Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Nudist Photos of the Day 03/09/10






























19 comments:

fatpizzaman said...

Why not feature some men and m/f couples for your 'Nudist Photos Of The Day'? Why focus on women only?

Nudiarist said...

The photos of the day are always different. Some days it's all men, some days it's couples, some days it's groups, etc. It's also a fact that the majority of vintage nudist photos are of women. The female nude is probably the most popular subject in the history of art and photography.

Michael said...

Strange - all these girls look dressed much nicer than undressed. Or I am I just a sexiest?

Mike4Freedom said...

I really like these photo pairs-dressed and undressed. You can see how people hide a lot of themselves with clothes and are more real and honest when nude.

I recall that you once linked to a website where the two pictures changed back and forth as you moused over them. That was really cool.

Rafael S said...

Mike, probably it was this website: http://naked-people.de/

JeffF said...

Sadly, these photos are re-posts from a "p0rn" site. I would not expect that from someone claiming to be a nudist.
The reality is this blog is mainly a vehicle for this person to repost other people's photos. This is not naturism.

Nudiarist said...

Jeff,
Just because you found them on a "porn" site does not make these photos porn. Many photos of real nudists and naturists show up on porn sites.

The "clothed/unclothed" photo concept has been around for a long time, and these photos are no different from some that appeared in nudist mags years ago. Many photographers use this concept as art, like Sebastian Kempa and Akira Gomi.

I look at the photos and see some beautiful women simply proud and happy to be nude.

fatpizzaman said...

Nudiarist is quite right. Sadly, Jeff, this isn't something that nudists can do much about unless they watermark their photos and put a copyright stamp on them. I drink to the day that the likes of the TNS and AANR takes the adult industry in America to court and sues them for using nudist photos and the word 'nudist' to promote its products. Nudism and porn are two separate things.

Anonymous said...

It is so amazing to see the transformation of everyone when clothed the whole real person seems distant and almost not there at all. Seeing the whole person lets you see who they really are as a person. A reflection into there being is more evident.

shytsidun said...

Its amazing to see the difference! Almost like you can see more of the real person unhidden when unclothed.

BLKBVR said...

my favorite is the one at the very top on the right-that woman has only her beautiful face in the before where she is wearing that ugly school uniform-BUT when her clothes are removed she is way more beautiful without anything on!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I have to agree with Jeff here. When they're being used on these sites as they are, it IS porn -- you have to keep the audience in mind. No, an image of nudity is NOT necessarily porn, but it isn't necessarily not porn either -- it's all about context.

I think I know what the site in question here is, and let's just say its initials are OCC. If so, this site is BRUTAL to naturism, and I don't see why you have to look to them for material. Even beyond their treatment of naturism, this site is absolutely disgusting in what they'll exploit for entertainment, including even breast cancer screening videos.

Furthermore, unlike pictures taken by the artists you mention, most of these images look like private shots -- probably either stolen from someone's hard drive, or put online by a jilted ex-boyfriend. Which, I think, make the images illegal. Not that you, nudiarist, are responsible for that. But the original site could be -- I don't know. Either way, if the images are illegal, do you really want to be furthering the distribution of them?

On the other hand, I agree with fatpizzaman -- I, too, would like to see the naturist organizations take on this issue much more than they have so far. As far as I'm concerned, they are taking naturism out of context enough for it to be construed as a from of defemation.

Nudiarist said...

Anonymous, you are right when you say it's all about context. In the context of this blog, these are valid nudist/naturist images. Many of the nudes are outdoors, none of them are sexual poses, and they are not voyeur images since the women are all smiling and posing willingly. I've seen my own photo show up on porn sites, but that's the chance I take when posting nude self-portraits.

My friend Rick over at MojoNude once said that everyone should just post a nude photo of themselves on the Internet, thereby removing the stigma in one fell swoop.

Remember, pornography is in the eye of the beholder. Once we can all look at these photos and see them at face value instead of imagining something sinister or perverse, the world will be a better place.

