Along with apparently a few (or perhaps more than a few over time) others, I too am very happy to see a lovely natural woman proudly and boldly presenting her barred charms. Delightful. Perhaps it goes without saying but maybe it needs to be uttered from time to time, that if most of the comments are about the model the photographer has done such a good job that his or her skill is transparent on first look and it is only after some viewing and thought that one notices how one does not notice the intrusion of the photographer and the photographic process that one is made aware of the skill of the photographer.
There's nothing "wrong" with them. I simply LOATHE them.
To take a beautiful body - especially a woman's - and mark it up and scar it up like that just to follow what the current trend is - is absolutely abhorrent to me. It's like my mother used to say, "If everyone jumped off a bridge, does that mean that you have to do it as well?" I don't care what arguments are made for them - in my opinion, they show NO individuality. They are purely "follow the leader" in mentality. And most of the people who get them don't even have a clue what they mean. Some tattoo artist has come up with a concept and simply needs a canvas - some dimwit's body!
I'm older and I swear... every "older" model who I've dealt with who got tattoos when they were young - now want them off. They're sorry that they did it.
And to be somewhat indelicate about it all (and please forgive me for this), when I'm having sex with a girl, I DO NOT want a demon staring back up at me from her ass. I want to look down at her pure and PERFECT bare ass. Unscathed. To put it bluntly, it makes me limp.
And even WORSE are the holes in the head, the bones the nose and the purposeful scaring and cutting. What a sick friggin' society. The next thing that will be "in style" will be voluntary amputations.
I kinda agree with you about tattoos and piercings - no tattoos thank God but when I was 17 I got my belly button pierced - it's gone now that I'm 24... Most models on abbywinters are tattoo and metal free! Whoo!
Well i'll give you some points but not all of them. While it is true that many regret tattoos they got in the past, its also often the case as you say because they got a demon or something on their back. Its not something that really holds a personal meaning or represent anything. Also i'll agree that many do get it because tattoos are becoming more and more popular (i still hope to get one someday but i guarantee that i won't get one that doesn't mean something important to me)
But i have also heard that many actually just go back to a tattoo studio and have them work their magic to make the demon something completely different that they can actually like. Part of the reason for this approach is because its easier and less painful to actually rework an existing tattoo than to actually go through with expensive laser treatment to get it away (and even then you often risk ending up with skin that doesn't look like your normal skin)
Its also important to remember that tattoos while they have become a modern popular culture symbol, has very old and ancient roots. Ítzi the Iceman [link] who dates back some 5000 years had simple carbon tattoos in his skin. Effectively its a modern day reminder of a very ancient legacy we have.
Don't get me wrong though, i do respect your opinion and i don't wish to in any way disrespect it, i just wished to learn why you hated something which well i actually find to be rather beautiful in many ways.
personally i don't like to see people have these generic tattoos (flash as they are called by tattoo artists when tattoos get mass produced), nor do i like to see faces or entire bodies covered in tattoos. its interesting to look at but i don't find it anywhere near attractive. However a little rose (as an example, i have a friend of mine how has one) can be a beautiful motive. (in her case it is also a way of remembering a friend she lost when she was young) But it can be just about anything really as long as it holds meaning in some way.
Whats your thought on tattoos when thinking about them from this angle?
I have heard this argument before. A model friend of mine has tattoos up both sides of her body - from her hips to under her breasts. One is the tree of life which looks more like a burning bush. A total hack job. The other is a portrait of her grandfather as a wizard. Huh? Her grandfather? That must be a real turn-on to her boyfriend. Well... evidently these have great meaning to her. They are also ugly as Hell. I spend hours retouching them out.
Oh... I don't mind a little anklet or something small and innocuous like that (even though they're stupid). But it's the sleeves and giant murals that I can't stand. And PLEASE girls... stay away from the boobs and butts. They are treasures of nature - and they are being desecrated.
Tramp stamps? Well... if she's a tramp, then I guess that fits. I might photograph her, but I certainly would never want to be in bed with her - or have a relationship with her. She just advertised herself as a tramp.
And then wait until all these "mural girls" get old. Those faded, wrinkled, saggy atrocities are going to look so GRAND on their greying and leathery skin. I just shake my head.
But hey... it's their lives. But I guarantee that there will come a day when they regret having done it.
As far as Ítzi the Iceman goes, I'm not tribal. I try to reach for the future - sans mythology, religion and other primitive hocus pokus. But maybe that's the key to why they do it. Maybe they feel part of a "tribe". A fetish "tribe". Maybe they have nothing else to grasp onto. Who knows? Whatever.
Well... you'll have to excuse me now. I have to go cut my eyes out. I hear it's the latest fad. It started back in ancient Eqypt when they mummified people.
It's the 21st century. It's time for people to stop marking their bodies with ink like some tribal nomad. Your opinions are very well stated, and I'm not just saying that because I've said exactly the same things. (OK, that's EXACTLY why I'm saying it, but still . . . )
rockograaf I'm a true huge fan of your work, but as you can see abbywinters shoot, are more like raw instant shot of natural women, in her natural element, with everyday poses, more naturist shoot in fact.
Opposite your work to there work is like opposite fine art's photography to reporter's photography. Simply not the same vision, but booth are interesting to see.
Remember, men's magazine photographers was from the best nude photographers, not only in the 60', 70', etc.
Just have a look of old playboy, you will see men's magazine stuff, who are today nudes art classics's shoot today.
Contemporary, modern, concrete, etc. art are equal to classics's art master. Just an evolution or a different point of view of what's can interest peoples in a definite space/time.
Of courses, a part of abbywinters's public are more interested by vagina than shape, light and photographers work, anyway, it always an interesting vision a beautiful women. A snapshot of a photographer/model relationship 's magic moment.
And even more interesting than ugly hardcore sex shoot take by boyfriend with theres mobile's cams who we can found in DA sometime.
As conclusion, in my opinion, Abbywin's staff do some clean and beautiful work, and they propose a vision of free thinking women in a free natural body, with always a friendly and fun touch, and who show us non-object women who are proud of there shapes.