Nude Photography Porn or Art?

SexyRayne SexyRayne
I find the Human body beautiful. No matter who you are or what you look like its your body!! Is nude photography just glorified porn or is it a beautiful artform???
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Beautiful art!!
SexyRayne , DeliciousSurprise , Kindred , Beck , SaraBroughman , jokerzwild , Bex1331 , Nacht Stern , closed account , Trysexual , TheirPet , mikeysPlace
12  (10%)
Porn and only porn
Depends on the way its taken
Destri , wetone123 , Sohotdinosaur , CreamySweet , Rossie , slynch , Research , urhappypill , Ciao. , Teacookie , Stinkytofu10 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Elnoa , OhMy! , mutewolf , Celtic Pixie , LacyRogue , AnotherPrettyFace , kittychilla , Loriandhubby , Diabolical Kitty , FruityCloudPuff , mistre$$ , Liz x420x , Passionate Pastor , Jul!a , Gunsmoke , wrmbreze , Howells , padmeamidala , P'Gell , <3BF , Petite Valentine , MelSC , ~LaceyLace~ , Curiouscat , Kitka , Llewey , Castielskitten , catsin , Starkiller87 , Ms. N , Greenleaf , Lummox , Hallmar82 , Checkmate , nanamondoute , Vegan Silk , VelvetDragon , sexxxkitten , Ice1 , xilliannax , LoveBug721 , bayosgirl , quackbuster , LovesAPoet , Missy May , rnsice79 , Princess Zelda , hem , rosythorn , ghalik , pirata , Rory , gehuwd , Varmint , icyqueen , Do emu , deltalima , MrWill , KissTheSkyBaby , invisiblehat , "G" , thornrose , Martiniman , Cosmonaut , snowminx , Somewhere Out There , Noelle , just curious , SydneyScreams , spiced , XYCopperheadSly , xgreatlovex , fly1212 , chicmichiw , mpfm , twelve13 , SMichelle , JADE76 , karenm , sXeVegan90 , surreptitious , Marie Hanna , BrittaniMaree , Wet
96  (81%)
Depends on who is looking at it
Llahsram , Jewlickah , Talena , edenx
4  (3%)
Other(please explain)
Chirple , namelesschaos , lustylusty , CoffeeCup , Violette Lacuna , TJax
6  (5%)
Total votes: 118
Poll is closed
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Destri Destri
I love beautiful nude photography. Of course, it can be bad, too, and I hate the porn shots of, for instance, women with their labias spread wide open just for the sake of turning on some guy cruising the Internet. But tastefully done, beautiful nude photography is awesome.
02/11/2012
CreamySweet CreamySweet
Quote:
Originally posted by SexyRayne
I find the Human body beautiful. No matter who you are or what you look like its your body!! Is nude photography just glorified porn or is it a beautiful artform???
Well... I find it beautiful no matter what but I am a little twisted and like looking at my pussy with a creampie in/on it. That said I agree a lot of folks will decide yes or no based on how its taken. I know from personal experience my local retail drug store with photo lab has no issues developing and printing my nude stuff including the ones I had made poster size. The do have issue however with the on all fours doggy style with me holding a finger between my lips with the tip inside and fully visible. I still don't get why the 20 something year old who works there is always flirty... hummmm.
02/11/2012
Chirple Chirple
It really depends on intentions of the photographer, and there's no solid line. People looking can also choose how they view something. So I guess I think it's a bit of both and everything.
02/11/2012
GONE! GONE!
They can be art, definitely!
02/11/2012
SexyRayne SexyRayne
Quote:
Originally posted by CreamySweet
Well... I find it beautiful no matter what but I am a little twisted and like looking at my pussy with a creampie in/on it. That said I agree a lot of folks will decide yes or no based on how its taken. I know from personal experience my local retail ... More
Hey im twisted too so its ok!! I would love to be brave enough to have pictures like that in poster size. I would totaly do that as a present for my hubby hehehe. Thank you for your vote and explanation as well.
02/11/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
It all depends on lighting.
02/11/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I recommend taking an art appreciation class at your local community college, or you could also go to a museum.

Nudity has been in art since the dawn of time. For example, the Sistine Chapel would be charged as a home of pornography, because the ceiling and the walls are chock full of nudity. And, I'm sure most of you know, that's a sacred place for Catholics.

