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Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31784411
^ 18+

So...I feel really weird posting a male nude but I still feel like it's pretty.  Thoughts?  Keep or delete?

Feb 24 13 09:06 pm Link

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MelissaAnn

Posts: 3956

Seattle, Washington, US

I don't know that I'd describe it as "pretty," but it's not bad.  I don't care for the way it's composed (and I think I'd like it better oriented vertically), but I like the lighting and processing.

Edit: I think you should keep it. smile

Feb 24 13 09:14 pm Link

Model

Aah

Posts: 79

Los Angeles, California, US

That is a really great shot. When it comes to your art, do not sacrifice your beliefs (you like the photo) for anybody else. Keep it! I'm adding it to my favorites.

Feb 24 13 09:19 pm Link

Model

RogueMJB

Posts: 1

West Des Moines, Iowa, US

Yay!

Feb 24 13 09:20 pm Link

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Photographer

GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36271

San Francisco, California, US

Why do you feel weird?  I like the shot.  I am glad to see that you shot it and you posted it.  I would definitely keep it.  Good work.

EDIT:  BTW, I presume that is your boyfriend since he posted directly above me.  That impresses me as well because it seems that it shows you both to be secure.

Feb 24 13 09:22 pm Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 2695

Walnut Creek, California, US

my_other_profile wrote:
I feel really weird posting a male nude but I still feel like it's pretty.  Thoughts?  Keep or delete?

I have posted a male nude, also:

18+

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24208056

and I don't feel weird even though I prefer female nudes to male nudes.

But just one worthless opinion.  smile

Feb 24 13 10:22 pm Link

Photographer

rickspix

Posts: 1304

Vallejo, California, US

do more do more

Feb 24 13 10:31 pm Link

Photographer

rickspix

Posts: 1304

Vallejo, California, US

Feb 24 13 10:31 pm Link

Photographer

E H

Posts: 659

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Great male nudes are not easy to achieve, penis gets in the way more then it helps,, honestly. I think it is a good male nude,, I do like the work you have done other than the cropping, not a fan of this cropping.  The same shot,, at 3/4 or full shot with the nose facing away or to the camera, doesn't matter,,, would make this image a very good image.
  Keeper,, yes till you shot 3/4 or full, then replace it with that...

Feb 24 13 11:06 pm Link

Model

NicoleNudes

Posts: 3860

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It's a keeper. Great lighting.

Feb 24 13 11:37 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15705

Orlando, Florida, US

The shot is good, but I'm really distracted by whatever you put him on.

Avoid that sort of thing if you're going for an art nude.

Feb 24 13 11:57 pm Link

Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
The shot is good, but I'm really distracted by whatever you put him on.

Avoid that sort of thing if you're going for an art nude.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/05/512b6d4f345f8_m.jpg
Better or no?

Feb 25 13 05:56 am Link

Photographer

E H

Posts: 659

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I would say this one^^^ is one of the better male nudes I have ever seen. All works, simple, great light and lines, the crop works here, making the off center triangle in a body landscape,,, very nice work...

Feb 25 13 11:07 am Link

Photographer

RONALD NZ TAN

Posts: 2381

San Francisco, California, US

Brava! I like it. You should keep it. Great work to the male model as well. He's handsome.

my_other_profile wrote:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31784411
^ 18+

So...I feel really weird posting a male nude but I still feel like it's pretty.  Thoughts?  Keep or delete?

Feb 25 13 05:21 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
The shot is good, but I'm really distracted by whatever you put him on.

Avoid that sort of thing if you're going for an art nude.

Yeah, what's going on back there?

Feb 25 13 05:35 pm Link

Photographer

Burlap Rats

Posts: 18957

Riverside, California, US

Keeper.

Feb 25 13 05:38 pm Link

Photographer

XavierRose

Posts: 6

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I like it, great lighting and intrigue.

Feb 25 13 06:16 pm Link

Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

RachelReilly wrote:

Yeah, what's going on back there?

Backdrop outlet: candy floor.  I should probably have tossed down some muslin or something...the carpet has vinyl on it from when I tried ironing a vinyl backdrop on the floor (oops.)

Feb 26 13 08:17 am Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

my_other_profile wrote:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/05/512b6d4f345f8_m.jpg
Better or no?

love this one!

as far as the picture posted in the OP, I certainly thinks it's very interesting. lots of lines and shadows that make me want to keep looking. I agree with the person saying that the penis is distracting, but that is just personal preference. I would keep it smile

Feb 26 13 08:19 am Link

Photographer

Nor-Cal Photography

Posts: 2695

Walnut Creek, California, US

my_other_profile wrote:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/05/512b6d4f345f8_m.jpg
Better or no?

I think it was better before. Not enough body showing on this one.

But just one worthless opinion.   smile

Feb 26 13 12:17 pm Link