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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    This was the image I referred to:
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    Whether someone thinks an image like this is art, erotic or what ever is down to their own preceptions.
    Art. Very nice art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    "If ya don't have nuttin' nice to say, don't say nuttin' at all..."
    Why is that so difficult for some people to understand or execute?

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    Erotic or Pornographic?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Why is that so difficult for some people to understand or execute?
    Because its often hard to put ourselves in another's shoes and view at their perspective.

    I'm certainly guilty of it, I won't deny it, but when it's pointed out I try to be open to the idea that I'm the short sights one and not them, though I probably don't come to that conclusion as often as they might want haha


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    RE respecting models: I knew a girl in high school... pretty, very sweet and quiet. She was a nice young lady. A few years later I saw a photo of her in Playboy magazine as part of one of those yearly college football articles. Only her breasts were visible... a very tame image and artfully done. A couple of years after that I saw her sitting alone in a restaurant and she had changed. She wore heavy-covering clothing, sunglasses and a hat. She seemed to be hiding herself from the world. I could only guess it was due to sexual harassment from pea-size-brain morons who just wanted a quick hump.

    Emil is only protecting his models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Why is that so difficult for some people to understand or execute?

    I think it's because many of us stopped distinguishing between the right thing to say and the right to say things.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    I think it's because many of us stopped distinguishing between the right thing to say and the right to say things.
    The right way to say things is lead by example, and that might mean probing the boundaries, but then who puts their neck on the line. What's harder is distinguishing what degree of nudity, eroticism or even pornorgraphy (which I've NEVER seen on APUG) defines the boundaries.

    That boundary is what causes offense to the whole not a very small minority. I have personal experience of what I'd term offensive images (I was in no way involved at any stage) but the police did investigate and parts of the work disappeared. It might surprise you that the offensive images were made by women.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Why is that so difficult for some people to understand or execute?
    brian
    i think it is hard for some people to understand and execute because a lot of people don't know how to relate
    to a nude human body other than as a sexual object ... so they see a nude that way.
    maybe they also see it as a "naked" body, which means vulnerable / unprotected &c.
    and a MALE nude .. forget about it ... a lot of humans are unsure of their sexuality ...
    Last edited by jnanian; 11-21-2012 at 08:04 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Prolly there are as many lines between those concepts as viewers. As someone said, over the entrance of each gallery it should be written "you don't have to like everything".

    As for these images – which I haven't seen – controversy should have been handled privately with moderators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muihlinn View Post
    As for these images – which I haven't seen – controversy should have been handled privately with moderators.
    It was.

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    Gents,

    This is not about art or not art. This forum is not a restricted 18+ forum, and it would be great if teenagers could discover the wonder that is film. Maybe a restricted forum is needed, or maybe just the many other gallery options are better suited for more challenging material, sex related or not!

    Daniel.



 

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