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Comments on this portfolio:

Chris Hanessian , June 03, 2003; 09:40 P.M.

Great Portfolio

John: Thanks for posting such a nice group of pictures. You seem to get the best out of your models. All pictures have a nice liveliness to them. -Chris

Stephen Geoffrey Clarke , August 02, 2003; 09:18 A.M.

Congratulations

What a wonderful presentation . The models are truly relaxed with your manner and direction. THEY and you should be very proud.

victor martinez , September 09, 2003; 01:43 P.M.

amazing

this photos are a beutiful work congratulations

Jerry Hagan , September 09, 2003; 08:04 P.M.

You have an outstanding portfolio, lots of great work going on here, congrats!

Adrian Lee , October 09, 2003; 02:41 A.M.

Great Photos!

Hi John,

I love your work! I'm starting out and am trying to improve my technique and shots and would really appreciate help from someone like you. Got a couple of questions if you don't mind...

Loction: Where do you normally prefer to shoot? I can see that you shoot at various locations but do you normally prefer to shoot in a studio or a "home studio" kinda setup?

Lights: Do you use any from of lighting set up to achieve your results? Or just shoot with whatever you happend to have with you at the moment and make the ambient light work for you.

Subject: How and where did you get your subjects to pose for you? Are they usually professional models or simply volunteers or friends? Do you direct them to exactly how you want them to pose or do you tend to give like "simulated situations/reactions"? kinda insrtuctions and shoot away and pick the best shots?

Thanks for your time.

Chas DiCara , October 13, 2003; 02:42 A.M.

Fantastic......

A great folder of work.......beautiful subjects and great photography......enjoyable...thanks

Mike Trobee , October 21, 2003; 10:42 P.M.

Do you need a studio hand? I will work for cheap. :-) Great work!

Alessandro Strazzulla , November 19, 2003; 03:48 A.M.

Bravo

Great work!

ms. mishel , November 21, 2003; 03:31 A.M.

Such beautiful work...I just wish there were some male nudes sometimes...

Klaus Sommer , November 21, 2003; 01:46 P.M.

Großartig

Grüsse aus Österreich K.S.

Juan Monino , November 25, 2003; 12:21 P.M.

great work

great job!

Nuno Silva , November 29, 2003; 07:39 A.M.

Just one word SUPERB

demetris ioannou , December 23, 2003; 01:38 A.M.

she is perfect

Stan Bruins , December 23, 2003; 02:50 P.M.

beautifull

Thanks for sharing the pictures. They are very original

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prabhat singh , December 26, 2003; 12:49 P.M.

world of variety

Oh John, you don't know what you have done. So many bodies with so many colours (forgive me say but even GOD failed to create) so many activites and moods. Enjoyed staying in your world. regards

Alexander Rainchik , January 11, 2004; 12:40 A.M.

Ready to publish?

John, I think you should publish your work in a "Coffe Table Book" format, I really do!

I'd take autographed copy as your "thank you" for my idea :)

John Peri , January 11, 2004; 04:23 P.M.

Ha ha! Ok, I'll remember that! But then, are you sure anyone else than you would want to buy it !!

Mark J , January 16, 2004; 05:22 P.M.

I'd buy one. I'm still trying to figure out how you do it. Someday...

Stanley Ambo , January 17, 2004; 09:38 A.M.

Outstanding

You have a remarkable eye for beauty and composure. Just simply outstanding

Palmi Einarsson , January 19, 2004; 04:53 A.M.

Just fantastic portfolio. You have a very creative eye and fantastic models.

Alec Ee , February 01, 2004; 10:03 A.M.

John, you really have a way with your models and your portraits are simply breath-taking! Erotic and yet well balanced and natural to look at.

David Nicolas , February 05, 2004; 05:53 P.M.

I do like your nude portraits. They are interesting and well composed. Sorry about the hard rating, about which photo, I can't remember. I guess I was in a bad mood, sorry again, David

Paul Muresan , February 06, 2004; 08:08 P.M.

Really impressive portofolio. Your pictures are outstanding. Congrats John !!!

franka bades , February 29, 2004; 08:48 A.M.

Excelente¡¡

John, me encanta lo que haces y como lo haces, tu forma de ver el desnudo me gusta mucho, el tratamiento que les das a tus fotos es impresionante, enhorabuena por tu trabajo.

Steve nicholson , March 01, 2004; 07:58 A.M.

BRAVO

I have just lost one hour of my life browsing your stunning collection.Only logged on to post a single image, found one of yours and realised I have so much to learn.

To comment on a single picture or even choose a favourite would be impossible.Have you considered a gallery?

Please also consider posting a series of tutorials or go off and write a book. It goes without saying that you are now marked as "interesting"

Thank You.

Tawhid Uddin , March 07, 2004; 03:26 A.M.

Hello Mr Peri,

Very nice works! I'm simply stunned. Bhalo thakun.

Darek M. , March 07, 2004; 05:37 P.M.

Fine collection!

Beautiful photograps, beautiful women

david northfield , March 08, 2004; 05:02 P.M.

RE: Nudes

Well done John, your portfolio is a credit to you.You have real artistic talent. Keep up the good work.

John Parker , March 09, 2004; 08:26 A.M.

To quote Carly Simon "Nobody does it better!"

nathan simpson , March 16, 2004; 02:37 P.M.

good work. you should try to adventure in to professional films. you will get better color and exposure control. kodak 160 portra nc or vc fuji 160 npc or nps

Russ Britt , March 17, 2004; 08:27 P.M.

Do you have any photos of women?

Matt Vardy , March 21, 2004; 11:48 A.M.

Simply the some of the best model photography I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. A thorough study of the nude form. Excellent work.

Jack Blake , March 24, 2004; 03:26 P.M.

john... thank you so much for your kind ratings and comments... your work is "wild" but wonderful!! hehe...

would you care to comment and/or rate the "fixed" version of this for me?? I honor your input..

thanks, jb

http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2230617

Shaju Nair , March 26, 2004; 09:36 A.M.

John, Fantastic...! Needless to say, you are in my favourites.

Max Zappa , March 28, 2004; 05:50 A.M.

John !

I dont have to tell you that you have a great talent, well done sir. Old Max ZAPPA here is shortly going to be embarking on a series of nudes. I notice you use FP4 for much of your mono work, I a interested to know at what speed you rate the film, and also what are your experiences with the most excellent HP5 for nude work. If you use HP5 at all, then at what speed do you rate it.

ZAPPA.

Boris Voglar , March 28, 2004; 12:28 P.M.

Specialization

How will life looks like without your photos ?

Less colourfull definiteley !

Nice specialization, I would like to do something like this too.

:-)

bob beavis , April 04, 2004; 06:40 P.M.

mr peri

you can take a pic wow wow thanks, i am soooo imprested

mike werkhoven , April 08, 2004; 05:54 P.M.

A rather wetdreamy surreal site John. Nice to share. mike

Loft Portugal , April 17, 2004; 08:45 A.M.

GREAT ALBUM & NICE PARENTS !!!

Kind regards., Loft

Sarah Kane , April 19, 2004; 10:07 P.M.

wow

Not only do you have an incredible amount of successful photographs but your views on the application of nudity in art form deserves the amount of positive feedback you've received and more!!

John Peri , April 20, 2004; 02:52 P.M.

Thank you all and Sarah too. I am particularly pleased when a woman is so supportive, because it means that she understand the respect and admiration that I feel for my models. Sarah, I love your photos too by the way.

Itzik Keidar , April 27, 2004; 03:02 P.M.

Good work John

Here is the 2ed one.

And thank you for your critique

O. I. , May 08, 2004; 06:25 P.M.

A very impressive body of work, in every sense.

Andy sanchez , May 15, 2004; 10:45 A.M.

wow!!!

Very good photos. I want a copy, whit the firm of the model from the picture cc90. PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! :)

Daniela Reis , May 18, 2004; 02:13 P.M.

Good Work!

Thank you also for taking time to comment on my work! I am flattered =)

mauro pelella , May 26, 2004; 11:43 A.M.

One world

Sadness.....

mauro pelella , May 27, 2004; 04:32 A.M.

Right

There are those who found beaty in life and those who can only give light to their eyes through naked bodies.Point is , once they made one and they can't progress they make millions of the same photo and to give happiness to their style they cut the photos or just explore photoshop options to find different solutions..girls are wonderful...but all this is so flat. Plus it is just my point of view...if you are so good you shouldn't even bother

John Peri , May 28, 2004; 03:27 P.M.

What a sad way of seeing things indeed !!

William R. Hayes , May 29, 2004; 08:19 A.M.

beaty

As we say in Mississippi"dam it boy you lucky" To have so much beaty around you.

Sarah Kane , June 02, 2004; 10:50 A.M.

Re: mauro pelella

Then there are those who work to find less meaning in others artists' portfolios to validate themselves as true critics. I'm sorry but I disagree with Mauro Pelella. If an artist could capture the entire essence of a subject in one photo, without more exploration of emotion, p.o.v, subect matter, timing, etc. then this world would be much less beautiful. For it is the world's artists that create the neverending altering of ideas that make this world unique to all. To think that there is a limit to these possibilities is indeed a very sad affair...

sincerely, Sarah Kane

p.s. keep up the excellent work John!!

John Peri , June 02, 2004; 01:49 P.M.

Thank you very much Sarah. It's really nice to see a lady take that position, whereas someone like the gentleman above is implying that I am letting down women. There is an old saying in France to the effect that you cannot be more Royalist than the King ... or maybe I should say the Queen in this case!

Markus Maien , June 07, 2004; 11:42 A.M.

John

I have been admiring your work since I first found PN. It's obvious why women are so comfortable with you. There are few who, in my opinion, manage to capture each woman's individual beauty as you do. I just wanted to say hello and let you know that your work inspires me. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

gregg johnson , June 23, 2004; 11:13 P.M.

John

You have a great body of work. I admire what you do. Keep it up, dude! You rock.

Mark Loraine , June 26, 2004; 06:51 P.M.

I have to take issue with Mauro...perspective and style is all...great work Sir, keep it up, and can I be your assistant ?

Best Wishes

Mark

M G , June 28, 2004; 06:12 A.M.

Pretty soon your gonna have to move in order to find some new pay for nudes!

John Robinson , July 11, 2004; 10:59 A.M.

Model Advice

Very Impressive portfolio. I was wondering though if you could give some advice on working with models. I always find it a difficult situation asking a model to pose a certain way or even bend a certain way! Do they pose for you or do you ask them pose in the way you want? I've just let the models I used do what they wanted....

John Peri , July 13, 2004; 01:27 A.M.

John, that's pretty much my approach also. I just follow them around and we kind of work things out together. I never pressure them in any way. I don't think that one should force any model into a pose that doesn't come naturally.

Frank Thomas , July 15, 2004; 01:43 P.M.

So many

It's just not right that one man should know so many beautiful women willing to take their clothes off in the name of art.

A bit tongue in cheek but none the less, it is remarkable. You are the envy of many photographers out here.

Keep up the wonderful work. Thank you for your contribution. Please tell your models how impressed we are by their beauty and comfort in front of the lense. A true testament to the artist.

John Peri , July 15, 2004; 05:32 P.M.

Thank you Frank, that's very nicely said and I know how well you mean it, however, we all know these girls - not only me - and this is the one message that I feel I have not been able to convey very easily on PN. The only difference is that I smile and I ask them to pose for me and, very often, they take up the challenge, they smile back and they say ok.

Grant Lohsen , July 20, 2004; 01:29 P.M.

Inspirational

Your entire portfolio is very inspirational. It is invigorating to see someone who has an unabashed love and dedication to nude photography and the beauty of the female form.

Matthew Shipp , July 22, 2004; 02:07 A.M.

BRAVO!

I love your portrait photography.As a rookie whos main interest is portraits/people and sports, I constantly check your portfolio for new stuff and ideas on how to improve my shots.I know you catch a lot of crap about some of them, but they are beautiful shots.When I grow up, I want to be like you!! HA HA! Anyway, WONDERFUL portfolio.

Manolis Spanakis , July 29, 2004; 07:15 A.M.

John, I don't know if anybody has told (this is the joke part) but quite an unbelievably impressive hobby you have and the results are even more so. You must be doing a very interesting well-paid daytime job if you insist leaving photography for the weekends. Den perase pote apo to mialo mu oti mpori na ise ellinas! Bravo; chapeau!

Stew D. Baker , August 01, 2004; 09:54 P.M.

Hey John . . . nice work, BUT I want to see a picture of YOU!! :-)

Anil kumar , September 03, 2004; 06:25 A.M.

Awesome

This is really great work and I appreciate your patience for taking 100's of pictures with excellent quality. Anil kumar. Email: logonprash@yahoo.co.in

Michael Vandermark Jr. , September 08, 2004; 10:50 P.M.

Absolutely Awsome!!!

I loved every one of these shots. What gets me the most is that you don't appear to be repeating yourself. Every single one is different, even the ones that were used twice and modified in some way. Great job!

Bogdan Morawinski , September 22, 2004; 06:39 A.M.

MY LORD IN HEAVEN!!!

THANK YOU FOR CREATING JOHN PERI!!! THIS PORTFOLIO IS THE EPICENTER OF BEAUTY OF THIS SMALL PLANET!!!

John Virtue , October 04, 2004; 11:22 A.M.

All

Superb collection of shots, John. I very deffinately tip my hat to you, a true artist. Keep up the good work.

Basso Gianluca , October 08, 2004; 11:46 A.M.

Great work and beautiful models. Compliments !!

Angel Pena , October 09, 2004; 12:02 P.M.

Body of work

This is truly a great example of commitment to photography. You have great talent. Keep it up.

Jody Frost , October 10, 2004; 01:03 P.M.

SIMPLY BRILLIANT!

I'm in awe of your work here John! Exquisite! Not a mediocre shot in the bunch. You've captured the female form in all it's gloriousness. I cannot praise you enough. Thank you thank you for sharing these! You're a true inspiration! Surely you must teach, photography, or photoshop, no? If not, YOU SHOULD!

Al Li , October 15, 2004; 07:02 P.M.

Beautiful Work

John, you do beautiful work. I love photographing people and you must also. I learn so much just reading your images and your use of lighting.

Thank you for posting your work, Alex

Brian Chase , October 26, 2004; 12:26 P.M.

I always learn a lot from all the wonderful work you showcase in your portfolio. Thank you for the inspiration and education!

REGINALD BARRAS , October 27, 2004; 03:36 P.M.

models

john,,where in the world do you find all these beautiful women to pose for you??...(great portfolio),

Stephan Brauchli , November 05, 2004; 02:55 P.M.

Reminds me of an italian joke...

Not sure of my Italian spelling :)

At communion:
Father while handing out wafers and wine: "Corpo di dio, corpo di dio.." (body of Christ..)
Then he looks upon one of your models kneeling in line with the others and utters: "Dio che corpo!" (Christ what a body!)


You have a beautiful collection of photographs which celebrate the beauty of the female form.

A bientot

Nikos Koravos , November 06, 2004; 06:54 A.M.

Congratulations!

Trully, amazing work, great eye! You bring the best of your models.

Joaquim Hierro , November 28, 2004; 07:33 A.M.

What an excellent portfolio

I really love your work. I've never seen so many excellent photos of a single photographer. Congratulations. Just a technical question: What kind of illumination (flashguns, etc..) do you use in your work?

Angel Pena , November 28, 2004; 06:38 P.M.

STYLE

I want to add myself to your legion of admirers. You have technique, good light, wonderful posing but above all you have style. STYLE. (The thing my clients don't let me achieve) So my friend, thanks. And keep inspiring us.

Carolina Coronel , November 30, 2004; 02:28 A.M.

wow!

I'm speechless! Awesome pictures!

Cris Cristea , December 01, 2004; 04:59 A.M.

Mr. Iorga's image

Hey, John, I find this original, too. I find this verry good but also I find a connection to your "Mother and daughter series". No ofense, for you or for mister Iorga.