Anonymous said...

So you think that by posting these images on this blog, you're essentially returning them to their rightful place? An interesting concept, but I don't know. Otherwise stated, so you think that the source of the images makes no difference? Let's say Hustler Magazine decided to break from their usual format and do a piece with images of naturists. I know, not a particularly plausible scenario, but humor me for a moment. Let's also say that for some reason, these images were not under copyright protection. Would you still find these images valid for posting to your blog? If so, that's your opinion, but I'm not sure I can agree.

Nudiarist said...

Personally, I'd welcome Hustler, Playboy or Penthouse doing pictorials on naturism.

This is part of the problem with the nudist/naturist movement today - too many believe that there is only one true nudist philosophy, sort of like the "one true God" idea espoused by many religions.

Creating a bigger tent is the way to help remove body shame from American society.

JForward said...

Look at the photos closely - on the bottom of many, there is stamp of the original website the photo was posted on - notice stuff like "amateurs" and "wifeswap" etc....
You are right, a photo of a nude person is simply nudity. Not porn. But, these sites are porn..maybe not these particular photos, but the site where they originate from is.
It also brings up the point of why is someone taking other people's photos and re-posting them online? these are photos from someone else, not you.
They're not depicting nudism. Being nude in your home is not nudism. Being a member of AANR, N Society, etc..and going to nude resorts/beaches/being an activist is nudism.

Nudiarist said...

"Being nude in your home is not nudism. Being a member of AANR, N Society, etc..and going to nude resorts/beaches/being an activist is nudism."

This is why nudists remain a cult in society - a consistent pigheadedness of holding on to an arcane philosophy which has little relevance in today's society. Time to evolve, folks.

Anonymous said...

I certainly don't see anything "arcane" about anything JForward said. Nor do I see anything "irrelevant" to today's society in his statement. What's irrelevant to today's society -- being nude in one's home not being nudism? So, a characteristic of today's society is being nude in one's home being nudism? Whether being nude in one's home is nudism or not is a legitimate question, but I don't see what it has to do with today's society.

More importantly, though, you say that you would welcome Hustler, etc., doing pictorials on naturism? That's a stunning statement. I thought that one of the things that make people critical of naturism is that they think it's about sex. You think that including naturism in pornographic magazines that sexualize the human body (and, better yet, welcoming it) is a way to dispel that notion? And then people wonder why naturism is become increasingly tied to the "swinger" culture. I'm sorry, nudiarist, but maybe it's YOU who needs to evolve.

Nudiarist said...

What is arcane about nudist philosophy is that it is exclusionary. Basically nudists say "my way or the highway" to anyone who dares to practice body freedom in any way other than the "right" way.

Nudism has evolved over time. In the beginning, nudists say the practice of being without clothes as being part of one's sexual health. Over time, it has become less about casting aside shame and more about body image. Lee Baxandall changed the movement when he declared that "body acceptance is the idea, nude recreation is the way."

It has become banal and asexual in a society which is becoming more and more open about sexuality.

It's time for nudism/naturism to evolve again to keep up with societal changes. Spencer Tunick, the WNBR and other events are making public nudity more widely accepted as a viable means of self-expression. At the same time, AANR and TNS seem to be content practicing the lifestyle behind the closed gates of private resorts. And when they do foray into public display, it's usually a clumsy effort like the recent arrest at Delray Beach. As for the NAC, while a few battles have been won over the last decade, the number of places for people to go nude on the beach is dwindling.

The fastest growing segment of nude recreation is adult resorts and vacations. The only thing AANR and TNS have to do with this activity is running ads in its publications. People don't need AANR or TNS to go to Caliente or Hedonism, they just need a travel agent or a phone number to call and make a reservation.

BTW, Playboy has been touching upon the subject of nudism for years, mostly in cartoons. And don't forget that Playboy has done interviews with many important public figure over the past 6 decades, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jimmy Carter, so dissing that magazine as being only about sex is simply incorrect.