Discussion in 'People Photography' started by enjoiBMX, Apr 27, 2008.
welcome to the forum, a great first post!!!!
i think the fact that he's wearing a jacket is strange...
edit: you cut off the tip (lol)
A little strange but good composition
You ride bmx?
haha yea actaully i used to but i got back into skateboarding over the summer
This should be a sticky one. :thumbup:
All of the shots are interesting. I'm not sure if the whole semi-arousal thing works or not. And the hoodie is also distracting. Overall, some nice work here.
I find this pretty damn odd and to me it seems like your just trying to show of your junk. In the first one you have like half of an erection...which you don't see much in a artistic nude photos and in the second one it looks like your just starring at your dick. I don't know I tried to be open but I find these more like something that isn't a artistic nude shot. Maybe its because in the last two there is such a big focus on your genitalia where in a lot of artistic nude photos I have seen it isn't about their parts but their overall body.
Interesting choice with the water running in the last one. Any reason behind that? Also the reflection is good too in the second one, but maybe a little more in the reflection. The first one, and I know you were going for a nude, but would be better in my opinion if it was cropped closer. The towel ring and the extra space on the left side is too much. Are these self ports? If you want some hints on self ports, PM me, im not the best a them, but i have some knowledge to share
arousal and semi arousal is pornography not art photography in my opinion and the first two for me fall into that category. Art photography is about mind stimulation not bodily...I am imagining these are about what a young man's mind turns to when alone. The quote about 'idle hands' comes to mind then viewing these lol. Photographically the whole set seems quite odd to me, the light is not bad but the compositions don't work for me either and the hoodie...except for maybe a symbolic attachment.
I totally agree with this comment. I didn't like those shots at all.
For the sake of argument:
It seems like you are saying that if a picture features bodily arousal it is automatically pornography and can't be art. That doesn't seem true. It seems like these photos (that used to be there) are conceded as technically pretty good. Probably shouldn't take shots where the purpose is to show off your stuff. People resent it. And, this is the net. Gotta make sure you're ready for the pics to be around forever. At any rate, this thread is interesting.
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