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Usually I don't comment on my own photos, but since there's a lot of controversy about this picture I want to make an exception:

About the model's age:
She's 22. I'm a professional and I work with professional models.

Is this art or not?
I want my viewers to answer this question for themselves, but think about this: Just because an image has the ability to arouse (some) people sexually, does not make it "low art". If you think it does, then you probably think sexuality is low too and in this case I truly hope you get over your prejudice sometime and start to enjoy life.
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Despite all the said controversy....This is a naturally beautiful picture of a very attractive young lady. The human body is a work of art all in itself and the this one just so happens to be a female masterpiece!!! It is simple yet bold, bold but not overdone, Nothing added to it to give it a negative impact while it's simplicity speaks volumes. She is perfection at it's pinnacle, innocent yet alluring, clean, classy and elegant (pleasingly graceful and stylish in her appearance). It is truly sad that you must speak out to defend yourself from small minded onlookers but never the less I believe that your art itself should quell the woes all by itself. Have Mercy! :-)
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sun3urst Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
after over 950 comments I don't think you will see mine!
But art is in the eye of the beholder and if that eye is dark and twisted then that is their problem not ours. nice pic, beautiful model and nudity doesn't always mean sex is the next logical action.
return666 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Paulet97 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love it!!
Manovich-art Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
A celebration of the female form. With out it where would we be.
Curves lit by natural light, with beautiful skin tones.
jesse00769 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
well aesthetic beauty in my opinion can never be called 'low art.' this photo displays everything that is beautiful about the female body. there's not even the hint of porn and what it shows to me is the absolute naturalness of the naked human body. the model does not look nervous nor uncomfortable. in fact, she looks relaxed and at ease with being nude. the way we were meant to be. i think it is absolutely beautiful. and i think the photographer has captured an excellent photo. love it!
johnekroll Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
zettaboy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
naughty pose! Whoa!!!!
annalovefun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
J'aime le côté artistique
thebigyin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've not read all the controversy over this picture and that of some of your other pictures, but as a keen nude photographer myself, and also for what it is worth I believe you post some of best female nudes here on DA.  

Anyone who thinks the human female is not the pinnacle of nature's art really needs to take a long look at themselves.  After-all, as someone else eluded to the continuation of the human species relies on the admiration of the male for a female, there is no getting away from this, this is fact, it's written in our DNA....

However, as humans and through our evolution and restrictions placed by society, there are some individuals who see nudity as something dirty or perverted, well sorry its not, we are all nude under our clothes, its the way we came into this world, and for that to happen a woman would have to be involved (obvious I Know).

Now before I get shot down here, think about it.... I know I've interjected some of my own opinion, but at the end of the day for the human species to continue a man must be attracted to a woman and vice versa - now we have that out of the way, how does that affect this debate.


