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hamundr21 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Writer
You have some very beautiful photos, I only wish some of them were less sexual.
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tinfoilmedia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a rather subjective term that you use. I don't believe nudity is necessarily sexual, and I personally think that a majority of my work isn't sexual.
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Writer
If you look at my favorites I don't believe nudity is necessarily sexual either. Sexuality comes from the "attitude" of the image, being evocative or expressing a sexual tone, whether in the facial expression, the pose or whatever else. It doesn't have to be explicitly pornographic to be sexual.
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tinfoilmedia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, I suppose that a few of the images may have an overtly sexual attitude and in some cases that was the intent, though I don't see that as necessarily a bad thing. Sexuality isn't something to be ashamed of or to be stigmatized. I do believe that the majority of my images though aren't with any sort of sexual 'attitude'.

One could also say that some of the pics in your favs are a bit gratuitous as well, but who am I to judge about such things?
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Writer
We each have our different beliefs, and I respect that. I believe the photos in my faves are not sexual. I believe nude and modeling photography art should be purely to show the beauty and creativity of the model and photographer, without transforming it to something that should be within a marriage. But, as I said that is my belief. Thank you for discussing it with me.
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tinfoilmedia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, I see now. Well I will say that my mother, who is a preacher, doesn't have a problem with my work. I will also say that the couple in the photos in the bathtub are actually a married couple.

But here's the deal. I work pretty darn hard to keep my images from becoming overly sexual. Frankly, I don't want to be seen as the type of photographer that does that sort of thing all the time. I agree that it should be about the beauty. Now that said, at times that is not compatible with the mood or goal of the image, and such is life and the image is stronger for it. Sometimes the use of it is for a different means altogether. And frankly, there's no reason why something a bit sexual can't also be beautiful and appreciated. Indeed, the models in all of the pictures I post have been fully on board with the theme or suggested it themselves, and given me the go-ahead to post them publicly.

I appreciate your wanting to voice your belief(s), but I feel it is in the wrong venue. However, as I am from a religious family, I am familiar with the urge to proselytize.

Thanks,

Joe
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Proselytize? I never said you have to agree with what I believe. I only expressed what I believe and my preferences deriving from them. It is your account, your work, and so your choice to do with it what you will. Being religious doesn't mean one need try to force what they think on other people. If anything, you have asserted your beliefs far more definitively and arbitrarily than I have. But, there is no need for this to become an argument. As you said, this isn't really the venue for this kind of discussion/argument, so I will just thank you for your time.
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tinfoilmedia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're allowed your beliefs and your opinion, but don't be surprised if, when you come into someone's page or house and state those same beliefs and opinions, they don't bristle a bit at it if those same beliefs are at odds with their own. Know what I'm sayin'?

Anyhow, I must prepare for a shoot tomorrow. Have a good one.
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leodaroy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
What a brilliant gallery you have here. So natural & raw...
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tinfoilmedia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!
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