Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by abraxas, May 25, 2008.
I'm hoping this is a stimulating subject...
Porno, good or bad? What do you think?
oh boy.... this is going to be interesting. Definitely want to see people's responses..
My feeling is...
It doesn't matter what I think. I'm a big advocate for freedom of speech and err on personal rights (or as George Carlin rather say.... privileges). Whether or not I agree with porno, I think those that make it should be allowed and those that view it should be allowed. Topic echos a recent debate over some drinks with my friends regarding prostitution....
I smell a troll.
nah... abraxas has been around long enough that I think it safe to say he has good intentions.
Whether or not the moderators agree is a different story.
Somehow I don't think that was the response abraxas was lookin for hehehe..
Are you talking about it in terms of artistic "merit," photographing it, or just, "Do you think porn is good/bad/immoral/etc.?"
I personally see it a garbage picture taking. I dont see it as having any merit in any way shape or form. Im guessing you are talking about what seems to be the majority of the webtrash out there. And I might be strage but, when I see some of it, I see blown highlights and, alot of out of focus work.
Actually it's more along the lines of "abraxas has been around long enough that he can get away with it"
um....Porn, It depends what you are looking at and how it corrisponds to your desires really......
I'll go more into detail later, I have a few things that need to be done first.
Quick recheck of the definition to make sure, and it came up that still it is consisit of two greek words: Porn and Graphy. (Geo graphy came to mind)
Porn is understood along these lines: bought, purchased, exported, sold. While graphy means To write. So pornography should means To write about selling, or something close to it.
Prostitution is known as one of the oldest profession. Those people who did prostitution did not do it of pleasure but from the surrounding pressure. Today in the western world is mostly from greed, but in the poorer part of the world mostly are because lack of expertise to compete in the competitve world to earn the living through the normal ways. Still categorically under pressure.
So which one is it that should be discuss here in this thread, this definition?
I think that, in the Western world, it's also occasionally used by some who want to get into modeling or acting. Some start out by underwear modeling, while some start with slightly less clothing. Also, I think some people see it as an easy way to make some money, such as for college.
But of course, there are those who then just make a career of it, thrive on the exploitation, etc.
Actually no, I believe you to be mistaken on the first half of that. The faint grey line between Porn and Artistic nudity is being faded more and more with every passing day by the loads of thumbnail pages that are scattered across the internet. Archive sites that litterally have their staff roam the internet and accumulate pages upon pages of what they find sexually arousing and add the url to their list of sites. In some cases like your common beastie stuff there is no mistake but when you get into the young attractive women, it's a whole different ballgame. One starts finding urls leading to sites that are not pornographic in the least.
I do all my porn hunting from such sites, I have encountered a number of occations where comming directly off a collection/archive site, I have been led to galleries from Met Art, Hegre-art, Femjoy (All links NSFW) and the like. Somehow I doubt that young people looking to start modeling careers are dropping their laundry infront of the cameras and photographers of these sites have any intention of being called porn in any way.
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