I go to a women's college and I'm an art major. In the art world you see a lot of naked people (life drawing classes, photography classes, art history classes, etc) but most of the time it is a stranger that you are seeing naked.
This past semester I was in a digital photography class. One classmate photographed herself naked for each project. Another classmate did the same for our second project. and then a third classmate photographed 3 different people naked (asked them to use paint to decorate their bodies and use their body as a canvas and make themselves pieces of art). Where do you find volunteers to pose naked for you? in the art department of course haha.
It was a little weird at first getting used to seeing your classmates naked & critiquing their projects haha. how many times do you get to say "the side of your left boob is too bright and you need to dodge that in some"? haha
anyways, some classmates were super comfortable photographing themselves, photographing others, or letting others photograph them and having their work displayed in the hallway for everyone to see... I was wondering how the GAG population felt.
I personally am not really comfortable with it but I admire others confidence in their bodies haha.
Yes (in my own projects and starring in others' projects)
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Yes (only my own projects)
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No (but I could photograph, draw, paint, etc other naked people)
God created the human body to be absolutely gorgeous to other humans. I use to be very conservative in respect to displaying oneself. After my baptism art was one of the things that God highlighted as simply beautiful. However on the other hand not all people have an appreciation for it in a professional or positive manner. Some can be very vulgar and disrespectful so you will open yourself up to that criticism, which can be very hostile at childish. I guarantee that your classmates had some anxiety they weren't expressing in respect to opening up like that. I still however feel that when two people are in a relationship God intends for them to be the enjoyers of each other. To openly share His gift of your personal beauty with the world is taking a gift from your significant other. I feel the interactions I had were His way of overcoming the shortcomings I had in respect to women and my own insecurities. Bottom line is what is your opinion about displaying yourself to the world? Do you feel that you are sharing a part of you that you want to keep for another or is it something you want to share with the proverbial world? Not to mention are you going to be secure enough with yourself to overcome the idea of brandishing yourself to the world. Being immortalized by Sandro Botticelli or Michelangelo was different, the immortalized the dead or the imaginary such as "The birth of Venus" or "David" respectively.