Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
I'm looking forward to creating more frequent entries, as I manage various communites heare and there, and stumble upon things. Sometimes I Literally stumbleupon things.
One of the best ways to get my attention is to literally stumble it at me.
So if you find something you think I'd like, just send it to graphictruth.stumbleupon.com and let nature take it's course. Permalink to full story.
Posted by Bob King at 5:14 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
And as a picture is worth a thousand words, I think few of mine are needed. Click the picture to visit the site. Oh, and this from the artist:
Prints can be purchased at DeviantArt.prints
for information on images which aren't available yet, please contact me by email.
If you are a serious collector, I'd suggest you get right on that. Permalink to full story.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Domai.com: Beautiful nude models
Domai.com is a very unique site, and my love for it goes back to when I was running munchltd.com - now not mine and not linked.
At the time I was running a reviewed link site for the adult web, and Domai was one of the few listings that I had added on my own hook, as I recall. I used it to floss my brain after rejecting some particularly grotesque site.
One thing about Domai is that it is a unique site, devoted to the positive, personal and non fetishized nude female. Despite the nudity, these images are more akin to the best sports action photography or the most stunning wildlife images. They are stunning, beautiful. Compelling. Oh, right, they aren't wearing clothes.
It really is about the third thing to hit you, and on fourth thought, you realize that if they were, or shot so it was, it would be annoying and distracting. In other words, no more than you have come to expect.
Domai.com is a site I'd enthusiastically recommend to anyone, especially to people who need to see how uplifting and beautiful what the best can be, to understand that in this - and by extension, in most other cases - the difference between the sacred and the profane is a matter of perspective and choice.
This is portraiture of women as individuals, and in it's obvious exploration of nude photography as a collaboration between talented equals, it is on a par with the very best of Lesbian Aesthetic photography, an equivalent respect for the model, but from a male perspective.
There is a zen sort of feel to Domai, an aesthetic and an ethos. There are, for instance, no pop ups, no sales previews, no stealth code and a generous amount of ever-changing materials for people like me, who simply cannot justify the time to enjoy such a site, but would like a moment of pure beauty from time to time.
Speaking personally, I am extremely picky about who and I directly promote - I feel that my reputation is affected by it, and this is even more true when there's money on the table.
I feel affiliation with Domai.com reflects well on me, rather than the other way around, and if you take issue with the art here, you will certainly have issues with my own work.
The founder, Eolake Stobblehouse, is generous with his gentle wisdom, his appreciation of beauty, and his bandwidth, and if you have a love for the pure art of the nude - I cannot think of a better, more rewarding way to spend a few dollars.
tag: Erotica, nude women, nude females, art, artistic nudes, Domai.com Permalink to full story.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
tag: child sex trafficing, child prostitution, morality, law, ethics, church-state, moralism Permalink to full story.
A child can not legally consent to sex, so why does our system prosecute child prostitutes as criminals? Once locked up they receive virtually no counseling, psychological care, or help finding a safe place to live. Sadly, when young people get out of lock up, they usually return to the streets. Experts agree that prosecuting sexually exploited young people further traumatizes them and makes it more difficult for them to create any kind of stability in their lives. Sign up for the National Juvenile Justice Network email list and raise your awareness. Learn about how you can support valuable legislation and care for children who need your voice, awareness and light.[EDIT: Just to clarify, I am speaking of American girls. If these girls were not American citizens they would be protected under immigrant sex trafficking laws. But because they are American citizens they do not qualify for the benefits and services given to non-citizens. We just need to recognize valid need for our protection. They have slipped through a very large crack.]
(As with all of my posts of this nature ~ please re-post and share freely.)
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wearable Latex Art
showcases a complely new medium of wearable art in styles any goth would club a bunny for. (Somewhat Iffy for Work)
Their stuff is so good that I've featured them in my Beautiful Things column, and they'll stay there until something else catches my eye.
Here's what they have to say about themselves:
It is our pleasure to bring you a unique and fun idea, perfect for those who possess a rare sense of personal style… Wearable Latex Art!
Each piece of ARTWITH Designs Wearable Latex Art is a handcrafted original, signed and dated by the artist, no two pieces are exactly a like. We do not use molds or die cutting, everything is squeezed out of a "squeeze" bottle: a combinationof drawing, sculpting and painting.
Now, I'm so not goth; I'm punk if anything, and most of what they offer would clash with my entire aura. Nonetheless, it transcends my my dislike for many of the themes and motifs. It's damn hard for any artist in any medium to do that, so be impressed. I honestly think that these are very collectible, investment-grade artworks, aside from the novelty and fun factor and the prices are exceptionally reasonable.
You can find them at their website, but their Myspace is somewhat more user-friendly, and of course, it's Myspace, go friend them and keep up to date on what they have for you to drool over. Permalink to full story.