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Erotic? Body # 16.

One of my provocative nude.


Alexander O , September 05, 2002; 04:25 A.M.

Good composition, good lighting. The water drops add the much needed texture. It's a very good shot.

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Christopher G. Dunn (I don't use PS) , September 08, 2002; 08:07 A.M.


Love the composition.


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Heather Hostage , September 09, 2002; 11:32 P.M.


This is very well done. As said, the water adds a perfect amount of texture. The human body is such a great thing to photograph. Absolutely beautiful!

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Alex Marsaud , September 09, 2002; 11:32 P.M.

Amazing idea, with a terrific realization. The drops add to the sensual / sexual provocation, suggesting physical effort... Great lighting and composition, but this is rather obvious. One thought though: top curve slightly too harsh (does it make any sense??) to my taste, breaking a little the aesthetic beauty of the pic. Cheers, Alex

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David Wilson (Vortex Imaging) , September 10, 2002; 06:30 A.M.


Explicit without being rude...I didn't think it was possible...Good job...

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Marc G. , September 10, 2002; 01:15 P.M.

Very good lighting again, and not in the face, despite the subject... Yet, not me, but bare in mind that this image could be objectionable to some people... Regards.

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Seven Stuartson , September 10, 2002; 07:37 P.M.

Reminds me of a capsicum, possibly a budding tulip. The droplets are a fine touch, the diagonal's a peach. Nice work.

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Michael Lee , September 10, 2002; 10:13 P.M.


Very nice photo, very good work....... composition is very good...... this photo let's the viewer know ....... all part's of the body can be art......

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Wes Pettus , September 11, 2002; 08:23 A.M.

This could pass almost for some fractured stone after a rain. It's a beautiful study of texture and form. You've handled for some what may be a touchy subject in a very artistic and sensitive way. Very nice.

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Gianni Cazzulo , September 11, 2002; 02:00 P.M.

An enlightening image. Superbly photographed ..... and, if not offensive, why mention it?

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Gianni Cazzulo , September 11, 2002; 05:10 P.M.

No-one claimed that the photo is erotic Trevor (edited to remove non-critique comments)

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Jason Hudson , September 11, 2002; 10:55 P.M.


I'm glad I logged on to photo.net at home and not at work!

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Marcin Gadomski , September 15, 2002; 10:07 P.M.

It's not pornography

Trevor, cool down... This is not pornography. By the way, are you a priest?

The picture is superb!

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Gianni Cazzulo , September 17, 2002; 06:40 P.M.

This photo is bold, and by that very fact, it escapes from the mundane and ordinary. The lighting is quite extraordinary, giving an otherwise anatomical detail tremendous force and impact. I would normally find a photo of such intimacy quite distasteful. In this particular case, it is a work of art. Congratulations to the author and his model for their audacity and imagination. (edited to remove non-critique comments)

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John Peri , September 21, 2002; 07:25 P.M.

The author has to be commended for tackling a very difficult subject. He has succeeded in creating a fascinating image and I find it beautiful irrespective of the subject matter.

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Gaoyan Xie , September 28, 2002; 01:16 A.M.

I am not a priest, even not a beliver to any religion. But I did feel this picture objectionable and offensive, though technically it is well done. Intimacy is Intimacy, I donot belive that ANY part of human body can be ART. I cannot understand why the photographer chose such a subject. I donot like this kind of way of capturing public attention by over-audacity.

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Tom Meyer , October 13, 2002; 09:11 P.M.

Explicit does not equal erotic

Photographed with technical competence, but all the eroticism has been designed out of this subject. It is now an object for us to free associate. For me, this apparatus has been graphically disassociated from anything womanly, which means it has no erotic impact on me. As stated above, it could be a stone...

"subject" or "object" seems to be our issue, yes? This object has no eroticism to me, unless it is attached (literally, visually, spiritually or metaphorically) to a subject, i.e. a woman... t

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Tom Meyer , October 13, 2002; 09:17 P.M.

