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    Erotic Photography

    Last night on TV they were playing the french movie Sade, about the Marquis de Sade played by Daniel Auteuil and got me thinking. I went to my book case and took down all the books on the subject of eroticism I have, including the ones of the Marquis himself, Octavio Paz, Plato, modern greek poets, chinese/persian/indian guide books, etc. I looked at my photographic bookcase and my aquisitions of the subject where only a couple books with nudes and Helmut Newton.
    Yet, that's exactly what I am -not- looking for.
    Is there real, genuine erotic photography, that's not glossy mainstream porn (boring), fashion glam pseudo-erotic (a fashion model with leather corset for example), or just plain nudes (a naked human is wonderful but needs more than plain "all in your face" to be erotic)?
    Something that could be as subtle as a look or as direct as BDSM, yet retain an artistic value that's beyond pleasing the casual horniness?
    (how else could I put it? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    Last night on TV they were playing the french movie Sade, about the Marquis de Sade played by Daniel Auteuil and got me thinking. I went to my book case and took down all the books on the subject of eroticism I have, including the ones of the Marquis himself, Octavio Paz, Plato, modern greek poets, chinese/persian/indian guide books, etc. I looked at my photographic bookcase and my aquisitions of the subject where only a couple books with nudes and Helmut Newton.
    Yet, that's exactly what I am -not- looking for.
    Is there real, genuine erotic photography, that's not glossy mainstream porn (boring), fashion glam pseudo-erotic (a fashion model with leather corset for example), or just plain nudes (a naked human is wonderful but needs more than plain "all in your face" to be erotic)?
    Something that could be as subtle as a look or as direct as BDSM, yet retain an artistic value that's beyond pleasing the casual horniness?
    (how else could I put it? )
    Ever take a look at the work of Araki? Japanese photographer of ehmm, well, do a Google and find out what he takes pictures of.

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    Very interesting Medform, thank you.
    The Japanese do certainly have a quite extreme notion of eroticism that the Marquis would have felt quite at home.
    How about also something more subtle?
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    I'd suggest Ralph Gibson's Nudes.

    Not "glossy' and not "porn".
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    I have been doing some erotic photography for some now. Primarily for the fetish and BDSM scene is Denmark. I have among others worked for SMil (National society for S/M) and Fetish Inc (arranging fetish parties).

    My favourites are


    Click here to go to my pictures shot for Fetish Inc. (WARNING: FETISH & S/M )
    I am not 100% proud of them, but I like some of them a lot.

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    Ah, Morten, no wonder you have not posted these photos in APUG.
    You quite scared me now, I don't think I will ever address you any more...
    Do you have anything in BW, with Rodinal by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    Ah, Morten, no wonder you have not posted these photos in APUG.
    You quite scared me now, I don't think I will ever address you any more...
    Do you have anything in BW, with Rodinal by any chance?
    I warned you! Please address me again

    I have nothing ready for posting now, but I am going out to shoot some out-door S/M stuff soon in B&W.

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    Define erotic.


    Once I read a quote that "erotic is using a feather and porn was using the whole chicken."

    One persons erotic is anothers porn. I have probably 50-100 books on art nudes to erotocism to whatever and it's all personal interpretation.

    To some, Sally Manns stuff is erotic.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    . . . Once I read a quote that "erotic is using a feather and porn was using the whole chicken."
    So, would the fetish crowd use the whole chicken in a latex suit?

    I agree that the definition of "erotic" is highly subjective, but there seems to be some alignment - largely along IQ lines, it seems. Those who lean toward the more blatant also seem to be concerned about catching something from those Euro ticks.

    Ari - you might look at some of Janloup Sieff's (sp?) work.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

    Ralph Barker
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbarker
    So, would the fetish crowd use the whole chicken in a latex suit?
    I would think that they could, but the breasts would have a cut out as well as it's pecker.

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

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