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The abandoned house we found was inexplicably painted pink inside in almost every room... much like the brothels of the old west, but this home was much more modern.

Model: Kaylee, aka ~groundlingchild
© 2009 Nakayama Photography Studios
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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ProudWarrioress Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like it!
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ralphee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Double WoW!!!
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fariashenrique Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Photographer
as sensitivity
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pensive-painter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:deviation: Congratulations! Your work has been featured in:
"Walls, Windows & Rocks..Oh My!"

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stephy2002 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Lovely! The model is absolutely gorgeous. Such soft lovely curves, and pretty face. ^_^
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soulsmuggler Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Writer
I love this picture
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kittykatlozzy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
this isnt art!!!!!
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DarkDevill Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I don't find here any artistic touch either. These days I think that people take photos of some places with nude models just to get more attention. A common person will rather look at a photo with a nude girl than to the same photo without her. Just imagine this photo without her. Would you even notice it? An average place with a window or doors in some abandoned house? Nothing awesome. Nudity can be an art, but using it as something eye-catching for an average photo is just a lame move to make yourself more famous. That's my opinion.
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canadian-weapon338 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i think she is amazing
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:iconwindsmith:
windsmith Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This model is gorgeous!
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:iconnozedive:
NozeDive Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her eyes are... what's the word... hypnotic? mesmerizing? no... addictive!
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DaBOO2176 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
one thing i would like to point out is that the model in the picture is not kaylyn It is Jenna Black but yet the thing above says its Kaylyn and I think that is funny
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UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
No, Kaylee, which is Jenna's modeling name.
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:iconhoom:
hoom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer


hey hey hey dear ..... I will not to humiliate .....sorry for bad writing ... :hug:

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Kaith-Rustaz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
When the guys bitching because this isn't spank material have the guts to pose nude and expose themselves the way any of the nude models who aren't an airbrushed Barbidoll do, I might give them pause. Until then, they can sod off, and you and Richard and all those you work with can keep making art. A particular shot may not be my personal preference but I can respect you and your art none the less.

This particular shot doesn't "speak" to me, but others by both of you have. Don't let the peanut gallery bug you. Keep on keeping on.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like how this is framed within the window. The pink gives an interesting contrast to the dilapidated building structure. Also, it has an interesting effect in that behind the model I can see two more door frames. Almost feels as though she is coming through a mirror.
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hoom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
your work awesome dear but i think you are not important for who person choice for model.......
her not nice for your shot......
I'm so sorry for gallimaufry in your job....:hug:
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jochanaan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Careful, hoom; that's his partner and (if I recall correctly) lover you're talking about. :)
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hoom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
OK OK ....I haven't anything to say ....I so so surrender :(
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UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Actually Jenna and I have been apart for over a year now, but she is still a partner in the studio. (Also, she is married now and not to me! But we are the best of friends.)

I don't let the comments get to me. It's not worth it.
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jochanaan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Ah, thanks for the correction. :)
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Lukasx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Personally I find this model to be very natural and feminine (attractive too!) in appearance, something I place in far higher value than the multitude of generic airbrushed 'dolls' we see being passed off as women these days.

The use of a 'cutesy' pink, yet utterly decrepit decor poses an interesting contradiction in itself, and then setting a nude subject against this scene inspires an unsettling yet alluring cocktail of conflicting emotional responses.

An interesting photo! :-)
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jpop52 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
F**k the haters!! I like this photo and I find her quite eye-catching! If I was a professional photographer, I would hire her on the spot. Figure-wise, she's perfect for me!
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ThePeacefulPlace Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is an AMAZING picture.
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jhammers Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I LIKE this one!

I like the pose - the strength of charactor of Jenna, the level and piercing gaze. I like the contrast of the smooth skin against the rough wood. And I like the color composition, and how the door/window is repeated behind the model.

The only thing I dislike is the mental image of living in a house where most of the walls are painted pink!

And I will stick my neck out and say that anyone who believes this model as "average" or "ugly" is obviously looking at artistic nudes from a single view point - a viewpoint that stops before they see the model's eyes!
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jochanaan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Soooooo lovely!!! :D

I happen to be a huge fan of both UniqueNudes and Kaylee/groundlingchild/JennaBlack, and I've dialogued online with Jenna (that's the name I associate with her the most). Richard and Jenna consistently look beyond traditional concepts of "beauty" in their work, yet their photos also have classical proportions and solid structure.

This picture, to me, is a glimpse into a past that once meant something to someone but whose meaning we can only guess at now; perhaps the house's former owners had been a sex worker, or a homosexual couple, or...we'll probably never know now. That's its "artistic message"--not how "beautiful" its human subject is or isn't.

