something I’ve noticed.
when super skinny girls model nude, it’s automatically considered art. But when you have a little meat on your bones and you model nude, it’s automatically considered “sexy” “trashy” or “revealing”.
ridiculous standards of society
It is ridiculous, and it astounds me how people look at nudity. It’s just another form of expression, craft, art and beauty, at least until it crosses that hazy line of selling and exploitation. But size has nothing to do with it.
As a photographer of nudes, I’m often amused, if not surprised, about the reaction I get from many other men when they bring it up. They revert to adolescent jokes, and I have to find a way to tell them that it’s not like that, and their attitudes demean both the models and the art that I create with the model.
I blame it on the out of control advertising , marketing and selling in our society.
How about we all grow up a bit?
Do you see the dust spots on the photo? That’s one of the many reasons why it’s not for you to decide which of my photos go on Tumblr. Model Mayhem has account settings to limit your portfolio to being viewed by members only and not the entire world. Now that you’ve taken that image an uploaded it it’s cached all over the place and there’s no way to take them all down.
There are millions of photos posted to Tumblr daily and probably billions already on Tumblr. There will never be a legitimate reason to upload someone else’s photo to your blog without their consent - a word that should stick out to you.
It only takes a few DMCA takedown notifications for Tumblr to delete your blog, so it’s really worth your while to consider reblogging only. I have yet to figure out any way in which that makes a difference unless you’re trying to represent the image as your own, which you’re clearly not trying to do. I don’t understand why you or anyone else on tumblr does that.
I give away eight photos every day on this blog. Is that not enough that you have to go and take more of them from someplace else?
Tumblr is large enough now that the sentence “If I had a dollar for every time a photo was stolen…” could be completed with “… I could make a living off of that.”
Maybe I should add one of those paypal buttons that says donate, and label it “restitution”.
This is exactly why I don’t post my photos here anymore and deleted my old blog…. :(