Love the curves. You might want to make the shadows a bit more dramatic if you're going to do B&W on a regular basis, brighter lights, darker shadows. Watch any of the non-colorized versions of the film noir classics, very deep, dramatic shadows.
I like the grey tones because it shows the shadows and depth a little better. I would never think of it as 'faking artistic' because unfortunately I remember the days when all pix were black and white and there is something magical about those pix. Also, as an artist if I wanted to draw this one I would change color to black and white or grey so I could draw it as accurately to the pic as possible. Great stuff!
Really pretty tactless. Like, I don't mind, because it's expected, but you're not going to get smiles from me mentioning stuff like that. *shrug* I know what I do is erotic, I don't need people reminding me in ways that make me uncomfortable. Maybe enough people will do it that I will stop posting one day.
Actually. On the subject of "art"-ness, maybe the B+W 1940's-60's style of glamour/pin-up would work really well for you, especially since you have really nice hair. That, and throw a bit of Photoshop at it and the right filters, and you could do some mock-up posters and such from those eras.
I mean, I'm not sure if PS is even involved in your equation (your camera absolutely blows mine out of water to the degree you'd not need it), but I feel like some sort of shoot in maybe vintage military clothing would work well as the basis for a WWII morale poster or the like. Perhaps along the lines of something RAAF or RAN?
Ah, I'm sorry; I have a way with not having a way with words. That was not at all directed at you; it was more to mean that I resigned to this generalized irritation at certain demographics on dA that aren't here for art, if you know what I mean, and that weren't here when I joined...I think 8 years ago now?
It really is no problem. Sometimes I let my annoyance at comments get to me. Actually after replying to your comment last night I felt terrible and decided that from now on I am simply not going to reply to any comment that makes me uncomfortable. On the off chance that they didn't mean to offend (like you) it's better to not think I am angry at you. and if someone does mean to offend, they aren't worth my time.
*hug* What I do _is_ erotic. I sell fetish photo sets, it is undeniably intended for the use you mentioned. I just don't like being talked to that way about it. It's hard to say why, it just upsets me when I feel like people are talking to me like I am a piece of meat. I don't care how people feel about my body, but when I start feeling it personally I get upset. No harm done, you've been commenting for a while on my stuff and I know you to be a good chappe, so it was just really a negative reaction from having to deal with too many nasty comments recently.
Still, I'm sorry for the way it came out of my (not actual but keyboard) mouth; it's something I've been getting increasingly annoyed with on dA. I always felt that art should be expression, something you enjoy, or something therapeutic, or spontaneous, and the sudden influx in the last few years of people using dA as a source for "material", if you will, has caused an influx of "artists" who, instead of expressing themselves through art, are catering to demand simply for pageviews.
Once upon a time, you could go through the front page, and while you'd find nudity and fetish work, it was always with the feel of art, not just fanfiction and blatant pornography without any taste whatsoever.
Beautiful photos in B / W you well portrays the light that reflects your face makes you bright and almost magical and the play of light and shadows only adds to your beautiful forms ... compliments ...!