Gratuitous nude

by Carlton Barry

gratuitous nude seeking critique carlton barry

Gallery: Nudes

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Nude and Erotic

Published: Monday 17th of September 2007 03:21:21 AM


Comments

Nima Koochek Shooshtari
hi great capture, lovely nude, nice shot, nothing more can say congrats, good luck

David Meyer
Barry You caught me typing away before I knew the whole story. I hadn't read the information on the photo when I wrote the above. I don't think it changes anything I said, but now I'm not so clueless. And, perhaps you will like my suggestion for the sequel. Also, my greatest appreciation to the model for indulging you, and, I guess me and the rest of us. She must be quite a woman. I do rather like the image, even though you seem to be jesting. The frame will be covered and so will the model when she goes shopping tomorrow. The fact that she is behind plastic, could allude to our need to be covered both physically and psychologically. Oh, for Christ's sake, I could come up with all sorts of such crap, but that doesn't seem appropriate under the circumstances. Perhaps a gratuitous flamingo would do the trick.....

David Meyer
Barry I see you have become a complete sellout. LOL Gratuitous nude, indeed. Actually, in this case, if you will pardon my saying so, this would be a pretty boring image without the nude. And, the nude is lovely. So there is not much to complain about. I'm thinking she should be wearing a tool belt or something, but what do I know? It looks as though your house addition is coming along nicely. Someday, I plan on seeing the architect/housewife in one of your images vacuuming the vases while nude in the new addition.

Raymond Elstad
I was a remodeling contractor for 30 years... a tent??? I often recommended that folks get a trailer to put in the driveway... sounds like you are roughing it... hope they get it all sealed up before the rains... R.

Barry Carlton
Raymond Obviously you've either seen or been through a remodel. It was the closest I could find to being a broken-down building, though. Meanwhile, I'm living in a tent in the back yard . . .

Raymond Elstad
Hey Barry, Looks like a long legged leaping gnome to me and that's not a broken down building it's a house being remodeled that was lovingly sealed off by the carpenter to keep dust out of the rest of the house... if not lovinly at least in an effort to keep the home owner off his mmmmmmmmmmm... back... I'm all for gratuitous nudity and also for asking women to get nekked so I can take their photos for no artistic reason but I pretend to be doing it for ART, more than a man's name... I admire your honesty Barry and your example... just ask for what you want and you might just get it... She looks like a dancer or at least a prancer... Cheers, Raymond

Jonathan Charles
Free Well I think you "gratuitously" created rather a nice shot - she looks very free and comfortable in your temporary space. You should put a print of it on the wall near where you were standing to remind you of how the room got started. Best wishes, Jonathan

Barry Carlton
Jonathan Thanks for the compliment; it's better than a string of 7's from the infamous anonymous raters. I also like your idea.

Barry Carlton
Jim Many thanks. I appreciate the praise, and I appreciate anyone who is willing to take time to comment. It's all too rare around here.

Jim Phelps
Barry, Good series with an interesting explanation. JIm Phelps

David Meyer
Barry Jeez man, it's been over a year. Aren't we entitled to another gratuitous nude by now already?

Barry Carlton
David Well, you can check out the upside of home remodeling shot . . .

Barry Carlton
Raymond Actually, we're still living in the yurt. But any day now . . . (we started construction two years ago this March). But eventually, the yurt will be a studio, the temporary kitchen will be a darkroom, and I'll be a happy camper.

Raymond Elstad
I'm assuming that you've finally finished this remodel... Does the little woman, and architect, still dance about making leaps of joy in it??? An inquiring mind wants to know...

Raymond Elstad
2 Years! Yikes, unless you are doing the work yourself??? It took me a year and a half of weekends to do our kitchen... man was I ever glad when it was done and I could get back to my golf game... I built myself a darkroom a couple of years ago and sadly haven't worked in it for over a year... I've been consumed by digital, I have... -r-

Barry Carlton
Raymond Two years, indeed. And, no, we aren't doing the work ourselves. It's kind of addictive, though, having a handyman continually present. I bought a Big Green Egg recently, and the construction guys were around to save my poor back from having to unload it from the truck. Two and a half months of the remodel were taken up by doing the concrete countertops. Other time was taken by things like plastering (rather than dry-walling), hand-finishing extensive wood trim, and I don't know what-all else. Over all, it's an adventure to be married to an architect.

Barry Carlton
Homage II to David Meyer I owe the idea for this image to fellow P-Netter David Meyer, who pointed out that a previous image of mine seemed to involve a naked woman for no apparent reason. That gave me the idea of purposely including nudity in my images for no artistic reason. That way I wouldn't have to give them silly titles like "Solitude," "Grief," or "What are You Looking At?" because, since I was engaging in no pretense, I did not need to keep any pretense up. I approached my model and told her I wanted to photograph her naked for no other reason than to see her naked; no art whatsoever was going to be involved. Luckily, she agreed. Since David was the source of the idea, I chose a broken-down building as my setting (if you look at his images, you'll see why). I told her to do whatever she felt like doing, so long as it was sans clothing. Here is the result.

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