"No-one claimed that the photo is erotic, Trevor"... Actually, Gianni, it says "Erotic" in bold, 16 pt type right at the top of this page... t

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Zibadun -- , October 18, 2002; 10:23 P.M.

I think there are two ways to look at the water droplets. One is to view them as a condensation, which usually suggests a cold surface. That may explain why some viewers assosiate this image with a rock. Another way to view the droplets as a sweat on a steamy body. Igor what was your intention? I think the later :-)

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Igor Amelkovich , October 20, 2002; 11:08 P.M.

I like to think....

I like to think that drops on a hot body.

Manuel Rincon , October 31, 2002; 09:15 A.M.


indeed provocative, abstract photography is not, for sure. Good done!

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Carl Williams , November 20, 2002; 10:58 P.M.

Technically excellent and pleasant to see.

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Mihály Bormester , December 17, 2002; 10:42 P.M.

Good pina

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Bruce Jones , December 27, 2002; 06:09 P.M.

excellent composition

The essence of art can stimulate debate. Bravo. Very well executed. It is a wonderful image. Thank you.

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artistic nudes , March 04, 2003; 04:50 P.M.

amazing. you find this detail in anatomy books but it comes off academic. you find this detail in adult magazines but it comes off pornographic. your shot is neither. your shot makes you want to celebrate the human body for what it is. your shot is art.

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Jesus Wong , March 08, 2003; 11:29 P.M.


For me, initially those droplets suggest either a swim in the ocean or taking a shower, not the temperature of the skin. After reading all the opinions, it also would be extenuating physical activity (sports or thinking in terms of eroticsm, foreplay, which considering the theme of the portafoio and the other images would be more apropiate). The technique, great.

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Jacques Henry , April 02, 2003; 07:51 A.M.

A big glass of water with a lot of Ice Pleeeease! For me the glass! an excellent and original macro of a strange little animal...

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Zack Peck , April 30, 2003; 03:07 P.M.


this is what I'd call a perfect image


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Jaap Voets , May 01, 2003; 08:04 A.M.

Great! You're work is outstanding

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Rodolfo Barba , May 04, 2003; 06:44 P.M.

The origin of the world

This photo could be compared with the famous Gustave Coubert´s picture: the origin of the world. Coubert painted his masterpiece in 1866, putting the realism at the top. Photos like this are working in the same issue, approaching the human dimension of the art with the nature. The erotism is expressed at the highest level. The picture puts to the observer in a furious fight of contradictory impressions: this is art, just no a nice picture. Aesthetics 10, Originality 9

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Igor Amelkovich , May 04, 2003; 10:58 P.M.

Thanx Thanx Thanx.

Detlef Klahm , May 22, 2003; 08:56 A.M.

sensually erotic, well lit, nice design of the human figure

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Olaf Schneider , June 07, 2003; 02:43 P.M.


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Robert Fleming , June 25, 2003; 03:32 A.M.

a jewel from any point of view!

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TC Reed , August 07, 2003; 01:56 A.M.


Hats off to the lady! Definately no balls in this shot!

I love the lighting in you use. It's really nice to see such erotic work that doesn't come accross as pornography. Your models are really brave and clearly comfortable with their photographer.

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Kent Nelson , August 24, 2003; 06:35 P.M.


It would be difficult to do this shot and not be objectionable..but to me, you did it! Love the water drops...adds great realism. K

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B Eannacht , September 02, 2003; 05:41 A.M.

Challenging Subject

A challenging subject, very well done.

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Frank Thomas , September 04, 2003; 04:29 P.M.

Fabulous concept, treatment of subject, execution, technical application. I can not rate this image high enough.

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Daniel Vinklar , October 17, 2003; 04:39 A.M.

I am amazed...

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Natasha Gudermane , January 05, 2004; 02:40 P.M.

Igor, the other day I was looking through the book of the masterpieces of erotic photography...and here is what I came across there: What is it? The coincidence of ideas? Just interesting...