M. Zafar Rabbani , December 20, 2004; 09:26 A.M.

Excellent work

Great portfolio with diverse collection of images. You do these nudes with class like no one else. All your pictures have a very thoughtful composition and you expose them to perfection. You are a real gifted artist. Thanks for sharing yoour work...

Best regards....Zafar

John McMaken , December 26, 2004; 10:10 P.M.

Magnificent Work!

Hi John, Your photography is absolutely superb and outstanding! You should publish these.

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Lou 101 , December 27, 2004; 01:09 P.M.

Simply beautiful and amazing!

Such incredible images! Thank you very much for sharing your talents with us here. -A new fan of you work. Louis Rittenhouse USA

Beepy . , December 29, 2004; 02:11 A.M.

Maybe I imagined commenting on portfolio before. For some reason tonight I scanned your portfolio looking for an image that stood out for me to comment on - after I hit the number 20 I gave up. While I'm not sure I am with you on your colored multiple image compositions - even those I am following and seeing where you are going. Some of your portraits and nudes are just simply stunning - seeming immediate, spontaneous, and yet well-composed, balanced and dynamic. Great portfolio to study and think through possibilities.

Emad abdulmotaleb , December 31, 2004; 02:17 P.M.

hi there that is the real exellent sieres of work...thanks for ur comment

Charlotte Aberg , January 01, 2005; 12:57 P.M.

i would like to thank you for the fantastic comment you gave me. it is much appreciated as you are such a prolific photographer. i have to admit that nudes & portraiture just isn't 'my thing' but you have an eye for beauty and composition and an extra ordinary talent as a photographer. best wishes for 2005

www.charlotteaberg.com

Todd Bennett , January 03, 2005; 10:24 A.M.

Fantastic

Fantastic photos John. You are a great photographer. Very beautiful models.

aGusti Awan aRie Widayanto , January 04, 2005; 11:25 P.M.

gustiwawan

nice and wonderful great pictures....

Manu Poelmans , January 07, 2005; 11:29 A.M.

Fantastic photos, its like a fantasy, and when i look at your work it makes me dream, I am like I want to explore more of it and travel inside each photos here. Just a lovely place.

John Peri , January 07, 2005; 01:29 P.M.

Thank you Manu, that is very nicely said. Life is in fact a fantasy but, somewhere along the way, it is also what we make of it.

Carlo Ottaviano Casana , January 19, 2005; 11:35 A.M.

More then beautiful portfolio!

Todd Kowalski , January 21, 2005; 01:50 A.M.

John, You really have a style all your own. You have an extensive portfolio of beautiful women. Though I must say, enough is enough! Of your portfolio what I like the best is your "Anything But Glamour" collection, because those images are more a view of real life. Like SO many others who have commented on your work, I am in awe and somewhat-- no, QUITE envious of your relationship with all of these beautiful nude women..... Where was I.... Oh yeah, I ah... well, Nice work John! Regards, TK

Emad abdulmotaleb , January 21, 2005; 10:32 P.M.

great work man...ur eye and talent is so natural...that ia makes ur work stands out in the nude category

antonio de , January 23, 2005; 07:49 A.M.

Nude photos

great work. Beautiful models. Do you do also male nudes aand male/female bodies? aantonio

John Peri , January 28, 2005; 05:27 A.M.

No Antonio, I have no experience in that area.

Haleh Bryan , January 31, 2005; 05:53 P.M.

John

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Your work is inspiring and fresh.

Mario Paper Martinez Caballero , February 05, 2005; 11:25 A.M.

Magnific

Sr. Peri : I like your job very much, is excellente and brilliant ... The way you select each angule and form , and colors whit the beatiful girls , it is magnific. On the other hand, the medium tones and gray pictures, in personal opinion, is your better one job. I would like to ask you, if had you think about black and white difuminate photos whith hard and softe light. It?s just an opinion.

Thankssssssssssss

Mario Martinez Caballero

J.W. Kencke , February 15, 2005; 10:04 A.M.

John

I like to stop by a couple of times a week just to get inspired and see what I might have missed the last time. Always so inspiring, I am just knocked out with the breadth of your mind's eye in your choice of models and settings. I've even started to play with film again after noticing a lot of your Nikon F90 images. Thanks for all you give. Take care.

Bjorn Moback , February 18, 2005; 07:19 A.M.

Dear John,

lizzard

Many thanks for your nice words about my pictures. I do appreciate them as a matter of fact I do appreciate them very much as I regard you as a very skilled photographer, working in a totally different style from mine.

Scholem aleichem

-bjorn

Alex Milarakis , March 17, 2005; 11:30 A.M.

Excellent portofolio with real impressive photos Bravo !

Brian Prechel , April 05, 2005; 01:28 A.M.

beautiful models, great black and whites

Greg Pichnej , April 10, 2005; 05:03 P.M.

Simply -Outstanding work!

Shawn Mertz , April 21, 2005; 11:58 A.M.

Artistic growth

John, I have seen your work here for a couple of years. It is enjoyable to see your growth both technicaly and artisticly.

Douglas Keller , April 26, 2005; 11:14 P.M.

In some pretty important ways, your pictures have helped redefine my perception of women. That, my friend, is what art's all about. Thank you for sharing them. In my opinion, this site is deeply in your debt for your participation.

Reza Shadpay , April 27, 2005; 09:15 P.M.

University

Dear John, when I want put my step on fashion and nude fields, your portfolio will be a big university for me. I save 90% of your beautiful and teachfull photos. thanks for sharing. hope in future u'll be here as always to show u my works.

Robert Bartlett , May 10, 2005; 08:09 A.M.

an amazing group of pictures

Wolfgang Plautz , July 01, 2005; 04:32 A.M.

Great

Others are photographers, you are an artist.

Jerry Matchett , July 12, 2005; 12:00 A.M.

Looking at your work anew

John, I have just returned from a 6 month hiatus (both storage drive and backup drive failed the same day!) and I started by looking at your portfolio. You are a remarkable photographer! Perhaps too bad you are stuck photographing one subject! :) Jerry Matchett

John Peri , July 12, 2005; 08:44 A.M.

Hy Jerry,welcome back. No, I'm not, but I only post one subject here!

fast primes , July 15, 2005; 12:22 P.M.

Outstanding!

Hands down, the best portfolio of female figure shots I've seen outside of Peter Gowland and he's not a member of photo.net. And your choice of models is much more wide ranging than his is. Most of the shots are tasteful, elegant, sensual and artistic, all at the same time!

My only wish is that you had provided a choice of higher rez pictures for those of us with large hi-rez monitors, but I can see that would have entailed much more work and disk space.

John Peri , July 15, 2005; 04:33 P.M.

Many thanks for the kind words. The reason why I post the pictures in low resolution though is to discourage them from being copied.

Jim McNitt , July 15, 2005; 07:55 P.M.

OMG, John. You're up to 636 images! And every one -- with the exception of Tony Perkins -- seems more beautiful that the last. To say I've studied the all would be a gross exageration. In fact, I don't think my cache can hold that many images. What else can I say, except that more than any other portfolio I've ever seen, your work is a testament to a life well lived... and we're all green with envy! Magnificent, John, magnificent! --jim

John Peri , July 16, 2005; 05:19 A.M.

Well, coming from someone with one of the most powerful and innovative portfolios on the net, I am very touched, thank you.

Igor Titoff , July 16, 2005; 03:48 P.M.

Love it

I love your women. What a feast for the eye. You are a lucky man, John. Treasure it.

Kaur Lass , August 08, 2005; 06:16 P.M.

Life is a circle. You can go around and around ... and you find: you need to know youself. Not only the name or the body, but true You! After that life leads you where you need to go. You are free.

Looking your work from young days to present moment shows it so well. Take your freedom! Change. Live like a child! They see everything for the first time every single day. I recommend that style. You understand more, you see more, you live more.

My family and shots of three sister you have, have incommon one thing - ability to be here and now with open heart. I wish you have that ability always with you. And I am sure there is always something to come back on this page. I recommend to look it deeper. Like you John. I recomend that everyone would see here something else then naked women - there is life here. All the emotions that you have (no matter who yoy are or where you live as we all share the same emotions), are also here. And this is what makes it great. Your work reflects in everyone who dares to look a little deeper.

John Peri , August 09, 2005; 04:41 A.M.

What a nice way to put it, thank you very much. Indeed, this portofolio has little to do with nudity and the majority of people, alike yourself, thankfully understand it.

edouard stéru , August 22, 2005; 01:41 P.M.

even if you easily start to argue, when we speak about your ladies. I don't have the choice and must admit it is the best portfolio I have seen

John Peri , August 23, 2005; 01:22 P.M.

Thank you Edouard, I know you mean it kindly. I don't think however that I have argued with you in any way. I simply asked you once to please comment on the photos and not only the anatomy of the models, which is not the purpose of this site. I think that we owe that respect to the models that grace our pages.

edouard stéru , August 25, 2005; 09:30 A.M.

I didn't know that telling they are beautiful or exciting is a lack of respect, again sorry

dREAMS * , August 30, 2005; 05:36 A.M.

In order to do what you not only do it is necessary to know how of technique, of lights or shades... to do what you to make Mr. Peri it is really necessary to be an artist. Congratulations. Luck. Respect.

Evita Dzanuskane , September 01, 2005; 02:07 P.M.

great!

I like almoast all of your photos! Most of them are supergreat. Exeptions are where you cut of arms legs or head.

John Peri , September 08, 2005; 02:55 A.M.

Thank you Evita. The idea in this series was to produce some more figurative art by concentrating on various body parts.

Byron Bailey , September 11, 2005; 09:51 A.M.

PIMPIN...

Daniel Azevedo , September 24, 2005; 04:03 P.M.

You have a phenomenal eye, John. I love your passion for people, and especially for the most elevated created being and their beauty, feminility and tenderness.

Antonio F , October 01, 2005; 03:46 P.M.

great

John you are my favorite photographer, see the list of people that are interested in my gallery, you are the first. For me, you are a my target, I make some attempt but I can't reach your ability to shot a glamour and fashion pictures. I appreciate aslo your comment on my last picture, but unfortunately I deleted because the rating was too low and and I don't accept rating that the sum is below 9.5 value. If you like live your comment on my gallery, I appreciate a lot comments and suggentions by a master of photography like you. Thank you Antonio

Bee Jay , October 09, 2005; 02:27 A.M.

good

good works

jaya

Cezary Galaj , October 11, 2005; 04:07 P.M.

oh!! Great portfolio !!!!!!

Mike Burke , October 27, 2005; 10:47 A.M.

Hello John

I saw your most recent posts in nudes and remembered why your listed in my favorites. Can I ask a favor. Please look at my portfolio and give me your impression of the photos under the title kel. These are raw scans from the film so I'm looking for processing tips to get the most from the photos when I go into the darkroom to print. Also any tips on my lighting or issues with my posing would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Burke , October 27, 2005; 05:32 P.M.

My apologies

Sorry John, I didn't mean to offend its just that I didn't feel qualified to make a comment on your wonderful pictures. I've added you as a favorite because I enjoy viewing and being inspired by your work. I find as you say your are excellent at capturing the moment. generally I'm not a fan of extensive PS work however I find that I truely enjoy what you do with it as you capture and enhance a moment without over doing it. The picture is still a great shot. I find my favorite section to be portraits. I find myself spending much of my photo.net time here. If you ever find yourself in the NJ/Philly area I would love to assist you on a shoot.

ANDRZEJ LASKOWSKI , October 29, 2005; 12:30 P.M.

To cut a long story short- outstanding pic and above this models.

Peter Meade , November 02, 2005; 02:13 P.M.

Hello John, I enjoy your work, the relaxed and humerous way you go about it is a real tonic.

Best wishes. Pete

wael abbas , November 08, 2005; 02:45 A.M.

photo

pravite

Sharon Jobe , November 08, 2005; 07:27 P.M.

You Love Women..

and it shows in your work. You are amazingly talented and your portfolio is bulging with your art. I am so glad you decided to share your visions with us. Thank you!

John Peri , November 09, 2005; 05:21 A.M.

Well, that's the nicest thing that a female photographer could say to me. Thank you Sharon.

Laila S , November 17, 2005; 10:37 A.M.

:o)

Thank you John for visiting my portfolio! I am realy surprised that artist like you can se my poor works. It is dificult for me to coment your pictures... i like ALL, thats it :o) (sorry for my poor english) Thanks once again for your coments and ratings. Laila

Rob Wray , November 25, 2005; 07:35 P.M.

Hi, I've only been here on this web site for nano seconds and seen some tremendous works of art, yours is by far the best I've ever seen anywhere. Exceptional work and your models really look like that they enjoy what they are doing. I would only dream of doing something like this! Good night i'm off to dream again. Well done.

John Mitchell , November 26, 2005; 04:08 P.M.

One question, WHERE DO YOU GET ALL THESE WOMEN????

Hernest Ernesti Luchino , November 29, 2005; 04:15 A.M.

Great

works John, for my taste you here are the best. And i say also, splendid models!

Biliana Rakocevic , November 29, 2005; 11:59 A.M.

Oh, dear John, you have such a various photographs where the main subject is the WOMAN and you presented them so well, even your NUDES are very natural and even poetic! Love your PORTRAITS too and me too I need several hours to go through your immense Portofolio daer John.

I will be back :D

My best to you and warmest regards, Biliana

P.S. Thank YOU, daer John for your wonderful words on my Photography! You put it so well in WORDS, that I am speachless...

Thank you :D

Biliana

Seth Kellner , December 05, 2005; 02:07 A.M.

WOW!!!!!!!!

LOVE THE PHOTOS MAN, KEEP 'EM COMING!!!!!!!

Jon Stevens , December 15, 2005; 09:57 A.M.

Fantastic Gallery

Cannot say enough about your gallery, Having read your Bio I am amzed that you get such wonderful shots with just natural light and a flash, but like you I find that a simple one light set up makes the models more relaxed. Envious of you for finding so many beautiful women to photograph. Congrats to you and to them for the wonderful body of work that you have presented here. I look forward to seeing more.

Victor Lausas , December 25, 2005; 10:06 P.M.

WoW

What can I say. I really like your gallery. Keep it up!

Raymond Elstad , December 29, 2005; 02:18 P.M.

Fabulous

Hello John, Fabulous body of work that I've been enjoying for quite some time. Very interesting figure studies. Cheers, Raymond

David Keatley , December 31, 2005; 02:41 P.M.

john

have a good 2006 and keep that camera hot.

Paul Louis Villani , January 09, 2006; 04:04 A.M.

Inspiring!

For an amature like me to see works like this it makes want to keep learning and pursue this artform to it's fullest!

Joaquin Alfaro Garcia , January 13, 2006; 05:46 A.M.

Hi

Great portfolio! Excellent photos! See you ;)

fabio gattone , January 13, 2006; 05:59 P.M.

bando alle ciance, qui sono proprio delle belle cocchette...:)))

Raghunath Chava , January 13, 2006; 07:47 P.M.

RAGHUNATH

Excellent work good !!!!!!!

Jean-Marc Legros , January 15, 2006; 03:20 A.M.

Great !

Nudes are not what I usually prefer, but I must say that your work is particularly astonishing, rich and creative. Excellent !

Kaushik Chatterjee , January 15, 2006; 09:09 A.M.

777/777

Dear John, Your images are nothing short of exquisite! Something to aspire to for sure. I am indeed flattered that you rated one of my images so highly - thank you. Its great to have your comments for a hobbyist like me. Your portfolio is like a breathe of fresh air, its inspirational and one can keep viewing it forever. I consider it as one of the finest in the PN. My best Regards.

Antonio Marcone , January 26, 2006; 02:37 P.M.

just a thought

Dear John, I say this with the best of intentions. You seem to have quite a few nice photos in your portfolio, but also many that are nothing special (we all do), unfortunatly I feel the good ones just get lost in the sheer volume of photos. I find myself scrolling faster and faster as I go down. I think your portfolio would greatly benefit from a much narrower selection. And I wouldn't mind larger sizes either, some are really hard to admire when they're that small. JMHO. Regards /antonio

John Peri , January 27, 2006; 05:27 A.M.

