Artistic efforts

Discussion in 'Show Off' started by B_Richi-s, Feb 1, 2009.

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More artistic or non-sexual images?

  1. No, we like it as itis

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  2. Please, am sick of the same old hard on shots

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  1. B_Richi-s

    B_Richi-s New Member

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    Come on, are people just desperate to be rude, or have they got anything aesthetic to show off? Does anyone else think that the pictures that are on here and hard to avoid are mostly crude and ugly?
    Whatever your sexuality, the form of the body can be (and always was) regarded as the highest form of beauty, so I guess it is a bit much to expect anything artistic on here?
    You have to have something attractive to start with, at least. And then it can be artistic...clearly a lot of men have a problem with this idea.
    I know a lot of guys and women would prefer some attempt at artistry. So here's one attempt, with the "limp" hope of being inspirational...
    and at least this picture is derived from working with a photographer as a model.
    If you agree please leave a comment.

    Richi

    http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=166612&cat=500
     

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  2. midlifebear

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    I actually enjoy seeing the men on this site (who have the need), trying to show off their goods in their natural habitat. Not only do you see their dicks without stage lighting and the fussy work of an art director, you also get to see what kind of paneling lines the bedroom of their trailer (more often than not), what style of cheap leather office chair they got at Office Max, whether or not they bought an expensive knock-down desk at IKEA or the exact same one only for less money at K-Mart, if they have Martha Stewart sheets . . . essentially you get a good sense of their entire lifestyle. I love the dick shots where I'm less interested in the guy's equipment than I am distracted by the all the clothes strewn about the bedroom or the heap of dirty socks at the base of his bed. Then there are those living room spectaculars where you get an idea of their home: you see everything from 1970 orange shag carpeting, 1980's south west-style furniture with Berber carpeting (don't forget the occasional view of a framed print on the wall of Indian pottery), and sometimes you see an eclectic collection of comic books, porn magazines, and empty bags of snack food gracing the perimeter of their dick shots taken in the basement family den. It's truly a marvel at what a snapshot shows. I guess that's why they are called snapshots. Little slices of life on the run. :biggrin1:

    If I want to reflect on "artistic" shots of large male appendages I have all of Mapplethorpe's monographs on the coffee table I can look at. One of my favorites of his is "Man in suit" where the art direction is perfect as well as the lighting. No special tricks. Just some black guy's ginormous tool hanging flaccid and soft out of the unzipped pants of a cheap polyester leisure suit. Absolutely great art. :wink:
     
  3. B_Richi-s

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    Funny and true, and reveals much about what women are interested in! i.e. not men, who get in the way...
    What you were talking about in the background is clearly American stereotypes.

    Please though, if you look at this thread, at least write a comment and check the poll
     
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    Most of the pics here are self portraits...how artsy can you get with a self portrait, and as midlifebear said they are snapshots. Some are even done with phonecams...cannot get too artsy. Yes, I think you might be expecting too much. I have done my share of gallery viewing, and even have a couple in my gallery, but most of the time I stay away from the gallerys, especially mine.
     
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    Well, Richi, thanks for expressing one of my frustrations. While the endless shapes, sizes, colors and conditions of dicks can be sometimes fascinating, it is the capturing of a moment, perhaps the hint of a story, that most securely engages my attention. Too often here there are pages upon pages of only slightly different dick shots in one gallery.

    In contrast let's take your gallery as an example.

    The anatomy modeling shots stir multiple reactions in me: do the professors call the larger endowed models back more often, do the students try to hook up with you after class, when are the next life drawing or anatomy drawing classes going to be offered in this community? How does one find out about the opportunity and get chosen to model in those classes? What is it like when you meet someone on the street who's seen you in all your naked glory? And, yes, it would be fun to draw you.

    The double reflection shot has something going on compositionally because there is symmetry, balance and the simple, human, sweeps of smooth flesh that invite contemplation and curiosity that isn't necessarily sexual... but the curves do indeed suggest a sensuality that may lead to the need to touch... Is the flesh warm and smooth? Can one actually touch you there without it becoming sexual? The curl of the foreskin is also fascinating: is that its natural tendency; if someone slides a finger in, does it feel like the finger is being kissed?

    I really am quite the nudist. I love nude beaches and swimming holes, and I enjoy the endless opportunities to be less than fully clothed that present themselves frequently in my life. However, sadly, a gallery really isn't an option for me. So, let me vicariously enjoy your freedom, and please stimulate and inspire us further with the art, both staged and unstaged, of your body.

    MB
     
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    What a fantastic reply! Thanks MB for totally getting the point...

    even though the reality of the modelling is somewhat duller than the fantasy scene you suggest, well accept for when I actually had the photos taken, I think you have touched upon what I thought was the essence of the site.
    There's no chance of someone recognising the model, since that town was far from where I was living, but I was one of the nearest models on the agency listing; they have nothing to go by really, and no fully naked shot. The class also was small and mostly old people.
    Yeah, I dont think it is [FONT=&quot]narcissistic[/FONT] to agree with what you say. People project the sexuality into form and image; but it shouldnt be uninvited...if I get what you mean.

