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What does 'Erotic Photography' mean to you?

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John Coles is off-lineSilver Member
19 October 2013 08:21
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I'm currently writing a new book and I'm really interested to hear from any of you with constructive views on this. I'd love to hear from models and photographers, so what does 'Erotic Photography' mean to you? For example:
What sort of images? What sort of poses? Does it have to be explicit or not? If you are a model, is this a genre that interests you, and why?

Many thanks in advance, John.


Skymouse is off-lineGold Member
20 October 2013 19:01
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In my view, something is erotic (i.e. pornographic - erotic is just a euphemism for pornographic) if it is intended to (or can be reasonably expected to) sexually arouse the target audience.

It makes no odds what the actual content of the images is. It is only the intended (or reasonably expected) effect among those the images are aimed at which counts.
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ChrisS is off-line
21 October 2013 01:24
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Erotic, to me, means to tease the viewer while showing off the beauty of the female form. Its designed to provoke and show off just enough of the body to make the viewer think. Porn, to me, is designed so that men can sexually get off on it while sitting on the bog.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
21 October 2013 01:30
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To me it is photography with sexually suggestive/charged imagery but without being blatent RedChecker is a naughty person material. This doesn't prevent it from being strong of course, simply that there's been more thought in the image than to simply light the thing with two brolleys at 45°.

Ultimately it's quite hard to describe but I know it if I see it.
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Howard Mansfield is off-line
21 October 2013 07:15
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Erotic causes sexual arousal of the mind.

Porn just arouses the other, more Southernly bits.

That's a bit simplistic (and verging on blind generalisation, but after all the porn I looked at as a teenager, a little blindness is to be expected), but to me an erotic image should be conveying an image, or message, or implication that causes the arousal, something that fuels the mind into finding the sexuality within the image (or within the words, in the case of erotic writings), and not simply be a case of "Way hey! Tits!".
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raw and the cooked is off-line
21 October 2013 11:48
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Two brollies at 45 degrees, at one to one? You are a tough one to please Redchecker, that's how I do most of mine


Pict is off-line
21 October 2013 11:57
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erotic photography to me is sexually charged.
ie not just a photo of a naked form but rather an image that also suggests sexual activity. For this reason it is also quite subjective.


David Heels is off-line
22 October 2013 03:59
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Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
22 October 2013 04:08
RedChecker
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Reminds me of this:

When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


David Heels is off-line
22 October 2013 04:27
Crippen
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lol. I think yours is sexier. Mine doesn't have enough flipper action, going on.



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