Rampant Sexual Imagery on Photo.net

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by jdm_von_weinberg, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Am I the only one who is disturbed by the rampant sexual category added to the No Words forum ( http://www.photo.net/no-words-forum/00Y1JT )?
    Here people are posting images of living things blatantly displaying themselves in order to get their jollies from passers by, like bees and such. What's next, a category on the streets of Amsterdam?
    Shocking!
    ;)
     
  2. WJT

    WJT Moderator

    Sheesh! And then you go and start a new thread blatantly depicting these very same shameless entities... ;0).
     
  3. Well, I was going to post a shot of a butterfly humping a thistle, but...
     
  4. Slow day, or bored out of your mind? :-;
     
  5. Terminal cabin fever...
     
  6. JDM,
    I too have noticed the same thing, and would hope the powers that be, would take notice and act on this issue.
    I do not like censorship in , but in this case, I believe it is a necessary evil.
     
  7. I'll have to investigate the "No Words" forum to see if you claims are substantiated JDM. I will have a full report for you with my findings ! If you don't hear from me in a couple of days/weeks it's because I am very busy with the investigation.
     
  8. Please post a few examples. Ha ha ha
     
  9. Dang, I thought there was a more interesting forum than this one.<g>
     
  10. a rose by any other name cb :)
     
  11. Brain, I would debase myself by posting one of these lewd images only because you asked for it.
    Yeah, it's been too cold and snowy for me to go out and shoot....
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  12. Brian, that's Brian....
     
  13. A a one-time (long ago) photomicrographer, I demand equal time for asexual exhibitionists!
    (sorry, I don't have an example to post...)
     
  14. Some folks go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and are offended. Even the local police have a rough time keeping the drunks in line. Might one propose censorship for the entire Mardi Gras time frame?
    [..you control your mouse movement - simply don't click on the area you dislike...]
     
  15. Jerry,
    You should really read the OPs post and check out his link.
    I think its a rather clever attempt to drive some trafic to the new Flowers and Gardens Forum.
    Jason
     
  16. I must admit that those flowers displaying their sexual parts spread petal-wide is startling. And it's not even a pretty flower to boot.
    Mathew :)
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  17. I tell you ... that sort of thing just ain't natural !
     
  18. "I think its a rather clever attempt to drive some trafic to the new Flowers and Gardens Forum"
    that's what I took it to mean as well!
    cb
     
  19. You do realize that in the UK (and often in Canada) a "garden" isn't what you think it is, right?
     
  20. I think there are things that make me quite nervous about viewing nudity. I think that we need to define the nudity that we post. What do I mean by that? Well you are posting for a view of the human anatomy, primarily women, what is your focus? Why do I say that well because the lines of pornography and artistic nudity are very thin, gray, and soft. One border that separates the two is whether it is arousing or titillating to the viewer. Well if you focus is from the bust down the message is obvious. If you are concerned with the eyes, face, expression, and head area it makes your work more artistic. There is one thing about nudity that is always a blessing and that is that you don't have to look at it. I think this site has a non-nude area so you don't even have to glance at any nudes if you don't want to.
     
  21. WJT

    WJT Moderator

    Mark, you better take a look at the thread that JDM is referencing (and also the one that I am, too), I really don't think that you or anyone else will be offended ;0)
     
  22. JDM, I think this is a cunning ploy by Walter to prevent vegetable nudity being shown in the august pages of the NW forum. He knows that if invited to post naked flowers we will all post pictures of water towers and other less inflammatory subjects.
    Joseph, I must have lived a very sheltered life :). So what is the Queen up to when she throws these 'garden parties'?
     
  23. we will all post pictures of water towers and other less inflammatory subjects.​
    All too true, but water tower shots need not be less "inflammatory:" and suggestive. Here's my neighborhood water tower.
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  24. Marl Lawrence - If you are concerned with the eyes, face, expression, and head area it makes your work more artistic.​
    Mark, I disagree, totally. Here are four of my favorite nudes. None show the face, at all. Please explain to me how showing the face in these images would make it "more artistic".
     
  25. Joseph, I must have lived a very sheltered life :). So what is the Queen up to when she throws these 'garden parties'?​
    Could be anything. In the UK, a "garden" is most typically what Americans call a "back yard". Both "garden" and "yard" stem from the same Germanic "gard". A Scots coworker invited me to a "garden party" once, and it was a perfectly normal "backyard barbecue". (Although he did have a lot of throwing games, horseshoes, bacci ball, etc).
     
  26. You do realize that in the UK (and often in Canada) a "garden" isn't what you think it is, right?​
    Sooo... Miranda Sex Garden isn't where the Sex Pistils will be in concert with Stamens?
     
  27. Joseph, we have back yards here in the UK too but usually two words and meaning a small paved area out the back where kids might play somewhat restricted football (soccer) games. Rubbish bins (trash cans?) might also live there.
    JDM, nice water tower. I'm more of an abstract rock forms man myself.
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  28. Both Imogen Cunningham and particularly Georgia O'Keefe of course, were famous for their flower imagery. example http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6iqE9uv1KqRWS-aCQ5EP6dGUaUMuhiZNEtr7_BgJzjEg1H5pfMg
     
  29. WJT

    WJT Moderator

    Joe..Hate to turn serious here, but thanks for the elaboration on how other countries may interpret the word "garden". As has been said before in other fora here, this is a US based site and it, therefore, will most closely follow the meanings, idioms, whatever, of the people in this country. I am not being a snob about this, it is just that one has to have a basis of reference. I hope the fact that the new category being called "Flowers & Gardens" will help with those who may have trouble understanding what is meant. Thanks for your input. Regards.
     
  30. Walter, I doubt anyone from outside the US will misinterpret the 'flowers and gardens' category. I certainly did not though as I said I have had a sheltered upbringing.
     
  31. Don't look! Who cares? I havn't seen it. Too busy with equipment..NO CENSORSHIP! This ain't the UK.
     
  32. One of the finest interpretations on photo.net:
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  33. This ain't the UK​
    *Looks out of window* Nope, still the UK here. :)

    Give it a while and my workplace will block access to photo.net (again). They once blocked access to museums (I wanted to book a ticket to Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the London National History Museum) because the admin didn't know what the category meant in the filter settings...

    For most of the UK, in my experience, you won't get censored unless there happens to be a fully-clothed child wandering past in the background of your landscape shot (at which point you're a paedophile). Of course, you'll get arrested as a terrorist for owning a camera, but not censored as such.
     

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