would you be photographed nude?

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  1. D_Landrocke DeLonguepiece III

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    Many of you know that one of my endeavors is being an artistic nude photographer. I have helped nurses, police officers, and many others preserve themselves through photographs as a gift to their significant other or just for themselves. You can see some of my work at the redbubble link at the bottom. If you could stay anonymous (which is important to some people), would you feel comfortable being photographed nude. And if you didn't feel comfortable, would you do it anyway? Why or why not?
     
  2. THEDUDEofDestiny

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    only if i wanted to pursue it as a career. since, i do not, i worry about it hurting my professional reputation. so probably no, unless send drunk photos of my cock via text message counts. i don't think it does.
     
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    if done tastefully and tactfully....
     
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    Doug, I think your work is very erotic. I think I could do erotic, but never pornography. Of course, I'd have to hit the gym just a little harder, LOL. Seriously, I'm not an exhibitionist, but your art is very beautiful and appealing. Maybe.
     
  5. D_Landrocke DeLonguepiece III

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    Thank you so much Ellie! I get that a lot... "I have to workout or lose a few pounds then I'll call you". Well, I guess I do to though. Thanks again for the compliments Ellie!

    --doug
     
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    I would get out of the canned website if you're serious about doing it.
     
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    Yeah, I would do it...as long as my face was covered :) One day I might get the courage to show the face with the naked bod, but once its done, I can't ever get it off the internet...
     
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    I would. Ive thought about being a life drawing model. Its only my body. Its not fantastic, but i like it nonetheless otherwise id do something about it.

    I would probs only do a bit of a trim downstairs to look neat.

    I get naked all the time when drunk and i have nude pics here, so why would i mind? In fact id quite happily take up the offer if it came :D
     
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    I've done it. I would do it again.
     
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    I have a camera and an itchy trigger finger... :cool:
     
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    I honestly don't know if I would ever do it again. My first experience was weirder than weird.

    I've been an artist's model and just once, a nude model for a photographer, a friend of mine who was still in school, although she was already working professionally as a photographer, doing a lot of weddings and a variety of jobs.

    She had told me that the photos were for a class of hers and I assumed that it would be no different than my nude modeling for art classes at the college, that only art students would see them.

    My first discovery that my trust had been betrayed was the moment I walked into one of my favorite spots, a hip little coffeeshop/bar that had cool bands that played there and hosted poetry slams. I knew everyone there and there were 25 nudes of me hanging on the wall. "Self-conscious" doesn't begin to describe how I felt.

    She failed to tell me that she was also having a number of shows around town and that she would be hanging them in various coffeeshops for sale. I was a regular at 5 coffeeshops in town. Within 3 weeks, practically every person I knew socially had seen about 25 out of the 50 or so that she was selling.

    Because of her, I've had a few odd experiences, like going over to a date's home for the first time and discovering that there's a giant nude of me on the wall. That happened a few times. Or discovering at least a year later that an ex-boyfriend whom I broke up with before the photos were taken, and who had been married for 6 months, had purchased a copy of every single photo, which I didn't learn about until his wife found them and vandalised every single one by writing crude things all over them.

    I considered that another violation of my trust. She should have told me than an ex-boyfriend had purchased what I considered to be an excessive number of photos of me. She knew us when we were together and I was sure that the reason why she didn't tell me was because of how much money he had paid for them.

    We are no longer friends.
     
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    im assuming she didn't have you sign a commercial release for the photographs
     
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    She handed me some sort of release and when I started to read it, she rolled her eyes like I was really annoying her and she said, "Come on!" So I just signed it.

    Foolish I know, but I thought I had good reasons to trust her. We had been friends since I was 15 years old, and she was my best friend. I was in her wedding. We literally hung out every single Friday night until she got married. I assumed she would have told me things like her intention to hang them up where I hang out, or that an ex-boyfriend had bought a crazy number of them.
     
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    petite I'm sorry you had a bad experience with someone who was not your friend, but a models release form deals with publishing photographs unless there is a clause written with broader restrictions.With reference to that now out of print coffee table book that we talked about... someone published one of those photos in another venue without my permission and I sued and won the suit.
     
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    I was mostly damaged by losing a friendship.

    I was really young and she told me that it was standard for all of her models. I'm lucky that all of this happened so long ago that as far as I know, none of them are on the internet. To my knowledge none of the photos have been published, but they may someday. It's okay, they're very tasteful, not pornographic. I just didn't appreciate the way that she did it, and had I known her intentions, I would have expected more compensation. I felt ambushed and betrayed.
     
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    Again I'm sorry. Of all the things I've lost in my life, including money, youth and innocence; I most regret the loss of friends and loved ones. But I'm grateful that I kept all of my release's and contracts. If you have your contract/release and they are published outside the perimeters of the agreement... I'll introduce you to my Mercedes dealer.
     
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    oh yah..if all the paperwork was in order and things were done tastefully...no porn stuff. *tho never say never...who knows what I'd do if need be* :)
     
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    You would be the first one I would call! :smile:
     
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    If prodded I'm sure I would oblige.
     
  20. D_Landrocke DeLonguepiece III

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    Its really too bad that you couldn't even trust a friend. She just should have let you know from the beginning what her intentions were. Much of my work leaves the person anonymous. Were any of the works like that, or did they all show your face?
     
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