Nude selfie

posted June 23rd, 2011
Due to overwhelming support and encouragement from so many 365'ers I have decided to re-post a slightly edited version of my nude selfie.

There are too many to name everyone here, but take this re-posting to be a "thank you" to each and everyone of you.
And a special thanks to everyone who also posted in the discussion and kept it going.


posted June 23rd, 2011
Good work!

I'm way too scared to do anything like that.
posted June 23rd, 2011
nice tones .....
posted June 23rd, 2011
@jinximages thanks. I'm not very brave but it was something I wanted to do....so go on give it at try.
posted June 23rd, 2011
Wow, these look wonderful! The bravest thing I did so far was show my belly but nude selfies are on my "to do" list ;).
posted June 23rd, 2011
Oh I couldn't ever get nude on camera so kudos to you :)
posted June 23rd, 2011
Good shots, like the tones though maybe more contrast?

A couple from Annie's Challenges, otherwise haven't got any further...



posted June 23rd, 2011
@killerjackalope Thanks for joining in Adam.
posted June 23rd, 2011
@jdonnelly Applause to you - you are far braver than I - you've done an excellent job.
posted June 23rd, 2011
@jdonnelly You're a brave man!!!! Your images look great!
posted June 23rd, 2011
Nod
I wouldn't even dare!!!!
posted June 23rd, 2011


Very hard to do with the timer!!
posted June 23rd, 2011
@michellegaynor very nice, I love the shades.
posted June 23rd, 2011
@jdonnelly The first one is has a lot of interest. I only like nudes if all private are left that way, I guess. Brave man.
posted June 23rd, 2011


hard to do with the timer, in the garden and in the middle of the day lol. No I don't have a walled garden lol.
posted June 23rd, 2011
WOW brave people, how liberating... I wish i could find the courage. love your efforts! ;-)
posted June 23rd, 2011
I love the human body, I've been a dancer for 20+ years so I have to say, the human form figures into my life 100%.
No desire to post a nudie of myself on 365 however! Public forum, you know. Nor would I run naked down Main Street, USA. My kiddos would be mortified.
Excellent selfies, everyone. Well done, tasteful, etc (:
posted June 23rd, 2011
Not at all ready to participate, but great job everyone! :-)
posted June 23rd, 2011
Did a semi for breast cancer awareness last year...
posted June 23rd, 2011
not tryna be a spoil sport because i'm all for tasteful art. however, i don't honestly think that images with someone's testes are appropriate for a site like this where there are many teenagers with accounts. just sayin...
posted June 23rd, 2011
@andiejaye I am sorry that you find the theme inappropriate and misplaced. I did make it clear at the start that it was meant to be artistic and I think it still is.
As I write this of 210 viewers to the post you are the only person to raise an objection.This is fine and I respect and value your input. Any photos deemed unsuitable can and will be removed, no question.
I don't think you need to worry about teenagers too much in a theme such as this, in these days of internet / facebook etc., the photos here would not so much as raise an eyebrow.
posted June 23rd, 2011
I applaude all of your courage! I just did my first face selfie and that was hard! I hope to someday get comfortable enough to do that. Thanks for sharing!
posted June 23rd, 2011
Beautiful photos everyone!
posted June 23rd, 2011
posted June 23rd, 2011
ooh and I totally look nude in this one but I'm actually fully clothed.

posted June 23rd, 2011
@meggageg Oh WOW, two brilliant shots. I love the guitar shot it seems in some way iconic. Thanks for taking part.
posted June 23rd, 2011
Okay, I've been pondering doing a shot like this for a while, and this thread was the final encouragement I needed. Here's my shot for today. Not technically brilliant - the bright sunshine coming through the window means my face is over-exposed. I don't usually do self portraits at all, so this is quite a leap for me!! :o)

posted June 24th, 2011
heres mine, ...

posted June 24th, 2011
@gavincci stunning shot...wow... i wish i could but let me just work on a selfie with my face first....
posted June 24th, 2011
@gavincci @robinwarner Wonderful shots guys...thanks for taking part.
posted June 24th, 2011
Joseph not a selfie , but a male nude just to add to the mix.. :)
posted June 24th, 2011
@jdonnelly
I already have a lot of nude pics but were taken by other photographers. Just wait until I get a tripod and one of those fancy remote button thingy and I'll upload mine... hopefully before day 365.

P.S.
Good work by the way.
posted June 24th, 2011
@nikkers wonderful!!!! ♥
posted June 24th, 2011
@gavincci ..:) thanks !!!
posted June 24th, 2011
These are wonderful, Joseph! Brave of you for sure, and also beautiful photos.
posted June 24th, 2011
Not a Prude but Not happy. Time and place is not on here I believe that is in the rules?
posted June 24th, 2011
you might get one from me one day,i managed underwear shots last week due to having lost some weight so i took them to celebrate that,maybe if a lose some more i will celebrate with a nice tasteful nude selfie(my mum and dad laughed at my "glamour" selfies for the record)
posted June 24th, 2011
Sheesh. Not this issue again. How about if you're likely to be offended don't click the link. Heck, don't even click on a discussion with this topic. If you're worried that the children will see something unsavory try locking them in a basement and cut them off from TV, the internet, adult books, other children, and the outside world in general until they reach adulthood. Do you honestly think teenagers haven't already seen it all? My parents took me to plenty of museums as a child where I saw nudity in art all the time and I think I turned out alright. But I doubt anyone's mind will be changed by a discussion like this.

