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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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Randallsilver Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Sure, this picture is arousing to me, but it's still art. A beautiful picture of a beautiful model.
Glodka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
fejro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A very natural shot! :) Homely and sunny, full of promise, like a Sunday morning.
techken1962 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I believe I even know the name this particular model works under quite a bit... If I'm correct, then I'm DAMN happy to see this appear on DA.  She's a gorgeous young lady, and you've captured her wonderfully.  There's no doubt in my mind that it's "art" as I see it.  To bad there are so many individuals in the world that have let others tell them that a naked body, no matter what pose it's in, is a dirty, sinful or "pornographic" thing that should be shunned, spurned or ridiculed.

I'm glad to have seen this wonderful piece of "ART"!
HotUrban Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Incredible body. Absolutely amazing piece of art. The female body is gorgeous.
RacSor Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Beatiful, great, brilliant; nobody took account of the place in which is taken the picture… It aports a lot to it.
Dronzer19 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
this is art, there is nothing sexual about this image
Mister-Crool Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
I like it but i still hate porn. Does that make me a hypocrite?
Loki7z Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Lanceuk43 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
A beautiful young woman, she looks directly at the viewer, unashamed at her nakedness. Her legs apart she seems to want to display her sex to the watcher, she seems to be saying..'.here I what you want to me '
MarkOrange Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Veeeeeeeery inviting.
fabiciclon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Es Una foto Hermosa de una belleza femenina asombrosa, ella es el arte puro
jedy17 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015
well Said, freedom of the mind 
and she is perfect Art 
bhndascrn Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Artist
I feel art should elicit a different reaction from each person that views it. This image lends itself to very few reactions. The conversation "is this art?" is a boring one that has been played out time and again since Marcel Duchamp's Fountain. Furthermore, the female nude has almost always been a subject of artwork. 
jagged-pixel Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
idk, the real only thing...I feel like she got f•••ed shortly after this picture was taken...she seems "ready to go" (so-to-speak)...
1Gene2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning girl- I love the skin tones.Clap Heart 
jonZ39 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Say what you will, this well lit, well composed, well focused color photograph strikes me as a rather ordinary crotch shot, which illustrates once again that technical perfection does not necessarily produce artistic work.
belianis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
And what's wrong with the crotch?
michaelsouth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
jon, I respectfully disagree...not about the well lit, well composed part, but rather the ordinary crotch shot portion of your comment.  This particular photographer is very technical in his compositions IMHO and is very much aware of what the true focus of the photo is about.  In my view, which is only one view, is that if he wanted the pic to be just another crotch shot, the lighting specifically would have been from another angle instead of having her crotch in one of the darkest portions of the composition.  Nude women, by their definition are, well, nude and we, the viewer look at all the "good" parts.  But my eye was drawn to her face first (upper third), then her underboob and then yanked to the upper left as the reflection off the pillow pointed to the soft yellow light in the corner.  After that, I did enjoy what this pretty model was so gracious to allow us to see.  Not all that ordinary to me.
escribealolo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
It reminds me of some of David Hamilton works
PGalangArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Art is very loosely defined. To me, if someone can believe something to be beautiful, it is art, and this is beautiful.
larryjohnpager Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The fairness is modelling quality is there in a want of the understand, art helps progress, jovelj
sun3urst Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
shantshantshant Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Photographer
I agree with you but it's like people, being discriminated by their race. Art is art and people are people, regardless of how they look. It should be accepted wholeheartedly.
return666 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Paulet97 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Photographer
I love it!!
Manovich-art Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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 
belianis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
In an American talk show in the 1980s, one of the commentators spoke about WOMEN AND OTHER MINORITIES. Obviously the absentminded commentator meant WOMEN AND MINORITIES, for more than half of the population of the USA is made up of women.
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.
random1289 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
well maybe she has decided to move away from her old career to something more respectable than porn 
nudity does not equal porn its only pornographic if she's engaged in a sexual action such as masturbation or intercourse
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.
Commander-FoxMcCloud 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.
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