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    Whats the fuss? as I said elsewhere, thats what the internet is for! Check out Google Trends to discover what people search for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    Whats the fuss? as I said elsewhere, thats what the internet is for! Check out Google Trends to discover what people search for.
    Maybe true!

    I'm not saying it's bad per se, I'm just saying I'm surpirsed to see it so openly displayed. In some ways it makes me glad, because I thought p.n was much more controlled by "moral majority" people. Many things from the USA are.

    I'm also glad to see the reactions here on APUG are so calm. I was a little worried that people would bash me for using "bad language" or p.n for displaying porn.

    While I personally found John Runnings work extremely boring and cliché -- I mean, how many shots of naked women taken by aging men do we need? -- I found the other photographer's shots (whose name I forgot) with the full figured woman having a go at herself quite allright from a subject matter standpoint. Technically it could need improvement.

    Oh well, off to the darkroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart
    What's the link?
    Art.
    Me, too.

    I've spent a significant amount of time over there, trying to see what all the fuss and outrage was about... and every search returned *nothing* I could, stretching - REALLY stretching, - call "pornographic."

    I will acknowledge that there are some who find the slightest expression of bare skin offensive ... one only has to consider the draping of the Statue of "Justice" in the Nation's Capital. I suppose that, to some, the exposure of (some my want to look away!) an exposed woman's ankle would be far beyond the pale ... but I would really like to decide the level of "pepperiness" for myself.

    Possibly, the moderators over there have agreed with the "offensiveness" and have removed those images.
    Carpe erratum!!

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    Here's John Running's shot that surprised me:
    http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4496526

    And here's the other dude's (Marco Maria something) shots:
    http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=603620

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    maybe if we limited membership/registration to only those over the age of 17, or those who have seen a woman's naughty bits before - then there wouldn't be the 'offended' problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    maybe if we limited membership/registration to only those over the age of 17, or those who have seen a woman's naughty bits before - then there wouldn't be the 'offended' problem.

    I think the problem is more about those poor souls who are over 50 and haven't seen those naughty bits in quite some time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by timeUnit
    - because I thought p.n was much more controlled by "moral majority" people. Many things from the USA are. --

    Naaaaaaaaa, you got us confused with France. Now THAT's offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timeUnit
    Here's John Running's shot that surprised me:
    http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4496526

    And here's the other dude's (Marco Maria something) shots:
    http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=603620
    I did not find the images erotic or repulsive but the APUG members comments that David has seen fit to delete not within the criteria of Philosophy & Ethics but sophomoric boy talk.

    I know I can ignore any thread if I choose.

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    Ugh!

    [And here's the other dude's (Marco Maria something) shots:
    http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=603620[/QUOTE]

    Very similar to Edward Weston's B&W nudes from 80+ years ago. (Thanks for the link; I wondered what all the fuss was about.)

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    Can someone explain to me why there is a genre of "art" photography that consists of unattractive photographs of unattractive nude people? The problem isn't that such pictures are shocking, it's that they're repulsive. Here's a related question: why are Weston's nude photographs held in such high regard?

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