Antonio, many thanks for this comment. I appreciate it and you are right of course. However there are several reasons why I post pictures of lesser quality. One is to receive criticism (which is very helpful) and not only praise, the second is to gain knowledge of what is widely acceptable or not. I have interestingly found that many of the photos that I like remain totally ignored, whereas I am at other times astonished to discover the commercial acceptance of some others. This is very interesting when vying for publication. That being said, I do remove large quantities from time to time. Regarding the posting of small images, this is to protect the models by reducing the chances of the photos being copied and circulated on the net out of context. The more vulnerable the picture, the smaller I post it. I understand the frustration that it causes but I really feel that I have no other alternative. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to point this out.

Enrique Torices , January 31, 2006; 01:51 P.M.

Mr. Peri, thanks to visit and comment some shots of my portfolio. I admire your work and respect the dedication that you apply to each frame. Congratulations!

Alan Katz , February 06, 2006; 11:00 A.M.

Jon, Your portfolio could be reduced by at least 75% and suffer no loss what so ever. Your themes are sorely repetitive, predictable informing us of absolutely nothing about you, your models or ourselves.

John Peri , February 07, 2006; 12:33 P.M.

Mr Katz, the time that you have spent on composing this tirade on the futility of my portfolio 3 weeks after joining PN appears to me a little strange, particularly since my work is of so little interest to you and there is so much more to discover on this site, if it is new to you. On reading it furthermore, I am not sure whether it is me that you are more critical of or what you refer to as my work's supposed popularity among other members, in which case they appear to be as much if not more accused than me. That being said, I do not regret having this negative assessment added to this page, though I do believe that you could have expressed your thoughts more effectively by adopting a less personal and offensive manner, but let others be the judge of that. Should you wish to enlarge on this subject, I would ask you nevertheless to do so in private over the mail. I have replied to your comment but do not think that this is the place to debate the matter any further. Thank you. To the others that have spent more time on PN, they will know by now that there are two reasons why I frequently post my work of lesser quality (actually, I would put it at a higher ratio than does Mr Katz). The first is that in accordance with the purpose of PN, I am not searching for praise but for critiques which allow me to improve my photos, and I do so regularly thanks to the comments received, the second is that I do not possess a personal Web Page and I use this as a mirror for selection by editors for my publications. That bring said, I removed at least 100 photos again in 2005 (including the entire Mother and Daughter series), as I have also done frequently before that in the past. ........ POSTCRIPTUM: this comment is a response to the remark above that has been censored by the administrators since I wrote it, thus rendering my reply a little strange in parts.

James Baeza , February 07, 2006; 10:09 P.M.

I do see gratuitous work in the photo.net nudes section. None of it is yours. As with any artist, not 100% of your work is appealing to me though all of it is tastefull and well done. I thank you for sharing in the photo.net way. I find your portfolio beautiful and a fine resource in the pursuit of my photographic studies. This is what photo.net is all about... right? Cheers.

Darrell M , February 08, 2006; 11:06 A.M.

The Unfortunate Mr. Katz

Hey John, seems the comments from the unfortunate Mr Katz have been somewhat reduced in size from the version I saw yesterday. Hope that was done by him rather than at your behest. His criticism was harsh and badly worded. However, if you go to his page and follow his trail you will discover you got off lightly. This man, who as far as i can make out shows no evidence of having taken a photo himself, felt free to vent his spleen on several portfolios in a spiteful and entirely unconstructive way.
It's a shame that such a careless post raised the issues it did with you because it is an interesting point. Are your pictures studies of women who 'decided to express pride in who they are,' or are you (and by extension those who admire your work) simply a bit of an old pervert, taking artless snaps of young flesh for others to drool over?

A. Michael Brown , February 08, 2006; 11:55 A.M.

Katz

Quite a bit of 'clean-up' on the Katz page. Last night I was looking at his page and he had rated about 20 photos - 19 of them from an 'Albany Katz' - all at scores of 6 and 7. Now, those ratings are gone. Hmmmmmmmm........

Ian Segar , February 09, 2006; 03:39 A.M.

Ignore the idoitic Mr Katz! I'd have to say that anybody who can take the above pictures is either very lucky or very good .... nobody can be that lucky so it follows that you are very, very good indeed!

Biplab Sikdar , February 12, 2006; 06:45 A.M.

Hi John

a great portfolio ... I am an amateur ... liked ur portfolio very much ... great art ... greetings from Kolkata, India ... nice meeting u ... there r many things to learn from u ...

Reza Shadpay , February 14, 2006; 08:25 A.M.

Happy Valentine John (Mr.Peri)

;)

The Original image is taken by Mr.Jean-Sebastien Monzani, his gallery address is : http://www.photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=405463&include=all .And the original photo address is : http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo photo_id=2681252 . Here is Mr.Monazni permission for sharing this image: "Hello, You can maybe change it to just wish everyone a Happy Valentine if you want :) As you like. Cheers. JS" If you dislike have this photo on your portfolio, can disapproved my comment or tell me to delete it. But I send this image only for Lovers, like you. For whom that always has rainy day, but not water, letters or hearts, whom always get beautiful models from sky!!! :) " Cheers " ;P

wong li ji , February 14, 2006; 08:28 A.M.

thanks!

hi john, thanks for leaving a rating and comment on my photo! i like ur images. keep them coming!

cheers

Rasmus Lindersson , February 17, 2006; 08:17 A.M.

Very inspiring work, I really like it.

BARNABY MOORE , February 19, 2006; 05:17 A.M.

Motivating!

Great portfolio - superb photography! Your love of the art shines through! Fantastic!

Michael Nigro , February 25, 2006; 06:59 A.M.

John: If the figures in your images are "the girl next door" I would love to know where you live. I'll do some serious sidewalk sitting. Wonderful work.

Marco Brivio , March 06, 2006; 05:07 P.M.

Impressive

An impressive portfolio. Your nudes image ooze big sensations to the observer. Pure Art

Nik Katsaros , March 14, 2006; 09:14 A.M.

Wow!!!

I am so much inspired!!Thanx John,absolutely magnificent portfolio.And to think that I 'm trying so hard to get my friends to take their clothes off and pose...

Nik Katsaros , March 14, 2006; 09:21 A.M.

Molis diavasa se ena sxolio oti eisai Ellinas?Oxi oti exei megali simasia alla elpizo na ektheseis stin Ellada ektos ki an meneis exoteriko!

Stephen Merchant , March 17, 2006; 08:17 A.M.

Beautiful....Anticipating you next group of photos is what PN is all about. Keep up the awesome work. I really enjoy it. Stephen

allan jempson , March 19, 2006; 02:24 P.M.

WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW WHAT MORE CAN I SAY THIS ONE OF THE BEST IF NOT THE BEST! PORTFOLIO I HAVE SEEN UP TO NOW BUT I HAVE A LOT OF PICS TO GET THUR? BUT AS FAR AS UP TO THIS DATE WELL DONE LOVELY AND VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE THANKS A LOT ALLAN

Tarmo Siirak , March 20, 2006; 07:05 A.M.

Wow!

It's amazing how Someone can bring out the true beauty from every single female "model" and capture it to the photograph. Just fantastic!

Hung Nguyen , March 21, 2006; 08:13 A.M.

Dear John,

What an exquisite porfolio you have. Many of the photos such as those in the shower or a model preparing her hair remind me of the daily poses in which I would accidentally catch my wife. Those ordinary, shared moments that are fleeting and yet precious because they make up one's intimate memories. Beauty is different for different ages and I guess we are touched by it because beauty is, lamentably, always ephemeral...be it the pudginess on the back of an infant's hands and fingers, the lankiness of a teenager, the elegance of young women that you do so well to capture, the fruitfulness of a pregnancy, the character lines on an elderly person; it is our universal endeavour to try and captured it precisely because we instinctively know it will all changed in all too short a time.

You should be proud of doing that work so well, in fact, I am proud to be a member of a group that includes such technically accomplished and sensitive a person. I also happen to think your comments on the size of the photos, and the note that your models do follow comments made about the photos demonstrate that you are a very well-thought-out person who cares and respects your models and your craft. You probably would not need to refute some of the poorly thought remarks that some people make as they reflected mostly on the writer and not on your art. Kindest of regards

John Peri , March 21, 2006; 01:34 P.M.

Thank you Hung. Among the beauty that impress me the most is the generosity that some people like yourself are able to express towards others, it is also by far the most touching. It is less a matter of flattery than of compassion towards other people's integrity in their way of seeing things, when compared to their own.

Beauty is indeed ephemeral and short lived, but it is also something that leaves an indelible image in our minds, and we should capture and cherish it whenever we can. The most vivid memory that I retain of my models is their acceptance to show who they and to share this with us for a few precious moments. It is the act of communication that transpires at that moment that to me is the most unforgetable of all.

Tore Nilsson , March 25, 2006; 09:47 A.M.

You have a unique style in your photos, and I think its great I have read some of your answers to comments and you appears like a sympathetic and intelligent person as well as a good photographer.

Regards Tore

Marco Giardini , March 25, 2006; 09:33 P.M.

Thanks

Thanks John for your comment on my picture. Was really an HONOUR to see you have visited my portfolio and lost time commenting and rating one shot! Thanks again. You have a brilliant portfolio here and i'm sure the best shots are at home in your private collection. ;-)

.oesse.

Theodoros Festsopoulos , March 29, 2006; 08:49 A.M.

John, you have a fantastic portfolio! I just saw a part of it... I must stay for hours here... Congrats! By the way... I did not know (of course) that your model ...was Greek! Keep shooting.

Teo.

Philippe Carly , March 30, 2006; 07:36 A.M.

Just wanted to congratulate you

not only on your remarkable portfolio (b&w nudes are my favourites) but also on you being able to put the exact right words on your motives and on your photography. I noticed they precisely matched my feelings despite the fact that I would have been unable to phrase them. I share your p.o.v. that nudity is not an end but a means to an end: bring out more of the model true self, put her "in danger" or "on an edge", let her do something extra-odinary which will lead to drop momentarily the mask(s) we all wear in our daily lives. I also share with you this gratitude towards the model for sharing these precious moments of intamacy with the photographer and the viewers. Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us. Keep up the good work.

one fang , April 05, 2006; 11:14 P.M.

Hello

very like those photo,you have a good portfolio.very professional

Vladimir Tasevski , April 08, 2006; 10:27 A.M.

From 2002 i .....

.... am amorous in your models (they are truly relaxed and beautiful in all meaning of that word ) and i love your work ! You have wonderful presentation and you should be very proud on yourself.

Salvador Cobian , April 27, 2006; 04:15 P.M.

Amazed...

Mr. Peri,

I am very happy to have found your gallery. I am sure that what I am going to say has already been said, before, but I have to say it myself, because otherwise I will not be comfortable.

1. I admire your skill, and wish someday I can take such good photos.

2. I also admire your ability to build rapport with your subjects. And your ability to transmit that atmosphere trough your images.

3. I specially enjoyed your portraits section, because many of them seem to reveal more of the personality of the women you photograph.

4. To me your work is a grat inspration and I believe that have leraned and keep on learning from it for years to come.

Regards! Sal.

Tanya Truong , April 30, 2006; 02:42 A.M.

Life composes of moments

...and you have held those beautiful, intimate, vunerable moments forever in your photographs. Dear John, looking through your porfolio, you are well-deserved to be the most celebrated photographer in PN. I admire how you create comfortable,trusting relationships with your models to pose for you effectlessly in their very private ways. May the creative force be always with a talented photographer like you. What a blessing for the women to have met and photographed by you in such splendid ways. Of course, it's also quite a delight for us to encouter your artwork. Warm regards, tanya.

BTW,thanks for giving comment on my "legs & roses" photograph. I am also very fascinated by nude photography. As a novice, i've got a looooong way to go:-(. Hope i will catch up with your art some time :-). warmly, tanya.

J Sew , May 01, 2006; 01:29 P.M.

The Open Forum (Katz)

John,

In my experience the more that you show of your portfolio the better. I believe that there has to be a balance of work, which I think your portfolio demonstrates.

I think we too often get caught up in what others think is good or bad. I truly do not believe that there is really a bad shot. Each indiviudal photographers grows in different levels.

Your portfolio, stands out as one of the more refreshing and inspirational within this site.

I applaud you for your uniquness in each image. You've captured what we love in women and have taken it much further with throwing a twist in here and there.

Great work.

David Di Martino , May 01, 2006; 08:12 P.M.

I'm a frequent flyer to your portfolio. I'll keep coming back.

Michael S , May 02, 2006; 04:12 A.M.

Great Work!

John,

While this is in no way to disqualify the work of others, it is apparent that you have a gift for capturing the beauty of women. Your shots are natural and from the looks of these photos, you have a splendid eye for quality. I'm sure for every photo that you post there are countless others that you do not as they do not turn out as well (speaking from experience). Keep up the great work and continue to show us that beauty is not always found in the editing or the professional models, but in the typical women that surround us every day.

Michael

(NOTE: Many have asked where you find such beautiful models. I would say to them, they only need to start using the eyes they were given and they would see beauty surrounds them.)

John Peri , May 08, 2006; 11:35 A.M.

Thanks Michael, I guess that has been my message all along ..

Marco Maria D'Ottavi , May 08, 2006; 02:29 P.M.

Oh...beh....

Dear John... i not have idea, for explain my sensation for your work. Sorry for this, but sometimes, the words are not sufficent for some things.... My "light experiments" is nothing....

Thank you for your work.

Marco

Damian Muszkiet , May 11, 2006; 04:10 A.M.

Magnificent !

Greetings dear John Peri! I saw all of your photographs. They are so experience for me you know...I will start studying photography with my lovely Child. I'll hope you will see them someday and give me your hints. Thee models you have are very nice, some are beautyful, but not such as my ;) Your portfolio is very exploring for me, I enjoyed every work of yours in some way. You've done great job, so interesting for me. Hope to seeing some coments on my comming in few days photos. I have no idea what I would write more, one more thing - thank you for addiction and any one more word on my portfolio.

Bye for now (:

>(sorry for misspells, if there were some)<

Aurelien Le Duc , June 10, 2006; 02:34 P.M.

I love your work

I really love your work, except, the first folder. All BW nudes are excellent. I would be glad to make photographs as yours.

andrea da vinci , June 21, 2006; 03:11 P.M.

simply wonderful

sorry for my bad english ( i'm italian ) your work is a mix of full sensuality the models, or a big part of them , are really special compliment your pics are really nice Seb

Mr G.Q , July 09, 2006; 04:06 A.M.

the game of the femininity

the women know their sensuality and they love to show the ability of their seduction with their parternses to reach the mutual pleasure But also for game and for the happiness to feel himself/herself/themselves beautiful and desirable them they love to show of if the powerful female sensuality Yours is a sensual playful harvest that will sip happiness The pleasure to show and the pleasure to look You are able of to be the accomplice of their exhibitionism You have an elegant taste and you are as us men a little voyeur But your page is marvelous You with the Nikons have a good time and we with you enjoy of your job compliments gino

marc schneider , August 01, 2006; 03:53 P.M.

Fabulous!

John...What can I say that you have'nt heard already? Your portfolio is fabulous. You have mastered a difficult type of photography and have turned it into an art form. The use of lighting, computer art and tha ability to portray the models in a new and refreshing light sets you above the crowd. Your work somehow reminds me in a way of Slastyonoff...excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Billy Syk. , August 03, 2006; 11:16 P.M.

Have done a little homework :-)

Just because you want to capture as more genuine photos I've listed the most genuine and great to my opinion. Few in your great portfolio but true. Many would be in the list below but had either heels on the models or an untrue set like the pillow missing or the pillow was 30 cm ahead of the head that was on the air!

