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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    Nudity and politics
    make awkward
    subjects online.
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    Great drama! Time for the APUG reality show ...
    I am strictly an observer for this episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    Nudity and politics
    make awkward
    subjects online.
    and

    Nudity and politics
    make baiting
    and trolling
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    Sean! A propos of this topic, you will
    be pleased to know that I have put that
    Gowlandflex of yours to work here in
    New York.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandersnyc/2790541179

    I leave it to others to tell me what I meant
    by the photograph.
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    Awesome Sanders, great to see it put to use can't wait to see more! P.S. Just realized my post above may have come off like I thought you were baiting or trolling but that's not what I intended -It was directed to someone further back in the thread..

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    My mother has informed me that I was born nude! Who'da thunk it?

    FWIW I think Scott hit the nail on the head a while back. To take it further, my interest and response to a print will vary as much as individual responses among persons may vary, from print to print, and even depending on my mood, mindset, or any number of cues that may or may not evoke different reactions in others, because of who I am in particular, and my life experiences, and what time of day it is.

    Taken as a whole, the elevated viewing numbers involving the nude simply says we are interested, but not much more. Past that information, I believe it's an individual thing.

    As an aside, I've found it interesting that many comments on the subject have seemed to reveal more about the person making the comment than the subject at hand. Maybe that's a big part of it, we are more vested in type of thing, whatever the intention, because it reveals us as what we really are, sans trappings.
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    I wonder what the statistics would be if we lived in an environment where public nudity was both commonplace, and unremarkable.

    Remember, I live in the country that produced the band known as the "Barenaked Ladies".

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    As an aside, I've found it interesting that many comments on the subject have seemed to reveal more about the person making the comment than the subject at hand. Maybe that's a big part of it, we are more vested in type of thing, whatever the intention, because it reveals us as what we really are, sans trappings.
    yes good point..an inner look..which is great if your trying to grow as an artist...that's why I love forums and blogs and such...it forces you to think things out and write them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haris View Post
    If you are interested in showing life of "others", showing vunerability, fear, rejections of society, whatever, you also can photograph life of disfigurated people for example, or people with alergies (of air, of sun, etc...) who can't live in normal circumstances. So, again, basic question as someone already asked is, why then you photograph nudes...

    For me, it is combination of aestetics, beautifull forms AND 5 millions years of evolution.
    Someone once told me that when you include a face in a picture it is no longer a nude, it becomes a portrait. I think what I try to do are honest portraits...Why? because the people I photograph interest me, or I have a curiosity about their lives etc...it is like feeding a need to understand and express...also I think it important to record what you see...many of the people I have photographed are gone now, the only thing that may remain of them is the photograph..it is important that these people be remembered some how. If the work becomes collected or put into a book or shown in gallery, in a way that person is not gone!....silly I know but it is something that motivates me...I see all the faces from the past that I was not able to make a good photograph of and I feel I let them down some how (hope that does not sound to egotistical)...I guess I do it for me and for them, that's why!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akki14 View Post
    Speak for yourself, I'm a redblooded hetero woman who likes female nudes. I'd like male nudes if they didn't mostly look like bad, cheese gay porn shots.
    What do you thing of Robert Mapplethorpes work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolleiflexible View Post
    Nudity and politics
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    subjects online.
    maybe so, but has led to many interesting responses...it seems not only nude photos draw hits....nude thread titles do also!

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