I believe a photographer in this genre should be able to celebrate the human female in a way which is sensual, erotic, beautiful, funny sad, elusive, and all things which make up the complex but amazingly beautiful creatures that are women. After-all over 50% of the human population are made up of women, so for those like Stefan here who try to celebrate them in their most natural form should be congratulated and not ridiculed 
EtCumSpiritu220 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
"I've not"?  Is that like "I haven't"?  Dude, be real.
Pottas Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Beautyful lovely nicely don
muuknight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Masu-Yuki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't she Little Caprice? Aka a pornstar?
climberpunk Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
There is an electrical outlet? Porn or not porn, she is beautiful and I enjoy looking at this photo. Well done Stefan!
chopperher Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FizzSoda Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion its porn. The model Is a well known pornstar and some of the adult films she's been in are more creative and artistic than this piece. I mean come on, theirs no artistic element or emotional element added by featuring the damn electric outlet.
XIZOR-1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No mercy xd
Number7Red Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
To me I enjoy the nude body and nude art and the naked body is not porn. What is being done with the naked body (such as sex, masturbation, touching of genitals, spreading labias) is porn to me. Some people are so uptight that they get offended when a women breastfeeds their child. In my opinion that is ridiculous, but hey what do I know I am not a pro photographer nor model and I do not have an ounce of artistic talent in me.
MaxBrady Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
She's wonderful!
belianis Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Prison inmates who make art are not allowed to use nude images. Let us be thankful that we subscribers of are not under such harsh restrictions.:) (Smile) 
highlandglamour Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful image. The lighting is perfect as is the pose.
Knight501 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
It is art, people that thin that all art is something else then that is their right I suppose. When nudity or 'sex' is used in the right way (not too explicit or underage model) then it is fine. You cannot change if people think it is something it is not (p--) (no offense) but I suppose art is also meant to make people talk so that is something I suppose.
Brinx-dragonball Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
porn plain and simple 
SixHouse Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL what a small minded, brainwashed dolt you are.
Brinx-dragonball Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
get back on your masturbation wagon,you're an idiot for insulting somebody you don't know  
SixHouse Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Kill yourself you uneducated moron.
Brinx-dragonball Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
biggest joke I've ever heard lol your offence shows your frustration,maybe your a eunuch
SixHouse Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"Porn" requires a sexual activity to be taking place. You just might be the stupidest living person. Kill yourself.
Brinx-dragonball Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the words you're  looking for are "most stupid" moron stupidest is superlative so can't be used in this context dummy. Obviously you've never seen a porno mag before if you think Porn has to have sexual activity in it.And why would I kill myself lol you're the 1 defending porn,maybe you should look at your wiener and think to yourself "why do I need to look at pornographic images" and then realize its because your nut sack is so deep in your throat that your too pussy to get a girl :icondancingmonkeyplz: I'll give you a Mexican wave goodbye now :D btw you are a joke to me :D
718FrankWhite Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Actually, porn does in fact require some kind of sex. But since you're a pathetic child that lives home with mommy and is obsessed with cartoons (LMAOOOOOOO dragonball?!?!?!?), and an uneducated non-American pig that doesn't know English, you should kill yourself.
lethalumbra Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
there will be no mercy :)
LeoBit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gat-City Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Besides the leading line coming out of the tope of her right knee, I actually enjoy the photo. Too bad I've seen this model on porn sites and in a few actual porn movies.
eigenwilliger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
caprice is amaaaaazing!!
brown2014 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect pose, great expression of freedom-well done a masterpiece!
doconabox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Art and Porn are not mutually exclusive. One shades very gradually into the other, with a tremendous overlap that exhibits both, intermixed. There is clearly artistic intent by the photographer shown in this image. There are elements of artistic care, for example in the lighting and the geometry of the layout. The pose, however, is...rather inelegant, and is often seen in work that is more clearly porn. There is an informality to the model's pose that almost makes this seem unstaged, which simultaneously adds to its charm and increases the image's  pornographic feel. So, I allow the photographer his claim to art, but it is as much a carnal effect as an aesthetic one.
tronicson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Keshahal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You say you are a pro... So what's your pro excuse for having such a distracting and ugly detail as the power plugs in focus in your image? Please don't come with a parallelism about energy/life between plugs and holes depicted...
Francoiscord Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I totally agree. Il y a une différence entre "suggestion" et "exposition". Entre "érotisme" et "porno". Pour moi, la photographie de nu ne doit pas juste montrer un corps et le sexe, sinon elle ne fait que donner de l'excitation, mettre en avant nos pulsions sexuelles et non pas notre émotion, notre capacité à aimer les "belles choses". Il y a une différence entre apprécier un beau corps - mis en valeur par une photographie prise avec talent, dans une ambiance particulière - et avoir envie de se toucher en voyant une photo. Cette photo en particulier - car d'autres de vos photos de Caprice sont bien mieux réussies - ne dépassent pas ce stade de "donner envie".
jagged-pixel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
morphious2012 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wish I was there :)
gothold Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
whoops accidentally unfaved this, How could I do that to such a stunning beauty?
NickMoscovitz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
With all due respect to your skill and intelligence, art cannot be defined in a way that is completely objective. There must be a component there that allows FREEDOM of expression, without which art becomes an institution, a religion, with rules which once broken trigger some sort of punitive result. So many people died throughout history on the altar of freedom of expression, and as an homage to all those who fought for freedom (and NOT those who call themselves freedom fighters in the name of any missionarism based on faith) I hereby suggest that your question is NOT relevant, and may plant and promote ideas that counter the concept of freedom of expression. This is a question you should ask yourself and whatever answer you have for it is the correct one BY DEFINITION. You may, however, IMHO, present the question something like this: " What do you think about my opinion?" 

Having said that, I really want to believe that you deem this as art, and if that is the case I will tell you what I think about your opinion: I think that this image, despite your judgement, conjures an overwhelming irelevant likeness to zilion other images I have already seen, with very little, if any, new things to offer me as an inspiring RELEVANT contribution, other than a very healthy dose of turn-on which, quite honestly, is not necessarily the MOST effective I managed to feast my eyes on. Therefore, I congratulate you for having a positive self-view, because you are clearly a pro by ANY standard, and your work is truly exquisite, yet I would have, in your place, seek to inspire my soul and mind in addtion, if you must, to my porn consuming tendencies... And I have to add this: someone below mentioned something similar: This iamge may be art, but it is pretty adequate for business....
ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all about context
Iggy1980 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
i must say this image is most deffinatly art. yes she is nude, but the body clothed or not is a  wondrous, and beautiful thing.
gothold Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
yes it is art! I love the composition the lighting is just right it bring out the beauty of the model who by the way combinds innocence and sexuality 
parisianbleu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
She's open for business and her expression and pussy look hungry !!
RVV58 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it is life.... it is nature.... all what she has... been given her by nature.... even if it arouse some or all - it is beautiful
oifvetne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Stellar shot
FENIXOBSCURO Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
of course its art... because it expresses more of an emotion in the picture....
I like it, beyond the issue of sexuality...
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