Human Body Form Photography

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  1. Amie Ar

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    My artistically inclined family.
    Being born to a family with great inclination to the arts. It has always been my fascination to wonder at the beauty of the human body form. My late father was a commercial artist who used to be a lead illustrator in a military school in Saudi Arabia where he was once an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). His sister, my aunt used to draw her own book illustrations to her students when she decided to put up a pre-school after retiring from the noble service of being a public school teacher, principal and district supervisor for almost 40 years in one of Manila's suburban area. I have a brother who studied architecture and was good in designing houses and buildings. When I was young, I used to draw and sketch on every note and paper I can hold unto. I used to draw things and vandalize my obra on our walls, ceilings and all bare planes I could sketch and draw.

    The human form.
    Growing, I used to look and read a lot about the human body which my father mistook as a sign of me going to study medicine or be a doctor. it was the mystery of how a human body can relate to different life moments that made me wonder most about the art and system of the human body.

    The switch.
    But my passion about the art switched from body form to numbers and wordsmithing. As I've studied Accountancy and become an Accountant instead. And pursue creative writing as a constant hobby. My passion about the art of the human form was greatly influenced by my following of several of today's known photographers like Howard Schatz and Jade Beall and many more.

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    [ani-human cheetah by Howard Schatz]
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    [Beloved by Jade Beall]

    Are these photos inspiring? Do you believe the human form can be beautiful works of arts?
     
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    I just recently saw a blue and green mass of naked bodies in the UK by a photographer there but wasn't sure if I co uld post it because although they were all green or blue you could still make out the body parts.
     
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    @Amie Ar - so very beautiful Amie
    I especially love the Cheetah (of course) :)
     
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    Thanks Patsy for the appreciation on the art. :) I like both the photos above.

    But I find much deep meaning and perspective on Jade Beall's photo captioned, Beloved. The photo was actually the photo of a senior couple who were both over 70 years old, a Caucasian and a Black who has been together for over 20 years of blissful marriage. I find meaning that LOVE really has no bounds, no age, not even color or culture. That even when we're old and grey and with all those sagging aged old skin. Those bodies are still meant to be entwined and embraced with each other and become ONE. The bliss and wonders of love and marriage. It actually moved me so much and made a tear fell remembering someone I sooo missed. :(
     
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    I agree with you Amie - very much so :)
     
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    Those are interesting photographs, @Amie Ar. I have no aptitude when it comes to visual arts and I never tried drawing. In fact, I had difficulty in the drawing subject when I was in college. My course is industrial engineering which has drafting in the curriculum. But when it comes to appreciation of arts, I can say that I have the eye for it... sometimes. The most prevalent body art I frequently see is the body painting which they do during festivals and parades. I couldn't imagine that some of those women have no clothes at all and the only shield of their bodies are the paints.
     
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  7. Amie Ar

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    I can understand you Corie. Nude body art really was not for everyone who can find a nude body obscene and unbecoming. Its just the matter of perspective and meaning that makes us appreciate the art within the naked body in all its form.
     
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    Technically and artistically superb!

    Tony
     
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