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    Ok I read the other thread about nudity in CS....
    I have no objections to pornography apart from the low production standards and corny acting most of the time.
    The thing about pornography is that you don't have to feature a person nude to titilate the senses. Some really good issues of American FHM magazine and Stuff magazine have such sexy shoots that I kept some of the pictures for jerk off material when I was younger. I would call that porn (3 thumbs up)

    Now, "artistic" and "porn" have one similar intention, which is the appreciation of the human form.
    Anyone who's seen enough porn understands that just having a picture of a naked woman is not enough to stimulate you.

    a)in "artistic" nudity one tries to find a position, angle, pose or lighting which brings out the most aesthetically pleasing form of the body which sends blood rushing up to your brain(this is a generalisation, there are exceptions of course),

    b)in porn one tries to find a position, angle, pose or lighting which brings out the most aesthetically pleasing form/expression of the body which sends blood rushing down to your penis.

    I think people are afraid of their penises mainly, like they're some wild beasts that will rape all the women in the world, so they do everything to control it.
    To me, if you choose to do any form of photography, be it artistic or pornographic, just make sure that it is of the highest standard possible.

  2. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Hey Bob,

    Hontoo?

    I've studied Japanese part-time for 4 years and have a certificate to prove it.

    How come I don't know about Japanese porn? The teachers must me teaching us the wrong stuffs?
    U din do research to find ur teacher ma. U shd see the AV (teachers series) than contact her to be ur teecher. Mayby now u can get inspire n shoot teacher style fotogafi ma.

  3. #63

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    Err .. seem like getting OT liao ...
    AMPA * WPPI * J team

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
    Err .. seem like getting OT liao ...
    it goes japan...

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    It's very obviously taboo in Singapore.

    If the subject of nude drawing/painting/photography can still make newspaper headlines and television current affairs programs in S'pore, it's clearly something that still causes unease with many.

    In Australia, there are no newspapers reports and television programs on this matter. Put it simply, it's no big deal. With Club X stores all over Melbourne selling adult magazines, what's the biggie?

    Some/Many Aussie photographers shoot nudes, and their works are openly found on the web or published in the photography-art magazines sold openly in news stands and book stores. Very often, the nudes fall into the glamour category or even erotic nude category, seldom the arty-type carefully-lit nude-figure studio images so commonly executed/preached/taught in S'pore (which you can easily suspect is due to fear and legal reasons).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altjira
    I would like to see a hands of who would even consider themselves somewhere up to this standard and more.

    Well Celine,

    I just looked at Ben_Heys images in photo.net. Your images were there too.

    I would not imagine that I am anywhere up to his standard, let alone more. But coming back to you and your thread in the workshop section. How "adventurous" are you?

    Would you like to work with me to produce some "artistic" images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    Well Celine,

    I just looked at Ben_Heys images in photo.net. Your images were there too.

    I would not imagine that I am anywhere up to his standard, let alone more. But coming back to you and your thread in the workshop section. How "adventurous" are you?

    Would you like to work with me to produce some "artistic" images?
    Wa...so fast har.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altjira
    depends on how good or crap you are?
    Now let me tell you what I really think of Ben-Heys images.

    Boring and highly unimaginative.

    Given the same environment/chance and liberty that Ben-Heys has, there are many many here who can easily make Ben_Heys works look like kindergarten productions.

    And given your attitude, it will appear to be a total waste of my time on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemapela

    Some/Many Aussie photographers shoot nudes......

    Very often, the nudes fall into the glamour category or even erotic nude category,

    seldom the arty-type carefully-lit nude-figure studio images so commonly executed/preached/taught in S'pore (which you can easily suspect is due to fear and legal reasons).
    You are obviously familiar with the many genres of nude photography from abstracts to nude portraits to erotic and pornography.

    You statements imply that the main reasons why Singapore go for the arty type is fear and legal restriction. Maybe you are right, and maybe you are not, as is often the case when one tries to create stereotypic thinking.

    The nude forms have been photographed so much that it really takes a very creative mind to show the beauty of the human form in new ways. Few have surpassed the works of Ruth Bernhard. Some recent photographers have done well. Two came into mind. Guido Argentini and Andreas Bitesnich. There are others.

    But it is difficult to make creative artistic images. It is a lot easier to make images that titillate the primal senses. Even banal erotic images sells. I submit to you that at least some of these images that you mentioned are just that - images from photographers who cannot do better, but to resort to images that shock and titillate.

    Have it occur to you that there might just be a genuine desire for some here to make artistic images? And not because of fear and legal constraints?
    Last edited by student; 31st January 2006 at 10:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altjira
    you have pm
    My apologies. Somehow I could not send my reply from my home computer. Will reply tomorrow from my office computer.

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    Default Re: Is Nudity Photography a taboo subject here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jemapela
    It's very obviously taboo in Singapore.

    If the subject of nude drawing/painting/photography can still make newspaper headlines and television current affairs programs in S'pore, it's clearly something that still causes unease with many.
    In Singapore, cardboard cutouts in the shape of elephants or the sale of T-shirts make major headlines. To infer from this that cardboard cutouts or T-shirt sales are taboo in Singapore would be a far stretch.

    Advertisements in newspapers and public space are full of nudity - maybe not showing genitals, but still so boring and unimaginative as using bare flesh to promote products.

    Since the administrators allow threads like this to exist and even participate in the discussion, it's obvious that nudity is not a taboo subject on Clubsnap either. What may be taboo is posting nude images. If these are the "house rules", I think we as "guests" should respect them, even if we don't see or agree with the reasoning instead of haggling over them. That's nothing more than basic courtesy and respect. I don't think the administrators are trying to impose what others can and cannot show on their respective websites, either.

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    you may try take a look at www.fotografer.net
    Indonesian's based Photography forum, but it's in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language) they have one subject on model includes nudity photography. you may look at the other gallery as well, a lot of good pictures/shots in there.
    Last edited by bonifas; 2nd February 2006 at 06:25 PM.

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    mau_lover at last some one who reads Playboy - !!!! The few copies I saw during the long haul overseas trips had more interesting articles than pictures - figure this out for a porno magazine it has a very low picture spread vs articles. Sad to say all the local version seemed to have missed the point.There were a couple of photogs who were very good a doing porno - suzie randal ? Of course there is always good old Bob Carlos Clerk - who could make rubber rain coats look hubba hubba hot. Like Student said its difficult to create artistic looking work - its easy to Hustle/Penthouse meat dispaly work.

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    Second reminder.

    Please keep the discussion focused on your views about how CS should handle artistic nude.

    Any more straying to discussion of individual experiences with porn and this thread will be closed.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    - Roy
    As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision.

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