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(Contains: nudity)
Model: Kerosene Deluxe

It was really fun shooting this with Kerosene. Normally she's vamped to the max with corsets and stockings and hairpieces. I'm honored that she trusted me to do simple nude photos with her <3

**EDIT 1/27:
Wow, I forget to check DA for a while, and I come back to see a DD :wow:

Thank you!! It's been fun reading through all the feedback and discussion
prompted by my image.

One thing I do want to note is that I feel all the people discussing the model's weight/health are missing that really, it's a bit irrelevant: what makes this photo special is that it's a stripping away of beauty armors--heavy makeup, corsets, other accouterments--which are normally used by Kerosene to create her other works. This photo is less about who she can become through styling, and more about being courageous enough to step out of her comfort zone and trust being photographed as her bare self. It would have been just as special if she had been a thin model making an exception to her standard no-nude rule.
Body comments would have happened either way- she's voluptuous, so she gets the "real woman"/"fat and unhealthy" dichotomy, whereas were she slender, I am positive there'd be the "I'm so tired of stick thin models!/eat a sandwich!" to contend with. Anyone who is photographed nude is subject to judgements about what they choose to do with their body, whether it's "perfect" enough. Can't win. Would you insult an old woman for being photographed nude because she wasn't young and sexy enough? Because this is really what all the controversy is about: be attractive in the way the viewer wants, or be bashed. Gotta give Kerosene props for shooting nude despite all that. Sometimes beauty isn't about how "healthy" (fuckable) you are.
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Given 2013-01-11
Curves of Angels by ~silvergrey The suggester says, "It's inspiring to see a woman with imperfections, that is beautiful and sexy and the lighting is striking, too. I also think it's an inspiring piece to people who don't have a "picture-perfect" body that they, too, are beautiful." Suggested by VAgentZero and Featured by Nyx-Valentine )
EricAtRandom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One word sums this up... WOW!

I'll add just a couple more though. Love the lighting, the model, and the pose. Absolutely beautiful work!
bundabergkid Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
TheBrokenRomantic Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I absolutely love this picture!
As a curvy girl myself, I completely object to the comments below like 'thank goodness she's an imperfect model' - I think her body is incredible, but everyone's has a flaw somewhere, therefore everyone is imperfect.
I love her tattoos, her curves, the shadow over the middle of her body which enunciates her femininity even more.
And her expression is just perfect, open but closed at the same time.
I know it takes an amazing model, but also an incredible photographer to make an incredible picture like this.

Lalunabluena Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do like how the woman has an very angular face on a very curvy body.
ryosan33 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Skinny women are for boys. Thick ones are for men. :)
Dawnhammer88 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Incredible sexy...wonderful!
melanie68 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Just stunning!( I'd love to be comfortable enough with my body to pose like that! )
KPeters626 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
featured: [link]
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Total beauty!
Toddimus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
First I'm not old. Second takes a fat guy to know one. I am fine with myself.
At least I am not an arrogant dickhead who randomly insults people, then cowardly hides behind his computer whacking off to soft porn and crying because he never got any real love in his life.

If insulting pretty much everyone who disagrees with you makes you feel better about yourself, which I doubt it does since it reflects nothing but darkness and depression in your self loathsome pictures. Nothing about your style is attractive or professional.. and eventually down the road someone is gonna kick your ass, if they haven't already.

Learn how to talk civil and respectul to people. You will make more friends that way. Instead of childish rants. I'm rubber, your glue, what you say to me sticks to you.

Hold up a mirror kid and take a long hard look at yourself, and you will see you are what you call others.
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