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: Can you really consider this art?

03-25-2015, 01:12 AM
Hey everyone,

I recently came across this:

Do you really think this can be classified and considered as art? The photographer considers herself an artist, but to me it just It's like a gimmick...the main point she makes in her photos feels like "look at me, I'm attractive and naked". Without that, there's nothing to the photos.

What I think? Not art. Curious to hear what you all think about this.

03-25-2015, 03:30 PM
That's a gay porn site.

03-25-2015, 09:07 PM
I looked at the photos and did not see any porn, but if the site is known for gay pornography as 'Just' says I think it best not to post the link to the site on the forum. I've deleted the link.

03-26-2015, 02:08 PM
The site isn't gay's just a content site. Mods, you should really research unfounded accusations before wrongfully editing posts.

03-26-2015, 02:09 PM

03-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Art is subjective...I may not think something is art while another person does.

Erica Simone is highly artistic and can take incredible photos..these are NOT some of those. I think she did herself a great disservice by doing this set of photographs. If you look on her web-site she explains why she did the nude photos in New York. It is under "Artist Statement". Regardless of her reasoning, I still honestly feel these pictures take away from the work she has done and is capable of doing. That is just a personal preference though and there are many out there who would disagree with me.

Here is a link to her web-site for reference. I encourage you to cruise around it if you haven't. She is a talented photographer overall.

03-26-2015, 04:53 PM
BTW - Welcome to the site! Are you a photographer yourself? I take a great interest in photography. Far from professional but I do enjoy it!

03-26-2015, 07:04 PM
OK -- as for the pictures being art or not I'm not at all qualified to say. But I got to tell you when I looked at them I thought ...Oh WOW that's cool. There was no showing of genitals or breasts but she was obviously nude and the expressions of the people was priceless, like the store clerk at the counter.

Is it art ? -- well I remember that we have a thread that says anything can be art. Is it the kind of art I want around my house and my grandchildren to it is not.

Grumpy Old Man
04-17-2015, 06:38 AM
I skimmed over the first photos, but lingered on the last one. Not because I saw a pair of feminine buttocks, but because of the pure chaos of the colors, the disciplined rows of packages, and the composition of the entire image.

Yes, that is art.

04-23-2015, 04:42 PM
I'm surprised she didn't get arrested walking around NYC naked.. LOL! Now THAT would cause a traffic jam!