List going upwards from last to first as seen in page

Sop F90 2117850-lg.jpg j8 2976539-lg.jpg CL23 3674207-lg.jpg MP52 3880969-lg.jpg (REALLY GREAT SHOT) jo88 2376387-lg.jpg kh15 2930038-lg.jpg (also great!!!) kh14 3200502-lg.jpg good jm26 3445115-lg.jpg good! zd119 4048102-lg.jpg same model zd171 4127448-lg.jpg extreme but happens

one you say she was hearing music 4227288-lg.jpg (VERY VERY GREAT!!!)

JPF481 (bathroom) 794369-lg.jpg sincere but not good jp f470 844491-lg.jpg (romantic shot) aat5 3025984-lg.jpg (great shot also) zd150 4103900-lg.jpg (lost in her thoughts)

AFA F90 (it would be more original if she was reading a book there) ;-) bcause you say "John Peri Photo.net Patron, July 09, 2003; 02:17 A.M. I certainly don't think this very "original", but you may find the contemplative mood interesting."

Kr7 nikon f90 2915057-lg.jpg

well I hope I contributed something. Carry on with your great work.

Gerardo Llaneza , August 12, 2006; 03:50 P.M.

Impresionate portfolio, sobre todo las imagenes en B&W. saludos

citabria schneider , August 20, 2006; 03:26 P.M.

great style

how does one get a session with u and how much is it and where?

timothy prospero , August 22, 2006; 04:00 P.M.

HI John

Fantastic world, real great pic! great woman! you are a luky guy!! Very impressive portfolio, and interesting pics! bye timo

gigi d agostino , August 24, 2006; 11:16 A.M.

impressive work

I find the no glamour and portrait series absolutly astonishing.excellent job

Jennifer Fernandez , August 24, 2006; 11:42 A.M.

Seriously.

beautiful. your photos inspire me. they inspire me especially based on the fact that I a simple beginning this profession

Cesar Andrade , August 26, 2006; 08:28 P.M.

GREAT !!!

Incredible perfect work! My congratulations...

marc schneider , September 01, 2006; 09:56 P.M.

John...I offer sincere thanks for your kind words concerning my body of work from about a month ago. I sincerely appreciate accolades from the master that you are.

Jennifer Fernandez , September 11, 2006; 04:41 P.M.

Stars_

your words give me confidence. you couldnt imagine how much it means to me. i wanted to talk to you about a school that i was thinking about going to...do you know anything about the Academy of Arts University in Cali? But anyways, i wish i could literally give you a hug for your words, truly. internet hug: *hugs* :D

Roy Tangen , September 19, 2006; 07:45 P.M.

Wonderful - Wonderful

The best I have seen yet. Great models, great photography, what else can I say.

Sky Blue , September 24, 2006; 10:57 A.M.

John

I'm sure one more comment of congratulations on some really great photographs is not required. I am here to do that though. Yours was one of the early portfolios that I ran across when I first joined PN. I always enjoy stopping back by. Such beauty exhibited here and to think that just a little over a hundred years ago few would know of the beauty seen from your eyes. You do a great job and I really enjoy seeing your additions to the fantasy folder. Perhaps because of my own love of the art format of photography. The trememdous body of work that remains has so many wonderful images as well that I look forward to seeing them all as time allows. Thanks for your contribution and kind personality and oh yes, congratulations on some really great photos. Regards, ~Sky

John Peri , September 27, 2006; 08:14 A.M.

How generous of you, thank you so much.

allan jempson , September 28, 2006; 08:18 A.M.

GREAT.....!!!!!!!

How much more better can you get its the best set off photos ive seen and they just get better....great thanks for this look at your art...THANKS ALOT..ALLAN

Catalin S. , September 29, 2006; 11:49 A.M.

You are so good that you are getting me nervous, or sad, or both. Just kidding JOHN You Are Among The Chosen Ones. Best Regards. Catalin

Robert Bennett , September 29, 2006; 08:31 P.M.

You are obviously..

...a talented photographer. But it is your subject matter, not your skill, that has made you the most 'interesting' artist on photo.net.

http://www.photo.net/pvt/most-interesting

I would love to see you take your mastery of light and form and apply it to something else. Stretch your horizons, Mr. Peri. You will be amazed at how far they can go.

Peace, Bob

John Peri , October 01, 2006; 05:38 A.M.

Robert, if you look at ALL/FOLDER VIEWS .. you will see that by far my most viewed portofolio is the one on "portraits" .. so I don't think that your argument goes very far !

That said, I have ceased to be amazed long ago and continue to stretch my horizons since chilhood (I was 13, 14 years old when I took some of the earlier photos posted here). To suggest the opposite is presumptious and derogatory on your part.

I am flattered and amused when I read of mastery of light. I use a flash attached to the camera !

I have not requested any distinction in showing my work on PN, the sole reason of which is to receive feedback and improve my output. It appears to work, since I have things brought to light regularly that I would never have imagined on my own. For an artist, it is also interesting to see what has popular appeal or not. Personally, my own taste differs frequently.

Sheryl W (Blue Mt.) , October 01, 2006; 11:39 A.M.

Hi John... I like your b/w nude images, moreso than the color nude photos.... nice portfolio.. Sheryl W

Tomaz Palmer , October 02, 2006; 08:43 A.M.

John I looked at the folio and I find it really great. I read your comments and I find them very sincere. Master of medium, light, subject is a matter of taste. Some photos hit MY taste to maximum - I find them really good. You'll never make Playboy photos without some 20+ lights and momentarily dimming lights in your town:).

I am amazed with the size and quality of your folio and I admire you greatly even though you use just an overhead flash. I received comments about the "next level" too, but have no idea what that means. Progress takes time. I am nowhere near your league, probably I never will be, but am trying to make my work progressively better.

Even though I am not qualified about criticizing your work and telling you what to do, I am your fan (if it means anything to you) and am anticipating your new (or old) photos.

Tomaz

Jennifer Fernandez , October 04, 2006; 03:17 P.M.

Future_

the more photos you put out, the more you just keep inspiring me...

javier dominguez , October 08, 2006; 12:25 P.M.

thanks for all

hi john i have some artistic pictures that i want to have your opinion of them, your profesionality opinion,....

thank you very much john i continue looking fot my kind or picture jaja

Ayyad Alnimer , October 08, 2006; 12:43 P.M.

Hi

Hi John, I added you as an interested artist in my list...I looked to your artwork as a slideshow I am very impressed about your talent and I invite you to visit my homepage if you have time...many thanks and best wishes...Ayyad

Ayyad Alnimer , October 08, 2006; 07:13 P.M.

Amazing Artwork

Hi John, thank you for your nice comment about my work...thanks for being my friend, it is an honor and pleasure for me. Thank you for your kindness, I shall return soon to see more of your beautiful albums. One word can?t express my feeling about this stunning art photography you presented here in your portfolios, each of your shots are piece of art gallery display I love your work, and the way you are shooting nude women. They are really beautiful subjects to shoot, draw, and paint...it is a wonderful approach and trend. I have to admit that you have a remarkable eye for beauty and composition. You portrayed your models with passion and profound light. Not only that but I like your play with color and your motives in your photography. Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us...I had a great pleasure reviewing your amazing artwork of photography...best wishes...Ayyad

Jim Phelps , October 27, 2006; 05:10 P.M.

Great Photos

John, You are one of the most creative photographers on this site. I particularly like your nude figure studies and the fantasies.

Paul Louis Villani , October 29, 2006; 12:35 A.M.

Hello John! Firstly thank you for your time and kind words in regards to some of my work, i am truly honoured! Secondly, the body of work you present here for us to view is unique and inspirational. I believe art reflects the soul and heart of the artist/composer. You are in a league of your own and your beautiful work desrves to be hung on walls where the eyes of the world can fully appreciate your gift! All the best!

John Peri , October 29, 2006; 10:21 A.M.

I am both touched and humbled by the generosity of these undeserving words. Thank you both of you.

Greg Pichnej , November 01, 2006; 11:46 A.M.

Re: ZD263

John, If a picture tells a story, this picture evokes a steamy novel. Excellent lighting that moulds a perfect setting. Can't say this is the best of your portfolio because there are just to many excellent presentations so for whatever my opinion as a viewer is worth... 7/7

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Sarah Kane , November 09, 2006; 11:42 A.M.

Thanx for the comment! I don't have my art posted anywhere just yet, but I will have a professional website up and running within a month or two, and then I'll post it on photo.net;) your pictures are looking beautiful by the way, but that's no surprise;) take care John,

~Sarah~

Jennifer Fernandez , November 10, 2006; 01:01 P.M.

missing_

oh my have i been lost here and there. we must catch up! my email account is going crazy. -Jenn

Jeff H , November 13, 2006; 10:47 P.M.

John, Absolutely love your work, just wish the photo size was bigger.

RUBEN MARTINEZ MUÑIZ , November 14, 2006; 09:27 A.M.

Dolls

John, just to say that you have an amazing portfolio. This is a very comun and easy thing to say. But for me the most impresive thing is how you work with bodies. I can appreciate your imagination to create a new poses in order to cach the most sensual thing in a beautifoul model. Because one thing in the fact, I mean, to be beautifoul, ant other thing is to know how to capture this beauty. Like the, teachers, one thing is to know, other different and more difficcoult thing is to know how to transmit the things you know.

The models seams to be like plastic dolls. Another question is the light, also impossible to control at all, but on your pictures it seams it is possible. Congratulations.

Dave Foster , November 23, 2006; 10:13 A.M.

I imagine your life with lots of naked and beautiful women around. Great work. How do you do it?!!!

John Peri , November 27, 2006; 06:46 A.M.

Actually Dave, other than very recently and when I'm not travelling, ten to twelve hours a day of it is spent in an office with a suit and tie on!

Jeff Campion , November 27, 2006; 07:58 A.M.

Personal Release Forms

Your portfolio is amazing... Your photos are always a pleasure to view, and many thanks for your comments and ratings on my photos..... I do have a question for you... do you use Personal Release Forms for all your models? Would I need to use one if I'm shooting people off the street?... I would like to know how to word a Personal Release Form, so I'm ready should I ever need one... any ideas?.. Thanks John...If you are ever in Bangkok....Give me a shout !! Cheers...Jeff

John Peri , November 28, 2006; 01:56 A.M.

Thank you Jeff. I think these are the kind of questions that can be dealt with by mail. By all means write to me.

Michael Meneklis , December 03, 2006; 02:53 P.M.

Dear John, thank you for your comments that give me courage to continue shooting. Sometimes looking all the pictures of brilliant talents like yours, I feel that I must stop shooting. But I go on just from an inner feeling to express my self. You have a great idea about the nude model and I will try to follow your advise. I admire your work and the way you approach your models. Hello from Greece.

chocolate jack , December 26, 2006; 03:37 A.M.

After reading ALL the comments posted, I'm not sure what other praise I can commend to you, and each model, except that your work (and others at PN) has inspired me to sign as a member early 2007. It's obvious that you would be competent photographing any theme, but as a master of the nude genre you have truely captured my attention. Personally, I shoot 99.9% outdoor natural locations, but found your indoor work so rewarding. Your personality as a photographer reflects thru the models who appear so relaxed and trusting in your presence, and it's that combination that produces such a good image that you have captured in such a special moment of their lives.

Kenneth Fugate , December 27, 2006; 12:41 P.M.

Hello friend

I would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a Good New Year! And say thank you for your support with your ratings and comments on my work over the last year. We are hoping to post some good weather photos this year. We start shooting sky photos in April thanks again for supporting my work.

Best wishes Ken Fugate Stormphoto.net

Fran Garcia , December 28, 2006; 10:04 P.M.

Friend John

Thank for your comments and support words,when any comment come from a MASTER of you always is very very welcome

best regards from spain and happy new year friend

Fran garcia

Sarah Kane , January 13, 2007; 02:25 P.M.

thank you john, and the same to you:) I haven't been able to update my photos in a little while, as I've been diligently working on an art show here in London, Ontario... soon I'll be back;) until then, your photos are looking great! as always;)

~sarah~

Art Meripol , January 16, 2007; 10:10 A.M.

what a wide world

The world of photography is so wide and varied. What you shoot is worlds away from what I do. Each of us has our own unique skills, viewpoint and talent. At the nude, I've seen few who could do what you do and do so beautifully. Your talent is amazing. I'll continue to study your work. Thank you for sharing.

Mick Davson , January 19, 2007; 05:51 A.M.

You really know how to bring out a woman's beauty. 7/7 all the way.

Timothy West , January 20, 2007; 01:46 P.M.

Impressive.

John,

You have an amazing portfolio. You will be a source of inspiration for me in future shoots thats for sure. All the best.

Jennifer Fernandez , January 24, 2007; 10:12 A.M.

Dear Sir

back in action :]

-Stn- Tanya , February 10, 2007; 09:43 A.M.

thanks...

...for your comment about my work...You great Photographer!!! :) fantastic portfolio!

Stêr E Neco , February 15, 2007; 05:57 P.M.

...

super portfolio!...

Yiannis Dimkopoulos , February 20, 2007; 03:18 A.M.

Hello

John you have mastered how to get the most of the ambient light and your models on almost every single photo on your portfolio. Beautiful girls looking at your camera very calm and natural, and sexy poses without crossing the lines are also very important and you have just done that perfect as well. Congratulations. PS. I have a photo in the portraits section on my portfolio with title "Inspired from PN members". I make the collage about 3 years ago after looking into your portfolio.

Louis Botha , March 03, 2007; 04:50 P.M.

Your stuff is definately way above average. I need to spent more time on your pictures when I have time, and am not in Dunkin Donuts InternetNet cafe in Berlin where everyone can peer over my shoulder and report me to the guy with the baseball cap with "Fr�stuck, dat kan man" on it.

George Becker , March 05, 2007; 07:11 A.M.

salamander tattoo

Hello John

What ever happened to your friend with the salamander tattoo on her abdomen? I?d love to see a few more recent photos, if she is still around.

George

John Peri , March 05, 2007; 11:32 A.M.

Ha .. well she moved on, like we all do eventually I suppose ... :-)

Johanna Mantere , March 07, 2007; 07:16 A.M.

Hi John. I think you really have very good eye for compositions and beauty - but i can`t help wondering this: does that eye work with any other subject than with a female body? After rolling down your portfolio i was almost out of breath because of the amount of nude-shots. The amount was so big and the amount of any other shots was so small that very soon i couldn`t see much of a beauty or uniqueness in any single shot. It also created very strong impression of woman`s beauty and body as her only worth in your eyes. I don`t claim it is so, i don`t know you, but...it just don`t feel right that someone uses womans body so lavishly, as if woman would be same thing as some object - though this is "only" about photographs. It just feels wrong. Don`t mind, these are only my opinions and feelings. I`d really like to see other subjects by you, for example nature and abstract things. I think your eye would probably work well with them also:)

Louis Botha , March 07, 2007; 07:50 A.M.

respond to JJV

I'd like to add a comment to my friend Johanna's remark. To a degree, I've thought about this. With erotic pictures, in a way, the attraction is obvious, which questions the aesthetics of the work. Its like, guns, in a manner. It is beautiful, the glimmer on the steel, but it is also questionable. There are a huge market for pornography, and erotic stuff, perhaps on multiple levels. But still, I dont think beauty should be questioned. Usually it is questioned because of the restrains the pathetic society embedded on our minds. So if I can convinced some of my lady friends to shed there clothes for pictures, I would be delighted, and my only remark to them would be "Hey, right now, the only thing I have on my mind is what is beautiful. It is about nothing else." I think John's stuff is like that. But I agree with you that pornography, in a particular mindsetting or abuse, is vulger.

Dan Bliss , March 07, 2007; 10:49 A.M.

What could I possible add to all these comments? Your portfolio is amazing. It is fun, beautiful, sexy, and playful. The photographs are technically superb, and more importantly full of life. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us. Dan

John Peri , March 08, 2007; 07:26 A.M.

Johanna Julia Vilja/Louis Botha: Thank you for your comments. I do not usually reply on this page, because I think it should focus primarily on what others think and not oneself, and I am glad when these comments turn out to be so varied. However, I will do so briefly on this occasion, because what is questioned here primarily is the raison d'etre for this portfolio.

