Journal Entry: Tue Apr 19, 2011, 5:16 AM
I'm trying to identify what I like (and don't like!) in nudes.
I've worked out this much: I don't like things that are too explicit. I want to feel delight at softness or a sense of social message. I don't like crazy, unnatural poses. I don't like a model to be posed where she looks either really boney or it's not flattering to a fuller form. I don't like shots that are designed to appeal to the "typical male soft-core porn" ideal.
I think if I boil it back... I like a nude to have a message or idea. And no, boobs and bums are not an idea! There has to be a connection or story for me. It's interesting because I've found myself favouriting some glamour shots that I wouldn't have expected to have liked - and some stuff that is more explicit than I'd take - hence the need to examine what's working for me. I think that the ones I like are images that tell me a story.
So, I think it's not about the style. I think it's about the story. I might even go off and google the connection between art and story-telling. I expect that as cave-folks, that's where our art came from.
Share the love campers.... try to put up with my crazy journey into questioning my work...
Listening to: Reason
Reading: Some Gotrek and Felix
Eating: Humble pie
Drinking: Home Made Rum