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The Face of Woman 2
One of the defining moments in my career occurred on my first freelance assignment for a local newspaper. I met a young woman working at a bar - she was stunning. Half way through my assignment I went to get a Coke. Indignant, she confronted me - "You won't photography me because I am ugly."
"No," I replied, "I haven't been able to take my eyes off you all nyght - but you work here. My assignment is to photograph the patrons."
The debate ended in a wager - an hour of my time against $50 of her money. If I proved to her she was beautiful she would pay me, otherwise, I was out an hour. I took about a dozen photos and then we went to my computer to look at them. "I am beautiful," she said and then she began to cry. One of those images won a major award in Digital Camera World.
I learned an important lesson that day and that scene was to be repeated many times over the last nine years. Each time I work with a woman I repeat the ritual that began that day. I take her hand, I look her in the
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Topless in bluejeans? 

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82 deviants said Good look for both genders
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18 deviants said Good look for women, only.
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16 deviants said Pants?!! Why?
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5 deviants said Toplessness is evil, which is why I don't watch Phydeau and can't see this poll at all.
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3 deviants said Good look for men, only
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1 deviant said Oh, hell I might as well still add: "other" but for fuck's sake, comment.
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phydeau
Eric
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I do . . . stuff. I like to create things. I used to draw, but now I mainly do photography. I photograph any subject that catches my fancy. Lately, I've been focused on fine art nudes. But that's not all I do with a camera. I'd actually like to make a living with a camera, but we'll see how it goes. I might be a sculptor, tomorrow, for all I know.
Tumblr: phydeau.tumblr.com/

If you're not familiar with me (which I suspect is the case if you're reading this), I absolutely LOATHE the DeviantArt watermark. On principle, I don't fave or comment on any deviation that uses it. It's the only way I know how to protest against it.

Current Residence: Greensboro, NC, USA
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I almost made a poll on this, but I'm going to throw out my own opinion, first.  I think topless in bluejeans is a look that works for both sexes, no matter what your orientation is.

Conclusion:  That's why they've been around for almost 150 years.
Drunken rant:

I'm not sure if I should even be posting this. It's just a thought whirling through my head, and I'm not sure if it's fully-formed.

Running head: NUDITY, AND PERCEPTIONS OF

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First off, If I was actually using AMA format, I would have started with the running head, and then my introduction would have been on the second page . . . yada yada. Nevermind.

For anyone thinking I have an obsession with this issue, I do. It's kind of become my thing. The purpose of why I'm saying this now is rude comments that were recently said toward one of my models. Don't do that. You don't want to see me when I'm angry.

Yes, I am a sexual being. Sometimes, I do see a model and think, "Holy shit! Wow! Hubba-hubba!" And start whacking myself in the head with a mallet like a cartoon character. That's fine. If we didn't do that, the human race would cease to exist. Do I need to let her know that? No.

But it's just a body. And I don't want minimize that. The human body is my favorite subject as a photographer. But they aren't defined by sexuality. WE aren't defined by sexuality. We also aren't defined by our bodies.

Bodies are beautiful.

Yeah, I like nudity, because I like the human body. Sex is the icing on the cake.

You could always ride someone else's coat-tails.  ;)
Someone just faved this one.  I forgot how fun the minute was.

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No Joy Like . . . by phydeau
Choose your words, wisely.

Guys, these models are my personal friends.  Treat them with the respect that you would give to me.  It's perfectly fine to compliment them on their beauty, but if you say anything lewd or crude, I will ban your ass in a fucking heartbeat.  Count on it.

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stillphototheater Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Thank you for the favorite !
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io-illy Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, very much for adding the Fav !!
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coffeeguy Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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stillphototheater Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Thank you for the favorites !
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