As I already mention on my front page, my premise, contrary to what Johanna implies above, is that these images are a means for women to express their confidence and independence. I have tried to search beyond the plastic, inanimated beauty that represents women in so many people's view. Women, understand this, and I imagine that is largely why they pose for me. The overwhelming majority of models in my portfolio are friends and others that I meet. They are very largely well educated, self assertive and independent young women. The portfolio is filled with students, graduate students, young doctors, lawyers, economists and other succesful young women that represent our society today. I wonder if it is the photographer or the models that you underestimate Johanna. If they are stupid or fear being perceived as such, would they be on these pages? On the contrary, I believe it is their way of asserting their independence and maturity, and their freedom from prejudice and dogmas as regards women's beauty. Also a way of demonstrating that a woman's beauty can be represented otherwise than through exploitation.

Interestingly, a large number of my supporters on PN are women. More importantly, I have the support of my models. This is the page they look at when they decide to work with me or not.

I have stated elsewhere on this page that I do not only photograph glamour. However, apart from some early work that I have posted here taken primarily in schooldays, I do not find it appropriate to mix together other subjects, expecially not photographs of children which is another primary focus in my work.

Beyond the showcase for my pictures, which has served me well with regards to contacts outside of photonet, it is also my means of classifying my work and seeing it dated on one page. I will thus continue to add to it perdiocally.

Thank you for your comments and for giving the opportunity to reply.

Jef Leyssens , March 08, 2007; 04:27 P.M.

Hey John, after having looked around for a while i must say you are by far the most interesting nude photographer i've seen on PN (do correct me if i'm wrong). Keep it up.

Ray Yeager , March 09, 2007; 11:44 A.M.

As I went through your portfolio, I was taken to a wonderful place ... life through your eyes. I had such a great time travelling through your photos. You bring to life the incredible beauty and personality of these women. It was a gift to be on the other end of your lens.

Petr Grambal , March 11, 2007; 08:53 A.M.

Portfolio

Your portfolio is amazing nice.

Alfonso Momene , March 15, 2007; 11:55 A.M.

.

Although you have good photographs, your work in general is pretty repetitive. Best wishes

Someone Else , March 20, 2007; 04:54 P.M.

you did say (you did quote ofcourse): "Any photographer who says he's not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar" You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo right and thankssssssssssssssssss making woman so beautifull, because they are, whatever forms they have

with love Els ( and I love your strange fantasies in portfolio ;D, I think that's the most important thing(k) in live........ fantasie)

Stig P , March 27, 2007; 06:44 P.M.

Excellent

Truly an excellent portfolio that I keep coming back to. You manage to establish an excellent rapport with the models and using the light to your advantage, composition and exposure is good all the way, it is the artistic quality that makes me return to your port. keep posting:) Kind regardd Stig, Oslo-Norway

Richard Todd , March 31, 2007; 12:00 P.M.

One of the things I like . . .

. . . about many of your nudes is that the models have pubic hair, and not trimmed back to look like a Hitler mustache. Bare pubises always say "little girl" to me and, I suspect to a great many men who would like to imagine the models as being younger than they really are.

Lovely portfolio, though. I certainly envy you your circle of willing-to-pose friends, not to mention your eye and sense of lighting.

Grzegorz Stefański , April 01, 2007; 06:55 P.M.

Breathtaking...

Some of them simply took my breath away..

Todd Kowalski , April 02, 2007; 10:02 P.M.

John, your "favourite little muse, model, friend and accomplice ... all in one" is a stunningly beautiful young woman. Please let her know that from me.

Your work is of the talent.....that, of a master. I praise your work and your sense of beauty. Thank you for sharing such magnificence.

High Regard, Todd

Alessandro Gagliardini , April 09, 2007; 12:35 P.M.

Amazing portfolio and beautiful black and white nude portrait, they are really great. You are doing a very interesting work and your pictures are fine and well done. Best regards. Alessandro

Daniel Fisher , April 10, 2007; 03:03 A.M.

thank you

John, Thanks for your beautiful essay about your work. I've only been a semi-serious photographer (too much else going on...) for 5-6 years and never really got nude photography. Well, thanks to your essay, I at least understand the basics of yours. Love it. I love the feminine side of the human spirit you capture. The nudity is superfluous. Now that I see that, I'm like... of course! Thanks.

Eugene Cottrell , April 10, 2007; 10:41 P.M.

keep it up.....

I see an obvious progression in your work...and the results are wonderful. keep going...give us more art...and give those women a visual voice.....i can only dream of doing work like this....my profession would never allow it....seeing your wonderful work will at least allow me to see what can be done in this genre.

thanks, eugene

Jonas Smythe , April 11, 2007; 09:01 P.M.

I think it's incredibly weak that an opinion that differs from all of these is automatically removed from this long list of accolades. That opinion was short and to the point...and it was just an observation. It was not insulting. It's just one opinion John...why so threatened by an opinion? Your personal email to me, demanding that I remove it was strange and a bit Orwellian. Many men and women happen to enjoy "genuine"(read:explicit) pornography. That's OK with me. I just don't like the pretension that your work is anything but the same, hiding behind the title "art". Or "helping women achieve confidence". You CANNOT be serious. Only in your case, let's call it "porno-lite". A few others above made note of this as well. Perhaps the only difference is I'm being a little more direct about it. It is no coincidence that you are listed(by about 1000) as the most "interesting" photographer on this forum.

Once again...just an observation. Nothing personal. I believe you asked us to critique your work.

John Peri , April 12, 2007; 07:26 A.M.

Adam, I did not remove your statement. If I do that, there remains a sign that says so. It was removed by the administrators of this site that considered you were rude and aggressive in your formulation, which you were.

Though you insist in attacking me personally in addition to giving your opinion on my work, I will chose personally to leave you remark which is now more carefully worded. Indeed, as you point out, it contrasts well with the majority of opinions above which, unlike yours, are often well documented and written by people that are able to distinugish between feminine beauty, sensuality and porn.

My opinion which is shared by many on this site is that an art critique says as much about it's author as the work. Now you have given your opinion, and I presume that I have the right to one too ? I have replied with equal candour. That should suffice.

The "personal" email I sent you that you refer to was an appeal to reason, in order to evade conflict. Once again, your original message was rude, it had no place here, hence it's removal by PN. The accusation now and the unfriendly, self righteous manner in which you formulate it is once again gratuitous. For you to apologize of course would assume that you possess the self confidence that you appear to expect of others.

Jonas Smythe , April 13, 2007; 03:48 A.M.

Your response to my post only confirms you take yourself WAY too seriously. Pomposity to a high art indeed.

John Peri , April 13, 2007; 08:36 A.M.

Well, let's let others judge who is pompous and self righteous! Have a good day.

Gino Tumbarello , April 13, 2007; 08:52 P.M.

ciao

all really great! fantastic portfolio!

Debra Trean , April 15, 2007; 01:09 A.M.

Very nice balance of beautiful and edgy nudes... I see why your the most watched photographer here...lol... well deserved... tasteful work....

Jennifer Fernandez , April 18, 2007; 04:08 P.M.

&!

oh my goodness. i have missed you dreadfully. my work has been slacking, truly. but ive ben busy with school and graduating soon. how are you???

Rufus Watson, Jr. , April 19, 2007; 05:57 P.M.

John, you definitely show your love for beautiful women in your photograph. I do appreciate the beauty and the edgeness of your portfolio. Excellent work.

koen ghesquière , April 21, 2007; 10:07 A.M.

woooow!!!!

summer hot in need of a cold shower

Jonathan Farmer , April 26, 2007; 10:41 P.M.

John,

I will say that your nude images show and give a mood that I have seen in no other work; all your models have a look of natural seductive beauty that is captured in good taste; to achieve this as a photographer is your ability to be placed above and apart from many. In all your work there is a vibe of fun, boldness and beauty revealed seductively in good taste.

John Peri , April 27, 2007; 08:26 A.M.

Thank you Jonathan, that is very flattering, I am honoured.

Some people, albeit few, call me all kinds of funny names above, but I do insist on the profound affection and respect in which I hold my models. I would like to believe that it is the reason why they chose to work with me. Thank you once again.

Davide Legnani , April 28, 2007; 07:10 A.M.

the best

the best and most various portfolio that my memory remember..my best regards

Max S. , May 02, 2007; 03:58 A.M.

I like Your Photos...Good Job!!!! Look my porfolio Please!!!!

Bill Symmons , May 02, 2007; 07:01 P.M.

Thank you

John. I have learned from your work and always find that your images have such an intimate feel to them, they are wonderful. Thank you for your very flattering comment on my work, coming from you I am really appreciative. My compliments, Bill

Stefan Rohner , May 17, 2007; 09:17 A.M.

some good pictures, but I think it needs some editing. best Stefan

Saleem Khawar , May 18, 2007; 05:43 A.M.

5*

This is really great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabrice Muller , May 26, 2007; 01:17 P.M.

Congratulations for your superb portfolio! I like the colors, style, lighting. Very nice shoots. Cheers form Switzerland. Fabrice

roger sonneland , May 28, 2007; 08:11 P.M.

hello John

Well John I have ended up here by following your comments to your bio and portfolio. Your portfolio is far to large for me to digest in one setting. So I have made it to the " Nudes in black and white" gallery and shall return later to see the rest. Your comment about what I should do with my flowers is pretty much what I do . The nudes in my portfolio are all from another period in my life. I had an exhibition last year and mixed some of what you see here with my flowers of today. I worked in nudes for a 5 or 6 year period in the early 70's. I split my time than between the island of Crete and the Swiss alps. I really enjoyed working in nude. The problem was I sold very little, I was continualy being asked to make my images more sensual or erotic. Something I see you do very well. What I find intriging about your visit is that for about a week now I have been contempulating doing some more nude work and Bingo, Mr nude himself visits my site. Are the gods trying to tell me something!! Anyway John I have enjoyed your site and shall return...............all the best..............roger

Pawel Malicki , June 10, 2007; 03:37 A.M.

Olbrzymi dorobek.

Tauno Taul , June 10, 2007; 11:33 A.M.

I like your photos and nice models.

Frenk and Danielle Kaufmann , June 12, 2007; 04:48 A.M.

Very good portofolio. With images of beaty like in daily life. I love the way you play with interiors and manage to stay on the edge of beauty and sexuality. That is an art on itself. Not to make the viewer get arroused, but to let them experience the beauty of it.

Well done. Frenk and Danielle

Roland Schmid , June 14, 2007; 07:57 A.M.

Well,...

...looking at one of your photographs = looking at all of your photographs. Your work is very repetitive. A radical editing down to maybe 50 photographs would really help to look at your portfolio.

Cheers

Roland

Sarah Kane , June 18, 2007; 01:42 P.M.

You're too kind John, you've always left such nice comments in and around my portfolio:) There is always a possibility, there are just 2 obstacles I foresee, the first is getting there;) and the second is my own insecurities.

Your models are beautiful, I fear I would pale in comparison. but there is a chance...

~S~

Balthazar Maisch , June 23, 2007; 10:14 A.M.

one more compliment..

a beautifull area where you have found the right balance between originality, characters and feelings

toda raba

b.maisch

Maurizio Moro , June 25, 2007; 05:35 A.M.

...from Italy!!!

Dear John, it was a lot of time we don't meet us each other!...but I'm very happy you have looked and appreciated my...TRUMPETS...from my folder on Arezzo's Giostra del Saracino!...I should like to know your opinion on all the folder! Thanks for your ATTENTION, John!...Ciaomau!

Sarah Kane , June 27, 2007; 05:56 P.M.

It's incredible to think how many photos you've added, even just since I've been a member... I'm not sure I'll ever have that many posted! I adore you John... I've re-added the Dorothy series, as I got eager and added them before some necessary touch ups;) I got some terrible ratings, of course;) So we'll see now; doesn't bother me all that much, there are quite a few people on this site that rate without reason... That being said, It's a beautiful stormy day outside, I think I'll have a tea and sit on the balcony!

Take care John, ~S~

Alessandro Remotti , August 03, 2007; 01:29 P.M.

A teacher

Hi! I consider your pics some of the best example of nudes that can be sexy, glamour AND clean at the same time. Even funny, if we think about the sequence with girls and Andy Warhol-style paintings. They can only be considered as a tribute to women beautiness. If I was a woman, I'd be glad to see images like them. Nowhere I saw a object woman or a provocative scope: I think it's very difficult with nudes! Really, I'm not interested to became a nudes photograph (actually, I'm an absolute beginner with every subject) but I'm always glad to see that in photo.net there are many people who can teach something with their shots...

A. Remotti, Turin, Italy

Fred W. Smith , August 11, 2007; 06:50 A.M.

if knowing how to catch feminity beautyness and sensitivity was a day

it's 7 o' clock in the morning for me and you're a living the 25th hour !

would you be my godfather ?

regards

;>

fWs

Jim Phelps , August 11, 2007; 11:18 A.M.

John,

I finally took a look at your nude figure studies folder again and I rapidly realized that I should have looked at (and studied) it in detail much earlier. There are some great fotos and great poses there!

Beepy . , September 06, 2007; 09:47 P.M.

A late nite in Cambridge

Wandered up and down your portfolio again tonight. Simply enjoyable. You seem to draw so much personality from your subjects in settings simple and mundane (that's a compliment:-).

Adrian Lowe , September 16, 2007; 05:42 P.M.

Figure Nude Studies

A subsantial body of work with great variation of technique. My favourite section is the Nude figure studies, I was immediately struck by what I see as a fresh approach to a well "worn" theme. As I said, its fresh its new and to my eyes novel and very welcome. I'd be quite happy to see some of these pictures mounted and displayed on my walls...

Regards Adrian....

Barry Denton , September 20, 2007; 12:40 A.M.

Hi John....A delayed thank you for your extensive comments on one of my photos recently. I certainly do appreciate it. What a wonderful collection of photos you have. You maintain quite a variety yet your style always shines through. I keep an eye on you often and seem to learn something.Cheers!

Kimberley Roberts , September 21, 2007; 06:09 A.M.

Hi there. I really like your work. Very artistic to say the least!!

Kimmy

Daro Hecio , October 01, 2007; 10:49 A.M.

thx

thank you for critique my photos. I do appreciate it. you are the master of portraits & nudes for me !!

Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , October 02, 2007; 03:48 P.M.

Fantastic

John, your portifolio is spectacular and all your models are fantastics. Congratulations, Chico do Vale

Andi Popescu , October 04, 2007; 08:08 P.M.

Love it!

I just love the effort put into this portofolio, I also like many of the poses & models. Very expresive thinking and impresive shooting. A straight 10+ from me. Andi

Rob van Berkel , October 08, 2007; 12:45 P.M.

time after time

Hey John, Time after time a find myself clicking on your thumbnails in various collections and ratings. I want to congratulate you on a very impressive and beautiful portfolio. I definitely will keep on clicking and admiring your work! Cheers, Rob

David Noble , November 03, 2007; 12:48 A.M.

AMAZING

John,

I just think your work is fabulous.

When one considers that many of your models have little or no experience, you always manage to come up with a compelling image. The lighting, pose, cropping and whole ambience of all your shots is right on the mark, and I must confess, that I have used you for my inspiration in some of my own work.

LOVE IT!!!

Fabio Capoccia , November 07, 2007; 08:26 A.M.

John,
I am delighted to have received your comment on my shot!! And I agree all ur remarks ... thank you very much!! You are one of mine preferred Photographer ... and I watch ur shoots with admiration.
Best regards
Fabio

Stephan Wunsch , November 10, 2007; 07:58 A.M.

Extraordinary portfolio,

congratulations!

Ioannis Lukas , November 15, 2007; 04:14 P.M.

Hi John! Iam over thrilled by your work.Women in your portofolio are very beatyfull and they look having a good time. They seem trusting you, by the same time i think that they are trully respected by you, Your photos are sensual dynamic,erotic and very very beatyfull. Congrats , keep upp the good work / 7/7

Kenneth Fugate , November 17, 2007; 07:48 A.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting

Ken

Kelvin Bernard , November 17, 2007; 03:44 P.M.

