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    Every living creature on this planet is extremely sexual by nature... even plant life. If trees had eyes and brains I'll bet they'd make erotic images too. Why are we taught that sexuality is bad? I do believe some things should be behind closed doors so that those who may be offended by it can avoid opening those doors. But I don't believe those doors should be locked from others opening them if I so choose. I like erotic images of women but I understand if some folks are bothered by them.

    The best solution would be forum software that had a way to filter our experiences here as set by the user. Don't know if that's available.

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    Brian- Clive's correct. I was referring to Jim's post.

    As to Clive's original post, I'd never hang porn on my walls. I'd proudly hang any of Emil's images I've seen. That's how I define the difference between erotic and pornographic. Others may have different definitions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    I disagree with the "clearly" masturbating comment. The hands in the 35mm one were not defined enough to make that assertion, and the other just showed a woman with her hands covering herself. Emil has posted many images where his bromoil technique has "veiled" certain areas. I see it as a testament to his inking skills, as well as his sensitivity to his models and viewers.

    The image was fine with me.. Its not that the hand was between her legs but a combination of the position of her other arm, facial reaction and the impression of the "covering hand" which appears to have her lower fingers curved under giving the impression that shes "Going To Town".. I wish the images would have not been deleted because there was nothing wrong with them.. With that said.. She was masturbating or giving that illusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Now I'm glad that I withdrew my earlier comment. I thought Clive was talking about the viewers masturbating, not the subject.
    LOL!!!

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    I don't make many comments on Gallery pictures,I did comment on Gandolfi's image this morning-I was the first to do so,I thought it was wonderful,the image is gone,now I find this thread-what happened in between?Are we burning books anytime soon?

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    Perhaps we should support the idea of zero censorship?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    I'm OK with that. A clear title, like "Erotic Bromoil" ought to be enough to let anyone who may have issues with either erotic images or bromoils to not look.

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    I think the line is drawn in very different places by different people. Eye of the beholder and all that. Gandolphi, your images can be close to the line, but don't cross it in for me. I think because your images always seem to carry a kernel of the woman being photographed. As a woman and a feminist, I am much more likely to be offended by images of women who are "tarted up" - preposterous hair; ridiculous unwearable shoes or other garments; cheesy poses. Photographs whose purpose just seems to be eliciting wolf whistles and a cry of "great knockers!"
    I'm not about to dictate where others will draw their personal line, nor suggest censorship. That would be offensive.
    Last edited by sly; 11-18-2012 at 04:22 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Sex being taboo is so deeply ingrained in some people that it makes the distinction between erotic and pornographic impossible, especially in the US. It's sad, but true.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    I saw them...

    Along with several other images that as of this morning I also hadn't seen. I look at all of the new submissions every morning.

    When I was finished viewing the gallery I then went to complete the installation of a new enlarger component in the darkroom. Then I finished packaging up my submission to the current Blind Print Exchange so it can be mailed tomorrow. Then I ate lunch.

    If those images had been pornographic, my enlarger would still be partially disassembled, my BPX recipient would still be waiting, and I'd be really hungry right now.

    I am none of those things.

    Ken
    "Hate is an adolescent term used to stop discussion with people you disagree with. You can do better than that."
    —'blanksy', December 13, 2013

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