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    Surprising nudity at photo.net (not for the sensitive)

    Hi!

    I was looking through the Portfolio pages over at photo.net and was surprised to see a thumbnail of a woman... eh, fondling... her vagina. I thought, "I'm not seeing right", and clicked on the thumbnail. I was very surprised to see a photographer's portfolio filled with what could only be described as porn. A woman, fully naked, in classic porn poses, sometimes touching herself, some times not, was pictured on dozens of shots. Some of the shots were more artistic, with pictues projected on her body etc.

    A while later I clicked on the "Gallery main page", and was greeted by a shot by John Running, featuring a woman holding a book in front of her face, and spreading her legs wide to reveal her shaved vagina in all it's splendor.

    That is two times I was presented pictures of graphic or pornographic nudity, without asking for it. I was not actively looking for nudity, the pictures were on "standard" pages.

    Now, I'm not in any way a antagonist of nudity or even pornography, but I like to have a choice. I found it very surpising that such graphic nudity was presented without any type of warning.

    I was also suprised to see that so many borderline pornographic pictures were allowed space at pn. I'm not against it, but it might be nice to lable it, so that I don't see that kind of stuff if I'm not actively looking to.

    Has anyone here seen such imagery on a "serious" site?

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    What is the site's policy on such as that? Most sites have a written policy on what is allowed and what is not. If it violates the policy, contact the moderator. From what you described it sounds like they crossed the line from art nudes to porn. I do hope the subject was over 18, or the authorities might be paying midnight visits to the site's visitors. Eraser is a good program to run, but don't forget spyder to wipe the index.dat files you can't delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeUnit
    Hi!

    I was looking through the Portfolio pages over at photo.net and was surprised to see a thumbnail of a woman... eh, fondling... her vagina. I thought, "I'm not seeing right", and clicked on the thumbnail. I was very surprised to see a photographer's portfolio filled with what could only be described as porn. A woman, fully naked, in classic porn poses, sometimes touching herself, some times not, was pictured on dozens of shots. Some of the shots were more artistic, with pictues projected on her body etc.

    A while later I clicked on the "Gallery main page", and was greeted by a shot by John Running, featuring a woman holding a book in front of her face, and spreading her legs wide to reveal her shaved vagina in all it's splendor.

    That is two times I was presented pictures of graphic or pornographic nudity, without asking for it. I was not actively looking for nudity, the pictures were on "standard" pages.

    Now, I'm not in any way a antagonist of nudity or even pornography, but I like to have a choice. I found it very surpising that such graphic nudity was presented without any type of warning.

    I was also suprised to see that so many borderline pornographic pictures were allowed space at pn. I'm not against it, but it might be nice to lable it, so that I don't see that kind of stuff if I'm not actively looking to.

    Has anyone here seen such imagery on a "serious" site?

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    Some might call it tasteless soft porn, looking at this photographers portfolio I would call his work bad and corney.
    Don Bryant

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    Yeah, it's not very good. Not offensive to me but could be to others.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Cause every time I log on all I get are pictures of snails or over retouched landscapes.

    Unfortunately it did take me a lot of pages of searching to be completely offended.

    I guess I'll just have to log on there more often.


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    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    Pfff... welcome to the Internet! If you look at photosig, it's always like that every day. Nothing to be worried about, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    Thanks for the heads up.

    Cause every time I log on all I get are pictures or snails of over retouched landscapes.

    Unfortunately it did take me a lot of pages of searching to be completely offended.

    I guess I'll just have to log on there more often.


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    Michael, It must be our ages...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    Thanks for the heads up.

    Cause every time I log on all I get are pictures or snails of over retouched landscapes.

    Unfortunately it did take me a lot of pages of searching to be completely offended.

    I guess I'll just have to log on there more often.


    Michael
    Oh, S**T, Michael, where is it ? Can you send me a URL ? I want to be offended too...

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    I'm broadminded to the point of obscenity and beyond, but I just looked at these shots and thought its the photographer who should feel a bit of a c**t, they aren't even good pornography

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    What's the link?

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