I'd also like to state that porn, when done right, can qualify as art. Just because people are having sex doesn't detract from the artistic nature of the piece. I feel like because porn is equivalent to smut in our culture, its artistic quality is detracted or ignored.
02/11/2012
Research Research
I work with an old man who used to be a very serious photographer. He likes to show his old portfolios and collections when people ask about his pictures. He always warns them that the photos are mostly nudes and people usually roll their eyes and think something like "dirty old man" until they see his work. This man worked under Ansel Adams for several years and his nudes are some of the most incredible and beautiful photos I have ever seen. It's all in how the subject is portrayed.
02/11/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
The line between porn and art is usually pretty hotly debated, but I totally agree with Ms Spice that porn can sometimes qualify as art, and nude photography can definitely qualify as art on its own if it is done well.
02/11/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Other because I don't think the two are necessarily mutual exclusive.
02/11/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
It depends on the style, the posing, the photographer's intent through lens/exposure, all sorts of things. Some pictures are definitely more art than porn, others more porn than art, and some are just completely blurred and will fit into both descriptions.
02/11/2012
Celtic Pixie Celtic Pixie
I agree with several other community members, porn can be art, and art can be tasteless porn. Look at some of the self art of hollywood, it is just ego masturbation at it's most public. The beauty is in the emotion the art elicits. Not the screaming "look at me" but the subtle elegance even in the most explicit. There was a series I am still looking for in black and white of nude contortionists doing all kinds of fun stuff, and it was stunning!
02/14/2012
AnotherPrettyFace AnotherPrettyFace
I think it also depends on the model.
02/19/2012
kittychilla kittychilla
it all depends on the way it's taken. also maybe the person modeling.
02/19/2012
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Depends on how it's taken
02/21/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
I myself have a very conflicted views on this topic.

Since I'm Jewish I have a very modest view on life and especially when it come to how women are to act, dress, ect. I feel that a wife's beauty is only for her husband.

That being said, I really think nude photography can defiantly be works of art but unfortunately most seen on the internet today is pornographic in nature.

So what classifies art? In my mind it would be a combination of the setting of the photo ( how props in the photo are laid out ect.), the use of clothes or other props to cover parts of the body, the pose, the feel of the photo ( such as the model seeming to innocent not sleazy in nature. ), the photographers intent, and so much more.

My dad once said I can't tell you what art vs pron is but I know it when I see it.
02/21/2012
mistre$$ mistre$$
Depends entirely upon how it is done, but generally I would say art.
03/04/2012
Liz x420x Liz x420x
Quote:
Originally posted by SexyRayne
I find the Human body beautiful. No matter who you are or what you look like its your body!! Is nude photography just glorified porn or is it a beautiful artform???
depends
03/04/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I definitely think it can go either way depending on a few factors. I can't really give you a cut and dry "this makes it art, and this makes it porn," but I know it when I see it.
03/05/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Pornography is mostly the intention of the photographer and the perspective of the viewer. It's a fairly complex interaction. I don't find most nude art offensive - however child porn is just that. I am also repulsed by those who try to demean religion or other social groups with their so-called art.
03/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
At times, it is hard to tell. But, art is... artful. A woman with her fingers penetrating up to the third digit is usually porn, the same woman in a demur position without genitalia showing may be art.
03/05/2012
<3BF <3BF
If it's black and white it's probably art.
03/05/2012
Kindred Kindred
I consider any photograph of a nude to be considered art. Whether or not it's beautiful is a personal interpretation.
03/05/2012
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by Destri
I love beautiful nude photography. Of course, it can be bad, too, and I hate the porn shots of, for instance, women with their labias spread wide open just for the sake of turning on some guy cruising the Internet. But tastefully done, beautiful ... More
This exactly
03/09/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I consider any photograph of a nude to be considered art. Whether or not it's beautiful is a personal interpretation.
Agree
03/09/2012
lustylusty lustylusty
I meant to put, depends on how its taken
03/31/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
depends really. im on a art site that allows people to put such pictures, and really, ive seen both. nude photography can be beautiful when taken CORRECTLY, not just a girl striking a pose making sure her breasts are in the picture, or a guy making sure the length of his dick is being known.
03/31/2012
jokerzwild jokerzwild
The human body is art and even more so with a gifted photographer. Unless there is sexual activity its not porn.
04/18/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
It's a very subjective question. There are times when nude photos are very clearly smutty and pornographic, and times when they're clearly artistic, but more often than not they fall into a middle ground where it's open to interpretation. Sometimes you'll find that the same photo can send vastly different messages, just by changing it from colour to black and white, or by altering the cropping slightly.

What I might consider an art book suitable for a coffee table, others might be mortified at the sight of.
04/18/2012
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