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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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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 )
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again for posting this beautiful portrait, Darien, of a beautiful -- and outrageous -- woman.
Steve (long past the perfect age)
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm indifferent to nude photography, but i definitely liked the description.
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Toddimus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely model.
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amir72kh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
nice face , but fat ;)
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HaleyGeorge Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
She's perfect
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legalmom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
WOnderful!!
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Amber1010 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
She is fucking fabulous !! Great shot !
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Persephne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Simply beautiful... Wonderful shot, Kerosene is gorgeous woman.
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DangerousRiddle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
She is beautiful, her expression shows that she knows it too.
I love the way she looks so confident of her body and her spirit. And her tatoos rocks!
Her eyes shows somehow a vulnerability that is completely unexpected, and it is the most gorgeous thing on the role image. Just gotta love it!
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Tkaczka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Great.
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