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A Boundary of Decency
Monday, February 15, 2016



The 21st century is full of new words that baffle me, make me laugh. There are expressions that I dislike such as the constant use by CNN and MSNBC of “breaking news” in which micro-changes in the news are recorded every few minutes if not seconds.

There is one expression (once used to stress one’s inability to proceed because the situation is futile) that thankfully is now infrequent.  This was the one heard when you went to the bank and faced a bank teller. Does anybody go to a brick and mortar bank anymore? The expression was, “ We are very sorry but our computers are down.

In my area of photography particularly in those on-line modeling sites there is this thing called “implied nude”. What it means is that you might look at a photograph and know that the model in question is not wearing anything. But since you cannot see anything (those bits!) it is an implied nude.

Some of my friends are attempting to fight the standards of facebook that prohibit female nipples in photographs but allow them in paintings and sculptures. I have a local photographer friend who is constantly being put into facebook’s version of a hockey penalty in the box. He gets bumped off. He comes back to have facebook take him out again.

Some of the best photographs I have ever taken in my life as a photographer I choose not to insert in my blog. I have my own ideas of what my blog should be and those pictures I cannot or do not place here perhaps someday might be seen at a gallery - or not. I find it all irrelevant. The taking of the photograph is what is important. 


Members of my family think I am a pornographer and my Rosemary has “la paciencia del santo” and tolerates my penchant for the undraped female figure snaps. She knows I behave.

As a fanciful experiment I will illustrate this blog with what surely must be considered to be an implied nude. Does anything show? 






     

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