PM.
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
To some parties, those on the list might be viewed as a collective/authoritarian group that appears to be set on taking a moral/artistic higher-ground and at the same time, depriving them of a powerful tool that has proven to draw in business and therefore, profits for them.
There may be several double-edged swords to a censorious approach, but there-again, CS does belong to a private group and therefore is free to make any rules or guidelines as is deemed necessary, or even to 'shape' or 'nurture' the type of audience/members it wants.
To me, it's not only a matter of the actual subject matter* because there will always be disagreement as to what constitutes tastefulness, and for something to be deemed as being 'in good taste', but it's more a matter of nurturing decorum. Go to the foreign photo forums specifically for nudes and erotic fine arts, or the nude and glamor sections in general photo forumsand you'll hardly find degenerative or pointedly base expressions being used.
*solely based on the argument that there will always be different people in life with different values ... and that many would find even fine arts or a great number of works from the masters objectionable.
Everyone will do what they think is right, regardless, and I can respect that. I just ask for the same level of respect in return towards those of us who either don't give a damn, or those of us who sees this as censorship and are objecting to it.
So where are the mods' opinion on this? This idea of "censorship"
They've always seemed very open about the fact that they have to censor to protect us, so I guess they don't have any issue about censorship regarding sexual content?
Any forum owners has the right to steer the direction of its content. Even in less censored countries.
Luminous-landscape, Photo.net, Dpreview.com, all have a certain direction. I don't know what it says that our forums seem to be the ones with the most sexual marketing.
So let's not veer off-course into the realm of CENSORSHIP. You know I don't like censorship either.
This is more about what kind of image Clubsnap wants to encourage.
The issue here is that the advertising on the threads makes this place look lurid to some degree. Are the mods supporting the direction? Is this the way they want to go? And if so, I find it abit ironic that we can take pictures of naked women in threads that are indirectly supported by Clubsnap admin, but we can't post it on the Portraits and Poses? Now THAT is censorship, and the censorship-haters here should be focusing on that element.
It's obvious that the main point of the shooting is to attract men who want to shoot naked women and jerk off to them, photographic quality be damned.
Let's call a spade a spade, these threads cater to men who want to create their own porn, and if this is the direction that the clubsnap admin wants to go, at least be upfront about it.
Last edited by mattlock; 3rd October 2008 at 08:28 PM.
I feel the reason this is so is because many of the people actually do take photos because they have that certain passion for that form of photography.
But we as Singaporeans implicitly sense that these workshops are more badly veiled ways of getting a kick out of naked women, which are seemingly lacking in Singapore.
And there will always be the base levels of operations, with it's attendant fans and followers.
I guess it's the ignorant and the scared ones that lumps it all together.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 3rd October 2008 at 08:55 PM.
I HAVE A SUGGESTION
Can we have a more direct and standardized rating system of the shoot
Like, Brazillian Bikini or less revealing bikini?
If it's a nude shoot, will she spread her legs?
Will she bend over and act sexy?
I mean, the people who want to join these shoots deserve to be treated to some proper information. I want to join a shoot but then I don't want to be disappointed when I go there