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The image projects a wonderful snapshot look. Impromptu. Casual. Friendly and warm. Early morning up for a cup of coffee type of thing....


Veni Vidi Vici
That's what her tat says on her right clavicle.

Model: SweetAssTea

Yes, you read that right, Sweet-Ass-Tea.  In the South you can get your Tea served Sweet, or Un-sweet.  And believe me, she has a mighty fine Sweet Ass.  How you tie that together is up to your imagination.  :)    
Dancing on Darkened Stage
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
Song by Elton John

Model: Chrissy Marie

There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London, The Call of the Wild

model: Chrissy Marie
The Sacrifice
If only I could figure out a way to make this image of Chrissy into a paperweight.  It would be on millions of desks.

Model: Chrissy Marie
Sand Everywhere
Later, after you've been to the beach, you often find sand on you in some of the craziest places.

Model: Niki Lee Young 

Josef Koudelka's Photos Turn Life Into Fable

"Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful" at the Art Institute of Chicago contains 170 photos by the Czech photographer.


June 6, 2014 4:47 p.m. ET

Photos: 'Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful'


'Romania,' from the series 'Gypsies,' 1968, printed 1980s. Romania, from the series Gypsies, 1968, printed 1980s. The first American retrospective look at the Czech photographer's career in more than 25 years opens Saturday at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, promised gift of Robin and Sandy Stuart. © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos/Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Whether capturing images of Slovakian Gypsies, invading Soviet tanks or strange peopleless landscapes, Josef Koudelka has pursued a timeless, mythic truth. Matthew Witkovsky, curator of the first American retrospective look at the Czech photographer's career in more than 25 years, calls him a recorder of visual fables at the intersection of tradition and modernity.

"A fable has to feel deeply true, even though it's not real in the sense that it happened last Tuesday," Mr. Witkovsky said. "It's real in some eternal sense, and that's an incredible thing to try and achieve in photography."

"Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful" opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 14 at the Art Institute of Chicago. It contains 170 photos, from the onetime engineer's early experiments in the medium to 30 views of the Czech invasion to 8½-foot-wide panoramic photos of archaeological ruins and industrial sites from as recently as 2012. Setting the exhibition apart from other surveys of the 76-year-old photographer's work is its focus on rare vintage prints and its inclusion of contextual preparatory materials and period magazines and newspapers featuring Mr. Koudelka's images.

A highlight: 22 early prints from the photographer's 1960s "Gypsies" series, an up-close immersion in Roma culture that many experts consider to be his most important body of work

Mr. Koudelka, an extreme self-critic, has devoted much time to ruthlessly winnowing down his thousands of images to a limited number that he considers the best. "I think to get one good picture is a miracle, and miracles are not happening very often," he said in an interview. "If you get good pictures, you have to deal with them well."

After closing at the Art Institute, the exhibition will travel to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, starting Nov. 11, and later to the Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid. As for Mr. Koudelka, he has no plans to slow down his travels or set down his camera. "Most important for me," he said, "is to wake up in the morning and go to take photographs—to look at what exists."

From The Wall Street Journal
Saturday/Sunday, June 7-8, 2014
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
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Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
(Just curious I don't really know why) Do you ever sometimes get the occasional person saying, "what you do is wrong" "it's degrading women" "it's porn" and all that crap from trolls?
TexasBiker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Occasionally.  But, I rarely post my images anywhere except the Artistic Nude forum.  Therefore, by accessing that forum, THEY are the ones trolling for 'porn' and visiting untold number of ports under the guise of being righteous.  My personal belief is that 'porn' can never truly be defined.  It's too dependent on societal variables.

In addition, I've never coerced anyone into posing nude.  In all cases I've been the one asked to shoot them nude.  So, if there is a 'wrong' who is the one?  

Thanks for asking! 
Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Also do the models enjoy themselves 
TexasBiker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Yes, much more than you would imagine.  They are very passionate about their work.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a little feature ;-) passion wireframe.


TexasBiker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Very, very nice!  Thank you so much.  :)
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
TexasBiker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Hey, it's life on the wild side! lol.
nikongriffin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Photographer
Floods, biker shootouts, tropical storms . . . get out, man!
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