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(Contains: nudity)
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unfortunately, the usual quota of schoolchild comments. It is time consuming, but how can one do otherwise than remove to them. The choice is either that or no longer to post such works.

.. in the meantime, you cannot imagine some of the comical attempts at insults I have had to respond to .. !

Hmm, it is a little distresing nevertheless when a serious attempt at photography is often greeted with little interest whereas a silly photo like this has over 700 downloads in 24 hours !
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Annabells117 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
John- your work is lovely. I notice in your gallery (& others) the difference in viewer response among photos is often due to the model. Most people favor the feminine, more realistically proportioned models. Also, 'natural & effortless' beauty is the hardest to capture and often most powerful in art. The masters knew this, and its the basis for the lasting popularity of the Mona Lisa, Degas' dancers, etc. And it's why this photo of yours has so many downloads. The pose feels relaxed, the face is playful, and the model has natural breasts, no obvious makeup, simple hair, no fake tan, proportional arms and legs, and even a few freckles/ moles. Plus, the composition and color really contribute to this images appeal (in my opinion) -beautiful limited palette distributed throughout and achieves a restful mood

My point is that a photo's artistic merit is not related to its level of drama, contrast or effort put into it. This work, Untitled 1729, plays hard to get. And does it well

Bravo
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JohnPeri Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you for your comment, much appreciated, John
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GTracer88 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Perfectly captured... Beautifully posed!!
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Lone-Wolf2012 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
When I see a picture like this then I always wonder about how you are able to capture the beauty of your models the way you do. A lot is obviously about choosing the right lightning, the perspective and other camera related technical things with which I am still struggling, but there is more about your pictures than just that.

In fact even your most explicit shots – this is obviously not one of them – indicate that your models trust you, and that is what differentiates your work from porn, I think. You do not present your models as ‘fresh meat’ ready to be consumed, you present them in a way that shows your appreciation for for the female body, but also your appreciation for the female soul. Your models seem to feel this appreciation and answer it with trust, trust that unlocks a level of beauty that most photographers will never be able to capture.

If I should ever become good enough with the technical aspects of photography to decide to hire an actual model, then I really hope that I will be able to unlock exactly this level of beauty as well.
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BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Hmm, it is a little distresing nevertheless when a serious attempt at photography is often greeted with little interest whereas a silly photo like this has over 700 downloads in 24 hours !"

I totally get where you are going but from my point of view (and I guess my own personal reactions) is that photos like this (candid "real world") are relateable to those of us who don't have experience with nude women in any other context. From a "gut feeling" point of view something like this really hits hard and fast. Many more artistic images take some time and investment to hit home. Not sure if that makes any sense, but there ya go from a lay person.

Your whole gallery is great. Keep up the stellar work.

Best,
~BoS
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JohnPeri Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Of course I understand your point. That is why I took the photo and now am showing it. There is a distinction however between an "artistic nude" and a purely "glamour" shot, and sometimes an artist craves for recognition of the more subtle work .. : -). Many thanks for passing by.
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BonesNH Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Great idea - pose seems "forced", her neck is straining...also position on the couch should be more natural and take into account where she is on it. That being said, the lighting's nice and the model is really beautiful.
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JohnPeri Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Well, maybe if we changed all the things you mention, it wouldn't have the same appeal .. : -)
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jkalex3355 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
beautiful !
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