Two Years Later...

John, it has been just over two years since I have joined photo.net and it has taken me that long to comment on your work. Since I no longer desire to befriend the "most popular" photographer on this site or have comments reciprocated on my portfolio, I believe that my thoughts regarding your work are worth writing. After shooting predominantly women for the past three years and studying the photographs of the greats who photographed predominantly women as well - Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, Jeanloup Sieff, Gilles Bensimon, Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber - it is now clear that your talent is exceptional. You photograph women in a fresh, spontaneous, beautiful and timeless manner, with immaculate attention to the proportions - the legs and arms are never foreshortened, the light on the face is never harsh. I have been privately critical of the seeming lack of variety in your lighting in the past, but have come to the conclusion that the light really does not matter - as long as the woman is photographed beautifully. Photographing a woman beautifully is your genius and your photographic legacy. I have not consciously tried to emmulate your work, but it is quickly becoming clear to me that you have reached a place in the practice of your art that I am only now beginning to approach. I will forever be preoccupied with lighting - it is my fate in this life - but with the knowledge that it need not be a focus to excel in this particular type of photography. After all, one can always recognise a "John Peri Photo" from a mile away, and THAT is the hallmark of a great photographer's work. Congratulations on a remarkable body of work, John. Sincerely, Kelvin.

Cynthia Lee Maris , November 21, 2007; 03:27 P.M.

John

I agree with the above comments! Your portfolio is inspirational.

Peace, C.

Amador Ruiz Rodriguez , November 24, 2007; 12:50 P.M.

Extensive portfolio of good nude images and glamour, in which is reflected your great domain in this topic and that you try with good pleasure. Greetings John

Stig P , November 30, 2007; 11:55 P.M.

Excellent portfolio!

Anca Cernoschi , December 02, 2007; 09:57 A.M.

thanks for your support dear :) it means a lot

Daro Hecio , December 02, 2007; 03:09 P.M.

thanx for comment again and again .. thank you very much :)

Gil Roeder , December 12, 2007; 05:45 P.M.

Your work

Hi John, Love your work. You said you liked my work a couple of years ago... I agree that we have a similar conception of using digital for glamour pieces. Would love to correspond and maybe trade. Best -gil

Satheesh Nair , December 16, 2007; 05:41 A.M.

Hi John... women are beautiful creatures... true... but we needed someone like you remind us just how beautiful they are... a true tribute to beauty of the fairer sex... Well done John! Please visit and critique at leisure. Cheers!

Janusz Taras , December 18, 2007; 03:06 A.M.

Excellent Portfolio John. Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008.

Robert A. Zervos , December 20, 2007; 06:28 A.M.

Dear John

No, it's not one of those dear John letters, I just dropped in to thank you for the critique on my picture "COLOURS" and what I saw was some excellent photography. Congratulations on your work and thanks for sharing it. I am not a registered member yet but as soon as I put my work in order I will be posting some more photos myself. Merry Xmas and a better new year.

Eric Lefebvre , December 21, 2007; 12:34 P.M.

Dear Mr Peri, I live in Paris and I would like to become your neighbour. Would you be kind enough to warn me in case an apartment (even very small) would be for rent in your building...My only requirement would be: no elevator but a narrow stair. Best regards, Eric ....and of course, thank you for sharing such a good work.

Kostas Zaronikas , December 31, 2007; 01:48 P.M.

Happy New Year. Health and Hapiness for you and everyone you care!

Burak Ertem , January 04, 2008; 04:17 A.M.

Your Portfolio

Great and extraordinary work and what a great amount of good pictures. I can see some influence of the photographer Dahmane, isn?t it so? Congrats! Burak

Ahmad Zahron , January 13, 2008; 03:46 A.M.

zahron

great and excelent your gallery.....i'm interest your gallry...great good job..

Birte Ragland , January 14, 2008; 05:04 A.M.

Great portfolio with many oustanding shots, I thank you for the visit.

Julie Cain , January 17, 2008; 07:28 P.M.

John your portfolio is amazing! Such great shots. You truely know your stuff!

Romeo Calin , January 21, 2008; 09:49 P.M.

impressive.

after more than a minute of scrolling down all comments!!!!! it will be nice to know if you will find it anyway! but that its not the reason i am here. the only way i could express my critique towards your work is by saying that i would gladly take my close off for you and not be ashamed or shy of my nakedness. one question thou: are you get them (girls) with chocolate?!!!!!

John Peri , January 22, 2008; 07:03 A.M.

Ha ha .. thank you my friend, but in principle, I usually only photograph girls, and most girls don't eat chocolate !

james farquharson , February 01, 2008; 11:54 P.M.

Master at work

Mr. Peri; Your work is as you are aware simply incredable. I had not thought much of portrait photography until recently becoming involed with photo.net. I will use your work as a mark to acheive. Kudos jef

Paul Schafer , February 09, 2008; 09:49 A.M.

Very Nice

I've been enjoying your photos for a few years now, didn't think I'd have much to add to what everyone else has already said but i'll say it anyways. Awesome photos, excellent compositions. Thanks for sharing with us.

Meir Samel , February 11, 2008; 06:55 A.M.

portfolio

Your work is just excellent, excellent.' Meir.

Meir Samel , February 11, 2008; 06:57 A.M.

gallery

John That was a dumb comment of mine "excellent" Everyone knows that inculding you. Better I say that I enjoy very much.

Sarah Kane , February 11, 2008; 01:51 P.M.

John, you give the kindest compliments a woman could ask for; such a deep and intense mind, it's intriguing...

~S~

Gaspard Morel , February 17, 2008; 12:59 P.M.

You're a hard working man...

Deepak Kumar , February 17, 2008; 03:36 P.M.

Hi Sir!

Its an amazing world of art. I salute you!

Meir Samel , February 22, 2008; 10:59 A.M.

your gallery

John, Even more than your photos, I enjoyed mauro pelella's critique. Even more than mauro's critique I enjoyed the comments on his page. Also I just saw what I think are your lastest two submissions. -meir

Costas Ellos , March 26, 2008; 06:43 A.M.

"Anything but glamour" should be renamed to "Everything in photo". I feel too small photographer to say anything else than admiration for your work, glamour or not. I thank you for sharing these pictures with all of us.

Best regards

Costas

Rudolf Kartelin , April 26, 2008; 03:28 A.M.

Great portfolio and beautiful models

jim yenyo , May 11, 2008; 04:21 A.M.

John, You are a genuinely great photographer. I have been watching your work for some time now and you are consistently creative. Bravo!. I wish I had your creative eye. jim

Reza Shadpay , May 23, 2008; 04:23 P.M.

Hi

Hello dear John, how r u? I missed my friends here too much, I missed your photo too. but I never comeback till the policy of this site is wrong! I invite you to visit my new photos at: http://shadpay.multiply.com

Cheers!

Rakesh Syal , May 27, 2008; 02:44 P.M.

WOW!! TOP OF THE WORLD!!

Now I can understand why you are the top of the world. Its your art and your kind heart, so God is with you, love you!

My best regards, Rakesh.

Joe Peterson , June 03, 2008; 02:41 A.M.

Brilliant!

John your work is brilliant. I am a fan! this is the photographer I wanna be when I grow up. lol. gorgeous models. where do you find them? Love it. great work.

Joe Baker , June 17, 2008; 09:20 P.M.

Big fan

John ; for years now i have been a big fan of yours; your work ; i keep reading a lot of negative comments about your nudes here and on Flickr. i,am sure you must be aware of them. i applaud your willingness to turn the other cheek and keep doing the work you do. the most beautiful and brilliant nude photography. sincerly Joe Baker Life is Beautiful photography inc.

John Peri , June 18, 2008; 06:16 P.M.

Thank you for your comment and support.

No artist expects approval to be unanimous, nor should it be so either. Critique is an essential component of the creative process.

Thankfully however, the people I suspect you refer to that may express their dislike in an irrational way are a small percentage of the whole, as are their comments, and without doubt they are considered so proportionately, both by others and myself.

Shane Willis , June 26, 2008; 01:55 A.M.

John P

You... and your works, are an inspiration. Everytime I look at your port, I am inspired to shoot more of my own ideas.

_____ _______ _____ ______ ________ _______, ____ ___ _____ ____ .

the above blank line are there because I have no words to describe my adoration and admiration of your works, your style, your creativity and genius.

adrian oostermeijer , July 05, 2008; 03:09 A.M.

Portraits

The one

I have to admire your work , for every portrait tells me the character and mood of the model. Their eyes reflect their souls and make me part of their being. I feel privileged to be part of that moment in time and being able to share that. Thank you John for portraying their feelings and beauty at the same time. It is hard to say what portrait struck me most, they are all excellent , I narrowed them down to five but in the end this one I found the best. Its all about her , nothing to distracts me from her beauty and above all, her spirit

John Peri , July 06, 2008; 08:11 A.M.

Thank you Adrian, I appreciate that very much. A couple of people go on occasionally about how evident it is that "nudes" should get attention. But in fact, if one looks at "all times views" on the charts , the portfolio that is placed at the top of my files, immediately after glamour (and sometimes overtaking it) is "portraits". Love doing these, glad you noticed it.

Lawrence Paiken , July 07, 2008; 10:54 P.M.

Hi John...not much I can say other than "True Professional"! Incredible collection of photographs. Lawrence

Frenk and Danielle Kaufmann , July 20, 2008; 08:24 A.M.

After about a year, I'm here again. To see you made a great progress in your photography and perception of female beauty.

Frenk

William Croninger , July 24, 2008; 09:40 A.M.

lovely work

Just looking over the portfolio John. I have always marveled at your ability to photographic your models in a way that captures their unique personalities and sensuality so very well. Congratulations. Bill

Sally Warren , August 06, 2008; 12:40 A.M.

hi john, i looked at your portfolio and you hav a great variety of images. its great to see, you know how to take a good photo, and use the human body well in doing so. I like the way you use the nude body as the sujbect matter of most of your photographs, but its not a sickening naked body matter, its an interesting and good one. keep up the good work.

roussos skarvelakis , August 07, 2008; 07:12 P.M.

Hello John, your work is excellent, a unique perspective that shows great sensitivity and respect. Truly artistic pictures! Congratulations is the least to say. Have a great summer and hope to meet you again.

Roussos

vinay k , August 16, 2008; 02:08 P.M.

great pics man thanx for sharing

Martin Murphy , September 07, 2008; 12:18 P.M.

Thanks

John,

There are hundreds of comments here about how great your photography is. Those are my sentiments exactly and I cannot improve or expound anymore than has been done. I would like to add that your comments on other people's photos are thoughtful and appreciated. You exemplify what I believe photo.net is meant to be: a place to display one's creations and learn to improve one's skills through presentation to and response from a community of thoughtful artists.

Rudy Ramirez , September 18, 2008; 12:33 A.M.

Rudy Ramirez

Hello,

I just want to say that you are a master at your craft!

I hope to be a quarter as good as you some day!

Thank you!

Rudy

Martin Kovacic , September 20, 2008; 07:55 P.M.

U have done an amazing job!! Really beautiful pics!

Steve Campbell , September 22, 2008; 05:07 P.M.

Great

John I really enjoyed your portfolio> I think your a very creative portait artist.. Very good job .. regards.. Steve F. Campbell

eros m. speranza , September 22, 2008; 10:52 P.M.

alluring

I enjoyed so much your precious gallery... especially the location in this kind of villa...the red stairs, the window...the brick wall , the open spaces/lofts...some of the accessories weared by the models including some of the shoes...also poses are real glamourous and elegant even if sexy...that's ALLURE ! Thanks for the "show". Eros

Romain Vander Putten , September 25, 2008; 02:54 A.M.

I like your work !!!!

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , September 29, 2008; 12:53 P.M.

Hi,

A hard work made a very nice portfolio, great colors and beutiful models, congratulations !

Raymond Elstad , October 07, 2008; 08:36 P.M.

So, a little more face John??? This reminds me of a scene from a Hungarian movie I saw years ago in which two friends were driving along and after spying a lovely lass moving away from them, one of the men made some kind of comment about her looking better going than coming after they pass her... His friend replied... 'I didn't turn around, she'll always be beautiful to me'. I always remember this when seeing a woman walking along the road and now I too never turn around... Cheers, r.

GOVINDA P , October 11, 2008; 08:08 A.M.

nude portfolio

particularly in nude segment which you have prepared in order as well as your presentation it's absolutely professional way. presently I'm working as chief cameraman in satellite tv channel in India. which lights r u used for the photo session. I will touch with you.

warmly,

govinda,(M-91-9392497743)

Janusz Taras , October 18, 2008; 08:23 A.M.

John;

Great Portfolio.Thank you for your work.Janusz Taras.Warsaw,Poland.October 2008.

Jim Phelps , October 26, 2008; 12:18 P.M.

John,

As I have said before, you have a fantastic portfolio. I greatly appreciate your critiques on my work, especially on the images where "the rules" are ignored.

Jim Phelps

Rakesh Syal , October 27, 2008; 04:36 P.M.

Wishing you and your family A Very Happy Diwali!

May this Diwali bring Joy, Peace and Prosperity to you and your family, my dear friend John!! Thanks for your continuous support.

Warm regards, Rakesh.

Paul Casagrande , October 28, 2008; 02:47 P.M.

Mi hai dato una grande occasione per visitare questo speciale e creativo portfoglio,grazie,Paul

Antonio F , November 08, 2008; 02:40 P.M.

great

for me you are the best Antonio

David Noble , November 17, 2008; 10:48 A.M.

Hi John. Nice to see the standard hasn't slipped.

Jack Lee , November 18, 2008; 12:44 A.M.

you have a very beautiful and extremely creative portfolio. I really want to try to follow your work. I hope to see more... Keep it up!!

Antonio F , November 23, 2008; 01:15 P.M.

thanks

Thank you "Maestro" for advises and suggustions. I hope in the future to meet you and to work together. Antonio

Maurizio Melozzi , November 26, 2008; 05:18 A.M.

...

thanks John, for your beautiful words about the comment on my pict.. I apreciate very well your comment because I recognize in you a real artist of photography. It's true, what you write on my wall, about the half light, but I tell you that I choose this solution to create most atmosphera and less anatomic studio. also becasue the model don't had a beautiful and perfect legs. However I tell you that I like so much your way to do photography. wishes Maurizio

Nuno Borges , December 04, 2008; 05:21 A.M.

Truly tasty and magnificent portfolio in its class. Pity about the lack of information on the gear you use.

John Peri , December 04, 2008; 10:18 A.M.

Many thanks Nuno. It's all there actually on my front page. I have two digital Nikon cameras, D70 and D80, each with a flash attached. I don't use any other equipment. Thanks for your visit.

Scott Leake , December 11, 2008; 09:33 P.M.

John,

Your work is great and I admire what you are able to do with simply a camera and a flash. But this gallery really speaks to me. The expressions on the kids faces, capturing the joy and the youth, the expression on the guard/soldier's face... You have to know how to capture that, it doesn't happen by accident. Very well done, and inspires me to try more. I'm a bit shy walking around with a camera on the street, but hoping I can get over it and capture things like this.

Thanks for sharing your work, of all types, with those of us trying to step up our game!

Scott

Agustin Herrera , December 15, 2008; 04:19 P.M.

Excelent

Pure art and creativity, also great technique, learning much from you thanks for sharing your art.

Maurizio Moro , December 17, 2008; 04:04 P.M.

...from your Italian friend!

Xmas, by Luca della Robbia.