    But thanks for agreeing that some variety and thought would make the galleries no longer something to avoid.
    I just hope the people who agree with MB will add to the thread

    Richi
     
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    I tried to be "artisctic" like you call it is some pics. But I must say, just showing the goods, also feels great lol
     
  8. Gl3nn

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    My first picture was very artistic. Although I didn't meant it to be. Purely coincidence it resembles the Venus de Milo.

    I'm glad it turned out like it though.
     
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    Some people are self conscious about the art in their photography, most aren't. For instance, my mother was a painter, my dad was an architect, I became a photographer. I find it terribly difficult to relax about aesthetics and just take a snap. However, anyone who takes a photo, for whatever reason, makes value judgements about their pictures and has control over essentials, such as whether there's any point in taking a picture in the first place. Then they make decisions about where to stand, how to place objects in the frame, and when to press the button. They might not be interested in talking about the process, but they still do the photography, and afterwards they criticise their results. But just because someone isn't artistically literate doesn't mean his/her photos aren't art. Well, that's my humble opinion anyway. And the kind of camera used doesn't make the art either. Some of the most interesting photography has been done on simple point-and-shoot cameras; (David Hockney's Polariods for example) and in galleries today there are many very creative photographs that were taken on 'ordinary' camera phones.

    I voted 'No, we (meaning 'I') like it as it is'. I really have quite a soft spot for scuzzy pictures. The ones shot stood in front of the bedroom mirror are the best/worst/whatever. Where the guy is pointing the camera down at the image of his wedding tackle but hasn't noticed that in the picture he's taking you can see that he's still wearing his socks and behind him there's a lovely view of the skirting board and on the ground behind him are his messy clothes lying about on the floor and a wastebasket overflowing with tissues - And a great big angry cock in the foreground poking out from under a beer belly. Ah bless!
     
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    I liked the full body shot and thought it would be more artistic if you did it in the style of Michelangelo's David or Rodan's the Thinker.
     
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    I've done some shots that are more "artistic" than others. The ones that get tons of clicks are the ones that show both my cock and my face.

    I really liked this shot when I posted it, but got hardly any hits on it at all.

    Let's remember, too, that people choose what pics to click on based in large part from seeing tiny thumbnails all scrunched together on one page.
     
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  13. _avg_

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    Everything is art.
     
  14. B_Richi-s

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    Am sure most people hate pretense, but everything is definately not art, unless you are being sarcastic by using a cliche. What's more likely is that what ever objective beauties are....they have almost entirely been forgotten by Western "civilization" thanks to a media that has no incentive to understand beauty, and every incentive to turn people on, and associate that with the urge to spend money...but that said, we arent really having a serious discussion are we??

    I would like to hear peoples thoughts if they care about this...

    Richi
     
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    I try to avoid filling my gallery with just erection shots, although I do have some. I try to show as much of my body as I can, and I do have quite a few "artistic" photos. I haven't done any purely artistic photos in a while (well, I guess they're more artistic/erotic), but I'm quite fond of the ones I have done, such as (shameless plug) this one, this one, this one, this, and these black and white photos:

    http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/122244/cat/500/ppuser/255432
    http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/122245/cat/500/ppuser/255432
    http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/134996/cat/500/ppuser/255432
    http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/134998/cat/500/ppuser/255432
    http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/134997/cat/500/ppuser/255432

    I've also always liked this pic: http://www.lpsg.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/107890/cat/500/ppuser/255432

    But like krispdx, my "artistic" photos don't always get very many comments. So I mix up my gallery with lots of different poses, close-ups, and hard videos, so it's something for everyone, I guess :cool:
     
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    I like good photography and wish we had more artistic value in the galleries. Not that mine are any good. The two galleries that come to mind are conchis and BLOC. I think BLOC's S.O. takes her pics. Lucky bugger!
     
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    I think the male form is beautiful. Most penises look the same. It is smart to distinguish yourself from the crowd by trying to do something different. I find the OP's mirror pic is the best I've seen on this site.
     
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    The shot of my library got more comments than my penis shots.....


    I like's Jen's pix a lot....
     
  19. Taysom

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    Can be hard to be artistic if all you have is a shitty camera and you're the one taking the photos =). I like you're first one though.
     
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    While most people can tell the difference between artistic photos and non-artistic photos, not everybody can (nor wants to) take them. It's fairly obvious from the views/comments on photos that the focus is on large penises, which is not surprising considering the name of the site. I like these two photos of mine, and although if someone specifically looked at them they might like them, they're never going to be that popular just sitting in my gallery.
     

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