@jdonnelly I'm sorry you took the pictures down because I thought they were wonderfully tasteful and very brave but I understand why you did it.
posted June 24th, 2011
@sourkraut thanks for your comments and support.
I re-posted the pics elsewhere, by the way.
posted June 25th, 2011
Amazing pics from everyone. :) I love the idea but need to get a wireless thingamajig for my camera before I could do it effectively. I don't understand all the drama; it's not like it's porn, and it's awful simple to NOT click something you find offensive. I actually was going to post a nude picture I'd taken of my fiance (completely not pornographic, it just turned out beautifully), but I didn't know if it would violate something and get me in trouble or what....
posted June 25th, 2011
@jessicaelaine try using the self-timer, and just go for it.
posted June 26th, 2011
@jdonnelly i'm gutted that you took the pictures down, they were wonderful and I think it's a real shame if this community can't support nudes, as they are a huge part of the photographic community. Yours was beautiful, bravo to you and I hope that we see more!
posted June 26th, 2011
@ukdanae thanks, I said after posting that it was either a brave or foolish move, maybe it was a bit of both and not only on my part.
posted June 26th, 2011
This was my effort... it didn't take much, in the end!
posted June 26th, 2011
@timtam_adams This is a very beautiful shot, I am very impressed.
Hopefully nobody objects, I mean children might see this and get the idea that you shower naked - shock horror.
posted June 26th, 2011
posted June 26th, 2011
OH MY GOD people shower naked! whats wrong with the world! lol

i LOVE the photos, they are very tasteful, and i see nothing wrong with nude art, the human body makes a beautiful model.
posted June 26th, 2011
There are some great images on this thread - tho @voodoochild gets the win!

Serious question tho - general adage is that Americans are more uptight about nudity, compared to other parts of the world. Since this is an international community, I'd like to hear from fellow 365ers.
posted June 27th, 2011




posted June 27th, 2011
I wish you hadn't deleted your nude self portraits. It's a powerful thing--the human body..and even more powerful when it is your own you are exposing. I understand that some people might be offended, or even scared to look at the human form....but why should they be? I find it strange when parents cover their children's eyes in art museums at a nude figure. If it is art you seek, you must be open to everything.

It's not like you did this in a pornographic tasteless way. Half the stuff posted on the cover of magazines is more offensive than what you posted here on 365!

I am very passionate about photography. Photography is life. Photography is the world around us. It's personal, it's beautiful, it's ugly...it's true. Don't let people make you afraid of your own work...and more so, your own human form. I say repost! :)
posted June 27th, 2011
@emsabh from a different forum I attend I would agree wholeheartedly that there is more of a modesty/prudery issue from the US. There have been long threads about how to ensure your (female) nipples don't show through your clothing, the US side think it's dreadful, the rest go huh? (and mass generalising here I know not every single american is this way.)
posted June 27th, 2011
@jdonnelly I wish you hadn't deleted the shots. It was a shot of a body. There are 2 basic body types in the world, one is male, the other female. I wish less people had hang ups about how they looked and less hang ups about what other people are showing.
In all honesty the title is Nude Selfie. It's a pretty good bet there's going to be a nude image. If people don't want to see, why come looking to be offended. I really do wish you hadn't deleted, there was nothing wrong with your shots.
posted June 27th, 2011
I showed my shot when I first took it to my kids, 12,8,7 and the 3 year old doesn't count. They shrugged. They showed my shot to their friends...that to me says more than anything.
Showed @timtam_adams shot to them,

12 year old looked and went yeah so what? 8 year old smirked and 7 year old laughed. None of them will be having nightmares... and none of them will be out sleeping around because they saw a picture of a naked man.
Then again I'd rather my kids didn't have body image issues or became curious and found out the 'hard way' what men look like so they are very aware of what bodies look like.
posted June 27th, 2011
@voodoochild Cool, I love that I am an example!
posted June 27th, 2011
I am betting that anyone who is offended is from the US, the same country where parents thought their kids were be scarred for life because Janet Jackson's breast was revealed during the Superbowl. Grow up!
posted June 27th, 2011
@annielf First of all, I will say I am from the U.S., and if you read my comment above, you would see that I am no where near offended. Secondly---I will agree with you that assuming it would be somebody from the States is probably accurate. We haven't reached that level of tolerance in the U.S. yet. I think it has a lot to do with the division of diplomatic arrogance and horribly overly exposed media. As I said before, half the stuff that is posted on the cover of our magazines could be taken far more offensive(if you let that sort of think upset you) than a little human form portrait.
posted June 27th, 2011
@kmwilliams Not saying all Americans are offended, but that the people who were are most likely to be Americans. I'm American but have never been a prude, not all Americans are. But living abroad I've seen it from a different perspective. Europeans aren't so hung up on nudity.
posted June 27th, 2011
This is as far as I've gone. I'm nude, but not really "showing" since it's a silhouette.
posted June 27th, 2011
@triciaanddazzle This is very beautiful. The lighting is beautiful as indeed are your curves. Stunning.
posted June 27th, 2011
@jdonnelly Thanks. That was the first selfie I posted of myself. After posting yourself nude, there isn't much else to be afraid of, is there? I'm working on my month of selfies now :)
posted June 28th, 2011
@jdonnelly yay!
posted June 28th, 2011
@jdonnelly Thank you for starting this thread back up! The nude form is a beautiful thing and shouldn't be demonized. Imagine putting clothes Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes!
posted June 28th, 2011
I've attempted a few nude selfies, but I could never get the lighting the way that I saw it in my minds eye. I may try it again. BTW, beautiful examples everyone! You should all be commended!
posted January 11th, 2012
@annielf I was in my early thirties and Janet Jackson's breast scarred me. YUCK. If she wanted to expose herself she should have gone to Playboy where they could have A. done it tastefully B. airbrushed it and C. allow only people who WANTED to see it, see it. Every time I see her face, I see her floppy breast and ugly nipple.
posted January 12th, 2012
@kmwilliams I agree 100%
posted January 31st, 2012
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