Dear friends, the problem if Jesus was God or not, it’s not for me. Only a thing is sure, his word of love and his example of life are good for all, without differences of religion, even for the atheists. All you know, from many centuries, in a lot of old cultures, in this period of the hear, people celebrated festivities and propitiatory rites: in the moment in which Sun was on the most law point of the horizon and was for starting again, slowly, to go up. This thing was also in the old Roman calendar. Christianity didn’t make other thing that “to transplant” the presumed anniversary of Christ’s birthday in the day devoted to the Sun. And this is just the rebirth of the Sun of Love that I wish to all you, my dear friends of PN, to you, to me who, loving photography, we need in our soul, in our passion, for our art,…LIGHT! We all, all over the world, are crossing a very difficult moment. Like many other persons, I think, considering the way without return mankind was undertaking, it’s necessary a big act of love towards ourselves, all, one towards the other and, towards this our big…”spaceship” named Earth! Warm Regads, my friends, from…Ciaomau!

Gorm Rudschinat , December 20, 2008; 09:55 A.M.

I hope this Christmas enriches your life; May each day be happy and bright, Overflowing with pleasure and love; May your Christmas be filled with delight and may all your dreams come true... Marry x.mas and a happy new photo year from :)Gorm

Tolo Duran , December 22, 2008; 07:09 P.M.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2009

Gracias por haberte cruzado en mi camino y haber hecho un alto para darme tu apoyo,dedicandome un poco de tu tiempo. Que en estas fechas de paz y amor se hagan realidad tus mejores deseos. Te deseo de corazon para ti y los tuyos,una feliz Navidad y prospero 2009. Recibe un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.

 

Siamak Jafari , December 26, 2008; 09:50 A.M.

compliments

no words could be find to to express the excellence of your work,great. regards-siamak

Cagil Gunalp , January 10, 2009; 08:21 A.M.

Amazing...perfect expressions

Raymond Borg , January 18, 2009; 04:34 A.M.

Hi John

I really like your portfolio. Wonderful photos, great work. Thanks for sharing and well done.

John Franzen , January 18, 2009; 10:21 A.M.

Wow! Great stuff.

Great work, really inspires me. Thanks for the really professional examples of photography and what it should be.

Vladimir Funtak , January 22, 2009; 08:33 A.M.

This is one of the best portfolios on PN regarding woman/portrait category. Some of them are genuine masterpieces. Cong.

gary minor , January 24, 2009; 08:41 P.M.

Outstanding portfolio

Andrew Mackin , January 30, 2009; 07:33 A.M.

wahoooo!

I hope to some day get close to your, photographic genius. Kindest regards Andrew

G. C. , February 06, 2009; 11:09 A.M.

hi John

I visit your photofolio and discover a great collection of pics. thanks for sharing and my best wishes for you and 7/7's a lot this 2009

Neil Peters , February 07, 2009; 12:58 P.M.

John, you are my endless inspiration. It is so rare for any photographer to achieve a timelessness quality in a works, but in every one.......

Mark Harris , February 13, 2009; 09:34 A.M.

Thank you

John, Thank you for taking the time to comment on my photograph of Jasmin. She is a terrific model who has fabulous birth marks that make her quite unique. Your work is always great. I especially like the entire Backstage series because everything looks so unposed. Mark

Jim Rhyne , March 05, 2009; 02:37 P.M.

Fascinating

It is interesting given the spectra of images of women relaxing on a sofa or bed, that even though many appear similar, it seems that each woman has her own interpretation of relaxing.

Did you pose these, or were the models given room to express? I think it is also interesting how some seem at ease with their bodies and some appear a little rigid.

Anyway, you have an impressive gallery. Thank you.

Jim

John Peri , March 06, 2009; 04:03 A.M.

Hello Jim. The models are given lots of latitude to express themselves, as you rightly say. but the interpretation depends not only on the model but the viewer also. Thanks, John

Nuno Moura , March 07, 2009; 07:01 P.M.

Excellent perception of female beauty and character... Outstanding portfolio. Best regards

Excelente percepção da beleza e carácter femenino... Portfolio fora de série. Melhores cumprimentos

Joseph Hobbs , March 20, 2009; 12:46 P.M.

Brilliant!

A true inspiration to a young hopeful like myself. I love your work. You really have a way of capturing the moment and getting the most from your model. Every image is interesting and well thought out.

I very much look forward to any new work you post.

Sincerely,

Joe Hobbs

Michael C , March 28, 2009; 02:29 P.M.

Outstanding body of work John!

Adam Jean-Jacques , April 01, 2009; 09:59 A.M.

Excellent !

Hi John.

Excellent and creative work ! beautiful photos, superb models, many very good ideas and excellent creations, photos perfect and always an excellent lighting.

Excellent, I like your creative work, and the choice of the beautiful models.

Friendly.

Best regards.

Jean-Jacques.

Phillip Marco Vallentin , April 01, 2009; 06:26 P.M.

Hello John.

I can sum up what I want to say, to very few words:

REAL nice work !

It's a true pleasure to study, to the point where it becomes an inspiration ;-)

Thanks for sharing it with us.

my BEST regards, Marco/

Mark Harris , April 12, 2009; 08:44 A.M.

Thank you for the kind comments on my photographs. I am fairly new to artistic photographing people and nudes but am really enjoying it.

Your work has always been amazing but the behind the scenes stuff is a lot of fun especially for those of us who have seen it.

Andrew Dykeman , May 05, 2009; 05:34 P.M.

Amazing

You Sir are amazingly talented! I enjoyed your portfolio very much. If you're ever in NYC and could use an assistant on a shoot please look me up.

Jonas Jönmark , May 14, 2009; 04:12 A.M.

I admired your work posted here, they are great. I'm looking forward to see more. regards,

Emiliya Emilova , May 27, 2009; 04:32 P.M.

Nice pictures!!Great BW!

Jerald Johnson , June 01, 2009; 03:21 A.M.

Thanks again John for your comments on my photos. It's always a pleasure to browse thru your work here and on deviantart, I've learned alot that way. Will continue to look foward to seeing more work from you.

Jerry Johnson

David L. Forney , June 13, 2009; 01:35 P.M.

John

You have a wonderful portfolio. I really love it and admire your work. You have so many great photographs, and I selected some for my favorites. Thanks for sharing your work, and I hope to see more. David

chandan chakraborty , June 16, 2009; 01:54 A.M.

Chandan

great work john ...particularly with colour ones and its originality ...need some more recent posting....

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Ahmad Meschi , July 03, 2009; 09:14 A.M.

Hi Thanks . Photos are very Fantastic

John Drescher , July 08, 2009; 12:53 P.M.

EQUIPMENT: I have a digital NIKON camera with zoom lens and a flash attached. I do not use any other artificial lights or equipment.

Very,Very impressive I imagined you using much more equipment.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Tony Azzopardi , July 18, 2009; 10:21 A.M.

Formidable portfolio John. I have a lot to learn from you whereas nude work is concerned. Well Done, keep it up.

Fran Garcia , July 20, 2009; 05:21 P.M.

Excellent porfolio

excellent porfolio worthy of a teacher, you handle to the technique and the composition like anybody, an excellent place your porfolio, where we can inspire

a greeting to us from Spain Fran Garcia

Fer Nando , July 27, 2009; 07:50 P.M.

Excellent

Felicidades, por hacer tan buena fotografia. Hes tenido buen gusto en escoger a las modelos.

Te felicito amigo

Fer Nando , July 28, 2009; 06:40 P.M.

H E R M O S A S M U J E R E S

Os felicito por retratar a tan hermosas mujeres

Alejandro Emilio Fernandez , August 11, 2009; 09:26 A.M.

Hola amigo, su portfolio es fantastico, tiene usted un gusto exquisito para fotografiar a tan bellas modelos dentro de situaciones comunes, creando una autentica poesia cotidiana, siempre arriesgando y rozando el limite sin pasarse, sus obras nunca son vulgares, presenta a la mujer en su faceta mas atractiva y sensual con valentia pero nunca atravesando esa tenue linea que delimita la belleza de la vulgaridad. enhorabuena, yo seguire disfrutando con su obra dia a dia. Un abrazo

John Peri , August 13, 2009; 06:56 A.M.

Gracias amigo ..

Vladimir Funtak , August 14, 2009; 03:25 A.M.

John Peri

Talking beautiful, sensitive, talking woman - you are The man.

Jaime Campusano , August 14, 2009; 11:48 P.M.

From CHILE ... John you are my hero. Congratulations. From your photos I can learn a lot. I would like to know which lenses occupy some of your photos. Thanks.

Glenn Rosenberg , August 29, 2009; 10:37 A.M.

BRAVO

Great professional & commercial portfolio, many thanks for sharing - Best Regards

John Peri , August 29, 2009; 12:32 P.M.

Thank you very much my friend, but it's neither actually, this is my hobby.

Sarageaua Cristian , August 30, 2009; 06:57 A.M.

Inspiration

You are one of my favorite photographers from this site. Your work inspire me , as well as others I am sure.

claudio longo bifano , September 03, 2009; 05:06 A.M.

MAESTRO

Hi John, I have just finished to see your work and I like your photos.. I'll take inspiration from these for my next shots.. Thank you so much

Ciao

Vijay Narayanan , November 09, 2009; 10:23 P.M.

Hi john,

i really admire your photography. very sensual & you have choosen some of the most beautiful model. my compliments to you & to them.

Tony Rowlett , November 26, 2009; 04:25 P.M.

John, you are a messenger from God Himself. You are world class. Thank you for sharing your excellent work.

El Porte-Bonheur , December 10, 2009; 04:50 A.M.

Good morning John,

It took me the best part of the morning to work myself through your portfolio and, in summary, I can only congratulate you for your excellent works. I found a variety of scenes and moods, from honest, straight forward street photography to glamour photography that keeps the tradition of sexy erotica, But most and for all pictures to think about, with a meaning and not only beauty. Pictures as a vision in fact.

Your 'Nude' series are extraordinary and a true representative for the artistic variety in your works. With your always well chosen setups you create in fact your very own ways of looking at a female form. It’s more than just fine-art-nude. The tutorial and inspirational aspects aside, you bring excitement, a touch of humor and a lot of romanticism to your shots without forgetting the sensuality that fills the very light of those photographs and series that are to be read as stories.

Conclusion: In my opinion photography of this high level is very rare on PN. You look at what you want to look at and show what you want to show and the viewer can take it or leave it… However, if someone would ask me to go for good photography, I would not hesitate a moment to say John Peri! With respect - El

Salvador Penaloza , December 11, 2009; 11:35 A.M.

Dear John, after enjoying your beautiful port one more time, I want to take the opportunity to wish you Merry Xmas and a wonderful New Year 2010, I hope we can enjoy many more of those excellent nudes , congratulations and best wishes , sincerely // SalvadorChristmas Graphics

Mark Harris , December 18, 2009; 07:48 P.M.

Community Member Page

John, Whenever I try to access your community memeber page I get a server error. I can go to images on which I've posted comments and, obviously, your portfolio page. You might want to check with the powers that be and see what happened.

-Mark

Maurizio Guarino , December 22, 2009; 11:45 A.M.

Dear John, thanks for the time you have dedicated to my photo! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! Maurizio.

George Trakakis , December 24, 2009; 09:43 A.M.

Your work is incredible!!! Merry Christmas and a happy 2010!!!!

papracissis kambodza , January 01, 2010; 03:33 P.M.

john, john.... you is lucky man !!! :) have beautiful models

Dimitios Masselos , January 08, 2010; 10:55 A.M.

Dear John,

Thank you very much for your kind commments and ratings.It is very interesting having my work seen by a photographer active in such a different field.Your work is really exciting and displays a high level of skill and profesionalism in it's approach.Have a great 2010

Dimitris

Antonio F , January 22, 2010; 09:56 A.M.

Have a look my last upload. Tony

. Knox , March 12, 2010; 08:50 P.M.

re: your 'backstage' gallery

I always thought women are the sexiest when they are not trying . . . great gallery.

Maurizio Guarino , March 26, 2010; 06:52 P.M.

Great work!!!!

Thanks for your kind comment on my shot, I really appreciated it You have a remarkable eye for beauty and composure. Just fantastic portfolio.

David Vorland , March 31, 2010; 09:53 P.M.

Thank you!

Thank you, John, for the interest you've displayed in my work over the past several years -- as well as for the encouragement you've generously given to me and other photographers on Photo.net. All of us look forward to seeing, enjoying, and learning from your marvelous pictures, for many years to come.

John Peri , April 01, 2010; 06:27 A.M.

Thank you for your very generous remarks David. I assure you that the learning process is entirely mutual. The little progress I may have made is due to the feedback received by persons such as you, and what you post also.

Ricky Nixon , May 04, 2010; 11:44 P.M.

John,

I have a touch up of one of your "Strange Fantasies" and would like to know what you think of it but do not want to post it without your permission.

Thanks Ricky

Gareth Maybury , May 08, 2010; 10:18 A.M.

Wow!

Hi John.  I feel completely under-qualified to comment on your portfolio but I just wanted to say that having just browsed your B&W nudes, I'm amazed.  I hope to be able to produce work half as good some day.  I have found new inspiration.

Best rgeards,

Gareth.

Merrill Flood , May 18, 2010; 10:00 P.M.

I have been viewing your work on photonet for some time now.  I am a fan of your work great portfolio

Rashed S , May 20, 2010; 07:44 P.M.

Good Evening

Thank you my friend for given me the pleasure to view and learn out of your images.

 

Wishing you all of the best.

Juan Carlos Rivera , May 31, 2010; 02:11 P.M.

Dear John, thank you very much for your kind comment on my photo. I would like to correspond to you commenting on your photos but my English is very elemental and I have no words to describe my feelings. I hope you can excuse me. Best wishes.

Pique Chagh , May 31, 2010; 09:24 P.M.

!!!!!!

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL !!!!!

 

Rakesh Syal , June 10, 2010; 04:19 P.M.

SweatheART!

No one can be so simple and down to earth as you are!

No one else can be so popular as you are, John!

Because you are a teacher and a GURU (the torch) for your followers. And I have learned a lot from the way you light your subject and study the forms and formations to produce a pleasing composition, no matter subjects are different.

With warm regards and love from INDIA,

Rakesh 

John Peri , June 16, 2010; 04:03 A.M.

Many thanks to all above ... I am marked below as having removed a comment. I may be wrong, but I do not recollect ever having done that, and certainly not since this message first appeared ... however unlikely as it may be, the administrators tell me this may have been done inadvertently.

Robie Kulokivi , July 01, 2010; 04:45 P.M.

Fun and happy...

"Go Create", 2010 by Robie Kulokivi

Cheers from Finland.

Robie

SAM COMTOIS , September 05, 2010; 10:53 A.M.

hi john,,,you know i dont like pictures of flowers or waterfalls,i find them stale. unoriginal and uninspiring. so i dont seek out these profiles. i dont comment on them or even look at them, so why if someone was offended by the female form spend their time looking at countless of nude shots? imho, i think you admire woman. you respect them and treasure them. i say this because i can tell by the way you shot women.  you act the way a man should act. and since when dont men like to look at nude women? i dont think its normal? i am a very straight woman who justs happens to appreciate a beautiful woman and a beautiful photograph....... thanks samme

Patrick Soland , September 23, 2010; 10:44 A.M.

Hi John. Thank you for your feedback means a lot. It gives me courage to go ahead and tell me to continually improve. thank you patrick

Bo Østergaard Jepsen , October 29, 2010; 08:46 A.M.

An absolutely stunning portfolio. You are indeed a great photographer.

Somnath Mukherjee , November 02, 2010; 03:55 P.M.

Thanks for visiting

Thanks John for visiting and for such a nice comment. It's a pleasure to have your comment. It will be a sin if I don't mention about your excellence. Such a great and varied portfolio. Thanks again. All the best.

Regards,

Somnath

Paul Casagrande , November 21, 2010; 09:39 A.M.

Caro maestro

Grazie per la tua piacevole visita !  Con piacere voglio sottolineare, la qualità dei tuoi progetti, con bellissime modelle,portfoglio molto professionale,elegante,creativo !                           Saluti Paul

Pierre Pinsonneault , December 06, 2010; 09:36 P.M.

Sorry to disagree

Sorry to disagree, but to many comments on your portfolio are condescending.I agree , you have some great pictures but others are quite ordinary, this girl and a few others are really nice but way to skinny , they seem sickly.  hope i don' t offend anyone , but i had to say it.