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Natasha Gudermane , January 05, 2004; 02:51 P.M.


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O. I. , April 10, 2004; 12:08 A.M.

Like a ripe, sexual peach kissed by morning dew. Breathtakingly beautiful image! You are my favorite black and white photographer here.

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Victor Carter , July 16, 2004; 07:20 P.M.

Pick Me!

Can I be your understudy? LOL, I should not laugh because in reality I would be a great understudy, I am serious. I will always regret the full scholarship I turned down to the NY institute of fashion and design. Anyway, back to reality and the question I have want to ask? how did do get such great detail of the droplets. The mixture is fantastic!

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Jean Llavale , July 18, 2004; 01:53 P.M.

Great folder!!

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David James , August 15, 2004; 07:32 P.M.

Erotic Body #16

It was Schiller you quipped that if you cannot please every one, please a few for to please every one is bad (paraphrase). Truth is beauty and beauty is truth - Sapho (paraphrase). Never compose your art to please any one except yourself. Follow this rule and you will never die the death of mediocrity. God made the female form and it cannot be irreverant to acknowledge and celebrate that truth which is the essence of beauty. Your art is driven by that truth, do not let detractors divert you from that search. Your work is beautiful, as simple as the curve of the Universe. Keep searching for the timeless. Thank you for sharing.

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Martin Peca , October 05, 2004; 03:56 P.M.

hmm... why don't you try to horizontally flip the photo? becuase in my opinion, now the image is falling down... from left to right... instead if the lowest point is situated on the left and the highest on the right the image will look like rising... these are the basics... i think it would look better! but i am not the author, so...

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apple xp , November 02, 2004; 12:08 A.M.

Like this very much

The pornography is art too, really. Like this very much, I come from China.

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Frunze Verdi , November 11, 2004; 08:35 P.M.

+ + +

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Tawhid Uddin , November 25, 2004; 07:34 A.M.


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David Bain , December 22, 2004; 01:35 A.M.


Who else could utilize such an explicit subject yet make it stunningly beautiful, sexy, sensual and capitivating.

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ANDRZEJ LASKOWSKI , June 11, 2005; 12:19 P.M.

I Like this ...

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Stavrositu Iuliana , July 16, 2006; 06:42 A.M.


Very original too, as most of your erotic photos.

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M Nelson , July 29, 2008; 09:28 P.M.

And are you the fluffer? M

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Juan Trinidad , September 24, 2008; 12:19 A.M.

I'd say "shocking". Not shocking as in "Surprise!", but like..."WTF, I can't stop looking." And then the symmetry hits me. Hmmmm....many thoughts, many emotions.

On that, I say good job!


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Mike Griff , November 28, 2009; 07:00 P.M.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What you have captured here is open for much debate from both sides. I say its an incredible image. Lighting, composition, subject, all just perfect. Most would aspire to have this much talent. Congrats!

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Jana Whatthebutlersawová , December 25, 2009; 04:01 P.M.

I first saw this photo yesterday, I didn't comment then, but I cannot let this go without some praise. It is truly artistic, the droplets add such a great effect and feel to the photo, I don't even think about this image as portraying a part of a woman's body, as it feels detached and almost asexual the way it is shot and cropped. 7/7 from me, because there are no higher possible ratings. I would rate higher. And pornography it ain't. I am glad you have the ability and courage to photograph the body this way, and you certainly make it a work of art. Regards, Jana Hughes

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Paul Rothbein , July 18, 2011; 08:07 P.M.


This photo puts a lot of attention into the lighting which makes the viewer focus on the shape of the object.  It took me a minute to figure out what was this supposed to be a photo of and I noticed it is clearly the genitalia of a female.  However, the photo is not pornographic in any way and makes Maxim even look like pornography. Despite Maxim is not a nude magazine.  The question of the photographers intentions of the photo remains a mystery, and definitely adds to the photos appeal.



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