And yet I can't quite say so blithely "It doesn't matter how a model looks," unless I add "...on the outside." Jenna's level gaze and easy pose say to me that she is a strong woman, confident enough to appear in this very unglamorous setting (and many others; she and Richard seem drawn to extreme, unusual locations!). This is a woman you've got to respect. Maybe that's what makes her "ugly" to certain "members" looking through these galleries...? :laughing: But I much prefer photographs that show people as they are, especially when the people are as powerful as JennaBlack. :rose:
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DRSPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with you guys. I may not personally be a fan of Richard's work, which boils down to personal taste and artistic view, but that doesn't change the fact of what makes for a nude photo. Especially in artistic nude photography the shape size and beauty of the model is not important. It is meant to be a style that evokes emotion or a story. It does take balls for a "ANY" woman to pose nude whether they are small , medium, or large. and to post comments on how ugly the photo is makes for an insult to the model, the photog, and the community that enjoys this kind of work. Just because this picture may not be "masturbation" material doesn't make it "Ugly". I have my opinions on what is considered good photography and that is my opinion. I cold critique many peoples work but it doesn't make a difference because there are plenty of people that do enjoy the work. No one has the right to be straight out mean and cold about someones work.
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PsilocybinKid Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I agree. I see a beautiful, confident women who defies conventional stereotypes. Her gaze is level and piercing and looks deeper into the observer than perhaps the observer is looking into her. For those who slammed this photo and the model, perhaps they need to look deeper to find beauty here and in their everyday lives. Excellent photo. Definitely a unique nude. Like to see more of the model and the photographer.
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drwhofan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I have to agree with Charlie (I usually do) and kittiem (who gets :thumbsup: :thumbsup: from me), that what I see is not only a beautifully composed photo (Richard rarely disappoints), but an absolutely gorgeous and confident woman.

To me, this photo isn't about promoting salacious thoughts, or fulfilling someones masturbatory fantasies. Nor is it about populating the realm of nude photography with yet another playboy-esque, airbrushed, digitally and surgically enhanced model. It is about portraying a lovely and natural young woman (who in this case happens to be nude) in a professional fashion. The resulting image met with what criteria set by the photographer (and possibly the model - some works are model driven), to tell or illustrate what they desired.
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Elderjarl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Short, sweet and very well stated!
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Charlie-C-M Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I love the composition and the way the model is framed in what appears to be either a window of door frame. I wish I had done this. Great eye.
Oh! and you model is gorgeous.
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ak-photography Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
My maxim in nude-photography is that it doesnt matter how the model looks like. the fact that she is doing nude is more important. it depends on the photographer if the picture is ugly or not. in this case I think he did it well. thats a matter of opinion.
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Charlie-C-M Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Pardon me for jumping in on this but I agree with your take on nude photography subjects. It really does not matter to me what they look like.
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Sting1974 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
soooooo ugly!!!!!!
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macguyfromscotland Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Yeah cause your taste in women is so credible!!
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Pinesnake Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Yeah, I hope the interior decorator who painted all those rooms pink didn't get paid.
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13thMurder Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
you sir, in medical terms, are a rectum.
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macguyfromscotland Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
:lmao: LEGEND!!!
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KittieM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I believe you have a very narrow minded view of what beauty is...there is nothing about this image that is 'sooooo ugly'. You are rude, obnoxious, and honestly... if you are going to leave comments like this under anyone's work, especially this photographer's work, you most certainly do not belong in this community. You are not welcome by those of us who take art seriously, go away or keep your opinions to yourself.
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canadian-weapon338 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
dam right
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team-v Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Writer
I am going to have to agree with Sting here but not in such brutal words as he has put it.

In any artwork, the piece is meant to catch the eye and appeal to the viewer.
In this shot, the model does not appeal to my eye or Sting's i assume becasue she doesn't look very feminine or sexy in this shot.
She just looks average and the body shape doesn't seem to help it either.
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JennaBlack Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Salvador Dali was once commissioned by a friend of our studio to paint Jesus being sodomized on the cross while he pissed himself.

If you think either patron or artist found that appealing...

Art is an expression of culture. All aspects of culture, from the banal to the profound, the obscene to the mundane, the beautiful and the grotesque. I do not place myself in the latter category and clearly I am not alone.

If you define femininity with terms other than hourglass curves, large breasts, and long hair, that's your own business. Do not presume to speak for anyone but yourself.
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team-v Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Writer
Art is a form of expression but it has to be liked by the viewer for it to get the message across.
The only message i got from this shot was that the model wasn't enjoying herself and that she was fairly average as a model.

She seems uninterested in the shoot and when you compare it to your other work it falls short.
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KittieM Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
you're a moron....JennaBlack IS THE MODEL (not the photographer)....how about you read her response to you again and re-think your own. she wasn't 'uninterested' in the shoot...that is your personal perception. you seem to think that your personal perception is what determines something as art and i hate to tell you this but that's just not how it is. your personal perception is just that....your personal perception. everyone has tried to tell you a million times...if you don't like it, that's fine...but don't pretend that what you are saying is right by any means.

just because you don't find this piece of art appealing and just because you don't think this model is beautiful does not mean that the image isn't art and the model is ugly.
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songinsideme Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
" Artist's Comments
The abandoned house we found was inexplicably painted pink inside in almost every room... much like the brothels of the old west, but this home was much more modern.