John Peri , December 07, 2010; 10:23 A.M.

Yes, your remark regarding the appearance of the models is offensive and has nothing to do with the photography. It is also a sign of ignorance. 

All my models except one that indeed has a metabolic ailment, and would appreciate rude people not commenting on it, have a perfectly normal BMI (Body Mass Index), which is a medical entity and not a matter of opinion.  However, given that your only contribution to Photo net since joining is this comment, I don't think that anyone will take you very seriously, least of all the models.

Kajamera A , December 11, 2010; 08:17 A.M.

Hi John, from reading comments here on your portfolio, most of what I have to say has been said before, but I'll say it anyway, I love your work! you capture the female form brilliantly, I like your ideas which have inspired my creative juices and got me thinking in different ways, and you have given me a point to aim for in improving my photography all round.

I have only been a member here for a short while now, but your comments have always been encouraging and positive, and I look forward to viewing more of your photography in the future, and seeing what you think of mine!!

Top bloke!

Regards

Kylan

roger mathieu , December 17, 2010; 10:44 P.M.

John,

 Your photography is nothing short of outstanding, and I am inspired by it. Please keep up the outstanding work.

Maurizio Moro , December 18, 2010; 12:08 P.M.

From Italy!

...to you and your models!

Aaron Bazil , December 18, 2010; 11:05 P.M.

On Mood and general tips...

Hey John,

Your work is an inspiration to mine; I absolutely love work that tells a story and exalts mystique, allure, confidence, beauty, and charm. You really execute that very well.

I had two questions:

1.) Most of your models seem to have something to drink or smoke either, I think, in the beginning or some time during the shoots. They are obviously mature, sophisticated individuals, but is that usually part of how you get prep and get comfortable with each other? In other words, do they (the models) get more relaxed and comfortable after that has happened? I guess, the basic question should be: what do you recommend for getting to really elicit these compelling moods, emotions, and expressions out of them. I am still an "amateur" and what I do is pretty decent. I would truly love to learn a few tips here and there from you.

 

2.)I you have time, any critique on my work will be really appreciated. I have a basic account here on PN so only like 5 shots that I would be rotating so that I learn and improve my work.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Tafadzwa Usayiwevu

Maurizio Guarino , December 19, 2010; 03:44 A.M.

Dear John... thanks for the time you have dedicated to my photo! I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy new year ! Maurizio.

 

El Porte-Bonheur , December 21, 2010; 11:14 A.M.

Dear John, on the occasion of the approaching Christmas I wish you lots of health, happiness and every success in the New Year  and use this opportunity to thank you for your kind support here on PN

Ricardo Maximo Lopez D'Angelo , December 22, 2010; 02:49 P.M.

Dear John ... best wishes for you and all your loved ones for this Holiday Seasons. Merry Christmas and a 2011 plenty of happiness ...

Sinceresly, Ricardo

Andrew Piotrowski , December 23, 2010; 06:07 A.M.

John,

I wish you all the best and happy shooting in 2011. Your pictures are no equal and your talent has no match.

Tony Azzopardi , December 24, 2010; 11:07 P.M.

Great work

Formideable and rich portfolio John, and it is quite clear that your speciality is female portraiture particularly nudes - and you seem to be a master at it. I like your other subjects too. Very well done and a big thumbs up from me. Hope to be checking back. Wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a super 2011 full of rewarding photography.

Bobby Karimipoor , December 28, 2010; 08:02 A.M.


HAVE A GREAT X-MASS AND GREAT YEAR!

Hi dear John,

I wish a great X-mass and a great year full of happiness and lucky,for you and your dear family!

Best regards(Bobby).

Tolo Duran , December 31, 2010; 02:17 P.M.

Querido Amigo. Te deseo que pases una muy feliz Navidad en compañia de tus seres queridos y que el nuevo año que esta a punto de comenzar sea mejor que el anterior y puedas ver cumplidos tus mejores deseos.

Un afectuoso abrazo -Tolo Duran

adrian oostermeijer , January 02, 2011; 04:14 A.M.

Happy new Year

Hi John, best wishes to you and your models for 2011. I hope to see more of your wonderful work this year. Enjoyed you first you tube clip . Leaves me with one question , how do you change your photographs to BW . What procedure do you use? 

Regards from your friend Aad

Robie Kulokivi , January 02, 2011; 11:44 A.M.

Superb monochrome work...

As always...wonderful work.

Robie

Maurizio Melozzi , January 02, 2011; 06:22 P.M.

HNY

HAPPY NEW YEAR , JOHN !!!!! ....... WAITING FOR VIEW YOUR NEW AMAZING WORKS !!!! MAURIZIO

Radu Carp , March 20, 2011; 10:23 A.M.

Thank you John for your nice words and opinion well come on my work,from you this mean very much to me,in a way you a unique here on pn or pgm,a pleasure to meet you,all my best and good light and subjects for the future.

RC

Steve Hébert , March 25, 2011; 08:10 P.M.

Splendid portfolio John, thank you for your recent comments. Best regards.

Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , April 03, 2011; 02:43 P.M.

Hi John

Your portifolio is outstanding, excellent. Congratulations.  Regards, Chico do Vale

Xavi Roch , April 20, 2011; 06:21 P.M.

Great portafolio!! Amaizing job with a very few equipement. I really love it.

Paul Casagrande , April 30, 2011; 03:33 A.M.

caro maestro

Visitare il tuo portfoglio mi mette sempre di buon umore,grazie e complimenti !    saluti Paul

Ben Heys , May 12, 2011; 09:16 A.M.

Beautiful work!

Hi John,

 

Love your stuff mate!  I've had you on my list of interesting people here for quite some time.  I'd like to extend to you an offer to submit some work to a new site of mine, you'll get paid monthly based on how much work you submit and also get the chance to link to and promote your own pages with every piece submitted.  There is no cost to join or any other 'catches', I just need content. I'm after both photos and written articles and tutorials, the site is:  Art of Imagery:  Beautiful fashion nude photos and tutorials

 

Hope to see you over there!

- Ben

vezio paoletti , October 15, 2011; 08:26 A.M.

Caro maestro,

the Paul "incipit"  is absolutely apropiated. Now you have to translate some italian words :elegante,sexi, raffinato,sometime ironico, a real pleasure.

best regards

Vezio

SAM COMTOIS , November 25, 2011; 03:34 P.M.

john

i still dont like your photos my opinion like it or not..regards samme

Michael Delaney , December 10, 2011; 12:34 P.M.

nude pix

Hi John,

I love, female form and SENSUAL photos of women.

Pls remember, when you do your vry beautiful works, that we attract "budding YOUNG photographers" and are trying to give them PASSION for photography.

I love your photos. I especially love your portraits.

Please rember our young viewers.  Even your nudes are tasteful to me, but

I am 66 yrs old.

mikedelaney0391@gmail.com

Maurizio Guarino , December 19, 2011; 05:01 A.M.

Caro amico

I take this opportunity to thank you for your kind support and comments throughout the past year.

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas. May the new year brings you all success, happiness and peace. Many greetings and best regards, Maurizio.

 

Andrew Piotrowski , December 22, 2011; 07:01 P.M.


Happy New Year

Wishing you the best for the Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous New Year.

Thank you for showing that women are  not just "sexually attractive" beautiful in their form as well.

Janusz Taras , December 24, 2011; 08:29 A.M.

Dear John,

Merry Christmas and wonderful 2012 to you and your loved ones!!!

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2011; 01:19 P.M.

Feliz navidad

Apreciado Amigo. Un año más en estas fechas tan entrañables quiero desearte una feliz Navidad a ti y a tus seres queridos, así como un año próximo lleno de inspiración, paz, amor, felicidad y puedas  ver como tus mejores deseos se hacen realidad.

Un fuerte abrazo - Tolo

 

Raquel Sabina , January 10, 2012; 02:04 P.M.

Hello John

Thank you so much for your critique of my work. Appreciate your kind words and I am inspired by them , especially after ive seen your portfolio. What amazing and provocative work you have . By far the most elegant  nudes I have seen. Kudos to you , I will continue to foolow your work .

Regards from Miami

Raquel

Hindrek Männik , January 14, 2012; 05:41 A.M.

Superb

Superb work.

wolfgang moors , February 03, 2012; 03:52 P.M.

Kompliment

Hi John , Absolute the Best Level i have ever seen. Is it possible only to work with this wonderful models ? Wolfgang

Przemyslaw Walocha , February 19, 2012; 06:08 A.M.

grats

I have really pleased my eyes with beautiful women you photograph.

Yann Roffiaen , March 05, 2012; 06:58 A.M.

Thanks

Thanks for your comments. I particularly appreciate real comments like this.

I've dropped by your portfolio a few times before. It's very inspiring to me, even if I don't do much nude usually. The "Backstage " files are particularly remarkables. Thanks for sharing

Phillip Marco Vallentin , May 27, 2012; 11:05 A.M.

Hi John

Of all portfolios in here, yours is the best !
It's as simple as that :D

respect for your fine work Sir
Marco/

Jorge Luis R. Tagle , June 22, 2012; 01:40 P.M.

Hola

Mex

wonderful work a very very profesional work this gallery is a book to improve and learn more from an artist as you are. best regards from cancun mèxico Jorge

Greg Pichnej , November 02, 2012; 11:06 A.M.

Hello John, I've admired your benchmark standard of excellence of your work for years. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my modest to say the least portrait taking ability.

Maurizio Moro , December 14, 2012; 02:51 P.M.

From Italy!

...by me!

Maurizio Guarino , December 24, 2012; 06:30 A.M.


Dear John
Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season and a year of happiness.
Maurizio

Bill Symmons , December 24, 2012; 10:18 A.M.

Have a Merry Christmas John and a wonderful, creative New Year.
All my best, Bill

Tolo Duran , December 26, 2012; 01:36 P.M.

Felicidades

Mis mejores deseos para ti y tus seres queridos. Que pases una feliz navidad y que el próximo año venga cargado de ilusión e inspiración, para seguir disfrutando de tu estupendo trabajo.
Un abrazo. Tolo Durán.

Andrew Piotrowski , December 31, 2012; 08:34 P.M.

Happy New Year

Hi John,
I wish you and your loved once a Happy New Year. Let all your wishes come true!

Boris VIGAUD , January 01, 2013; 08:55 A.M.

Very nice

I discovered you on deviantart and I really enjoy your portfolio, the girls are wonderfull and your pictures are really making them nicer !

Dave Smith , January 25, 2013; 12:13 P.M.

Outstanding.!

Hi John, fantastic models ! and excellent photography, you have all here. Best wishes for the future..
Dave

Matthew Rael , January 30, 2013; 03:44 P.M.

Hi John

I really love your portfolio and you have inspired me in many ways. Thank you for your comments and I will be looking forward to seeing more of your work. Great Portfolio!!!
I hope you have a really nice day!
Regards
Matthew

Mark Mobley , April 19, 2013; 03:17 A.M.

Hi John,
Having been very impressed by your portfolio when I was starting out at photo.net many (many) years ago, revisiting recently has shown how your photography has developed; some of your recent B&W photos in particular are stunning. Keep it up!

Clive Rapier , April 20, 2013; 01:43 P.M.

the other side of the street

brilliant and well thought out.

well done that man !!!

Theresa Young , December 08, 2013; 02:41 P.M.

John the Insighter, your new nickname

Hi John,

So I notice that not many women comment on your photos, but I will say that you do capture the female body beautifully, especially in the nude studies. But hear me out, you do push the envelope sir, and blur the boundaries of art and pornography. You must think, as a photographer you are in control of what emotions you are conveying. Some of your pictures are just plain breathtaking, others poses promote lust and coveting, which may offend modest thinking. Your models are out of this world and God did create them for our viewing and he reminds us that he is the master of what is sublime. Should we not view them respectfully? Just a thought, I would like to see more of your models with clothing.... Thanks, Theresa

P.S. I do somewhat agree with Sarah Kane about emotions and artistic license, but how can lust be explained in so many "beautiful ways?" Lust is a primal, simplistic soulish behavior. It does not promote spiritual breakthroughs for the good of mankind. Instead it promotes hedonistic selfish desires. Lust is always about the self. I do want to be careful in how I come across, this is not a judgement but fuel for thought.

John Peri , December 09, 2013; 09:17 A.M.

Theresa, you obviously haven't looked very far. As I mention on my front page, by far the most viewed folder in my portfolio is the one on PORTRAITS (with 338 photos in that file alone) - no nudity - and should you wish to see more of my work with clothing, there is a huge number of other photographs on my pages, also ranging in the hundreds! The sublimation of women however is nicely put.

Thankfully, we now have a filter system on PN which no longer leaves any excuse for those that visit our works with no purpose other than to rate them down or to vent their prejudice, and then profess to be offended in their "modest thinking" by the "lust and coveting" provoked. For the remainder, I think you underestimate the average intellect of our members, unless "lusting" after the beauty of a landscape or beautiful flower is equally to blame, though some of course prefer ice cream.

A photo critique often says more about the person making it than the works examined. Art has no boundaries or "envelopes" as you call them, some see lust where others see only beauty, purity and form, it is all very subjective, just as is the act of calling people names and attempting to place them and their works into self assigned categories.

With all the vulgarity that exists around us, not just in art but words and deeds, I am often taken aback by the inability of some to distinguish between these and more elegant forms of expression, be they sometimes more challenging or not. Certainly, with no modesty, my art is an attempt at that, the dignity and respect of my models being foremost in my mind at all times. You cannot be more Royalist than the King .. if the models understand this, which they obviously do or they wouldn't be there, I am confident that many others can also, which judging from the majority of comments they already do.

If you do indeed take the trouble to look a little further Theresa, you will see that contrary to what you say I have had extensive support from other women on PN throughout the last ten years and not least from the models by their presence, several of whom belong to the professional classes, doctors, lawyers etc., selected from among my friends, though of course there are many others from all walks of life too, the true "professional models" being a small group represented in my work.

No one has ever posed for me without first examining my work in depth. To imply, as some of your comments do that any of the women in my portfolio could be stupid enough to let themselves be associated with works that align them with pornography, however "blurred" the line, is considerably more demeaning to them than it could ever be for the photographer, or the viewer come to that. After all, it is the respect of women that we are coveting here, is it not.

Many people believe that free speech implies the right to criticize and express one's views and indeed, within the realms of courtesy that you expressed it does, however it also gives rise to an equal right of response that often they refute - you have mine. I would be grateful if any further expression of your views would take place either in private or in a PN forum if you prefer, this page not being conceived for such debate, thank you.

John Peri , December 10, 2013; 10:39 A.M.

Oh, and Theresa Young, since you quote Sarah Kane so fondly, she just happens to be one of the very non existent "female" PN members that have warmly supported my work in the past, having added so kindly after one of her comments ... http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6951181 ... "divine and wonderful as always", one of a large number of her contributions under my work.You really should do your homework properly before making this kind of unfounded, wide reaching statements ... : -)

I did attempt to send you this part of my reply in private, but after publishing on this page the personal message that you sent me in-house, you then immediately disabled the replies.

Andrew Piotrowski , January 01, 2014; 04:47 P.M.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hi John,
I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, prosperous and creative New Year. Many more wonderful pictures and models delighted that thy can be photographed by you.
Andrew

Tomasz Klimkiewicz , February 08, 2014; 04:28 P.M.

What an awesome portfolio!... Quite obviously, you're a talented and skilled photographer. I feel honoured by receiving a comment from you under one of my recent pics.

All the best and kindest regards,
Tomasz Klimkiewicz, Poland

Giovanni Barbera , May 16, 2014; 05:55 P.M.

:-)

Complimenti John. E' un piacere per me che un fotografo professionista come te abbia notato le mie fotografie.

Diane Hooper , July 21, 2014; 08:41 P.M.

John, I appreciate you taking the time to rate my summer country shots. Thanks!

Joel Motylinski , August 28, 2014; 07:42 P.M.

Great work

I love these candid moments rather than the posed perfectly lighted images. They display the real emotion and fun.

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