January 31, 2009

Censorship : the debate is opened !

Let's save the Freedom, the Peace, the Truth and the Beauty.

Here are some very interesting (and so smart !) comments after the publication of the article against the censorship.

I want to thank each ot the artists who have reacted to my anger against the obscurantism.

Like our great ancestors, Toulouse Lautrec, Manet, Courbet, Rodin, Jean Loup Sieff, once again, we have to fight for our freedom of expression.

The dirty minds, the bigots, all those who believe they can define what is good or bad, and who can't make the difference between Art and porn, will lost their crusade. It's just a question of time.

" Let us fight to free the world ! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance !" Charlie Chaplin

Mike Cary :

What is really sad is how many photographers and artists take the position of : "why should I care, it doesn't effect me", or even promote the idea of censorship. Yes, when a photographer says " I shoot landscapes or I shoot sports so why should I care if they censor erotic or other types of nudes", that piss me off a hundred times more then when some bible thumper goes on some stupid crusade !

Mike Cary
Art Model Amber

Vernon Trent :
Envy is the highest form of appreciation !

Vernon Trent
"The bluest blues I"
Art Model Amber Gangi

David Winge :
“ The laws against public nudity make no sense. The idea that Jerry Falwell can go topless while Cindy Crawford cannot is an absolute affront to logic, common sense and the 5000 year human struggle for aesthetic taste.” Peter McWilliams

David Winge
"Artists Palette"
Art Model Rebel Smith

Michael Vasquez :
We're under attack from the right and it's so sad. Yet the child porn people will keep on working and no one will be saved.

Michael Vasquez
"Moon Madness"

Side B Photography :
Is this growth of censorship only an American problem or have others around the world felt it as well ?
It sickens me that we watch the horrible "reality tv" shows and are too afraid to see the reality we live in. We are afraid to see what humans truly are. We have wars that are so sanitized. We have people in the world who suffer from hunger, disease, and other horrible problems. We have corrupt business people stealing the wealth of nations. We also have the beauty of people. Their art is something we should celebrate. We have the beauty of the individual. We have the beauty of the human figure, but that is considered obscene.
All most people care about is who the next American (or any other nationality) Idol winner is. We need to peel back the curtain of "reality TV" so humanity can feel repulsed, rejoiced, aroused, disgusted, loved, hated, empathetic toward the true reality our world is in.
Thank you for this great post.

And never forget :

Darren Phillips

Breathtaking BW shots by Darren Phillips !

"The River"
Art Model Paula

"Out there in the fields"
Art Model Sara

"Forrest Nymph 3"
Art Model Lena

"Uneasy Times"
Art Model Bella

Yamamoto Masao

By Yamamoto Masao from Japan

2009 upcoming Exhibitions :

March 3 : an exhibition at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, US
April 3 : an exhibition at JACKSON FINE ART, Atlanta, US
April 14 : a group show at UGO FERRANT GALLERY, Roma, IT
April 19 : a group show at MUSEO DI ROMA, Roma, IT
April 21 : an exhibition at MICAMERA, Milano, IT
April 25 : an exhibition at SEMINA RERUM, Zurich, CH
May 7 : an exhibition at FIFTY ONE FINE PHOTOGRAPHY, Antwerp, BE
May 9 : an exhibition at PHOTOMONTH, Krakow, PL

Yamamoto Masao

January 30, 2009

A beautiful mix of all genres !

Warren Berlin -
"Caught in a trap"
Art Model Shelly

Miles Chandler -
"Tricia in Braids"

Michael Helms -
Art Model Jon

Maria Petrova
"Portrait of a girl on a chair"

Anca Cernoschi -

Dave Levingston -
"Gaea at Hocking Hills"

Dave Rudin -
Art Model and Photographer Kat Love -

François Benveniste -
Art Model Sophie

Dave Ayerst Davies -
Art Model ERosanne

Alex Ingram -
"Rock island"
Art Model Maria

David Kirk -
"Window Dancer 2"
Art Model Britney Lee

Gamini Kumara -