Model: Kaylee, aka ~groundlingchild


© 2009 Nakayama Photography Studios
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED "
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KittieM Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I'm not sure why you are responding to me with this comment...the only thing that I can think is that you are perhaps trying to show me that my statement "JennaBlack IS THE MODEL (not the photographer)" is maybe wrong?

I'm just guessing...because I cannot fathom any reason as to why you would copy and paste the artists comments into a comment for me in response to the particular comment I left unless you found something objectionable, questionable, or wrong in my statement.

Nothing about what I said is any of those things. Everything in my statement is factual.

I have worked with both the photographer who took the image and the model that appears in it (she is also a photographer known as =JennaBlack) so I don't know what your point is...and I hope I've cleared whatever it is up.
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KittieM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
But this image isn't about being sexy, or sex at all. Being average can be artistic too. It is true that in any artwork the piece is meant to catch the eye and appeal to the viewer...but which viewer? Obviously one cannot expect any piece to be enjoyed by or eye catching to everyone. You may not have meant your words to be brutal, but it doesn't mean they aren't. If the model were to read your words she would consider them brutal, to her emotions. There is nothing wrong with looking average, and personally I think that saying someone looks average is a 'nice' way of saying someone is ugly...which is totally personal opinion, and in this particular case...that particular opinion does not need to be stated as it only sends negativity regardless of intention. There is nothing wrong with her body shape either. Her body shape, her looks, her as a model...those things were hand picked by the photographer. Why would he choose a model that did not reflect his personal ideal for his artwork? Clearly HE thought this image to be eye catching enough to be included in his gallery. He does not add EVERY SINGLE IMAGE he has ever taken to his gallery...while it may be filled with hundreds of images each of them was chosen by him to represent the totality of his work...which actually includes thousands upon thousands of images. This gallery is a slice of the pie that is this photographers work. This photographer also has fans who find this image eye catching...many of them find it appealing based on the looks of the model. So who is wrong and who is right? You and Sting, who apparently don't find this image eye catching or appealing to your personal senses...or me, the photographer, and anyone who might enjoy this image?

The matter doesn't actually come down to right and wrong. It comes down to the fact that we cannot define beauty on a universal basis...only a personal one. To callously state that this image is ugly (in one person's case) or to state not so callously that it is not appealing to the eye (in your case) is not really relevant at all. There is nothing important or worthwhile in your dislike of this image and the way the dislike was expressed was potentially emotionally harmful to someone else. The internet is not a magical bubble that keeps emotional responses at bay...the words you say about people and to people via text online can and often do have a direct effect on a person, a living, breathing human being. If the model were to read your words, or the words of Sting (which you did say you agreed with) she could be very hurt by those words. It doesn't matter that she is putting herself out there to be hurt, as a nude model that is something she knows, understands, and deals with everyday. But at the same time, that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. It's her choice to deal with those emotions of course...but it is entirely your choice to take part in creating those kinds of emotions in another. She can walk away with her head held high just like she does every time someone insults her, and nude models take a lot of abuse over a lot of things...but anyone who insults her for no reason, or claims that her or what she is a part of is ugly without trying to see deeper meaning behind it (or realize that others might find it beautiful) cannot walk away with their head held high. If they do, they're faking it or are fools who know not what they do. Her confidence is beautiful, her confidence is eye catching, her ability to stand there and be judged by thousands of people is admirable. What is there to not like about this image?

I'll tell you what I see, and it certainly isn't average...

I see a confident and beautiful woman who cares about art, I see a woman...a fucking woman. Who cares what shape her body is? Who cares whether or not one person thinks she is average and another thinks she is a stunning creature? Someone, somewhere, thinks she is absolutely gorgeous. Someone, somewhere, thinks that SHE should be the standard of beauty in this strange society of ours that bases so much on physical appearance. I see an image taken by a photographer who saw something so much more than an average and not so shapely woman. He saw an extraordinary and gorgeous woman. Try and see what you were supposed to see when you look at someone else's art...don't just look at it through your eyes alone...look at it through the eyes of the artist, the eyes of the fans, the eyes of a man, the eyes of a woman, the eyes of someone who is ashamed of nudity, the eyes of someone who embraces it...see it through a million pairs of eyes and then tell me that it didn't catch a single one.
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canadian-weapon338 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree
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team-v Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Writer
Hahahah nice rant.

Artistic nude shots are only appealing to me and many opthers if the model is attractive to the eye, and for most of the people who see this work she will not be.
It is the way the world works.
You cannot argue with that.
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stephy2002 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
I am glad that there are people out there that decide to deviate from what today's society views as attractive, because personally, i find this woman to be very beautiful and sexy. It would be a very boring world indeed if all the women looked like barbie. I think cuddly women are wonderful. This woman, to me, represents a real, confident, sexy woman. Not ashamed of her body, she has nothing to be ashamed about. GORGEOUS!
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